Ice hockey is a hard game, sometimes looking more like a psychotic spin-off of Dancing on Ice (Punching on Ice perhaps) than a sport, which is why so many people are happy to stick to watching and gambling on NHL matches, divisions and conferences. The Vancouver Canucks, competing in the Western Conference Pacific Division already seem to be definite contenders for glory this season, judging by start they have made in their division, and the odds being offered on them by bookmakers. So are Canucks the side you should be putting bets on for this division, the conference or the Stanley Cup?
Pacific Division odds of 17/2 will assuredly be appealing to more than one punter, although it should be noted that they are currently seven points behind leaders the Ducks, and have been more hit and miss in terms of form. The 14/1 odds on them for the Conference are also pretty interesting, making them worth consideration if you are keen to find a side to wager on that actually has a chance to win it, but also gives you the length of odds that makes the bet worth placing. However if the Canucks strike you as too much of a risk, you can always go for one of the ice hockey casino games there are out there.
It actually took a while for casinos to start featuring slot games based on ice hockey, but the launch of Break Away in 2012 changed that. This game has been a success amongst fans of the sport and casino gaming, thanks to the mix of slot and sport it offers. For the former, there is the $500 jackpot, the wild reel icon and the 243 pay lines to maximize payout chances, while for the latter there are the super-realistic graphics. These depict ice hockey players, rinks, pucks and other familiar sights, and really make the ice hockey part of the game come to life.
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