Some Jamaicans have flown to participate in the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London, but you need not do any such thing. The Olympics come to you, and leading sportsbooks online feature Olympics Specials on their sites, open for betting, like right now!
While other sports events continue to take place – and odds are still listed at 888sport for greyhounds, horse racing and football – the Summer Olympics Games are front and center. Still at 888sport, visitors can easily find the sports markets from the Olympics – today’s and those for tomorrow – and place bets on winners, losers, scores and ongoing medal counts.
Of course, Jamaica’s favorite is its own – ultra-fast sprinter and world record holder Usain Bolt. The Honourable Bolt will try to add to his 3 Gold Medals from past Olympics, when he runs the 100 m, 200 m, and 4 x 100 m relay.
At William Hill, Bolt is a 1.67 odds favorite in the 100 meters sprint. And guess who is second? It is fellow countryman Yohan Blake, at 2.50.
Betting options other than the Gold Medal winner include:
Podium Finish – bet on an athlete to reach the podium and win any of the three medals
Straight Forecast – who the two frontrunners be? Bolt and Blake? In what order? Will another runner beat one of the two Jamaican phenoms to the top 2?
Similar betting options are available at the 200 meter dash, with the same two Jamaican runners as odds frontrunners. This is getting exciting! Get to William Hill and place a bet on Jamaica to win!