Range of Sports Betting Events
Sports betting is a highly versatile term that refers to all forms of betting, on all forms of sports. The range of sporting events is incredible, although not all sports betting sites offer the same range of sports.
Universal Sports Betting Events
The most common sporting events available for betting at online sportsbooks are:
- American Football [NFL and NCAA (college football)]
- Auto Racing [NASCAR, Formula 1, Motor Bikes]
- Baseball [MLB]
- Basketball [NBA]
- Horse Racing
- Ice Hockey [NHL]
No matter which of the many sportsbooks you choose to place sports bets with, you’re likely to find all of the above sporting events readily available for wagering.
Intermittent Sports Betting Events
The following list of sports betting events ranges from common (but not universal) to downright scarcely available. If you’re looking to place sports bets on the following events, you’ll want to check out the available sporting events menu at an online sportsbook to ensure your preferred sports betting events are on the roster.
Note that international sportsbooks often have a more versatile range of sporting events for bettors.
- Aussie Rules Football
- Gaelic Games
- Greyhound Racing
- Jai Alai
- MMA (Mixed Martial Arts)
- North American football [Arena Football, CFL (Canadian Football League)]
- Rugby Union
- Rugby League
- UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championships)
- Winter Sports
Finding this entire range of sports events at a single online sportsbook will not be easy, if it’s even possible. Even the most versatile betting sites online, such as BetCRIS and Bet365, don’t supply all of these sports betting events.
Non-Sports Betting Opportunities
Along with the multitude of sports betting options you’ll find across the boards, there are a number of non-sporting events one can place wagers on.
Note that we’ve included World Series of Poker tournaments in this section, although poker games are sometimes considered a sport. We’ve also included Futures, which involve sports, but are essentially proposition bets.
- Financials [Stock Market]
- Entertainment [Reality TV, Academy Awards, Oscars, Music Awards, Celebrities]
- Futures [Bowl Participants, Championships, Draftees, etc.]
- Poker [World Series of Poker]
- Politics [Elections]
- Volleyball [Beach Volleyball]
- Weather [Climate, Snow on Christmas, etc]
Choosing a Sports Betting Site by Range of Events
There are a lot of factors to be considered when signing up with an online sports betting site. The reputation, longevity, security, regional player acceptance, promotional offerings, minimum/maximum bets/winnings and available deposit/withdrawal methods are all important elements. The range of sports betting opportunities should not be overlooked.
A punter who does not consider the range of sports betting options may find themselves registering with numerous online sportsbooks in an effort to find all of the bets he or she wishes to place. Then again, joining more than one sports betting site isn’t always a bad idea. It allows you to compare odds on particular sports bets before laying any money on the virtual table.
Be sure to study all aspects of an online sportsbook before registering, deposit and placing your initial wager.