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The Winter Olympics is a sports wagering fans dream come true as Olympic sports betting offers more diverse betting options and lines than any other sporting event on the planet. This year’s rendition should give Olympic sportsbook wagering fans the perfect opportunity to bet on such a grandiose international event.

Olympic sports betting will either be geared towards the Summer or Winter Olympics. The Summer Olympics include events like swimming, baseball, archery and the sort while the Winter Olympics involve sports like curling, hockey, and skiing.

This year, bettors will be able to wager on the 2018 Winter Olympics held in PyeongChang, South Korea. The event will be taken place from the 9th to the 25th of February.

The upcoming Olympic sportsbook event will be compromised of 102 events across 15 sports. In addition to fan favorites, the Olympics will also be introducing 4 new disciplines in the upcoming PyeongChang event. This includes big air snowboarding – which is replacing parallel slalom, mixed doubles curling, mass start speed skating, and mixed team alpine skiing.

One of the most interesting things regarding the upcoming Winter Olympics is the NHL’s decision to not accommodate their players in order to allow them to compete for their countries. Usually the league institutes a brief hiatus in their season to allow players to go overseas and rep their countries. However, for a multitude of reasons, the NHL has refrained from doing so. This should create some interesting Olympic sportsbook lines for the hockey events.

The best part of Olympic online betting is the variety of lines it offers. From action covering hockey teams, to lines for bobsleigh and figure skating, there is something for someone from every wake of life. Alpine skiing, biathlon, and cross-country skiing are some of the other popular options. Sign up today in order to prepare for the exciting Olympic betting season that is fast approaching.

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LA’s hosting Olympic Games betting odds slim and none

March 3, 2017 Olympic Games

The City of Angels’ Olympic Games betting odds of hosting the 2024 Summer Games have taken a blow following president Trump’s Alhambra Decree, err, executive...

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Odds of Success for US Women’s Olympic Golf

August 12, 2016 Olympic Games

US Women’s Olympic Golf OddsSports betting fans get a little treat every four years when the quadrennial Games of the Olympiad are held giving sportsbook users the ability to bet on Olympic events. While most athletes compete in tournaments around the year there is something entirely different about representing your country on an international stage. Some might argue that the stakes are raised as athletes are playing out of patriotism, not monetary compensation.

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Andy Murray Favorite at Olympics as Federer Pulls Out

July 28, 2016 Olympic Games

Andy Murray favorite at 2016 Olympics Scottish Andy Murray has to believe that his Olympics betting odds have taken a turn for the better now that Swiss Roger Federer has pulled a Tiger Woods and announced he will miss the Rio Olympics – along with the remainder of the 2016 season – in order to properly and extensively rehab his torn meniscus following surgery earlier in the year. Federer’s absence should leave Murray sitting in the catbird seat as the Scotsman looks to win a second gold medal. As fans of Olympics betting might remember, and as fate would have it, Murray defeated Federer of all people in the finals of the men's singles tennis tournament at the 2012 Olympic Games in London.

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What Rio Summer Olympics might be like without Russia

July 20, 2016 Olympic Games, Sports Betting

2016 Rio Summer Olympics If Russian athletes were to be banned from the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Summer Olympic games – as the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has suggested – that would considerably chance the landscape of the competition, including and not limited to sports betting. WADA has called for the ban as a result of a 103-page report from Canadian law professor Richard McLaren, who found evidence of systematic, state-supported cheating by Russia's athletes during the Sochi Winter Olympics. How would the Games be affected if the  International Olympic Committee heeded WADA’s recommendation? Let’s imagine an alternate reality in which Russia did not attend the 2012 London Olympics.

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Star-less USA Basketball Team Favorites at Rio

July 19, 2016 Olympic Games

No Stars, No Problem! USA Basketball Dream Team favorites at Rio! Rio Olympics betting is right around the corner and Team USA composed of the some of the greatest NBA players opened camp yesterday in Las Vegas and is headed to some exhibition games before the Olympics. Kevin Durant made headlines for his decision and consequently will have all eyes on him during this process with the Olympic Team. He is the face of the roster and will most likely be the most valuable player as there will be no Steph Curry and no Lebron James this time.  If you are a fan of basketball and you want to bet on the Olympics you need to keep an eye on KD and his international style of play. This is set to be the summer of Kevin Durant.  It’s a nice opportunity for him to get comfortable in the court with fellow Warriors Klay Thompson and Draymond Green. 

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The NBA in Rio goes beyond the U.S.A. Basketball Team

July 1, 2016 Olympic Games

U.S.A. basketball teamThe United States men's Olympic basketball team is as usual the online betting favorite to win the gold medal in the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games. Ever since NBA players first became eligible to play in Olympic basketball in Barcelona 1992 (the original, and to many, the only Dream Team), the US has won the Olympic tournament five out of six times – only coming up short in Athens 2004 where they won the bronze and Argentina won the gold. Most recently, American basketball prevailed in London 2012 with a team that included LeBron James, Russell Westbrook, Kobe Bryant, Andre Iguodala, and Kevil Love – all of whom will be absent this time around.

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