The NFL has rapidly evolved into the most popular league in the world for sports bettors. According to industry estimates, over $100 billion USD is bet on the NFL every year around the world, with the Super Bowl alone attracting in excess of $12 billion USD of betting activity.
The NFL has gained such wide popularity for a number of reasons. With a regular season lasting just 17 games, every game can have a significant impact on the season. As the old saying goes, any team can win on any given Sunday. The nature of scoring in football makes it particularly attractive to bet on, with different methods of scoring generating anywhere from one to six points.
With players dedicated to playing very specific roles on offense or defense, sports bettors enjoy a unique opportunity to wager on individual player performances. With a relatively short season compared to major sports like baseball, basketball, and hockey, there are no “dog days” during the NFL season. A single victory or loss can turn a team’s fortunes on its head and shake up the odds, creating constant opportunities for sports bettors.