Bears & Squares: Local Animals Make Picks for Super Bowl 50

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FT. WORTH - Let`s face it -- betting is as much a part of the Super Bowl as the Lombardi Trophy; and one of the most popular ways to bet on the big game, is joining a squares pool where people pay for as many number combos as they like.

You can win a jackpot if your numbers match the score at the end of a quarter or the final score of the game.

The last few years has led to an increase in Super Bowl squares websites. In fact, some sites don't even bother hiding the fact that it's for money.

Wait, a website that helps people gamble on football? Isn`t this why fantasy sites like FanDuel and DraftKings are currently coming under fire?

The randomized selection of numbers is the very definition of a “game of chance” that many states consider the key element of gambling. At the end of the day, most states have bigger fish to fry than investigating whether your pool is actually playing for money but play at your own risk.

If you are planning to bet on the Super Bowl, you need to know what you're doing. So, who better to predict the winner than the animal kingdom?

The porcupine community is going with the Broncos, Boudreaux the Bear at the Ft. Worth Zoo picked the Panthers, and last but not least, although the slowest, the tortoises at the Dallas Zoo chose the Broncos for the tiebreaker.

Hey, the porcupine and tortoises may be onto something; just call it animal instinct.

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