Fans fixated on football as NFL season gets underway

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Last night’s curtain raiser between the Chicago Bears and the Green Bay Packers ushered in one of the most anticipated NFL seasons in history.

The overturning of PASPA has led to the rapid acceleration of the US sports betting market, with numerous states following the lead of Jersey and regulating sports betting.

Leading odds comparison site, Oddschecker also recently outlined ambitions to boost its US engagement, partnering with sports data and technology provider for the launch of Statschecker

The firm’s International PR Executive, Pete Watt revealed the growth of sports betting will have a significant impact on engagement amongst NFL fans.

He commented: “Sports betting is gaining popularity every day with sports fans, and the return of football is going to see a large influx of new recreational bettors taking part each week. In the same way that NFL Fantasy has added another dimension of entertainment to fans for years, betting can follow suit.”

Detailing the progression live betting will embark on through the season, he added: “Live betting will no doubt pick up during the season, as sports bettors will look to take advantage of in-game situations when placing their wagers. It’s still a fairly new concept, but the coming season will most certainly see a growth in live betting figures for bookmakers.”

The opening round of fixtures commences on Sunday, with the well backed Cleveland Browns taking on the Tennessee Titans, Watt revealed why he believes they’ve attracted so much attention.

“In no small part due to their new star-studded offense and excellent price of +1800, are proving extremely popular this year and have attracted the largest share on the Super Bowl winner market with 15.85%. Never far away from the top of any list, the Patriots come in second best-backed teams due to their perennial contention for the Super Bowl each year with 10.89%. The Philadelphia Eagles complete the top three with 6.93% of total bets.”

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