Sports betting and legal gambling have been a hot topic in the States for a while now. The headlines are coloured continuously in flavours of how much which states have generated in revenue from sports betting and why which state is slow in moving forward. Mind-boggling numbers are printed, and it is often hard to fathom the amounts of money which is generated through this activity. Something which is even more mind-boggling than that is the extraordinary and bizarre topics on which people can place their legal wagers.
Betting on UFO’s
The possibility of life beyond earth has always been an intriguing question to many — the theme of silver screen scripts and blockbuster movies and now a moneymaking machine for bookmakers too. Punters can place their bets on when they think extra-terrestrial life will be found or when will they revisit earth. Even though the thought that we are not alone might still be a laughing matter to many, the people who are doing the hysterical laughter, are the bookmakers who have discovered a great source of income.
If the idea of betting on UFO’s were considered to be ludicrous, then wait for this. Plenty of forecasts have been made throughout history regarding when the earth will finally come to an end. This will happen according to conspiracy theorists when Planet X bashes into the soil and crush us with brutal force.
Punters can place their bets on which country on earth will receive the most significant impact when this happens. Currently, Australia is at the top of the ranking with 17/10 with the United Stated following in pursuit at 10/3. Before rushing off to your nearest bookmaker to place your wager, it might be advisable to arrange an alternative planet for future accommodation to be able to spend your winnings at, since the one you call home has just been obliterated.
Wagering on Death
A slightly sick, but accurate betting market opened up in Taiwan. You can place your bet on the life expectancy of sick people in the hospital. The odds are as following if the person dies within a month the bookmaker is at the winning end, but if the patient survives anything from more than a month up to six, punters will be entitled to three times the amount of the bet they placed.
Betting Can Be Done on Almost Everything
When the imagination has no limitations, wagers can be based on almost everything as long as that you can find a bookmaker willing to take you on. Some of the favourites over recent times are which political candidates will win, which movies will win Oscars, what Kanye and Kim’s future baby names would be and who the next Pope would be. An event of recent history which had the bookmakers running wild was the latest Royal Wedding. Wagers have been placed on whether Harry and Meghan will tie the knot and if so, whether he will be re-casted as Mike Ross in Suits. Once again, imagination has no limitations.