Just when we thought we were putting away the pigskins for the season, football lives on in Tennessee.
the United States Soccer League makes its inaugural debut in mid-April. And not only will football be available on the big screen again, but sport will also be available in our betting apps.
USFL makes inaugural debut
If you’ve felt withdrawals after the Super Bowl, you’re not alone. Fortunately, a new football season is just around the corner.
The new football league announced its format in November 2021, revealing eight teams and two divisions of play. The USFL Draft took place in late February and games will begin this spring.
the New Jersey Generals face the Birmingham Stallions to saturday april 16 for the first USFL event. The match will be broadcast live on both NBC and FOX from kickoff at 7:30 p.m. ET.
Amazingly, this will be the first time since Super Bowl I in 1967 that a game will air simultaneously on two competing networks.
New football season could boost off-season betting
Football is the most popular sport in the United States. And when it comes to sports betting, the annual Super Bowl is the most wagered event each year. He is also responsible for the majority of new bettor acquisitions.
But once the Big Game clock has passed, betting traditionally comes down to a stroll.
Basketball eventually comes to an end and baseball becomes the only major sport remaining. But with the start of the MLB season already postponed, even that is now in question.
Some bettors might experiment with fringe sports like the NHL or table tennis. But most end up trading their betting apps for sandy beaches and sunshine.
A new spring football league, however, might just catch their attention.
The 40 USFL games taking place from April to June offer football bettors a new way to engage while waiting for the return of the NFL season. In turn, sports betting benefits from increased player retention and states benefit from greater tax uptake.
It’s a win-win for everyone.
Tennessee approves USFL betting
Sports betting is currently legal in 33 US states, and more than 15 of them have already added USFL betting as an approved market. These include:
- New Jersey
- West Virginia
- New Hampshire
- New Mexico
- North Carolina
- North Dakota
- Rhode Island
- South Dakota
More recently, Tennessee now joins this list.
Since USFL broadcast partners Fox and NBC already have sports betting partnerships with fox bet and PointsBet, these two books will have the first opportunity to purchase USFL betting rights. Only a certain number of these places will be granted, available first for all sportsbooks already associated with the league, then extended to other interested books.
As part of this arrangement, any bookmaker offering odds on the USFL will use sports radarthe league’s partner Sports Data and Integrity, for all official data.
Neither Fox Bet nor PointsBet are currently live in Tennessee, so we can’t say for sure which Tennessee betting apps will eventually offer USFL betting this season.
Check back here for updates closer to the start of the season.