When it’s time for celebrating on the Super Bowl sidelines, a Gatorade shower tends to be involved. Bettors can get in on the fun by wagering on which color of liquid the winning team will use to douse its coach. The Gatorade bet is always a popular option at legal online sportsbooks when it’s time for the big game. Super Bowl 57 comes our way on Feb. 12 from State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona, with kickoff scheduled for 6:30 p.m. ET. Here’s what you need to know about Gatorade betting for the 2023 Super Bowl.
What’s the Super Bowl Gatorade bet?
Bettors wager on what color Gatorade the winning team will use in its celebration. In advance of the game, there will be odds available for various choices. Here’s what the lines looked like in advance of Super Bowl LVI:
- Orange +200
- Blue +300
- Clear +450
- Yellow or green +450
- None +600
- Red or pink +800
- Purple +1000
After the game, blue was the color of choice for the Los Angeles Rams. If you bet on that color prior to kickoff at odds of +300, a $20 bet would have won you $60 in profit, while a $50 wager would have gotten you $150 in winnings.
Super Bowl Gatorade color odds
Online sportsbooks will have odds for an array of color choices, but books may combine some of the similar options. If we look back to last year’s Super Bowl, here were the options on the board:
Orange and blue have traditionally been popular choices, but other colors have had their moments on Super Bowl Sunday.
Recent Super Bowl Gatorade colors
The history of betting on the Gatorade color at legal US sportsbooks is brief. The wager was first available at FanDuel Sportsbook in 2019 and has since appeared at other books, as well. Here are the winning colors and their odds for the last four years:
- 2022: Los Angeles Rams, blue +300
- 2021: Tampa Bay Buccaneers, blue +650
- 2020: Kansas City Chiefs, orange +400
- 2019: New England Patriots, blue +150
The color blue has been on a hot streak, as it has been the choice at three of the last four big games. As you’ll see when we look back at the results from a longer time frame, the color choices have been pretty streaky overall.
History of Super Bowl Gatorade betting
While the bet has only been legal in the US for the past few years, data on the Gatorade color goes back to the turn of the century. Here’s the complete Gatorade history over that span:
|2022||Los Angeles Rams||Blue||+300|
|2021||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||Blue||+650|
|2020||Kansas City Chiefs||Orange||+400|
|2019||New England Patriots||Blue||+150|
|2017||New England Patriots||None||N/A|
|2015||New England Patriots||Blue||N/A|
|2012||New York Giants||Purple||N/A|
|2011||Green Bay Packers||Orange||N/A|
|2010||New Orleans Saints||Orange||N/A|
|2008||New York Giants||Clear||N/A|
|2005||New England Patriots||Clear||N/A|
|2004||New England Patriots||None||N/A|
|2003||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||Purple||N/A|
|2002||New England Patriots||None||N/A|
How did the Gatorade tradition start?
The New York Giants of the 1980s often receive credit for starting the tradition. Then-head coach Bill Parcells regularly received a Gatorade bath when the team won. The Gatorade tradition became even more prominent when the team won Super Bowl XXI over the Denver Broncos, and Parcells was drenched in front of a worldwide audience.
In the years that have followed, the shower has been part of celebrations in a number of other sports at various times. However, the Gatorade bath gets the most attention when it’s time for Super Bowl betting. Looking back to the results since 2001, here’s the complete color breakdown.
- Orange: 5
- Blue: 4
- Clear: 4
- None: 4
- Yellow: 3
- Purple: 2
Is Super Bowl Gatorade betting allowed at US sportsbooks?
The Super Bowl Gatorade bet was first available at legal US sportsbooks in 2019. However, the regulators in individual states retain final say on where the bet is actually legal. For 2022, Arizona, Indiana, Louisiana, New Jersey, West Virginia and Wyoming allowed Gatorade betting.
When was the first Gatorade shower at a Super Bowl?
At Super Bowl XXI in 1987, the New York Giants defeated the Denver Broncos by a score of 39-20 and then drenched head coach Bill Parcells with Gatorade after the win.
Where is this year’s Super Bowl taking place?
Super Bowl 57 will take place at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona, on Feb. 12, 2023. The game will air on Fox, with kickoff likely to take place around 6:30 p.m. ET.