Even if you aren’t a sports fan, you know about the Super Bowl. The NFL’s championship game is both a national obsession and by many considered an unofficial national holiday. The best teams in the NFL compete annually, and millions tune in to watch the game. Others tune in to watch the commercials or the halftime show.
The Super Bowl is one of the most-watched single episode events on television and the game with the heaviest sports betting action in the world. Learn more about the history of the Super Bowl and more about Super Bowl betting, including where you can get the best Super Bowl odds at online.
History of the Super Bowl
Before the 1970 merger, the American Football League and the National Football League met to play the AFL-NFL World Championship Game. The first such game in 1967 was dubbed as the “Super Bowl” by the media, and despite efforts of the league to go with a different name, the popularity of the moniker continued to grow.
Finally, the NFL started to officially use the term Super Bowl beginning with the 1969 championship game and retroactively dated the 1967 and 1968 title games Super Bowl I and II. The term continues to this day.
The Super Bowl crowns the World Champion of American Football, and all but four teams in the NFL have played in at least one Super Bowl. The Cleveland Browns, Detroit Lions, Jacksonville Jaguars, and the Houston Texans have yet to play in a Super Bowl.
Multiple teams have won multiple Super Bowls over the year with the New England Patriots and the Pittsburgh Steelers both having won six times. The Dallas Cowboys and the San Francisco 49ers have won five each.
The Super Bowl is one of the most watched TV events in the world. Super Bowl XLIX set the record as the most-watched TV event in history at 114.4 million viewers. Many tune in for the game while others watch the game for the Halftime Show or the commercials as many advertisers choose the Super Bowl to premiere new commercial campaigns.
Betting on the Super Bowl at Pennsylvania Sportsbook?
Not surprisingly, the Super Bowl generates insane sports betting action. According to the American Gaming Association, Super Bowl betting in 2019 exceeded $6 billion. That total will continue to rise, especially now that numerous states, including Pennsylvania, are making sports betting legal.
PA online sportsbooks will begin taking action on NFL games later this Summer, including the Super Bowl. Whether you’re looking for Super Bowl odds for your favorite team, or looking to put in a longshot bet on the Lions, you’ll have plenty of chances to do so.
Several PA online casinos will take Super Bowl betting, and the NFL is expected to be the biggest draw for Pennsylvania online sportsbooks, especially if the Eagles or the Steelers make a deep run in the playoffs. Whether you’re an NFL superfan or someone who only watches football during the Super Bowl, you will be able to place bets on the big game at PA online sportsbooks.