Christmas Novelty Betting Markets


Christmas Novelty Betting Markets


While betting may not take centre stage at Christmas, there are plenty of special ways to get involved if you would like to place a bet on something to happen at Christmas. These are called novelty markets, specifically created for Christmas, if people are looking for a fun bet. On top of that, there are traditional sports events that take place in the USA every Christmas Day.

Christmas Novelty Betting

When people think of Christmas betting, there are four things that spring to mind that bookmakers offer.

The most common is of course will it snow on Christmas Day? This is done differently now, using airports as venues for snow, and having snow is classed as simply one snowflake landing on the floor. If you want to get involved with this, you can try and work out the forecast, or simply bet on snow at your local airport, if you want to see it at home.

Another popular option is the most watched TV program on Christmas Day, which is judged by the number of people who watch live. Top of the market is usually the Queen’s Christmas speech, though look out for specials from other TV programs that will try and challenge later in the evening when more people are turning their TV’s back on.

The all-important Christmas number one spot is up for grabs every year

While the music charts do not have the same kind of impact on life as they did in the 90s, they do still play a part, combining radio plays with downloads and purchases. The all-important Christmas number one spot is up for grabs every year, with a combination or regular artists and novelty acts trying to grab the spot that everyone wants during the year.

Lastly, the Queen plays an important part in Christmas celebrations with her speech on TV. She also attends church on Christmas morning, and this leads to a betting market. In the same way that people bet on what colour the Queen will wear at Royal Ascot, you can bet on what colour she will wear during her festive church visit.

There are a long list of different novelty betting markets available for Christmas, for those who are interesting in something completely different than what we are used to during the other weeks of the year.

Sport on Christmas Day

It’s not just all about novelty bets at Christmas, there is sport that takes place over in the USA that fans can enjoy if they wish. The NFL has two games on Christmas day traditionally, this year we have the Browns @ Packers up first at 9:30pm GMT followed by Colts @ Cardinals later at 1:15am GMT on Boxing Day.

The NBA is also in action on Christmas Day, with five games scheduled to take place. The first of those comes at 5pm GMT, with the New York Knicks hosting the Atlanta Hawks, while the Milwaukee Bucks host the Boston Celtics at 7:30pm GMT, two UK friendly start times for those looking to watch some sport on Christmas Day.


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