The cover of February’s Sports Illustrated features a cartoon of a Kansas City Chiefs player, hinting at the possibility of an upcoming wedding with singer Taylor Swift. The image, which has caused a buzz on the internet, depicts a certain Kansas City Chiefs tight end holding his girlfriend’s hand as they emerge from a Las Vegas wedding chapel. The cartoon, titled “Why the Super Bowl and Las Vegas are the Perfect Couple,” has sparked speculation about whether the player, Travis Kelce, will propose to Swift after Super Bowl LVIII.
However, despite the excitement surrounding the potential proposal, it was reported that there will be no prop betting on the rumored engagement at Super Bowl LVIII in the U.S. State gaming regulators are concerned that the outcome of such nonrandom prop bets could be easily influenced or manipulated.
In contrast, in Ontario, Canada, FanDuel has set odds on Kelce proposing at +1060 yes and -3000 no. This bet stipulates that the proposal must take place on the field after the game, implying that bettors must also wager on a Chiefs victory.
The relationship between Kelce and Swift has garnered widespread interest, even affecting the sport of football. According to a survey of 2,000 U.S. consumers, 24% of Gen Zers and 20% of millennials have an increased interest in football because of Swift’s influence.
Experts believe that Swift’s influence could significantly impact the viewership of this year’s Super Bowl broadcast. Additionally, the interest in the relationship, referred to as “Swelce,” has expanded the demographic of viewers and sports bettors in Ontario.
In addition to the proposal, other Swift-related bets in Ontario include whether the MVP mentions Swift in his speech and whether Swift will perform as Usher’s guest at the halftime show. The interest in “Swelce” is not only drawing attention from fans but has also become a topic for sports betting in Canada.