Sure, you’ve heard of people betting on football and basketball, but have you ever heard of people betting on less popular and sometimes unusual sports? Well, just because you’ve never heard of such people doesn’t mean they don’t exist.
Today, we’re giving the spotlight to those individuals who enjoy betting on the unusual and bizarre!
The Seminole Tribe’s mobile sportsbook was taken down from the state’s app stores in 2022 as a result of the scandal that had engulfed the tribe at the time. The Seminole Tribe’s mobile sportsbook was Florida’s sole legal sportsbook app at the time. The question of Florida sports betting became a hot topic of discussion in 2022 as a result of this affair.
However, sports betting in Florida is still possible. Citizens need to be careful when choosing an online casino as not every casino that states to be reputable actually is. It’s important to conduct a thorough research about the casino and decide if it’s a good fit for you.
Now, onto the unusual sports!
1. Arm Wrestling
The uproar that was caused when NFL players competed in an arm wrestling event in Las Vegas in 2017 is evidence that a great number of people take great pleasure in watching arm wrestling in person. The winner was able to designate which nonprofit organization would get their whole prize pool. The National Football League was incensed by the side betting on who was going to win, and as a result, the players were fined by the league.
Live competitions in the sport of arm wrestling are held in a variety of locations across the world, and punters place bets on who they believe will emerge victorious. Despite the fact that the sport is not the most exciting and that the rapid pace of these games makes it challenging to broadcast them on television, they have gained popularity in the world of betting.
Sure, in reality, professional wrestling is more of a theatrical performance. However, individuals appreciate betting on it due to the fact that they enjoy wagering on the outcome of the theatrical performance. They enjoy placing wagers on both the good guys and the bad guys. Wrestlers are engaging in a healthy dose of healthy competition with one another.
Even while it may appear that wrestling is merely a theatrical sport, there is actually a chance to make money betting on it. People who follow all of the wrestling fan forums, online publications, and social media pages for their favorite wrestlers seem to have an advantage over others who are simply placing a wager for amusement. The Hulk Hogan-Shawn Michaels match is used as an example by experts. The younger Michaels seemed to be given preferential treatment in the match’s advertising. But gamblers who were familiar with Hulk Hogan and the sport realized that Hogan was in charge of his own reservations. Due to his notorious disdain for losing, Hogan was the obvious choice to win.
‘Saved by the Bell’ star, Dustin Diamond, was a professional wrestler. He was even one of the guests on Hulk Hogan’s Celebrity Championship Wrestling! You never know if you’re going to see your favorite celebrity in a wrestling match!
Yes, the lovable children’s game is an actual sport that people wager on. Although the game’s concept was developed in Europe, the Midwest and South are where it has gained the most popularity.
As it stands, cornholing is a common activity during fall football tailgate gatherings. Cornholing competitions are held at both county and state fairs. When playing cornholing, two players try to get bean bags or bags of corn kernels through the holes in the boards by throwing the bags at them. The team with the most bags overall at the end of a set amount of time wins.
Even some of our favorite stars are obsessed with the sport. The cast of S.W.A.T. spend their free-time engaging in friendly cornhole competitions, and their obsession doesn’t seem to be dying down anytime soon!
The basics of curling include ice, sweepers, large rocks, and teams. To place as many of your stones in the circle at the other end of the lane as you can is the goal of curling. It’s entertaining to remove stones from competition for the opposing teams.
However, the American foursome in the men’s curling event defeated the enormous odds that some gamblers accepted, taking home the sport’s first-ever gold medal. They were not anticipated to win a medal. The gamblers who were wise enough to back the American team won big against the casinos, who made a killing off the mixed-doubles curling competition.
5. Cow Chip Tossing
I did tell you people bet on some bizarre sports, and cow chip tossing is one of them!
People throw cow chips to see who can throw the farthest. A lot of people wager on cow chip tossing competitions throughout the Midwest and South. The three throws with the greatest potential distance are also the subject of bets.
Apart from the cow chips, people also bet on the people doing the tossing. In the state of Wisconsin, bets are accepted during the state fair each year in a system similar to bingo, depending on which grid pattern the chip lands on.
In A Nutshell
While you may enjoy watching a football match and betting on the game’s outcome or which player will score the most, others enjoy a nice game of cornhole or arm wrestling! In today’s diverse world, we can expect a few more unusual sports to pop up here and there!