2012 Olympic Games Betting Heats Up
With the 2012 London Olympic Games less than two weeks away, sports betting fans who have waited four long years for the opportunity to bet on their favorite countries and athletes, have started to do just that.
Thanks to the prolific growth of online sportsbooks, sports betting fans all over the world now have a bigger choice than ever in terms of wagering on all manner of events from the ease and comfort of their own homes, including from right here in Canada.
By all reports, Canadian Olympic betting fans are visiting a multitude of popular internet sport betting sites to place their bets on. One such favorite destination is proving to be online gambling powerhouse Bodog, which has posted a slew of 2012 Olympic betting markets, lines and odds.
2012 Olympic Game Betting Lines at Bodog
For instance, 2012 Olympic Game betting lines at Bodog cater for the following sports: Combined Athletics, Field Athletics, Track Athletics, Badminton, Basketball, Cycling, Diving, Field Hockey, Football (Soccer), Handball, Rowing, Swimming, Table Tennis, Tennis, Triathlon, Volleyball and Water Polo.
Plus, Bodog is offering a selection of Olympic Specials, including which country will leave London with the most gold medals. The favorite - as expected - is the United States at 8/13, then China at 6/5, Russia at 50/1 and Great Britain at 66/1. It will be interesting to see what Great Britain will do as the hosts.
Unsurprisingly, one of the most popular Olympics betting lines is the men's 100m. As expected, he fastest man alive, Usain Bolt, has been posted as the overwhelming betting favorite in this big event. For years now, the lanky Jamaican has delivered track-melting times, and is expected to do the same in London.
Here are two of the most popular 2012 London Olympics betting lines at Bodog:
Olympic Men's 100m Winner Betting
Usain Bolt (JAM) - 8/11
Yohan Blake (JAM) - 6/4
Tyson Gay (USA) - 12/1
Justin Gatlin (USA) - 20/1
Asafa Powell (JAM) - 25/1
Ryan Bailey (USA) - 33/1
Christophe Lemaitre (FRA) - 80/1
Churandy Martina (NED) - 100/1
Daniel Bailey (ATB) - 100/1
Jaysuma Saidy Ndure (NOR) - 100/1
Keston Bledman (TRI) - 100/1
gonidzashe Makusha (ZIM) - 100/1
Kim Collins (SKM) - 125/1
Dwain Chambers (GBR) - 150/1
Olympic Women's 100m Winner Betting
Shelly Ann Fraser (JAM) - 11/8
Carmelita Jeter (USA) - 11/5
Veronica Campbell Brown (JAM - )9/2
Allyson Felix (USA) - 8/1
Kelly Ann Baptiste (TRI) - 12/1
Murielle Ahoure (CIV) - 14/1
Blessing Okagbare (NGA) - 16/1
Kerron Stewart (JAM) - 16/1
Tianna Madison (USA) - 16/1
Ivet Lalova (BUL) - 100/1
Olesya Povh (UKR) - 100/1
Abiodun Oyepitan (GBR) - 150/1
Anyika Onuora (GBR) - 150/1