The spotlight on Sports betting was evident in the broadcast in week 1 of the XFL and the betting public responded.
The betting demand for XFL betting was certainly very encouraging. Prominent online sports books taking bets on the XFL noted the level of action was similar to what they would see for a good UFC card, and definitely way better than what they saw for AAF last year (they actually handled more money in Week 1 of the XFL than they did across the entire AAF season last year). Pretty incredible statistic and great kick off to XFL betting and demand.
The XFL’s early relationship with sports betting is clear and obvious and immediate success. Live broadcasts on ESPN ABC and FOX, saw announcers openly discuss in game betting implications, betting lines and over under movements. This was reinforced with digital images on the scorecard and live odds streams.
XFL Week 1 – Games Ranked by Turnover (most to least):
- Tampa Bay Vipers @ New York Guardians
- Seattle Dragons @ DC Defenders
- Los Angeles Wildcats @ Houston Roughnecks
- St. Louis Battlehawks @ Dallas Renegades
The Tampa Bay Vs New York Guardians clash took the most handle in betting turnover. Not surprising considering the game was in New Jersey a state flourishing with legal regulated online sports betting.
XFL Future Betting Movements
Sportsbook New Jersey – Online Betting New Jersey– Sportsbook New York City – Online Betting New York City – Sportsbook California – Online Betting CaliforniaOnline Betting Pennsylvania – Sports Betting Pennsylvania