Big bets on The Big Game at Casino Grand Falls

LARCHWOOD, IA (KELO) – Some folks at KELOLAND will have a lot to do with Sunday’s Super Bowl outcome between the Cincinnati Bengals and Los Angeles Rams.

The Betfred Sportsbook at Grand Falls Casino in Larchwood, IA is expecting a sold-out crowd when it kicks off Sunday night. And customers will include regulars as well as occasional bettors.

Lori Johnson of Sioux Falls is a fan of the Minnesota Vikings. But his allegiance has now shifted to the Cincinnati Bengals with his Super Bowl bet.

“Since sports betting opened, I’ve been here generally every Sunday to watch the games,” Johnson said.

Centerville, South Dakota’s Steve Schoepf is betting on Super Bowl favorite the Los Angeles Rams.

“I’m a bit of a fan of the Rams, one of my favorite teams. Of course, my favorite team on a Sunday is the one I bet on,” Schoepf said.

The Betfred Sportsbook indicates that betting interest increases when the two teams playing are not traditional Super Bowl powerhouses.

“People are getting used to seeing Tampa Bay and Kansas (City). But now you have two new teams and no one knows who will win,” said Joee Ektnitphong, head of Betfred Sportsbook.

But it’s not just betting on the teams that attract the Super Bowl. Players can also make side bets during play called prop bets, including the team with the longest punt return and even something as obscure as a field goal or extra run will hit. upright or crossbar?

“I’ve always bet there will be security, which is far from the case, and I really hit it big, one year,” Schoepf said.

Grand Falls also expects to hit hard for the Super Bowl. The sports betting manager said the total amount wagered this weekend could exceed $400,000.

The Betfred Sportsbook is giving away free t-shirts to people who bet on the Super Bowl on Saturday and Sunday.

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