NEW YORK, April 11 /PRNewswire/ - Never before in the history of the NBA and the NHL have teams from the same city captured both the Stanley Cup and NBA Championship in the same season. With the Detroit Red Wings (NHL) and Detroit Pistons (NBA) both sitting atop their respective league standings, Sportsbook.com odds makers have posted 7-1 odds on the Motor City becoming the first to lay claim to the rare double. Other cities in the mix, according to the odds makers at the world's largest online sportsbook and casino, are Dallas and New Jersey. Dallas' odds are 55-1, with the Mavericks sitting third overall in the NBA and the Stars fourth in the NHL. New Jersey is a long shot at 225-1. The Nets own the sixth best record in the NBA while the Devils are 11th in the NHL. "Detroit and Dallas have teams that are among the very best in each sport and are no brainers," says Alex Czajkowski, Sportsbook.com. "New Jersey is a long shot but they are the hottest team in the NBA right now, and with Brodeur in net for the Devils you have to assume they can make a strong run for the Stanley Cup." Although the double has never been accomplished, a few cities have come close. Since 1946 (when the NBA launched) there have been eight seasons where teams from the same city have made it to the final of each league. The last time was in 2003, when the Devils defeated Anaheim for the Stanley Cup while the Nets suffered at the hands of the Los Angeles Lakers. In 1994, the New York Rangers won the Stanley Cup while the Knicks lost a heartbreaking final to the Houston Rockets. On three occasions the NBA team ended up capturing the title while their NHL counterparts lost in the final. This was the case in 1992, when the Chicago Bulls beat Portland and the Blackhawks lost to Pittsburgh, and it also occurred twice with the Celtics, who won the NBA crown in 1974 and 1957 while the Bruins fell to Philadelphia and Montreal respectively. Three times both the NHL and NBA teams lost in the finals in the same season - the Philadelphia Flyers and Sixers in 1980, the New York Rangers and Knicks in 1972 and the Boston Bruins and Celtics in 1958. "I don't think there have been many seasons when the same city had the dominant team in both leagues like Detroit has this year. It'll definitely be an interesting run and a wild party in Detroit if they can pull it off," added Czajkowski. Will any listed city win both the NHL and NBA Championships in the 2005/06 season? Detroit (Red Wings/Pistons) 7-1 Dallas (Stars/Mavericks) 55-1 New Jersey (Devils/Nets) 225-1 No listed city wins both 1-10 About Sportsbook.com: Sportsbook.com is the largest sportsbook and casino on the planet, where millions of adult Americans bet on sports, play poker and enjoy blackjack and other casino games online in a regulated and licensed jurisdiction. Named the "Best US Sports Book" by the industry's top magazine, eGaming Review, Sportsbook.com has been leading the online gaming industry since 1996. Dwarfing its nearest competitors in the US, Sportsbook.com has been the first to achieve every significant industry milestone, from record turnover to active users to number of bets--achieving a peak of fifteen bets per second. As the US online gaming leader, the firm and it's products have been featured on CBS 60 Minutes, CNN, ESPN, Wall Street Journal, Barrons, Financial Times, USA Today and in every major newspaper in the US. Sportsbook.com is the flagship brand for Sportingbet PLC, (LSE: SBT), the world's leading publicly traded online gaming company. Sportingbet PLC, headquartered in London, England, has been voted number one in the industry for two years in a row by the authoritative eGaming Review Power 50 Survey.