With the world of sports finally more or less back to normal, many have also found their way back into betting on various sporting events. But which events are the most popular throughout the year? With today’s global world and more and more of sports being internationalized, many bettors from Asia and other parts of the world turn their eyes to Europe for big events and vice versa.
In this article, we’re going to go through some of the biggest betting events of the year. It’s worth noting that this does not include the biggest sporting events of the year necessarily, but mainly the one that bettors like to wager on.
The big horse races
The big horse races do not garner a massive interest from the general public, but it is a massive betting opportunity. Big events such as the Kentucky Derby and various other races such as the Preakness stakes betting draw in a massive amount of money in wagers alone. The fact that one can now watch the races online and place a bet from the comfort of one’s own home has made horse racing more popular than ever.
The Champions League final
The Champions League draws in millions and millions of viewers every year, and if the world cup is not being held it is without a doubt the biggest game of the year. Football and betting have always gone hand in hand, and the amount of money changing hands during a champions league final is absolutely staggering. Since you’re able to bet on everything in a game today, a simple corner kick could lead to millions of dollars in funds lost.
Big football championships
Since this year, 2022, has a world cup coming, we have to add it to this list. The world cup is something that involves the entire world, and more than half of the world’s population watch the final game being played. Betting is an integral part of the entire circus and the various ways of betting are more or less endless. One can bet on the outcome of a group, but many prefer to stick to just picking winners in specific games.
Eurovision Song Contest
This may seem like a bit of a curveball, but the ESC garners a massive amount of interest from gamblers. This has seen a spike in interest in recent years, and the interest in betting on the event gets bigger every year.