Entertainment and Reality TV Betting Guide
The biggest up and coming force in betting these days is reality TV betting. Shows like Big Brother initiated this betting phenomenon and since then the craze has been enhanced by the likes of I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here, Dancing on Ice and Strictly Come Dancing – all of which are very popular betting mediums. However the biggest one of them all is X-factor which has millions of pounds gambled on it annually.
These markets are all listed under the novelty or specials betting tab with bookmakers of which there are many. As well as reality TV betting there is also markets on awards ceremonies such as the BRIT awards, Sports Personality of the Year, Turner Prize and the Oscars among other prestigious awards. Around Christmas there’s also specials betting on things like snow on Xmas day and most popular TV shows.
But reality TV is where the baulk of this betting is done. Bookmakers naturally have a huge captive audience with the popularity of these shows on TV and betting markets are often offered on the outright winner as well as the next eviction which can often be a very lively market. Top male and female markets are usually offered too not to mention individual special markets on the contestants. In the singing and dancing contests there are often markets regarding the judges too.
Specials betting is becoming more and more popular and the reason for that is there’s a specials market that will appeal to everybody but as far as bookmakers and punting is concerned in this subject, they can’t wait for September to come along for the beginning of Strictly and X-factor.