Bookmakers mainly offer bets related to sports events, however, betting on sports disciplines is not everything. Some bets can also concern other areas of life, such as politics, entertainment, finance, or meteorology. Not so long ago, special establishments concerned mainly political events, especially often the result of the next elections – presidential or parliamentary. However, the trend of developing and expanding the offer for special bets is becoming more and more noticeable, and some of the proposals are really surprising.
It has already become a standard that bookmakers accept bets on the results of the most prestigious competitions related to culture and science, such as Nobel Prizes, Oscars, Grammy Awards, etc. However, special bets on the results of television shows such as “Dancing with the stars”, “Got Talent” or “Top Model “are also on the agenda. Players are also asked to predict the fate of the heroes of the most popular series and what will happen in the real life of celebrities. On top of that, there are many other issues related to the life of modern society, from the weather in the next month to the development of spaceflight in the years to come.
Special bets can create a really extensive range and especially in the more developed betting markets, players have a lot to choose from. Some bookmakers provide custom bets as well. It is a service that allows you to report to the bookmaker that its offer is missing a specific bet that you would like to place. The betting operator analyzes the offer and, if it finds it interesting, adds it to the generally available betting offer. Custom bets can be submitted not only for sporting events but also for any other: entertainment, cultural, political, social, etc. This way we can add new special bets to the standard bookmaker offer.
Because special bets are only accepted in pre-game mode, and what's more, they are often long term bets, you usually have to wait for their settlement and the payment of a possible win. Special bets are a very specific area of bookmakers offer. Betting on non-sporting events is often based on a thorough analysis of any data. Of course, you can analyze the chances of, for example, which film will receive an Oscar, based on the predictions of industry experts and your own knowledge of the film market. Although the margin of error will be large anyway – the decisions of the Film Academy were, after all, a big surprise for film fans many times. Even placing a bet on the name of a celebrity’s child or the weather for Christmas, can seriously seem crazy. Therefore, this type of betting should be seen simply as a way to have fun. Special bets can be a pleasant springboard from the daily typing of serious sports events. On the other hand, can special bets be very profitable? It might seem so – after all, the courses are really cosmic here. While the odds can be very encouraging, be aware that special bets generally have a low limit of stakes. This is another reason why special bets remain in the purely recreational play area.
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