For any sports fan, the close season period can be boring, and American football fans are no different in that respect. The 2013 NFL season is due to kick off in September, but alongside speculating and betting on how things will shape up during the season, NFL fans also have the option of playing some of the many American football based casino games that can be found at online casino sites. Games like Pigskin Payout and $5 Million Touchdown are becoming more popular all the time with NFL betting fans, as they offer a different way to indulge a love of the sport and gambling.

 Pigskin Payout is a five reel slots game found at places like JackpotCity with twenty pay lines and the reels are filled with everything from American football players and cheerleaders to umpires and mascots – while the background depicts a typical NFL football stadium. Thanks to the presence of those twenty pay lines and a wild reel icon (the cheerleader) you have a firm chance of ending up winning a payout by playing this game which, let’s face it, isn’t always the case with NFL betting, and if you get a winning reel featuring the cheerleader wild, this will result in your payout being doubled.

 Pigskin Payout certainly isn’t the only NFL slots game in town though, as one such game which has proven to be arguably even more popular is $5 Million Touchdown. The first half of the name derives from the amount of the maximum jackpot, while the second half of it comes from the bonus game. This game gets you to participate in a typical NFL game, brought to life by the video graphics, as you try to pass the football from player to player – winning a bonus prize if you manage to score the all-important touchdown. Again though, this game is American football all the way, from the reel icons of players and footballs to the background of a typical NFL football pitch. Either one of these great casino games would represent a fine way for NFL fans to while away the summer.

A guide to football Betting

Posted by joemak | 4:19 PM | 16 comments »

Many people looking to bet on the football may be misled into thinking that picking the team that will win (or if a draw will happen) is as far as it goes, this is not the case.

Don’t try to walk before you can crawl, so do start out with simple bets like this and once you get into the swing of things start checking out other betting opportunities. These can be more likely to make you more money.

What you have to understand about betting on the football (and betting in general) is that the more unlikely the outcome, the higher the odds. Take two teams for example where one is clearly stronger than the other. The odds for the stronger team are going to be significantly lower because that is where everyone will put their money, yet betting on the team most likely to lose will not guarantee a return. Having a look around at the different betting markets on offer can find you pretty good odds with fewer outcomes, so it helps to do your research.

When you’re starting out, all these options can be a little overwhelming. Have a scout around to see what are the best markets to bet on, suggest looking at the Over/Under market. Other sites may think otherwise, but reasons for their choice will be explained, just as does. After looking at exactly which market to bet on, it is then perhaps good to look at where you are going to place this bet. You can get down to your local bookies or have a quick search on the Internet for the best deals online. The best Free bets offers on the upcoming grand national 2013 event is at