You might think that sportbooks across America are twiddling their collective thumbs while waiting for the return of NBA (odds), NHL (odds) and MLB (odds), but what fun would that be? Instead, creative minds have combed the world and world wide web for events that bored sports bettors can wager on until our beloved leagues grow a pair. TopBet has led the charge in this capacity, and today we’re taking a look at some of the stranger things in sports (sort of) that you can bet on during this very strange moment in time.
4 Strange “Almost Sports” Events You Can Bet On Until the Return of Professional Leagues in 2020
Jelle’s Marble Runs is a marble racing “league” that designs events around Olympic sports and auto racing concepts. The events run on YouTube (where else?) and heading into April 2020 the channel has well over 736,000 subscribers and an excess of 57 million views and counting. Marbula 1 is a recent addition to the leagues series of events. Inspired by Formula 1, the tournament features teams from the Marble League. We’re not going to describe this wacky thing any further, so just check the video here:
Next Event Date: March 29, 2020
Betting Line: View Marble Racing Betting Odds
CounterStrike Global Offensive
For the uninitiated, CounterStrike Global Offensive (or CS:GO by those in the know) is a first-person shooter video game. Before you (as a core sports bettor) scoff at the sportsbook offering actionable odds on such a thing, please consider that half of the nation is in isolation at home – so at the moment, professional eGaming leagues are sports! What make this so great to bet on, is that there are numerous CS:GO events on the docket as we speak, which you will find by visiting the event betting line links below.
- CS:GO Flashpoint Betting Odds (until March 29)
- CS:GO ESL Pro League Season 11 Betting Odds (until April 3)
- CS:GO eFire Master League Season 1 Betting Odds (until March 28)
- View up and coming eSports odds
League of Legends
LOL is another eSports sportbook offering that may make you “lol” but it’s no laughing matter when there’s money to be made. Like CS:GO there a great lineup of Vegas-endorsed events to bet on as pro-players enter an online battle arena. Just click the links below to get started.
- League of Legends LEC Spring Betting Odds (until March 28)
- League of Legends LEC Betting Odds (until March 29)
- League of Legends VCS Betting Odds (until March 29)
- View up and coming eSports odds
NASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series
This series is the most legit of them all because it features real NASCAR drivers operating the most advanced auto racing simulator in the world – iRacing – all from their comforts of home in their professionally installed consoles. We’re talking Dale Earnhardt Jr., Denny Hamlin, Kurt and Kyle Busch, Jimmie Johnson, Clint Bowyer, Alex Bowman, Joey Logano, and more. We have already provided an in-depth betting preview complete with the entire racing schedule for the season ahead. View our NASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational betting guide here.
When: Every Sunday through the NASCAR Cup Series season, at 2:00 PM ET
Live Broadcast: Fox Sports 1
Stay tuned as TopBet sportsbook adds other wild and wacky events to bet on until our world returns to some semblance of normal, whatever that will look like.
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