Bets Already Being Taken For Next Years Stanley Cup
Only a few weeks after one of the most exciting playoff rounds in recent history have passed and already NHL fans are hungry for next season's Stanley Cup action. Sportsbook.com, the world's largest online sportsbook and casino, is the first to offer Futures odds on who will claim Lord Stanley's mug in 2007.
"Everybody bets and bettors really understand the value of Futures odds," said Alex Czajkowski, Marketing Director at Sportsbook.com. "Just look at the Carolina Hurricanes who opened the lines last summer at the bottom of the odds chart at 100-1. Anyone who took a chance and bet $1,000 on the eventual Cup winners was looking at $100,000 in winnings! It's this kind of action that makes Futures odds so popular with our customers."
Even if bettors are not brave enough to put their money on the underdog, an early bet on the favorites at sportsbook.com tends to produce bigger payouts than a mid-season wager. Placing a $1,000 bet last summer on the Detroit Red Wings or Ottawa Senators would have paid out to $8,000 and $10,000 respectively, opposed to a $2,500 or $3,000 payout at the beginning of the playoffs