The Return of Sports Events and How They Will Affect Sports Betting Sites
It seems like ages ago since we were last able to sit down and enjoy our favourite sports. Sometime in March most and eventually all local and international sporting events were paused or cancelled until next year. Worldwide sporting competitions which happen every few years such as the 2020 summer Olympics in Japan were delayed until 2021. This of course is due to the ongoing Corona virus epidemic. The lack of sporting events hasn’t only affected fans, the impact can be felt in many different sectors including online sports betting sites.
It was recently announced some sports would be returning this summer. Many fans are passionately waiting for their local sports team to get back to action. So how will this affect online sports betting? What can sport loving gamblers look forward to for the rest of 2020? Read on to find out more.
The current status of sports betting
Since the cancellation of all sports and leagues and events these sites have had to come up with creative ways to stay relevant and keep their players coming back for more. One of the ways these sites have adapted over the last few months was by making a shift to e-sports. E-sports have increased in popularity over the last few years and are now considered a legitimate form of sports competitions. Sports games, like EA’s FIFA and the NBA 2K series. Fighting games like Tekken and Mortal Kombat. Or even shooter games like Fortnite or Overwatch have taken the world by storm. In 2019 at the Fortnite world championships the grand prize winner was awarded a prize of $3,000,000.
Another way these sites have adapted is by pushing their side games including slot and other popular casino table games. Now that sports are set to make a comeback these sites will now be able to resume their main activity. Taking bets on sports from around the world.
Although many sports leagues and events are set to come back in August fans should expect some big changes. For starters fans will not be able to attend games or events and see them live. Teams who are used to playing for sold out arenas and stadiums will now need to play for everyone watching at home. Some events may allow a limited number of fans however social distancing and other forms of protection from the Corona virus will need to be implemented. Sports betting sites are now preparing for the eventual return of sports. We’re sure many of these sites will offer exciting bonuses and promotions in celebration of the return of sports.
Nothing set in stone
Although many sports are planning to make a comeback in the coming months it’s important to remember that things can change in these uncertain times, we live in. As most of us know the Australian Football League was originally scheduled to make a return on June 11 however that ended up being rescheduled due to the current situation.
As we eagerly await to see how things play out, we’ll keep our fingers crossed in hopes our favourite teams can get back to doing what they do best. Win games and entertain us fans.