Online Betting on American Football Played In England

Published Friday, October 03, 2014 -
Online Betting on American Football Played In England

The sports fan in the United Kingdom has a lot of choices to bet on. The American football National Football League stages its ninth game in England since 2007, when the Oakland Raiders take on the Miami Dolphins at Wembley Stadium. It has been reported that US football league is looking for a permanent home in England. According to NFL Network’s Jeff Darlington, London remains the most likely city outside of the United States to have its own NFL franchise.

The idea of a London-based franchise continues to be discussed and Darlington has no doubt that the National Football League wants a permanent presence in the English capital. Reporter Darlington told Sky Sports News HQ recently,  “I certainly think that’s the goal. That’s Roger Goodell’s goal, the NFL Commissioner, to globalise this sport and I think this (London) is the market to start with. “It’s become very clear he wants that to happen. Logistically there’s still so many challenges, (such as) the acquisition of free agents - whether you can convince a guy to take a contract overseas in London, the travel involved…” Darlington continued, “The atmosphere was fantastic, even before the game. I’ve been here all week and I was here in 2007 for the first game so it’s an interesting juxtaposition to compare. I sense that fans are much more educated about the game now. Not only are they interested in it, but they are aware of what’s going on.”

The online gambling sports books in the U.K. have been eager to offer odds on American football being played in the United Kingdom. This will be the 3rd straight game at Wembley Stadium as the Giants defeated the Dolphins 13-10 in 2007 and the New Orleans Saints 37-32 win over the San Diego Chargers in 2008. Wembley's 86,000 seating capacity makes it the second largest stadium in Europe after Camp Nou in Barcelona Spain and the largest in the world with every seat under cover.



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