Gearing Up for Entertainment Events

Published January 4, 2007 by OCR Editor

Gearing Up for Entertainment Events

Online casinos offer more than games. Poker, baccarat, slots and all the familiar games, in all their more or less familiar versions, are a central but not sole part.

The gambling venues offer other ways to pass the time, have fun and profit from successful betting. They do so by offering bets on the most popular and interesting forms of entertainment. Celebrity lives and other news from around the world of entertainment are bet on daily by millions of gamblers at the sites. Sports events are perhaps the most prominent of them all.

A new year and a new calendar, and a new sports season is on its way. In tennis, for example, the first of the four Grand Slam competitions is about to begin. The two week competition will begin on January 15, but the sites that focus on entertainment events, sports betting in particular, are already up and running. In Melbourne, where the sun is shining and the summer is at its peak, the crowds await the tennis players to take the court. All over the world, in cold climates and warm, the gambling crowds await the same thing to happen.

Will Roger Federer, the Swiss tennis genius, win again on the hard courts of Melbourne? This is not just an innocent question. When talking about mere entertainment it is, but that is not the case when talking about entertainment betting. Entering 2007 and entering the Australian Open, Federer is the favorite to win his 10th Grand Slam title. The 2004 and 2006 Champion is a 2-5 favorite in the bets.

To remain on the topic, this particular tennis competition works in a similar way to other entertainment events that are bet on around the gambling world. Federer, who had a brilliant year in 2006, is ahead of the No. 2 seed Rafael Nadal who is a 13-2 favorite to win. Following them are Andy Roddick at 10-1 and Marat Safin at 20-1. Betting, as well as following the tournament, is bound to be as entertaining as any online casino activity.

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