Posted by GameSetMatch on 15th February 2013
When it comes to sports that are popular in the States, many outside America will think of baseball, basketball and American football, but the European variant of football (known as soccer in the States) is gaining in popularity, and so is betting on it. At the moment many UK-based sports betting sites don’t offer odds and markets for the MLS (Major League Soccer) but those servicing the American market do. Of course, like any other form of betting – such as online casino – betting on the MLS is not predictable, but basic information about the favourites at least offers a rough guide.
The MLS team that most people outside of America will be aware of is LA Galaxy, thanks to the period that David Beckham spent there, and Galaxy are rated as the hot favourites for the MLS by the betting sites – with odds of 4/1. This is no surprise given the dominance of the club, and its legacy of success, but it also means that it is difficult for those looking to bet to win much by betting on them. Given the strength of the side, betting on another team is seriously risky, but picking a side with longer odds but a realistic chance – for example San Jose Earthquakes (7/1), Seattle Sounders (7/1) or New York Red Bulls (7/1). The Earthquakes in particular also have a history of trophy success to their name.
Of course it is this unpredictability that makes betting on the MLS exciting, just like other popular forms of gambling like online casinos such as http://www.iPhonecasino.com.au/. Of course, some of the most favoured types of casino betting – such as football slots games – do not require much money in order to play them, which makes the risks more acceptable for many gamers. Throw in the strong potential for a decent payout that slots games offer (as well as the tantalising possibility of a maximum jackpot win) and it is easy to see why sports betting fans enjoy playing casino games like football slots as well.