Unusual Sports To Bet On In Australia
Australians love to bet on sports. Rugby, cricket and soccer are just a few of the well known ones, but what about unusual sports to bet on? There are a number of weird and wonderful sports which are far out of the main stream markets which can provide a whole barrel of laughs and excitement for Australian punters who wish to bet on something a bit out of the ordinary.
Cockroach racing is, believe it or not, a sport in Australia which even has a grand championship. Trainers train their roaches for a number of months in order to get them up to racing trim for the big race which is held on Australia day in Brisbane. Little race tracks are set up with a number of events which include the sprint, the steeple chase and main event held at the Story Bridge Hotel called the Gold Cup. The Gold Cup is so popular in fact, that spectators and punters actually travel from all over the country to watch the races and place a wager on their favourite roach.
Roaches have suitable names such as Soft Cocky, Cocky Balboa, Cocky Dundee, Drain Lover, and Priscila-Queen of the Drains, and excel in their own particular event. Betting on these races is hosted by a number of online sites for those who cannot make race day, as well as, of course, at the actual races themselves. The Gold Cup is fondly known as the greatest gathering of thoroughbred cockroaches in the world.
The ancient Japanese art of Sumo wrestling involves very large men rolling around a ring wearing very small underwear. Although it may not look like it, Sumo wrestling is a very professional sport, with top athletes earning in excess of $30 000 a month. Fights are held often and provide Australian punters with a healthy betting market which includes a number of different kinds of bets. These are hosted by a few online betting sites, although you may have to look around to find them.
Chess is considered a sport, although there isn’t much physical activity. Known as one of the most mentally taxing games on the planet, chess enjoys a huge cult following which involves players, groupies and even a musical written about it. Professional chess matches are held around the world with the World Chess Championships being the pinnacle. Chess has a large gambling and betting culture which began in Europe centuries ago, and is now available to the Australian betting market thanks to the advent of online betting.
Poker in itself is a game which involves betting and hopefully wining. Known as one of the few card games which involve skill as well as chance, Poker also has a large cult following and a number of worldwide tournaments. Australian punters can place bets on poker games, which is essentially betting on betting. Live Poker has become a spectator sport thanks to a number of sporting TV channels, and is now even live streamed on a number of betting sites.
End Of the World
Although not strictly a sport, the end of the world is an event which can be bet on via a select few online sports betting sites. The odds currently stand at 5000/1, which means that if the apocalypse does happen you could make some serious money. Where you would spend it however is a very good question.