Following a long, hard season in the NFL, it came down to two sides ready to compete with each other for the 2014 Super Bowl.  The Denver Broncos were delighted to have made it to the Super Bowl, having flattered to deceive so often in the past.  The Seahawks, meanwhile, were trying to win the Super Bowl for the first time in their history.  The Super Bowl is always fascinating from both a football and sports betting point of view.  That’s especially when the bookies see it as being a close contest, as was the case for Super Bowl XLVIII.


The AFC champion Broncos were the odds-on favorites.  In fact, the 5/6 odds on them shows just how strong a lineup they possess.  As a lineup that includes superstar quarterback Peyton Manning – so surely they were the obvious choice?  Well they probably were the obvious one, but that didn’t necessarily make them the best. 

Seattle were on 23/20 with bookmakers, so they were hardly a rank outsider.  They came through both the tough NFC and a playoff showdown against the San Francisco 49ers to get to the title tilt.  A bet on them to overcome the weight of Super Bowl history and Denver to win for the first time was certainly more risky than gambling on the Broncos (or an NFL themed slot machine game at a casino website).  But it wound up paying off big, as the Seahawks trounced the Broncos 43-8.  It was the biggest margin of victory in the Super Bowl in more than a decade.  It tied for the third largest margin of victory in the history of the game.

It’s never too early to look ahead to next season.  With both teams set to be strong once again, a rematch isn’t out of the question.  And if a rematch does happen, the odds would almost certainly be against the Broncos.  As a result, while any payout on the Seahawks would still be pretty handy, it would be unlikely to match this year’s winnings or the kind of jackpot that some of the slot games at can offer. 

For instance, $5 Million Touchdown actually has a $5 million top prize.  There is no question that playing games like this is less of a risk as well.  Slot games have always been the type of gaming that gives the player the best chance of winning.  Also, they have such low betting deposit levels that it’s almost impossible to lose heavily.  The combination of cheap play, great chances of winning some cash and brilliant video graphics-enhanced games, are why they are popular with both casino and sports fans.