TV & Novelty Betting

As popularity of betting increases and having a little flutter has become a mainstream leisure activity, Bookmakers have begun creating markets and betting opportunities for keen punters who enjoy a bet outside of the traditional sporting betting events.

Who shot Phil Mitchell? Who will be voted off the X factor? Will the United Kingdom score 'nul points' in the Eurovison Song Contest? Who will win Big Brother? An Oscar? Sports Personality of the Year? And finally, will Alien life be proven?

A very broad collection of questions which at one stage may have been asked during a quiet evening in front of the television, however all these questions have one major thing in common, all of the above, at some stage were betting opportunities offered by bookmakers.

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TV Betting

Reality TV allows for a huge number of opportunities to bet on non-sporting related markets. If you're glued to your screens on a Saturday night watching either Strictly Come Dancing or the X-Factor, you can have a little punt on it to make matters more interesting. Whether you're confident in picking the outright winner or simply who you think will be eliminated next, there's plenty of markets to use your free bets on in these kind of shows. 

Big Brother (and it's celebrity version) and I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here are two of the other popular programmes that allow for the winner and also next elimination markets but nowadays you can even bet on TV series! Game of Thrones is the series that virtually everyone is talking about but as the HBO epic draws towards its final series, did you know you can have a flutter based on what's going on in Westeros? You can bet on which character will be sat on the Iron throne come to grand finale so whether you think it'll be Jon Snow or Cersei Lannister, put your money where your mouth is! You can also find markets for soap operas such as Eastenders or Emmerdale but these only really appear when there's a big ongoing storyline.

Politics Betting

When the time comes around to head to the polls, you can simultaneously find yourself betting on the outcome. The major bookmakers will offer markets on a huge variety of different elections be it a UK General Election, the US Presidential Election and most major legislative elections across the Western world. The UK market is obviously the biggest with a whole host of options including:

  • How many seats a certain political party will win
  • Who the next leader of a party will be
  • Whether or not any party will win an overall parliamentary majority. 

Unless you've been living on the moon, you'll be well aware that the world's current political climate is quite a strange one. There have been many upsets in recent years from Donald Trump winning the US Presidential Election in 2016 and the Brexit vote in the UK in the same year. 

Awards Betting

There's a vast amount of awards programmes these days across a whole range of industries. Be it in film with the Oscars, music with the Mercury prize or in sport with Sports Personality of the Year. These ceremonies provide plump betting opportunities with the obvious markets being the winners of the awards. Who can forget the grand daddy of all awards ceremonies though, the Eurovision Song Contest! You can have a wager on just which country you think will come out on top as well as how many (or how few) points the UK will get.

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