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Exotic Bets That You Should Be Placing

Betting on a winner in Saturday’s football match? Sure, if you’re just looking for the most basic way to place a bet, with the world’s most popular game no less. Picking the winner of a football game is only the very tip of the iceberg when it comes to your betting options. There are plenty of different ways to bet across different games, and even some very exotic events that you can bet on. Let’s take a look at the field.

Go beyond the regular bet in football

While betting is huge in football, there are more interesting odds to bet on than just the win.

If you take a look at the betting options for a game in one of the region’s biggest providers, for example, you’ll see that there’s far more to choose from than just picking the full-time winner. You can bet on:

  • Match Result (Full Time or Half Time)
  • Both Teams to Score
  • Number of Goals Scored
  • Players to Score (Anytime, First, Last, 2 or More, 3 or More)
  • Corners
  • Cards (Total, Player Card or Red Card in Match)
  • To Qualify or To Lift the Trophy

You can even do a combination of up to six of these with their Soccer Bet Builder.

There may even be promotions running, like for example, where if you place any single bet on a win, and your pick goes two goals ahead, you can get an early payout.

Bet on games in far-flung places

Want to bet on the Iran Pro League or the Uganda Premier League? Go for it! The exciting thing about putting on these sorts of bets is that you get exposed to the sport and style of gameplay from a different country, a different league, a different skill level.

While it’s fun to watch your regular old league, when the games are no good, or it’s during the offseason, you can pick up games in other places and have a watch or at least follow along. Some of the games you can watch via live streaming.

Bet on exotic sports

There’s not just football, cricket, rugby, tennis, the horses, and the dogs to bet on. There’s a whole kaleidoscope of sports that you can lay down stakes on. Lesser-bet on sports include darts, snooker, Australian Rules Football, and golf.

But if you want to get really into it, then you can delve a little deeper and discover martial arts, alpine and cross country skiing, athletics, handball, and table tennis.

If there’s a professional league in a sport, you can bet that there will be a bookie that will take a bet on it somewhere out there.

Bet on virtual sports matches

And we don’t mean fantasy football - although, of course, you can bet on that too, if you wish. Fantasy football is when fantasy leagues are created from players in pre-existing teams, who score points for a game depending on what happens in matches in real life. This is fun to play along in a team pool at work or with your friends. But that’s not what we’re talking about here.

What we’re talking about are esports matches and events like Blast Premier: online gaming tournaments with titles such as CounterStrike, Fortnite, and Call of Duty, featuring the world’s best esports gaming teams. 

If you already follow esports leagues, or are a Twitch fan, then hedging your bets on some of the odds on these comps is a no brainer.

Bet on politics, tv, and special events

Into politics? There are betting markets where you can place down stakes on the outcome of a presidential election. There were odds on for Brexit. If you’re sick of sports and into ‘highbrow’ betting, then politics can be an appealing market.

More into Love Island than international politics? Don’t worry, you can bet on that too; for the couple to win, or for top male and top female.

Then there’s betting on the next James Bond (will it be James Norton, Tom Hardy, Jodie Foster?), the next elimination on Dancing on Ice, who will win at the Oscars, the Razzies, or Eurovision, or…

There’s always plenty to bet on that’s a little more exotic than your old regulars. Check out the betting houses to see what’s on offer at each, along with their odds, as each house will have different games, odds, and specials.