Betting on entertainment is very popular among those who want to enjoy the thrill of betting but are not that much into sports. Entertainment covers a wide range of betting markets, including celebrity gossip, politics, TV shows and movies, reality shows, WWE and famous award ceremonies such as Oscars and Grammys.
You don’t care much about Premier League, but you think you can predict who will win the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress or the Grammy for the song of the year? Dancing with Stars is even more fun to watch when you are betting on your favourite, and the Game of Thrones finale can be made even more intense if it can also bring you a nice amount of cash? If you are the kind of person that relishes the excitement of gambling, but sports betting is simply not your cup of tea, entertainment betting might be just for you! It’s a perfect way to make your viewing experience even more fun.
The variety of options you have for entertainment betting online is huge, and in this article, we give you a short beginners guide on how to do it.
First, you will need to choose a reliable betting website. Make sure that the website has a recognized gambling licence, good reviews from independent sources and of course, options for betting on entertainment. These are usually classified within the sports betting section, under the rubric TV/Specials. You might also want to check out bonuses and promotions, they are a great way to try out the online casino/bookmaker without having to risk real money. Study the terms and conditions carefully, especially if you want to use bonuses.
After choosing an online gambling website, you will be asked to register. The procedure is usually very simple and only requires you to fill out basic personal information as well as information on the payment method of your choice (e.g. your card number). You will also be required to make a small deposit.
Next, choose your category and you betting market. For example, if you chose to bet on Game of Thrones, you will get the list of all the betting markets (various betting options) on offer. For example, you can bet on who will rule the Seven Kingdoms at the end of the final season. There will be a list of characters displayed together with betting odds next to every name. By studying these odds, you can see what betting experts and analysts think is the most probable outcome. These odds differ depending on the bookmaker, so it is worth visiting several bookmakers to compare the odds. For example, William Hill currently favours Bran Stark over Daenerys Targaryen and John Snow, offering 1.83 odds for Bran and 5.0 for the latter two. The Night King is also high on the list with odds currently at 9.0.
It is very easy to calculate your potential winnings based on decimal odds. You simply multiply your stake by the decimal odds and you will get your estimated returns. Usually, the bookmaker does the calculation for you before you confirm your bets.
Finally, place your bet by creating you bet slip: type your stake in the appropriate box and click on the “place bet” button.