The British invented many sports. And they also like to argue. No wonder that the internet betting in United Kingdom is a very popular form of gambling.
With Summer Olympics in progress, top British bookmakers such as Bet365 offer a variety of bets on Olympic events and these include betting on whether Britain will finish in the top three in the medal count.
This is as large a hope as that of seeing Andy Murray winning the Wimbledon. In Beijing, Britain surprised itself by winning 47 medals and finishing fourth behind USA, China, and Russia. Now, British Olympic news hope that UK will finish third behind Chinese and Americans this year.
This is a grandiose aspiration. After all, Russians won 73 medals in 2008, which is 26 more than the British. But, Britons are great optimists. After all, the 2012 Summer Olympics are on a British soil. However, so far, the reality is harsh. Based on the latest medal count, Britain is placed as no. 20 with 3 medals (1 silver and 2 bronze).
This isn’t much in comparison to 17 medals China and USA have gotten so far. France, in the third place, has already won 7 medals. Thus, the Brits have a long way to go. And the gap is getting wider.
Those punters believing the British athletes will start winning can place a bet on that with one of the top online sportsbooks that offer Olympic sports betting. We hope that you enjoy the Olympics and that your bets pay off.
After all, British gambling laws are very friendly when it comes to sports betting.