The new NBA season got underway on October 29th, so if you haven’t already picked a team and put your outright Championship bet on, it is time to visit an online bookmakers site and do so. Anyone who witnessed the performances of Miami Heat on their way to the Championship last season will not find it surprising to see them installed as pre-season hot favorites to win it again. Many sports betting sites have put just 2/1 on the Heat to retain the title, indicating that they are dauntingly strong – but it is not expected to be a one horse race.
But what about the Raptors? With bookmakers giving them odds of 200/1 they don’t look like a great threat to Miami’s defense of the title. Maybe betting on them to be Atlantic Division Champions would be a better alternative at 22/1. If you are unsure which of these teams you should put your money on at the moment, one alternative is to wait until the season starts and play Slam Dunk or other basketball themed casino online instead.
This game provides both basketball and betting, although the format is different to standard sports betting. It is a slots game that uses basketball as a theme, filling the five reels with basketball players, shoes, jerseys and trophies, instead of the usual fruit machine reel icons. The 23 jerseys (Michael Jordan’s number) are the wild icons and the trophies are the scatter, both of which boost your payout chances and trigger cash wins and game bonuses, while you also have the chance to compete for a jackpot of $45,000. All this makes it the perfect choice for basketball fans who want an alternative to NBA betting.
And as an aside, check out this unofficial NBA census blog article from Best Tickets. Interesting to note, the Raptors have the least number of non-US players on the squad this year. there’s other interesting tidbits in the article, so check it out!