Popular sporting events

The football season is drawing to a finale though there is plenty of sport remaining, in particular betting on the play-offs and the FA Cup. Will the winner be Wigan or Manchester City? At 4/1 the smart money could well be on the former.

Betting on Murray winning Wimbledon this year is going to be very popular and the odds of 11/4 on him doing so are a little on the short side. He may be well motivated, have the crowd behind him, and already have one grand slam tucked away in his tennis shorts, but can he really beat the masterful Novak Djokovic in a Wimbledon final? Our money is on the Serb.

With the flat season beginning, there will be a renewed interest in classic racing and the bookmakers are expecting another bumper year despite the recent scandal over the Godolphin stables and illicit steroids. The first Classic is the 2000 Guineas on 5th May followed by the 1000 Guineas, the Oaks and the Derby. Dawn Approach will win the 2000 Guineas; you can bet on it.

Unfortunately the long term weather forecast is suggesting that June will be particularly wet, and the whole summer might be a washout; so factor this in to your betting strategy. For instance there are likely to be a number of drawn cricket matches this season. Royal Ascot could also be a washout, but it’s worth the risk if you take an umbrella; there is nothing like the thrill of on-course betting.

One place where the weather does not impact on your betting is at an online casino, and with all the new sports themed casino games that are now available you can still enjoy some virtual sports betting. Sport themed slots games are always popular as is virtual horse racing. Naturally your outcome will depend almost entirely on luck rather than your skill at picking out a winner, but with some games skill does come into it too. Alternately there is also the option to play some of the more strategic games such as blackjack and poker online via your laptop, tablet or mobile device on sites like mobilecasinoaustralia.com.au if luck is not on your side.