The Super Bowl is the championship of the National Football League and one of the most watched sporting contests in the United States. Fans and non-fans alike tune in to the game to cheer on their favorite teams, enjoy the last game of the season, or to enjoy the festivities.
The Super Bowl is big business all around with companies shelling out millions to advertise their products and sports bettors shelling out billions in bets on the game. On this page, you will learn more about the Super Bowl, Super Bowl betting, and how you can find Super Bowl odds at NY sportsbooks.
Super Bowl History
While many football fans know of the NFL championship game as the Super Bowl, that was not always the case. Before 1970, the champion of the American Football League met the National Football League champion in the AFL-NFL World Championship Game.
The two leagues announced a merger to take place in 1970 and starting in 1967 the NFL championship was born. However, the term “Super Bowl” was not adopted officially by the NFL until 1969. You can thank the media for the moniker.
Nowadays, the Super Bowl features the winner of the National Football Conference facing the winner of the American Football Conference. The NFL is known as a league of parity, and that is exhibited by the fact that the majority of teams have played in at least one Super Bowl. Only the Detroit Lions, Houston Texans, Cleveland Browns, and Jacksonville Jaguars have failed to reach the Super Bowl.
Several teams have formed dynasties over the years and have taken down multiple Super Bowl titles. The Pittsburgh Steelers and the New England Patriots are leading all teams with six Lombardi Trophies each. The San Francisco 49ers and the Dallas Cowboys both have five titles.
No other sporting event outshines the Super Bowl in the United States in terms of ratings. It is an event that transcends football as many viewers tune in for the festivities such as the Super Bowl Halftime Show or the wildly popular commercials.
Betting on the Super Bowl at New York Sportsbooks
Super Bowl betting is among the biggest draws at both live and online sportsbooks. In 2019 alone, there were over $6 billion in bets taken for the Super Bowl. That number is expected to continually rise now that the U.S. Supreme Court has overturned the national ban on sports betting.
New York is among the states currently working on legalizing both live and online sports betting. We expect online sports betting to be legal and online by sometime in 2020, and New York online sportsbooks will be laying Super Bowl odds and a wide variety of odds on the NFL.
Based on present legislation being considered, you can expect the state-operated casinos to offer NFL betting along with race tracks, OTB establishments, and Tribal casinos. With New York hosting two NFL franchises, expect a ton of action on NFL futures, including futures bets on the Super Bowl. If either the Giants or the Jets make the Super Bowl, you’ll find Super Bowl odds on your favorite team at NY online sportsbooks.