What is the ‘Super Bowl’?
The Super Bowl is an annual football contest in North America, held between the National Football League and the American Football League. It is the largest spectator sports event in the USA and it is also watched around the world, attracting a bigger audience than any other one-day sporting event. It is the biggest game of the year for American sports book writers, with millions of domestic and international bets made every year.
‘Super Bowl’ Explained
The Super Bowl is a televised game of American football between representative teams from the two rival football leagues – the National Football League (NFL) and the American Football League (AFL). The NFL traditionally hosts the contest although the game is played in a neutral venue which is determined each year. The cities which host the Super Bowl event are home to NFL franchises and the brands which sponsor it get exclusive rights to use its name. The event is an unofficial public holiday in the USA and it is the biggest day of the year for advertisers and sponsoring brands, for sports fans and players, and for the gambling industry.
More people watch the Super Bowl than any other televised sports event, so it always attracts a huge number of bets. Gamblers in the USA and in the 170 countries which broadcast it will post millions each year in wagers on their favourite team. The Super Bowl is a popular event to bet on because it is a fast and simple game and outcome – rather than a complicated tournament over multiple weeks, there is a single game to determine which team is the champion that year. The entrants to the competition are the top two teams from each league over the previous season, and making it to the prestigious Super Bowl is a dream held by just about every professional footballer.