Well, known betting operator, Vbet has provided a very interesting solution as an attempt to survive during these times by offering the odds based on the statistical predictions for Covid-19. They certainly know how to attract attention and are not scared to offend society.
Some examples of the odds market which they’ve linked to the pandemic are:
- “Тhe end of the COVID-19 pandemic will be announced by WHO before 01/01/2021” to bet at 1.50;
- “The creation of vaccine against Covid-19 will be announced by WHO before 31.12.2020?” with odds for Yes at 1.22;
- “the end of the COVID-19 pandemic will be announced by WHO before 01/01/2021” to bet at 1.47.
Bets are also being offered on the dates of when the English Premier League will resume. If before 01.06.2020 you could bet at 3.20, while bookies are less confident on the restart of the Italian Serie A; before 1st of June the odds are at 5.70.
Definitely to catch the market is which will be the “First player to score in an official match” until 01.06.2020. Salah (1.60) or Mbappe (2.50).
Other interesting market offered is “Cristiano Ronaldo to score in first official match” with Yes at 1.70, No at 2.20, and the next match will be Bologna-Juventus. I would bet Yes on this one based on Cristiano Ronaldo’s score streaks this season.
Bookmakers are offering an intriguing market for NBA too with “Who will score more points in first official NBA match” with LeBron James (La Lakers) at 1.85 or James Harden (houston Rockets) at 1.85. Those markets are called Novelty Bet and definetely make a marketing noise, but could bookmakers stem the vertical collapse of revenues too?