Some fans of online slot machines are also fans of sports betting, one of the fastest-growing segments of the online gambling industry. While playing an online slot at your favorite website requires little else besides some amount of disposable income and an affinity for playing one’s luck, sports betting actually requires an element of skill. Because sports betting remains legal in the United States, casinos that offer bookmaking services, this branch of the internet gambling world has experienced almost unprecedented growth.
With the NFL season officially open, professional football bets have skyrocketed. The world of online sports betting was rocked two weeks ago when the star player of one of the League’s top teams was injured and taken out of play for the duration of the season. Tom Brady is the quarterback for the New England Patriots, the team that set a record last year for winning sixteen straight games… and then losing the Super Bowl to the New York Giants. Brady tore his ACL during the Patriots’ season opener game, devastating New England sports fans, and sending bookies scrambling to reconfigure the odds of the Pats going all the way and landing a spot in the 2009 championship.
According to the most recent news from the world of online slot machines and casino betting, the Patriots’ odds of winning the Super Bowl has dropped from 4/1 as established before the season began, to just 10/1. The Dallas Cowboys are considered the current favorites to win the NFL crown, with 7/2 odds. While the world of slot games may be a lot less complicated and intriguing than sports betting, at least you always know where you stand with your favorite slot machine!