The Ins And Outs Of The Biggest US Sporting Leagues

The US plays host to three of the most popular and lucrative sporting leagues in the world. The NFL, NHL, and NBA are synonymous across the world with sporting excellence and betting prowess. They are leagues that have inspired generations of young people to become more active, given bettors the chance to win big and helped to build social bonds. Here we take a look at the ins and outs of the biggest US sporting leagues so that you can fall in love with them all over again and also so that you can gain some information to add to your betting game plan.


With 31 teams battling it out over the season, the NHL is the top professional hockey league in the world. It offers fans and bettors alike plenty to enjoy and get involved in. At over 102 years old, the NHL has stood the test of time and its enduring appeal is clear to understand as players give it their all for their team. The Stanley Cup is the highlight of the season for many as it offers fans the opportunity to enjoy a high level of excitement and bettors the chance to win big, made even easier by the availability of tips, tricks and a NHL consensus. A truly great American league, the NHL will be around for many years to come.


No sport seems to capture the hearts and minds of Americans quite like football. Perhaps it is because we all have a local team to support or perhaps it is due to the glitz and the glamor of the Super Bowl, whatever the pull, it is a sporting league that brings people together across America. The league was founded by a group called the American Professional Football Conference and was named the American Professional Football Association in 1920. Back then there were just 14 teams in the league including the Chicago Tigers and the Detroit Heralds. The first ever game in the league was between the Rock Island Independents and the St Paul Ideals, with the Independents winning 48-0. The league has come a long way since then and a lot has changed. Only two of the league’s original teams remain – Chicago Bears (Decatur Staleys) and the Arizona Cardinals (Chicago Cardinals) but the excitement that the league offers sports fans and bettors has never changed. There is still drama and excitement to be found in every game, and there are always plenty of betting opportunities to be had.


At over 70 years old, the NBA is in its infancy compared to some of the other great American sporting leagues. Nevertheless, it is still steeped in history and many fans and bettors have a story to tell when it comes to one of America’s best loved leagues. Composed of thirty teams, the NBA is the world’s premier basketball league and has fan bases across the globe. The league, found in New York in 1946, continues to produce excitement, enjoyment and opportunities to win big. It is a league that has also produced some of the most iconic American sports stars that we know and love like Michael Jordan and LeBron James.