How to Bet on Olympics and Other Events
Aug 10, 2012
London Summer Olympics are nearly over. Yet, punters have plenty of events to bet on.
Betting on Olympics can be done in many ways. First, you can bet on many sports. Then, once you select the sports you’re familiar with, you can wager on a great variety of outcomes. For example, you can bet on which team will win. In a football (soccer) game, you can choose a winner or you can bet on a tie.
You can also choose an outright winner (i.e., who will win the gold medal) or who will win a medal (take the first, second, or a third place). This can be done for either a team or an athlete. Moreover, in competitions such as football, you can bet on which player will shoot the most goals during the tournament.
Furthermore, bets can be placed on the performance of top athletes. For instance, there were bets offered on whether Usain Bolt will win 100 m gold. The opposite bets were also available at some of the top online and mobile sportsbooks where betting on Bolt not winning gold was offered as an alternative.
As sports betting news portray, it is also possible to pursue live betting as the events unfold. This makes the wagers quick and exciting.
Although the London Summer Olympics are ending, other exciting events take place. One example: Formula 1 season has three more months to go. On top of it, the soccer season begins soon. Top online sportsbooks such as William Hill, Ladbrokes, or Bet365 offer odds on the English Premier League as well as on the Champions League.
What’s more, American football season is starting soon, giving punters worldwide opportunities to wager on the matches. And, in 2-3 months, the winter sports begin. Betting on ice hockey (including NHL) is an option. In fact, this will be the last winter sports season before the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia begin.
Thus, sports betting never ends.