Betting at the World Cup was huge this summer. When you have an event that’s on the scale of the World Cup there’s always going to be a lot of money wagered on bets. There was no limit to the kind of bets you could place either. In fact, there were some crazy bets around, some of which saw people win great money on tiny odds.
There’s a range of betting sites around that you can choose from, so many that it can be hard to choose which one to create an account with. This can make it tough when you are looking to find decent bets to place because you end up spending so much time looking for a great bet. However, there are some websites that will help you find the best bets available.
People bet on things like who the winners of each group would be, the runners up in each group, top goal scorer of the tournament and of each group. As if that wasn’t enough, other gambling sites like Euro Palace Casino offered plenty of football-themed games and slot machines for the tournament.
The kind of bets you could place were almost endless and there was no shortage of great bets around. Some of the odds that were offered were downright crazy.
For example, Honduras had odds of 4000/1 on Bet 365. Sadly, they didn’t go on to win it, so no-one got the potential payout there! There were some more reasonable bets for group winners like the Netherlands, which paid 4/11 on Bet Fred. There was a great one offered on Coral where Karim Benzema of France was paying odds of 9/4 to score in any game that France wins. Since he scored in France’s wins against both Honduras and Switzerland, there’ll be some very happy people out there.
There were also some great match specials offered on the same website. For example, Mario Balotelli was offered odds of 11/4 to be first goal scorer against Costa Rica. That seemed like a pretty good wager to make when you consider his goal scoring prowess – though since Italy lost that match 0-1, maybe not.
Of course, there was no bigger World Cup shock than Brazil’s crushing 7-1 Semi-Final loss against Germany. Apparently at least 8 people correctly bet on that precise score, with some bookies offering odds as great as 999/1. One Essex gambler bet £5, and walked away with £2505!
Written by Gareth Monet.