Seven Suggestions For Those Looking For A Bet On Boxing Day
Posted: December 13, 2021
Updated: January 4, 2022
You can always bet on Boxing Day to be jam-packed with all sorts of delicious opportunities for a festive Christmas wager or two.
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Traditionally on the 26th, not Christmas Day itself, the servants would have the day off and their masters would give them gift boxes. Hence we have Boxing Day. As it was a day off for the working masses many activities would coincide with it. That’s why you can always bet on Boxing Day to include a fair bit of sports even today. Of course these days, online sportsbook sites in the UK like Bet365 offer a wide variety of odds to suit all tastes. Here’s some examples.
1. Bet On The King George VI Chase
For those who wish to immerse themselves in as many Christmas traditions as possible, this is a must. Although only around since the thirties this race has become a mainstay of the yuletide calendar. Perhaps because it provides a good excuse not to move much whilst one digests all those chocolates. This year it looks like a close call between Clan des Obeaux on 11/4 and Minella Indo at 10/3. So if you need a good bet on Boxing Day look no further than Kempton.
2. Bet On The EPL
The working classes are famed for their love of football so naturally games were traditionally scheduled for the 26th. They still are, much as managers might complain about the hectic rush of games. So often people in the UK who want to bet on Boxing Day will pick a game (one that’s televised) and have a flutter. Naturally the odds on the EPL are available at all good online betting sites in the UK like Bet365. So it’s easy, quick and you can sit on the sofa for two hours.
3. Bet On The Ashes
The third Test in the series begins on the 26th, by which time England will probably be losing two nil. But what could be more English than a bet on Test Cricket? Especially when England are playing this badly. Will you back the boys and bet on England to pull off a miracle win? Or will you have a sneaky bet on Boxing Day backing the Australians? Online bookies in the UK are offering far shorter odds on Australia, of course, but hope springs eternal, especially at Xmas.
4. Bet On The Winter Olympics
With Christmas spirit comes winter sports. Ski Sunday, those lunatics on Ice. Oh yes, and the Winter Olympics. They’re just around the corner and already there’s fierce speculation. Can the Norwegians continue to dominate? The Germans are not far behind them now. Those who like to bet on winter sports will revel in the opportunities this rivalry presents. At 3/1 to top the medal table the Germans are actually a fabulous bet on Boxing Day, because they just might do it.
5. Bet On The Oscars
Now naturally not everyone wants to bet on sports in the UK. Fortunately, Bet365 offers odds on all sorts of thing. So checking out the Oscars odds might make for a fine bet on Boxing Day. After all, it’s hard not to think of the glitterati over Christmas given how much television we watch. Indeed there is such a wide array of odds on the Oscars available it might take you most of the day to read through the categories. You could even watch the movies concerned beforehand.
6. Bet On The Next Doctor Who
The Doctor Who Christmas Special might not mean much to you, but those of a younger age will rave about it. You may yourself have fond memories of Doctor Who from the 1970s and not find the modern version all that impressive. However it’s almost impossible to ignore the speculation as to who will replace Jodie Whittaker. Your children may have their own opinions, and you may well want to teach them a thing or two. It could prove a very educational bet on Boxing Day.
7. Bet On Boris Johnson Losing His Job
The bookies like Bet365 even cater for the cynical bah-humbug brigade. Rather than indulge in the Christmas spirit these people will find Boris the perfect fodder for their bet on Boxing Day. They look forward to seeing his downfall and are quite prepared to stake cash on when that might happen and who will replace him. Sure, taking advantage of UK gambling laws at Christmas to bet on politics isn’t all that festive. True. But some people aren’t all that festive, are they?
We look at seven suggestions for those people who want a relaxing bet on Boxing Day to help them recover from the previous day’s debauchery.