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Where To Bet Entertainment / TV Shows Online

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Welcome to the Entertainment Betting section of Where To Bet.

There are quite a few sportsbooks that offer the ability to bet on non sporting events; events such as television shows or movies. Depending on the sportsbook it will be listed under a different category; it may be called TV & Novelty Betting or listed as Specials.

There is a wide variety of betting options within this category and I aim to list them here. For example you can bet on the Golden Globes – which movie will win Best Motion Picture or which actor will win Best Actor. Or you can bet on country specific events such as BBC Sports Personality of the Year. You can also bet on television shows such as who will win Britain’s Got Talent or America’s Got Talent, or Dancing on Ice.

You can also bet within a music category such as what the UK Christmas Number One will be. There are even WEATHER related bets you can make such as “Will there be snow on Christmas Day in London”.

You really can bet on everything can’t you? Let’s talk about the best places to bet these entertainment bets:

Where To Bet Entertainment Bets Online:

America: BetOnline is the best place for entertainment bet sfor America. They offer a wide variety of betting props and are always doing new things for new events. For example when Star Wars: Rise of the Skywalker was coming out you could bet if Kylo Ren would die, or if Baby Yoda would make an appearance. You can bet on Jeopardy, bet on the Grammy Awards and so much more. They have the best variety from the sportsbooks that cater to Americans.

However I should also mention Bovada who will come up with some really unique sort of props. For example you could bet there “Which league out of NFL, NBA, NHL and MLB will have the first player paid in Bitcoin?”. They also have general entertainment bets. Both BetOnline and Bovada are great options.

Canada: The biggest catch-all book for entertainment betting is easily BetOnline. They offer an excellent variety of entertainment props from all over the world. However I also want to give special mention to Bodog. They are exclusively Canadian and have a lot of unique bets that you won’t be able to find at other sportsbooks.

Everywhere Else: The best place by far is Bet365 Sportsbook. They have so many bets available for television shows, music etc and will also break it down by country. They’re also one of those sportsbooks that offer unique bets such as ability to bet on the weather. You can bet events such as the Oscars and Golden Globes there, the Australian Triple J Hottest 100, the Italian Amici and so much more.

Where To Make Specific Entertainment Bets:

Academy Awards / Oscars: The Oscars can be quite a dull show at times. I know I only watch it to see the section on who we have lost each year and see who gets the biggest applause etc. However I also will bet on it and it can be quite fun to bet on. In this article I talk about betting on the oscars, the best places to bet on them, and what betting strategies to apply when betting on the academy awards.

BBC Sports Personality of the Year: The BBC Sports Personality of the Year is an award handed out every December and has been going on since the 1950s. In this article I talk about where to bet the BBC Sports Personality of the Year, and what strategies to consider when betting it.

Dancing On Ice: Dancing On Ice is a very popular reality show that has celebrities on to dance with professionals. You can of course bet on this. There are a good variety of Dancing On Ice bets to make and in this article I talk about where to bet on Dancing On Ice.

Golden Globes: A precursor to the Oscars, the Golden Globes are always interesting from a betting perspective. You can bet on both TV shows and movies and there are always quite a few upsets. Some large ones, some small ones. In this article I talk about where to bet the golden globes online.

Love Island: Ah Love Island. A show you either love, or a show you pretend to hate but actually are hooked on it. C’mon we can all admit that can’t we? I complain and groan when my wife puts it in but man do I watch that damn show. Anyway to make it interesting I bet on it and you can too! In this article I cover betting on Love Island.

Strictly Come Dancing: Looking to bet on Strictly Come Dancing? Depending on the sportsbook there are a lot of potential bets to make on it. I talk in this article about the best sportsbooks online to bet Strictly Come Dancing.

UK Christmas Number 1: In this article I cover the UK Christmas #1 betting. It’s an annual tradition in the UK and a big event. I talk about where to bet the UK #1 Single, and also offer strategy as to what to look for when betting it.

X Factor: There are a wide variety of bets you can make on the TV show X Factor. You can bet on who will win outright as well as various other props such as who will get eliminated. In this article I talk about the best sportsbooks to bet X Factor online.

How to Bet Entertainment Props Online

BetOnline: Once you visit the sportsbook, click on “Futures” in the left hand side menu. There you will see a link called “Entertainment”. Click that and you will get a list of all current entertainment bets.

Bovada: The “Entertainment” section can be found by clicking “All Sports (A-Z)” then clicking on “Entertainment”. All of the current bets available are there and you can click any bet to add to your bet slip on the right hand side.

Bodog: Once in the sportsbook, click the “All Sports (A-Z)” link and look for “Entertainment”. It’s all listed under there.

Bet365 Sportsbook: They are listed in the menu under “Specials”. When you click that, a list will come up breaking the bets down by country. Note that along with entertainment bets, there will be political bets in this section as well.

What Entertainment Bets and Props Are There?

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Obviously the most common bets are “who will win”. For an event such as the Best Actor at the Oscars or who will win the UK Christmas #1, you will get to bet on who will win.

However often there is a heavy favourite and depending on the event, you may be able to bet on the runner up. For example for BBC Sports Personality of the Year in 2019, Ben Stokes was the heavy favourite. Some online sportsbooks allowed you to bet on who would win if Ben Stokes wasn’t participating (aka the runner up).

Events such as Strictly Come Dancing will offer the ability to bet on “Top Man”.

The actual props will of course vary depending on the sportsbook.

Common Entertainment Bet Questions:

Can you bet on professional wrestling like WWE?

Yes you can. There is actually a LOT of bets available if you are looking to bet on wrestling. I’ve got that covered in my pro wrestling betting section.

General Entertainment Bets Betting Strategy:

A lot depends on the type of entertainment bet, however one strategy I would advise is listening to the public.

After a TV show has aired like Americas got Talent or Dancing on the Stars, look at the general public sentiment on Twitter, Reddit and forums.

Don’t just go with your own opinion look at what the general public is saying. They are the ones that often matter in situations like this and they are the ones to rely on. Of course they can be real cesspools at times, but it’s worth it if you’re going to be making money from it!

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