4 Major Sports Events New Zealanders Love To Bet On
Sport moves passions. Many sports are celebrated from time to time around the world. Many of these sports, compete between teams from other countries to determine who is the absolute champion.
With this, come the bets of the fans – some of these bettors are millionaires – who, as faithful believers of their team, invest their money in the absolute triumph of their eternal winners.
Below is a list of sporting events that New Zealanders and people around the world love to bet on.
Rugby World Cup
Many countries participate in this competition. Australia, Argentina, Japan, New Zealand, and South Africa are some of them. Rugby is one of the sports that attract the most attention due to the strength that each competitor must apply. Players must carry the ball to the end of the field and thus score points.
Athletes must also kick the ball through two posts. Their bets have to double the winnings for every dollar invested. The NZ rugby team, the All Blacks, are still the undisputed champions of this world tournament. Their broadcasts reach 1 billion viewers.
Cricket World Cup
Cricket is one of the sports where New Zealanders have proved to be total champions. More than 64 matches are held in the country. The Cricket World Cup has been played since 1975. It is the third most important world tournament after the World Cup and the Olympic Games. That’s why betting on this game is done in a big way.
FIFA World Cup
Football is the world’s favourite sport par excellence. Celebrated every four years, it is the most exciting sporting event of all. The best teams from all countries compete against each other to choose the absolute winner.
There’s no other sport that gets more bets. That’s why FIFA is the event that generates the most money. Also, because it’s always held in a different country, it promotes tourism. The last championship held in Russia in 2018 registered 3.5 billion spectators from all over the world.
UEFA Champions League
In this yearly event, only the best teams from the European countries will participate. 24 teams compete with each other so that in the end only one will be the one to lift the champions’ cup.
The excitement on the European continent is incredible this season. Many people around the world travel to see these games in person.
The amount of betting generated in Europe is enormous. Around the world, some fans bet high amounts of money on their favourite teams.
After reading this, you will no doubt already have in mind that team to bet on next season.