Usain Bolt and Elaine Thompson, both from Jamaica, dominated the 100 meter finals in the Rio Olympics. Bolt, already the favorite, has some competition from James Gatlin, but he managed to overcome it. Thompson, on the other hand, had a closer match with several other fast runners in the women’s division.
“Unfortunately, Bolt has proven once again that he is at the top of his game. With a time of 9.81 seconds—0.08 seconds faster than Gatlin—he may not have broken records, but it was enough to win the race. The 1.5 odds on him would have paid off if the bet was large enough, though the thrill of being right is enough for some sports bettors.”
BetEast, a prominent name in the Asian sports betting industry, has started an attempt to enter the European market. After opening a UK betting site and sponsoring the Swansea City AFC, it has opened a pan-European site with help from Ultraplay.
“With a license from the Curacao Gaming Authority, the site will accept all major payment methods including Bitcoin. Using the UltraPlay platform, the site will have the largest and most accurate coverage of the sports betting market. This will give potential gamblers a lot of betting options, which is important when they are placing wagers on existing sporting events.”
The Dota 2 International is over and an unlikely victor stands on top. Wings Gaming managed to soar up in the ranking, beating top-ranked favorites to clinch the prize. The end was a stunning match between them and Digital Chaos.
“Wings Gaming, which was favored to win the finals in the Upper Bracket against Evil Geniuses, secured a spot in the grand finals against the team it beat during the first match. Digital Chaos, meanwhile, made do with the challenges in the Lower Bracket and faced off with Evil Geniuses to snatch the ticket to the grand finals.”
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FanDuel and DrafKings, the two biggest names in daily fantasy sports, have decided to expand with season-long offerings. This move is hoped to attract more players with a friendlier atmosphere and the ability to compete only with friends.
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