The economic advantages of nationwide legalized sports betting will not only redirect and stop the untold hundreds of millions of dollars that flow to the Caribbean and elsewhere each year, but there will be a marked increase in the overall interest of watching sports.
For millions of Americans, the mere mention of football season triggers sweaty palms and stomach churning. Sports betting is the most taboo yet pervasive activity among sports fans and grows in popularity exponentially.
That shiny first date newness of Week 1 has worn off and it's time to settle in for the long grind of the season. But here's the thing, it's still too early to really know what kind of talent these teams have.
Betting websites are is reporting on activity leading up to Sunday's Super Bowl -- bets placed not on the actual game but on the length of the national anthem. They report that it will log in between 2:15 and 2:25.
What's bigger than watching the big game in your living room? Watching it with several hundred other like-minded fans going crazy play after play! As usual Las Vegas takes everything to the craziest level possible and when Super Bowl Sunday comes it is no exception.
In football, the odds are carefully crafted and discussed. People went into this weekend knowing for sure that the Denver Broncos would beat the Ravens. But the odds didn't take into account the intangibles -- in this case, the spirit of Ray Lewis.