The Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games take place from February 4th to 20th and leading sports betting platform, Digitain, is expecting to process record numbers of bets on this exciting event, across their partner network of over 150 operators.
The previous Winter Olympics, held in South Korea in 2018, generated a record number of bets taken via the Digitain platform for the event, and the company’s trading team expects this year’s Beijing Games to easily surpass those numbers, for both bets struck, and total stakes accepted.
In 2018, the three most popular Olympic sports for betting across the Digitain network contained a surprise. Who knew that curling was so popular for betting? Digitain’s Top 3 Olympic sports for betting in 2018 were ice hockey, biathlon and curling, and the top single event was the Men’s Ice Hockey Final between Russia and Germany, which was won by Russia.
Zohrab Karapetyan, Digitain’s Sportsbook Product Manager stated, “We are looking forward to this year’s Winter Olympics which promises to be the busiest yet for betting. We are anticipating record numbers of customers playing across our network of partners, and we have an excellent and extended range of betting options for them to choose from. In fact, we have added eight new winter sports to our betting roster, namely bobsleigh, Nordic combined, the luge, the skeleton, snowboarding, speed skating, short track speed skating and freestyle skiing, in order to generate more interest. This means that for the first time, and probably unique to our industry, we will be providing odds on every single Winter Olympic sport.”