by Pinnacle Sportsbook - 01/26/2006
WILLEMSTAD, CURACAO (January 26, 2006)- The Super Bowl is the most-watched annual sporting event in the world while also being the biggest betting day of the year. Tens of millions of people will have some type of betting interest on the game whether through an office pool, in Las Vegas or over the Internet. With the explosive growth of online gambling, industry experts predict that over half a billion dollars will be wagered via Internet Super Bowl betting. The largest sports betting site on the Internet, Pinnacle Sportsbook, expects Super Bowl Sunday to be the busiest day of the year.
While the land-based sports books in Nevada accepted only $90.7 million in Super Bowl bets last year, estimates indicate that online bookmakers as a whole dwarfed that mark, recording $450 to $600 million in Internet Super Bowl betting handle. With the highest online limits and the slimmest margins in the industry, Pinnacle Sportsbook is recognized by both gaming experts and its peers as being the biggest online sports book in the world. For Super Bowl XL, Pinnacle Sportsbook will accept online wagers from as little as $1 to a maximum of $100,000 with low margin wagering that gives bettors up to 60% better value than traditional bookmakers.
"The Super Bowl draws the heaviest betting action of any annual sporting event in the world with a majority of the game's followers having some type of action on the game," said Simon Noble of Pinnacle Sportsbook. "With more consumers recognizing the convenience and safety of Internet sportsbooks, online gambling has become the destination of choice for customers betting on the Super Bowl."
Since founding the first Internet sportsbook in 1996, Mr. Noble has witnessed the explosive growth of online gambling firsthand. He is available to discuss several betting-related issues, including:
--Gambling trends and facts regarding the Super Bowl
--The growth of Internet sports betting
--Online versus traditional sports gambling
--Government regulation of Internet gaming
--The setting of Super Bowl betting lines
--Patterns and trends in the bets placed so far
--Unique Super Bowl-related betting options available at Pinnacle Sportsbook
Pinnacle Sportsbook opened the line on Super Bowl XL with Pittsburgh as 3 point favorites, which has moved to Pittsburgh -3.5, while the total remains at 47 points. There will be over 150 additional betting options available at Pinnacle Sportsbook on everything happening at the Super Bowl including the coin toss, cross-sports match-ups, television ratings for the game, and the best Super Bowl commercial as voted on by the public.
For more information and a complete list of Super Bowl betting odds, please visit Pinnacle Sportsbook.