Fear of insider info forces bookies to pull popular bet off board?
For bettors from Las Vegas to offshore websites around the globe, the Super Bowl begins when the first note of the national anthem leaves the singer's mouth.
But fear of insider info forced at least one worried online sportsbook to pull the bet off its board prior to Sunday’s Super Bowl XLIX between the New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks.
Of course, this sort of thing is bound to happen when you take bets on things controlled entirely by one person. In this case, it's "Let It Go" singer Idina Menzel, who even dished on the length of her rendition with @TheBuzzer earlier this week during Super Bowl Week in Arizona.
Other such prop bets – extremely popular for the Super Bowl -- for Sunday's game included whether Bill Belichick would be seen smiling on camera during the game, how many times NBC play-by-play man Al Michaels would say the word deflate, and a host of bets on halftime performer Katy Perry, including the color of her outfit and whether she would suffer a wardrobe malfunction.
For the record, Twitter had Menzel's song coming in at 2:04, or 124 seconds -- just clearing the over.
(H/t: For the Win)