In our first installment of ‘Biggest Betting Events of 2019’, we would go other the months of April and May where there would be a load of events on the schedule — including, but not limited to, the NFL Draft, NBA Playoffs, Champions League, the PGA Championship, plenty of big horse racing like the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness Stakes, and we would even go over a World Snooker Championship.
Then we would go over the months of June and July, where things would slow down for us a little bit, but there are still plenty of opportunities to place a wager, or two, or as many as you want.
In the month of June, we would have the NBA Draft on the schedule, as well as the Final of the Champions League, the U.S. Open, the Belmont Stakes, the New York Yankees, and Boston Red Sox facing off in London, the 24 Hours of Le Mans and many other events included.
July would be a little slow for us, however, with only four key events on the calendar: the British Open (July 18-21), Wimbledon (July 1-14), the Formula 1 British Grand Prix Silverstone (July 12-14) and the Formula 1 German Grand Prix Hockenheimring (July 26-28). Yeah, the month of July is a little slow like I said, but those are four events that pay out very well.
And now our next installment brings us near the end of summer, starting with the month of August where there is only a hand-full of events to place a bet on — but just enough events to make some solid cash.
To the dog days of August and September we go!
Originally starting out as the U.S. National Championship where men’s singles were played starting in 1881 (138 years ago if you can’t do the math), the U.S. Open is a modern-day version of that tournament. That makes it one of the oldest tennis championships in the planet. And here’s one of the best parts of the tournament: It’s located in New York City, New York, obviously one of the best cities in the world.
Here’s where the current odds stand:
A fairly new race compared to others, the Formula 1 Hungarian Grand Prix at Hungaroring has been held since 1986 as a round of the FIA Formula 1 World Championship held on an annual basis. Overall, the race Hungarian Grand Prix has been running since 1936. However, it still is considered fairly new due to 50-year inactivity because of politics and war. This event was brought along with immediate prestige, bringing in 200,000 total to its audience. The odds for Hungarian Grand Prix will be out two weeks before the race gets underway.
The Formula 1 Belgian Grand Prix at Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps is apart of the Formula 1 World Championship, which obviously means prestige and heavy payouts. This race also brings a lot of history with it, with the first race being ran in 1925. And here’s an interesting part of that history: Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps was built in 1921, but it was only used for motorcycle racing up until 1924. However, after the success of the at-the-time new 24 hours of Le Mans in France, automobile racing was brought onto the circuit. Pretty cool, eh?
The reason why this series sticks on the regular season schedule of Major League Baseball is due to multiple reasons, but here are a few: 1. These are two power brands: Yankees-Dodgers … We already know the significance of it. 2. It’s a battle between the two major metropolitans in New York City and Los Angeles. 3. And here’s the biggest one: Both the Dodgers and Yankees are nearly tied neck-and-neck for the favorites to win the 2019 World Series. Los Angeles is the current favorite with +500 odds, and New York is right behind L.A. at +550.
On August 25, the NCAA College Football season gets underway with two heavyweight matches, well, just one. The first game is between Hawaii and Arizona, which isn’t the most iconic matchup on paper, but it does involve two great brands that should give us a pretty good game. And then we get this: Miami (FL) at Florida … It’s a rivalry we only see once every few years, so make sure to take advantage for a wager or two. From there on out after August 25, the show will really get on the road with gambling taking place left and right.
The odds aren’t out yet for the Summer X Games, but the list of games currently taking place in the Summer X Games are BMX Freestyle, Skateboarding, Esports, Red Bull Phenom, Moto X, Flat Track and Real Video Series. The X Games would first gain huge exposure with their big sponsors, top-notch athletes, and ratings and ticket sales going great. With the X Games traveling all over the world, this year’s Summer X Games will remain in the United States in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Expect the odds to be out sometime in July.
This formerly basketball championship known as the FIBA World Championship from 1950-2010, the event has been known as the FIBA Basketball World Cup ever since. The event is competed by senior men’s teams from countries who are members of the International Basketball Federation (FIBA). This may sound familiar to another event: the FIFA World Cup. The structure of the tournament is very similar to the World Cup, though it isn’t completely identical. As far as the odds are concerned, look for August for those to start making an appearance.
Fully known as the United States Open Tennis Championships, the U.S. Open has two different days for four different championships. On September 7, both the Women’s Final and Men’s Doubles Final is held. For the Men’s Doubles Final, there are currently no odds placed up on the board, however, the women’s singles department has their odds out in full force.
Here are the current favorites as they stand:
On day two (and the final day) of the United States Open Tennis Championships, the tournament holds the Men’s Final and Women’s Doubles Final. Just like the Men’s Doubles on day one, the odds for the Women’s Doubles aren’t out as of yet, but you better believe that they’re out in full force for the men’s side — where the heavy payouts will occur the most.
Here are the current odds as they stand for the men:
There’s a lot of prestige to go along with this Grand Prix, as the Formula 1 Italian Grand Prix at Autodromo Nazionale Monza is one of the oldest events on the F1 schedule. And here’s another tidbit about this event: Along with the British Grand Prix, the Italian Grand Prix has been in continuous action since the first championship was held in 1950. The Monaco and Belgian Grand Prix’s could have joined the party, but they’ve had a few inactive seasons since that time. Like most F1 races, expect the odds to be out two weeks before the event.
It’s not the most prestigious race on the Formula 1 circuit, but it does have a bit of “swag” with it. Apart of the FIA Formula 1 World Championship, the Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix at Marina Bay Street Circuit is both the first-ever night race and street circuit in Asia on the F1 schedule. However, there’s a little uncertainty around the F1 race in Singapore. Contractually, the Singapore Grand Prix is on the Formula 1 schedule to at least 2021. After that, we’re not sure how much longer this event will remain on the schedule. Take advantage while you can.
The Formula 1 Russian Grand Prix at Sochi Autodrom has plenty of prestige attached to it for those “heavy payouts” that I keep referring to. First off, the Sochi Autodrom is a street circuit that’s constructed around the Olympic Park in Sochi, Russia, and the race is also apart of the Formula 1 World Championship. If that’s not enough for you, the race was first hosted in the 1910s in Saint Petersburg of the Russian Empire. And here’s another tidbit: This event almost made it’s way to Moscow in 1983, but the plans fell through for the then-Soviet Union.
This series will have plenty of opportunities to place a wager on, as this is the final series of the Major League Baseball regular season. And not just that, but it involves two major markets as well: New York City and Arlington (which is apart of the Dallas metropolitan). For this series, it will be like any other in baseball during the regular season — you’ll be able to make a game pick, yes, but there will be loads of prop bets to make as well. Don’t be surprised to see ESPN pick up this series as well for added entertainment value.
The start of the regular season in the National Football League begins on September 6 with a power rivalry matchup between the Chicago Bears at Green Bay Packers, and it only gets more intense from there. In the United States, the National Football League is by far the king of both the ratings on television and placing wagers for gamblers. So you guys already know the plan: When September gets here, it’s endless game picks and prop bets all the way until to the Super Bowl in February. Ahh… It’s only April, but I can smell the football in the air.
“The rugby version of the Olympics” … So a Kiwi (New Zealander) had told me, and this is mainly due to a tournament being held every four years between top countries from all across the world. This tournament is fairly new first being hosted by both New Zealand and Australia in 1987. Since then the event has spread globally and is being held in Japan this year in 2019.
Here are the current odds, with the All Blacks (New Zealand) of course being the favorite:
You can check this blog to learn more about how to bet on rugby.
Being held in Yekaterinburg, Russia, the 2019 AIBA World Boxing Championships will be carried from September 7-21. Multiple classes will be able to be bet on throughout the boxing championships: Light flyweight, Flyweight, Bantamweight, Lightweight, Light welterweight, Welterweight, Middleweight, Light heavyweight, Heavyweight, and Super heavyweight. The odds won’t be out until August, but start your homework now, there’s plenty of money to make in this one.