The NFL regular season is set to begin tomorrow on September 10th 2020 as defending Super Bowl Champions Kansas City Chiefs play host to the Houston Texans.
Sports betting fans are already making a return to their favourite online and retail sportsbooks to wager on this coming season’s fixtures and despite the uncertainty around the Covid-19 regulations, games look set to go ahead.
As the first official game kicks off on Thursday, NFL organisers are hoping to play a full 17 weeks of uninterrupted football before the playoffs and Super Bowl preparations begin.
Sports betting figures are expected to go through the roof in the US states where betting is legal as fans flock to place a wager on their favourite NFL teams, with an expected increase of at least thirty percent on current levels.
The sports betting industry is looking to make a swift recovery following the devestating impact of the global Coronavirus pandemic, which ground pretty much all sports to a halt in major countries.
In the US, many leading betting operators are heavily reliant on revenue from the NFL and the return of the regular season is set to provide a much welcomed boost to operators.
However, due to the ongoing issues surrounding the Covid-19 pandemic, the new season is expected to be unique due to unprecedented times. Some NFL teams will not be playing in front of fans and stadiums that are allowing fans will be operating at reduced capacity.