Sports Events That People Most Bet On (part 2)

Kentucky Derby

In terms of sports betting, in addition to soccer, football, and basketball, horse racing is also one of the most popular betting options in many parts of the world, Particularly, the American sports betting culture always includes this.

Among the most famous horse racing events, the Kentucky Derby, an annual horse race in Louisville Kentucky, is the top event that people most wager on in the US. This year’s version was planned to take place on the first Saturday of May as usual. However, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the event is rescheduled to September 5 and is surely something that many people are looking for after the postponement of many sports events in the industry.

The FIFA World Cup

Football is the king of sports and also the most wagered sports across the globe. In terms of the most wagered on football or soccer event, the answer is always the FIFA World Cup, which only happens every four years with the last edition having taken place in 2018.

Statistics show that there are more than three billion people who watch this huge event and this number doesn’t just include casual viewers, who follow football in the EU. It is also estimated that more than 130 billion dollars are spent to bet on this event each year.

The World Series

It is not enough without baseball when mentioning sports betting in the US. The sport is also extremely popular in the US and Canada as well with the World Series one of the biggest baseball events each year. This is the annual championship series of Major League Baseball (MLB) and is usually held during the fall season in Northern America.

In 2020, the World Series was planned to start on July 23 and end on September 27. However, due to the global health crisis, it will be shortened and each team joining the series will only play 60 regular-season games.


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