Each year, the NFL’s popularity is increasing and so is its global viewership. The Super Bowl, the championship game of the NFL has a huge following. After the UEFA champions league final, it is the most watched annual sporting event.

The NFL estimates that the game could be viewed in more than 200 countries by nearly one billion fans. It’s not surprising that American football is becoming more popular in unanticipated parts of the globe. It is also attractive for casual and serious gamblers, as well as hardcore American football players.

Mexico

Mexico’s history with American football games dates back to 1896. The Liga Football Americano (Mexico’s version of NFL) was established in 2016. It currently has nine teams. It is not surprising that Mexico is ranked as a second or third-ranked football league after the NFL.

It is not possible to be prosecuted for betting on Liga Football Americano, NFL or other leagues in Mexico. Online and traditional betting are now possible thanks to the 2004 amendment of the Gambling Law.

The Mexicans are more inclined to place bets on Basketball and Soccer. However, the America football League is very popular at both online and brick-and-mortar sportsbooks.

Australia

Many Australians are avid NFL fans. Many Australians can be found tuning in to ESPN at 3 AM on Mondays to catch the NFL RedZone, despite the difference in time.

Tabcorp, an Australian Gaming giant and major NFL partner, has made the sport more accessible to Australians. You can now live-stream the NFL games and place live bets on the overall results.

Gridiron Australian is an Aussie version the American Football League. It has 70 teams representing 7 states. These are all combined with a long history in legal gambling that dates back to 1980. Online and offline, the America Football League is a popular market for Australian bookies.

New Zealand

The country has a small population of just 4.8 million, but the Kiwis are very passionate about American football. The country currently has three national teams: The New Zealand Steelblacks and Flag Football Makos, as well as the Steelblack U19 Colts. There are also American Football Leagues in Christchurch and Wellington as well as an eight-team women’s league.

The Kiwis love soccer, cricket and rugby. The Kiwis love to gamble on their favorite games, and Rugby is their most beloved sport.

Around 40% of New Zealanders are known to wager on nearly all sports, including the America Football League. The kiwi gamblers have a variety of NFL betting options, including Future and Point spread bets.

For licensing and regulation, all reputable gambling establishments operating in New Zealand must go through the New Zealand Gambling Commission. Gambling law regulates the activities of betting companies. New Zealanders can wager in NZ online casino offering online sports betting. Most of these casinos are outside the country, and therefore are fully legal.

Egypt

This list is most surprising because Egypt is the least expected. It isn’t the American football-playing nation. Football is followed closely by basketball, just like many African countries. It is the only African nation with an organized America Football league. In 2013, the Egyptian Federation of American Football was established.

Egyptians cannot legally play in a casino because they are an Islam nation. However, they can bet online without any restrictions. Online betting is possible for Egyptians who want to place bets on the NFL or other American football leagues.

South Africa

Gridiron South Africa was established five years ago. It has experienced steady growth over the past five years. It now has five teams representing different regions, with greater awareness of the game and ongoing developments.

The law supports the South African gambling industry. Any bookie who plans to open an online or land-based operation must obtain a license from one of the nine provincial regulatory bodies. South Africans can bet on any sport available at their preferred betting site or location.

The country is a huge fan of rugby and football, and enjoys betting on them. South Africa has good betting markets for popular leagues like the NBA and NFL.

Last Thought

The $7 million wager placed on the Super Bowl between San Francisco 49ers is an example of the massive following for the super bowl. In the future, America Football will continue to grow in popularity, viewership, following, and betting activities.