Intertops Sportsbook Favors the Pittsburgh Steelers to Beat the Arizona Cardinals in Super Bowl XLII
January 23, 2009 (St. Johns, Antigua) — Intertops sportsbook favors the Pittsburgh Steelers by seven points over the Arizona Cardinals in the Super Bowl on February 1st, but two players from the Internet’s very first sportsbook probably don’t much care who wins — they’re going to Tampa all-expenses paid by Intertops.
"We’ve been at this a long time — we were the very first sportsbook to take an online wager — and our bookmakers are pretty sharp,” said Michl Posch of Intertops. "Sure, the Steelers are strongly favored, but upsets happen all the time, don’t they? It’s really anybody’s game until the last second."
William S. of California won last month’s Super Bowl Contest at Intertops and will be taking his wife to Tampa for the big game.
"The Super Bowl is certainly the sporting event of the year and for a football fan like me these tickets are just about the best possible prize I could ever hope for!” said the contest winner. “It’s going to be an historic game with the Steelers going for a record sixth Super Bowl win and the Cardinals looking to take the trophy for the first time. I can’t wait to see whether the league’s toughest defence can stop Arizona’s offensive power.”
Many American football fans think the Cardinals, who haven't won an NFL title since 1941, may not have a defense that can hold back Pittsburgh. Virtually every betting line favors the Steelers. The Cardinals questionable defense did help win three playoff games pretty decisively though. If the Cardinals manage to break through the Steelers' defense, those that put their money on the underdogs will clean up.
In addition to who will win the most-gambled-on-event of the year, Intertops offers a huge range of other Super Bowl betting propositions including MVP: Pittsburgh's Ben Roethlisberger is favored to win that at +135, followed by Arizona's Kurt Warner at +325 and Larry Fitzgerald at +500. Intertops is also taking bets on which team will be the first to score ten points with odds of +5000 that neither team will reach that mark.
Intertops' odds on who will win the game and a variety of other betting propositions are posted at Intertops.com/sportsbook and are updated daily. Intertops welcomes Super Bowl wagers from around the world, including the US.
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Intertops was founded in 1983 in London with a U.K. Bookmakers License and relocated to Austria in 1992. They accepted the world's first online bet in 1996. In 1997, the online business moved to Antigua while the traditional sports betting business remained in Austria. 1998 saw the launch of one of the first Microgaming online casinos. In 2001, the innovative company developed the first igaming WAP sites, enabling it to be the first to offer mobile bets. By 2003 Intertops.com began online poker operations, progressing to online skill-based gaming in under a year.
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