hat the NFL betting season is over, a lot of football fans have tuned into the XFL relaunch to see if it is something worth watching and even betting on.
Week 1 of XFL football had fans excited about the new rules, including its kickoff change. The league also brings fans closer to the game by tapping into the communications between coaches and players, as well as between officials. Another change that fans seemed to enjoy was the sideline interviews. After a player scores, reporters are allowed to interview the player for tv right after the action happens. These changes brought excitement in week one, but will the excitement last until the championship weekend.
The XFL Championship game will be between the top-performing Eastern Conference and Western Conference teams. While the XFL Championship game will be the equivalent to the NFL Super Bowl, it is highly unlikely that it will draw anywhere near the same handle of previous Super Bowl betting records. Last year it was estimated that Americans would wager 6.8 billion on the NFL’s championship game.
Since the repeal of the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) in 2018, domestic sportsbooks have been popping up in states that have passed legislation to allow sports betting. To date, 16 states have enacted local sports betting laws; however, only three of them (Tennessee, Montana, and Rhode Island) allow bettors as young as 18 years old. Several other states are also considering sports betting but have not enacted local laws.
Online sportsbooks have been carrying XFL odds for a while now and offer several ways to bet on the league. In addition to accepting registrations from U.S. players over the age of 18, online sportsbooks also offer friendly banking methods, some of which have same day deposit and withdrawal options.
Signing up is easy, and once your account is verified and funded, you will be ready to start placing bets online. Online sportsbooks offer more than sports betting. Some online brands provide other services, including poker, casinos, horse betting, and live dealer games that can be accessed from a single user account. It is important to take advantage of free play and to see what bonus offers are available before signing up with a service, as there might be a better site suited for your playing style.
Online sportsbooks such as Bovada offers all the above and has game lines for XFL matchups. You will also find future championship odds, such as the ones listed below.
Odds To Win The 2020 XFL Championship Game
D.C. Defenders +333
Houston Roughnecks +350
New York Guardians +400
Tampa Bay Vipers +650
St. Louis BattleHawks +550
Dallas Renegades +700
Los Angeles Wildcats +1100
Seattle Dragons +1600
As the season takes off, we expect more betting options to become available, including live wagering and proposition betting. For now, we will take what online sportsbooks are offering to the bank.