Super Bowl Coin Toss History: The past 54 coin tosses and betting odds

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We take a look at Super Bowl coin toss history and whether it is worth betting on, as a surprising number are wagering on this peculiar betting market.

Super Bowl LV between the Kansas City Chiefs and Tampa Bay Buccaneers is just days away. The Chiefs are currently 3-point favorites to win back-to-back Super Bowls and there is already huge money being wagered on the biggest day in the Football calendar.

One of the most significant moments of Super Bowl day? The coin toss. Heads or tails determines which team gets the ball first – a second of anticipation until the coin lands and the big game can get underway.

Believe it or not, the coin toss has resulted in huge winning and losing bets over the years. For example, FanDuel paid out $200,000 on bets on tails before the game even kicked off. There was plenty wagered on heads too…just not as much as on tails. The $200,000 payout gives you an idea of just how much is being bet on a flip of a coin.

It’s very interesting to take a look at Super Bowl coin toss history. From the 54 Super Bowls so far, 29 have resulted in tails and 25 in heads. Heads had an impressive run of 5 years in a row from 2009-2013 while the Super Bowl coin toss has landed on tails in six of the last seven years.

Super Bowl Coin Toss History:

LIVFeb. 2, 2020TailsSan FranciscoKansas City
LIIIFeb. 3, 2019TailsL.A. RamsNew England
LIIFeb. 4, 2018HeadsNew EnglandPhiladelphia
LIFeb. 5, 2017TailsAtlantaNew England
50Feb. 7, 2016TailsCarolinaDenver
XLIXFeb. 1, 2015TailsSeattleNew England
XLVIIIFeb. 2, 2014TailsSeattleDenver
XLVIIFeb. 3, 2013HeadsBaltimoreSan Francisco
XLVIFeb. 5, 2012HeadsNew EnglandN.Y. Giants
XLVFeb. 6, 2011HeadsGreen BayPittsburgh
XLIVFeb. 7, 2010HeadsNew OrleansIndianapolis
XLIIIFeb. 1, 2009HeadsArizonaPittsburgh
XLIIFeb. 3, 2008TailsN.Y. GiantsNew England
XLIFeb. 4, 2007HeadsChicagoIndianapolis
XLFeb. 5, 2006TailsSeattlePittsburgh
XXXIXFeb. 6, 2005TailsPhiladelphiaNew England
XXXVIIIFeb. 1, 2004TailsCarolinaNew England
XXXVIIJan. 26, 2003TailsTampa BayOakland
XXXVIFeb. 3, 2002HeadsSt. LouisNew England
XXXVJan. 28, 2001TailsN.Y. GiantsBaltimore
XXXIVJan. 30, 2000TailsSt. LouisTennessee
XXXIIIJan. 31, 1999TailsAtlantaDenver
XXXIIJan. 25, 1998TailsGreen BayDenver
XXXIJan. 26, 1997HeadsNew EnglandGreen Bay
XXXJan. 28, 1996TailsDallasPittsburgh
XXIXJan. 29, 1995HeadsSan FranciscoSan Diego
XXVIIIJan. 30, 1994TailsDallasBuffalo
XXVIIJan. 31, 1993HeadsBuffaloN.Y. Giants
XXVIJan. 26, 1992HeadsWashingtonBuffalo
XXVJan. 27, 1991HeadsBuffaloN.Y. Giants
XXIVJan. 28, 1990HeadsDenverSan Francisco
XXIIIJan. 22, 1989TailsSan FranciscoCincinnati
XXIIJan. 31, 1988HeadsWashingtonDenver
XXIJan. 25, 1987TailsDenverN.Y. Giants
XXJan. 26, 1986TailsChicagoNew England
XIXJan. 20, 1985TailsSan FranciscoMiami
XVIIIJan. 22, 1984HeadsL.A. RaidersWashington
XVIIJan. 30, 1983TailsMiamiWashington
XVIJan. 24, 1982TailsSan FranciscoCincinnati
XVJan. 25, 1981TailsPhiladelphiaOakland
XIVJan. 20, 1980HeadsL.A. RamsPittsburgh
XIIIJan. 21, 1979HeadsDallasPittsburgh
XIIJan. 15, 1978HeadsDallasDenver
XIJan. Γ‚ 9, 1977TailsOaklandMinnesota
XJan. 18, 1976HeadsDallasPittsburgh
IXJan. 12, 1975TailsPittsburghMinnesota
VIIIJan. 13, 1974HeadsMiamiMinnesota
VIIJan. 14, 1973HeadsMiamiWashington
VIJan. 16, 1972HeadsMiamiDallas
VJan. 17, 1971TailsDallasBaltimore
IVJan. 11, 1970TailsMinnesotaKansas City
IIIJan. 12, 1969HeadsN.Y. JetsBaltimore
IIJan. 14, 1968TailsOaklandGreen Bay
IJan. 15, 1967HeadsGreen BayKansas City

As we all know, Super Bowl coin toss history is completely random as there is virtually a 50/50 chance of the coin landing on heads or tails. However, according to Vince Bohbot (executive vice president at The Highland Mint in Florida, where the Super Bowl coin is made), the weight of each side of the coin can vary ever so slightly depending on the coin’s design.

The obvious answer to why sports bettors love to bet on the Super Bowl coin toss result is because of the immediate results. Similar to betting on red or black on a roulette wheel at the casino, you will know whether your bet has won or lost instantly. If you are betting on the coin toss result this year, a look at Super Bowl coin toss history might sway your decision!

As expected, the Super Bowl coin toss odds are slightly lower than even money (at -103) for either side. DraftKings even offer the chance to bet on a team to win coin toss AND game:

Whatever side of the coin you decide to bet on this weekend, good luck! For some great Super Bowl sportsbook promos to keep you excited, click here.

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