Television betting doesn't seem too new for people around with world. Basically this betting includes placing bets on Reality Show TV programs such as Big Brother; awards in the field of arts such as the Oscar; fluctuations in the financial market and also the most relevant political events.
Despite being from distant sectors, there is a common denominator that must be taken into account by the bettor when generating a ticket in any of them. Never a guess should be given randomly. You must have knowledge about the subject to place a bet. The choice must be made based on information and analysis, not based on sympathy and relying only on luck as an ally.
Taking a Chance on TV Shows
The popularization of so-called Reality Shows has made this format attractive to bookmakers. After all, there are periodic eliminations of participants until a winner is determined. This causes quotations to fluctuate over time and generate market turbulence that is of interest to websites, especially since the mechanism has spread to practically the entire Western world.
There are two programs or franchises that have gained more space on TV and online betting sites. The most popular is Big Brother, who isolates a group of participants in a house and through votes, eliminates them one by one until, in the end, the winner is chosen to receive a massive cash prize.
Another contest, this time artistic, which also has an audience on the small screen and in the bookmakers is the X-Factor, where talents are presented and compete for cash prizes and greater exposure on TV. Betting on TV shows is much popular than others like betting on movies and elections.
In bookmakers, it is possible to place two types of bets from these television contests. The first is punctual, in the short term, about who will be eliminated/chosen of the week. The other is long-term, indicating who will be the winner of the competition. Tracking information is also easy, as practically all entertainment sites cover broadly these TV shows, which have renewed seasons annually.
Oscar always happens at the beginning of the year
At the beginning of each year, the most famous award in world cinema takes place. Oscar statuettes are distributed in the United States to a number of categories. The main ones are the best film, director, actor and actress. But the possibilities of betting extend to supporting actor and actress, foreign film, visual effects, documentary etc.
The best bookmakers open markets in the main categories and prices vary widely. Usually from January, when the nominations are made, the news on the subject heats up and it is possible to get detailed information about the films, including analyzes by film experts who can help to make predictions about the favorites to win.
It is not the only prize in the art field to be part of the bookmakers' menu. There are others like the Grammy, focused on music, and the Golden Globe, but certainly, the Oscar is the most important.
Elections are monitored well in advance
The political monitoring and the opportunity to place bets in elections is not something that can be found in all bookmakers, however in the most complete ones it not only exists but allows tickets to be made in the long term, with enough advance, especially in campaigns by countries that affect global geopolitics, such as the United States.
The stakes for the US presidential election are open before the Democratic and Republican pre-candidates are defined. This allows bettors to speculate on quotes, as they vary according to the launch of new polls and the events that mobilize voters.
However, it is not just the US elections that are targeted by bookmakers. During the period of Brazilian presidential elections, they also appear on the websites' menu, as well as political events in many other countries. To make this type of bet you need to be up to date with the news.
Currencies and exchanges generate bets in the economy sector
Another sector that can also be found in the best bookmakers is the financial sector. In it, companies offer users the possibility of risking a guess saying whether the price of exchanges and currencies will rise or fall during trading hours.
In this case, comparisons are made between currencies such as the US dollar, the euro, the pound sterling, among others. Also accompanied by stock exchanges from various parts of the world, especially New York (Wall Street). To bet on these markets, it is essential to keep up with the world economy.