The 2013/14 NHL season has barely started, being little more than six weeks in, but of course ice hockey betting fans started well before the action did. People put down outright bets on the winners of the divisions, conferences and the Stanley Cup almost as soon as the previous season concluded, as this is part of the excitement of this kind of gamble. However one side who are not likely to be attracting too much of this kind of betting interest are the Calgary Flames, who have been earmarked as a real outsider bet by bookmakers.
The Flames are rated 175/1 to win this season’s Western Conference, with only the Oilers joining them on these steep odds. When you consider that the favorites for the Conference – the Chicago Blackhawks – are 4/1-on, it is clear that the Flames have been given no real chance by bookies this season. The Stanley Cup betting situation is not much better for Flames fans, with the team ranked 300/1 rank outsiders for this as well. This suggests that if you are a fan and want to put money on the team, gambling on individual games during the regular season is the best tip. Alternatively, you could just watch the Flames and play a slot game based around ice hockey instead.
Playing something like the five-reel ice hockey game Break Away, which you will find at such casino sites as www.jackpotcity.co.uk, will give you a way of combining the sport and the betting with less risk of losing your cash. Indeed with 243 pay lines, plus a wild reel icon (the official logo one) you actually have every chance of winning yourself a payout. The top jackpot with this particular game is $500, but most players should win something. Furthermore the exciting action – as Break Away’s graphics truly capture the thrills and spills of ice hockey could be the perfect tonic if things don’t go so well for the Flames this season.
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