Super Bowl Party Betting & Gambling–What’s Legal In MN?
According to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety's Alcohol and Gambling Enforcement, betting and gambling are illegal in Minnesota if it's an organized, public affair. So, what does that mean for your Super Bowl private social bets? Here's what the law has to say about it;
The law states that any "bet" is illegal. They define a bet as, "a bargain whereby the parties mutually agree to a gain or loss by one to the other of specified money, property or benefit dependent upon chance, although the chance is accompanied by some element of skill."
It would appear that your social betting is illegal. HOWEVER, there's an exception in the criminal gambling statute for private and social betting.