Is Betting In The Future Of Open Water Swimming?

Is Betting In The Future Of Open Water Swimming?

A public online betting site is marketing its services for the 2011 World Swimming Championships. “[This event] presents a unique opportunity for sports betting fans to make some good betting predictions and knowledge of previous results, standings, dates and fixtures is a definite advantage.

At this point in the live 2011 World Championships betting campaign, winning or losing big money all depends on knowing which swimmers and divers are in good recent form

The site predicts that “betting on events such as swimming, diving, water polo, synchronized swimming and open water swimming will be most popular. Swimming enthusiasts can choose all kinds of 2011 World Championships betting options in these events…even U.K.-based online bookmakers will offers odds, free bets, and predictions to the fixtures schedule in order to drum up some action during these highlights.”

It will be interesting to see if the world of ‘amateur’ swimming attracts many bettors and online betting sites in the future, especially since pool swimming was the most popular sport discipline at the 2008 Beijing Olympics based on global television viewership.

With the unpredictability of open water swimming, it would be significantly more difficult to accurately predict winners in oceans and lakes compared to the chlorinated pools of the aquatic world.

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Steven Munatones