By Ryan Bologna
The betting landscape has expanded dramatically in the last few years. That will only continue with the popularity of online sportsbooks. When people think of betting they usually think of popular sports like football, but there are some really niche sports out there that have betting odds. There are also some crazy entertainment betting odds that are available. Here is a guide for some of the craziest betting odds you can find.
If you think Quidditch is just that game Harry Potter played in the movies, you would be wrong. It has been adapted so it is playable in real life. Players are required to run with a broomstick between their legs, a tennis ball inside of a long sock replaces the “Magic Snitch” that is seen in the movies and a slightly deflated volleyball is thrown through the opposing team’s three hoops to score points. The games are run by the International Quidditch Association and yes, you can place bets.
You might think the hotdog eating contest is ridiculous, but that is only scratching the surface. Another sport that involves food is cheese rolling. This takes place every year at Cooper’s Hill in Gloucester, England. The event starts when a nine pound wheel of Double Gloucester cheese is sent rolling down the 200-yard hill at about 70 miles per hour. This starts a mad dash for the participants, as they start rolling down the hill as fast as they can. The first to reach the bottom is given the wheel of cheese and is crowned the winner. People travel from all over the world to participate and attend the event. It has gotten big enough to the point that people can bet on who they think will win.
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You can bet on basically any niche sport you can think of, but the entertainment bets are where it gets really crazy. Do you think you know the next item that will be added to the McDonald’s menu? You can bet on it. Maybe there are really good odds for the McRib, it could be worth a shot.
Do you follow celebrities really closely? There are some prop bets for you. For example, you can bet on what will happen in your favorite TV show. If you have a hunch on who a celebrity will date next, you can probably find odds for that too. You can make a prop bet on who Johnny Depp and Amber Heard will date next right now.
There are even available bets on alien invasions. You can bet on where they will attack, who they will abduct first and if humans will win the battle.
While those are crazy bets, the funniest has to be that you can bet on when the world will end. It is hilarious to imagine someone convincing themselves that not only will they be right about the world ending, but they will somehow be able to collect their winnings if it happens.
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