Sports betting in the UK has been massive for years now. Unlike the USA, the market is well established and offers a huge selection of betting options. But with such a huge market it can be hard to choose the best events and opportunities to stick your wager on and chance your arm at beating the bookies for some sweet, sweet profits. We are going to take a look at the UKs biggest betting opportunities and see just where to make your betting selection.
Perhaps the most British and most traditional of events on this list is the Royal Ascot. As one of the leading main events in the UK, this race draws veterans and beginners alike to the betting scene surrounding the horses. Filled with prestige and royal attendance this racetrack sees the height of its meetings at the Gold Cup in June each year. With a high attendance and fierce rivalry on the track this event regularly attracts bettors from around the country, giving them plenty of opportunities to put down a wager, at the bookies or even online with sites like Timeform. Both attendees and those watching on TV chime into the race and place their wager. With such a talented roster on show, anything could happen and the betting market reflects that with some great prices on horses competing. The sheer magnitude of this event and its links historically with betting allow it to be a huge chance for people to place some money and bookie bash some profits.
A close second to the Royal Ascot in terms of Britishness is the Wimbledon Tennis tournament. Held in London this event includes all things British. From strawberries and cream to pimms refreshments. The tournaments last over 2 weeks in British summertime and draw large crowds to the Centre Court every year. It also attracts top tennis stars from all over the world to this historic event, which is arguably the greatest in the sport. For betting fans Wimbeldon can be a glorious chance to rack up the profit. With huge amounts of games, a massive following from the British public and all the stars there the betting companies create free bets and promotions throughout. On top of these promotions, there are plenty of chances to stick normal bets on the tournament and with tennis being a good sport to bet on with regards to likelihood or market selection, Wimbledon is a perfect betting opportunity.
One of the biggest horse races in the country, the Grand National may not be as popular year round or as prestigious as the Royal Ascot, but this race is one of a kind. A sporting event like no other, this race draws everyone into it. From families on sofas, offices in sweepstakes and those lucky enough to attend the racetrack in Aintree, this racing event is huge. It has increasingly over the years turned into a cultural phenomenon and as such the betting companies have tended to the people's needs by offering great betting options. On top of the promotions the national is a huge race with 16 competitors over the 30 fence race. Sure to be a blistering and thrilling event the outsiders always have a chance of upset in the Grand National. This unpredictability is one of its greatest attributes and aids the betting on this event as you really can get bang for your buck in this event.
Away from one time events, the Champions League is a great way for football fans to sort themselves out with coupons and accumulators every second week during the group stages of the event. With many an upset to be had and a huge roster of teams there is ample opportunity to watch footballings best teams pitted against each other battle it out. The high calibre of this competition along with football's immense betting market make this a great event to rack up some profits and easily edge its way onto this list of the biggest UK betting opportunities.