The National Hockey League is about to make a revolution in the world of betting. It is going to create an expansion team, which is expected to start playing in Las Vegas in 2017.
Revenues of bookmakers in the United States have sharply increased. According to the American Gaming Association, bets on the outcomes of sporting events for over 149 billion dollars have been illegally placed in 2015.
The Nevada Gaming Control Board reported that the wagered amount was almost doubled in 2015 compared to 2005 ($4.2 billion versus $2.2 billion).
Sports betting is still popular due to innovations of bookmakers. They always develop new ideas. For example, betting operators release new applications for betting on mobile devices and invest in attraction of novice punters.
The current changes in the betting industry have provided conditions for appearance of a NHL team in Las Vegas.
The world of sports betting and the NHL team are supposed to cooperate mutually.
Fans of hockey from other cities with NHL teams will visit matches in Las Vegas and therefore attend numerous casinos and betting offices. That is why casino owners and bookmakers will be able to expand their audience and generate additional profits.
Even local residents who have decided to visit a match of their favorite team from Las Vegas may place a bet or enter a casino on their way to a hockey arena.
It should be noted that the city should offer a stadium for the local NHL team. Its construction will be a very favorable event for the local gambling market.