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With the way gamblers are putting their money on San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, he could become the most-bet-on player in Super Bowl history.
According to longtime Vegas insider Jimmy Vaccaro of William Hill via an ESPN story, Kaepernick has a strong chance of eclipsing Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning as the most on-bet player since prop bets were invented for Super Bowl XX.
"But I've never seen interest on prop bets like I've seen with Kaepernick," Vaccaro said. "We think we can do $300,000 in Kaepernick prop bets alone, and that's a conservative estimate. No one has ever come close to that number."
Vaccaro said the high interest on Kaepernick could be credited to his college football background, where he played for the University of Nevada.
"We put 10 props on him last week and generated more than $100,000 in bets," Vaccaro said. "To put that in perspective, a good prop is when you can draw $2,500 to $5,000 in bets."
William Hill, which has 75 full-service properties in the state of Nevada, will post at least 20 props on Kaepernick for the Super Bowl.
Current props include: Will Kaepernick have 100 yards rushing and 300 yards passing? Who will have more: Kaepernick pass attempts or LeBron points scored versus the Raptors? What will Kaepernick throw first: a touchdown or an interception?
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