With most of the sporting events throughout the entire world still on hiatus, it has come to this – bettors are more and more willing to take any action available. Today we will take a look at some of the sports betting events you can wager on at the online sportsbooks for the week ending on May 3rd. Although we must warn you early on, the pickin’s are still quite slim.
We start with the lone horse racing event of the week – a Group 1 action this weekend at the Oaklawn Park, hosting a split Arkansas Derby and available for betting at most sportsbooks, even those not traditionally focusing on horse racing. This split race serves as eligibility for the Kentucky Derby, which alone would’ve drawn plenty of interest, but coupling with the current corona virus quarantine, there would be some serious action over the weekend on these two $500,000 purse events.
If you are not much into horse racing, sadly there isn’t much else going on at the sportsbooks. Soccer in Belarus continues to be the one and only league in Europe to play over the weekend. There is some opportunity for bettors to record some small gains, with the country’s top soccer team, Bate Borisov, playing a Cup game this Wednesday, so that seems like a sure bet, if there is any. The rest of the soccer games will trail into Sunday, May 3rd.
If you are really itching to hit the sportsbook, there are some darts tournaments in Europe this week, basketball is back in China, as well as some table tennis in Ukraine. Most sportsbooks will definitely offer bets on those, although for most people unfamiliar with them, it would likely be a coin toss; might as well play some slots instead. E-sports remain popular with bettors during the pandemic, and there are tournaments for League of Legends, CS:GO, and DOTA2.