Online Betting – Eurovision 2012 Song Contest!
Looking for a unique way to hit the jackpot? Are you good at judging songs and picking talent winners? The 2012 Eurovision song contest is coming up in less than two months. The 57th annual Eurovision Song Contest will be held on May 26, 2012 in Baku, Azerbaijan.
42 countries will participate in this years Eurovision. Two semi-finals will be held on May 22 and May 24. Ten winners from each will make up the finals, which will feature 20 performances from 20 finalists.
The design of the contest is built around the slogan “Light your fire”, inspired by the Azerbaijian nickname of “Land of Fire”. Expect a lot of fire in the performances this year!
Titan Bet and William Hill both offer online gamblers the chance to place bets and win money from Eurovision 2012. Before you bet, take a close look at both. Odds are different on both sites and you want to get your entertainment bets right.
Titan Bet gives Sweden the best odds of winning Eurovision, with 3 to 1 odds. Next comes Russia with 7 to 1 odds, followed by Ireland (10 to 1), Denmark (11 to 1), Norway (12 to 1), Serbia (12 to 1), Italy (13 to 1), United Kingdom (15 to 1), Germany (21 to 1). On the higher end of the odds are Israel (81 to 1), and 11 countries with 101 to 1 odds – Albania, Belgium, Bulgaria, Georgia, Latvia, Malta, Montenegro, Netherlands, Portugal, San Marino and Slovakia.
Sweden is on the top of William Hill’s list as well, with 9 to 4 odds. Next comes Russia with 9/2 odds, Denmark with 10 to 1, United Kingdom with 10 to 1 (much lower than Titan Bet – perhaps the British gambling giant doesn’t want to give the UK embarrassingly high odds). Rounding out the bottom are Montenegro, Bulgaria and Malta with 200 to 1 odds.
If the high paying countries on the bottom of both lists win, a lot of people will be paid out 101 and 200 to 1 odds – a killer jackpot by any standard! Both odds makers agree on the top two likely winners (Sweden and Russia), but the similarities end there.
The best way to bet is to pick one safe bet near the top – Sweden or Russia – to cover the most likely scenario. Then place 2-3 bets on the higher odds. If you think Ireland has a chance, it will pay 16 to 1 on William Hill and 10 to 1 on Titan Bet – give it a go. Finally, pick one or two long shots. A win by Malta will pay you 200 to 1 on William Hill.
Ready, Steady, Bet!