US Sports Betting Opportunities for UK Fans

By  //  June 28, 2020

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Sports betting is getting back into top gear around the globe following the enforced shutdown of sporting events in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Sports betting is getting back into top gear around the globe following the enforced shutdown of sporting events in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. 

For many in the UK, the return of horse racing and football has been very welcome; but as sport across the world re-emerges from hiatus there’s plenty to look forward to with a whole host of exciting sports events upcoming for bettors to take an interest in. 

With these and other big sports betting events coming to the fore, online bookmakers will be keen to entice new customers with an array of lucrative new account free bet promotions.

Deciding on the right bookmaker can be a difficult choice but there’s help at hand with websites such as free bets.com doing all the legwork, collating the bookmakers’ sign up offers as well as delivering some key information and reviews to help new customers make an informed choice of new bookmaker.

These sites are incredibly popular in the lead up to big sporting events and here’s just three big US sporting events that are sure to be popular with UK bettors.

US Masters Golf

Rescheduled from its usual spot in early April, the famous Green Jacket tournament will go ahead at Augusta National in November and Tiger Woods will again be a popular choice.

Woods won a fifth US Masters title in 2019, capping a sensational comeback having largely been written off due to a loss of form following a spate of injuries.

Supporters of Tiger Woods to land a sixth Green Jacket can bet their hero at odds of around 14/1 to win at Augusta; but there will be plenty of competition with eyes on the prize including the current world number one Rory McIlroy who is the bookmakers’ favourite at around the 15/2 mark to collect a first US Master win.

Fellow Europeans Justin Rose and Jon Rahm will also be popular golf bets at 22/1 and 14/1 respectively; while the pick of the home players outside of Tiger Woods looks to be Justin Thomas at 12/1. 

The Return of the NFL

The new NFL season will kick off in September with the Houston Texans taking on reigning Superbowl Champions the Kansas City Chiefs who top the Super Bowl betting odds for the 2020/21 season at around the 6/1 mark.

The Chiefs beat the San Francisco 49ers to land the Heisman Trophy and the vanquished 49ers trade at around 8/1 at the time of writing. Other popular picks are likely to be the Seattle Seahawks (20/1), New England Patriots (25/1) and Dallas Cowboys (16/1).

The 2020/21 season will see the Superbowl head to Florida and the Raymond James Stadium in early February.

Breeders’ Cup Festival

The top-class two-day horse racing festival heads to Kentucky in 2020 and Keeneland will be the venue for an unmissable weekend of equine action featuring the best of the best of the United States’ horses as they lock horns with some top performers from afar including the UK and Europe. 

Legendary Irish trainer Aidan O’Brien enjoys success at the Breeders’ Cup Festival and the Ballydoyle maestro is sure to have another strong hand to play come the November spectacle.

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