NFL is back — so is gambling on it

Posted at 11:08 AM, Aug 21, 2015
and last updated 2015-08-21 11:08:30-04

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The NFL is back and so is wagering on the nation’s most popular sport. Odds are out at multiple places ranging from standard bets to weird wagers.

The Green Bay Packers are the mostly likely team to win the Super Bowl.

That’s as of Aug. 21 according to, which posts updated odds.

Billions of dollars are expected to be wagered this NFL season, and that’s without including the amount spent in daily fantasy leagues.

The American Gaming Association estimated $3.8 billion in illegal wagers were made on the 2015 Super Bowl alone compared to $100 million in legal wagers. 

In addition to gambling, more than 56 million people in the United States and Canada played fantasy football in 2015, according to the Fantasy Sports Trade Association. The participants spent more than $26 billion ($465 on average per person) on league-related costs, materials and single-player challenge games in a 12-month period.

For a 12-month period from July through June in Nevada, people won $96.5 million on football wagers, including college, according to the Nevada Gaming Revenue Report, but that does not include any illegal wagers made.

Here are the odds by team as of Aug. 21, according to


Interested in prop bets? Here are some other favorites to win sports bets being offered by

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