- Super Bowl Squares are one of the most popular party games and betting contests for the Super Bowl.
- Bettors can set up a Super Bowl Squares game at their Super Bowl party or enter in one online.
TAMPA, Fla. – Betting on the Super Bowl comes in a multitude of fashions and forms.
From betting on the spread or moneyline at a Super Bowl sportsbook to betting pools within your group of friends or the office, bettors are always looking for the next way to wager on the big game.
One of the most popular forms of betting on the Super Bowl is that of Super Bowl Squares.
Squares is a betting game that gives many different people a shot at winning big money in each quarter of the Super Bowl.
It can consist of nearly 100 different entrants and can payout and buy-in at many different levels.
The premise is simple: Bettors fill out a grid of numbers and whoever has the numbers that match the score at the end of each quarter wins a prize. Those with the correct numbers at the end of the game usually win a large prize or the jackpot.
The grid is set up in a 10×10 format. Typically, entrants fill out their initials or names in the squares randomly before the numbers are assigned.
Each entrant can buy a square and write their name in it for a fee. This can be anywhere from $5 to $100 a square.
After all the squares are full, the numbers 0-9 are randomly written across the top and down the side of the board, forming a grid.
Now, the game begins. At the end of each quarter, the final number in the score of each team is recorded.
Say the score at the end of the first quarter was 14-3 in favor of the Kansas City Chiefs. That means whoever has the square that lines up with 4 for the Chiefs and 3 for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers would win the first quarter prize.
This continues between each quarter, with usually a larger prize for halftime and then the end of the game.
Super Bowl squares is such a fun and popular way to bet on the big game due to the seemingly random nature that it is played. The board can be created with tons of stipulations and doesn’t require much effort to monitor.
This Super Bowl, consider setting up a board of Super Bowl squares to get everyone involved in the action.
Jimmy began his journalistic journey as a stat recorder and PA announcer for his middle school baseball team. Full of experience across print, broadcast, and sports radio, he brings his knowledge and toolkit to the LegalSportsBetting team. You can find him watching sports, making parlays, and listening to music on any day ending in Y.