The NFL preseason won’t start until August 4th, when the Jacksonville Jaguars and Las Vegas Raiders meet for the Hall of Fame Game in Canton, Ohio. The preseason continues till August 28th, and the regular season starts on September 8th. Last season’s Super Bowl champions, the Los Angeles Rams, will be taking on the Buffalo Bills.
Futures bets currently have the Buffalo Bills as favorites to win the Super Bowl, followed closely by Tampa Bay Buccaneers and then Kansas City Chiefs. The Rams are slightly below that. The opening game should be interesting to see what transpires.
Filling the NFL gap
Just because there’s no NFL until August doesn’t mean your bettors can’t find other sports or activities to bet on. There are plenty of sports to get excited about, not the least of which is the NHL hockey finals.
This contest between the Colorado Avalanche and Tampa Bay Lightning is the closest matched finals we’ve seen in a while. Even hockey experts are having a difficult time predicting the outcome. Update your players on the schedule and betting lines to keep them engaged.
No matter what type of sports your players like to bet on, there are plenty of choices while we all wait for football season to start.
The only set of sports that are played and viewed online. This growing phenomenon is international, although many tournaments are focused on particular areas of the world. Tournaments are being played year-round, so bettors can always find one to wager on. Or, if they’re outstanding gamers, they can compete and have people bet on them.
Some of the most popular games are:
- Counter-strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO)
- League of Legends (LoL)
- Dota 2
- Call of Duty (CoD)
- Rainbow Six Siege
- Rocket League
Counter-strike is by far the most popular e-sports game. There are major events every year, including IEM Katowice, DreamHack Anaheim, ESL One Rio de Janeiro, and ES One Cologne. Two major leagues are BLAST Premier and ESL Pro League.
These events pull in the largest portion of e-sport betting, so make sure your players know when they are being held. Keep your players up to date on all the e-sport tournaments to keep your book profitable year-round.
Dota 2 is famous worldwide, with its top 25 earners coming from 16 different countries, including the US. It is the second most popular game to bet on from most betting sites. It even beats Counter-strike in terms of the total amount of prize money given away over the years.
There are MMA, and UFC fights scheduled all through the year as well. The top fights are often in Las Vegas, but there are matches held all around the world. Send the schedules to your players along with the betting lines, so they don’t miss any of their favorite fighters.
Update your players regularly, so they don’t have to be without an opportunity to place bets on games, tournaments, or championships. Find out what sports they prefer and update them on upcoming games.
- Tennis – US Open, Wimbledon
- Golf – US Open, Presidents Cup, Open Championship, or Ryders Cup
- Multi-sports – World Games
- FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup
- Extreme sports – Summer X Games
- Cycling – Tour de France
FIFA World Cup Soccer
Normally, the World Cup would be held this summer, but because it is in Qatar, the tournament was moved to November. This is the first time the FIFA World Cup will be played in a Middle Eastern country, and because of the oppressive heat in the summer, they decided to move it to the winter months.
And don’t forget the boys of summer. MLB is a significant part of the summer sports lineup every year. Keep your limits in because there are so many games to key track of.
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