The betting industry experienced a hit during the early COVID-19 months, as did just about every other on a worldwide scale. While the pandemic hasn’t slowed, the world is beginning to cope and betting is more or less back to normal with sports and various events back in full swing, albeit mostly without fans in attendance.
While that remained near impossible for a while, online casinos presented folks with an outlet. Casino games have been available online for quite some time but the improvements are constant and mobile integration can be counted as such. Players don’t need access to a computer as most of the major online casinos have mobile apps, both for Android and iOS devices.
Most, if not all, betting sites also have their own apps and, in an effort to attract new customers, offer welcome offers and certain freebies. Gentingbet’s new sign up offer allows new bettors and players a bit of wiggle room to get their activities underway with up £40 in free bets and 40 free spins.
Gentingbet is one of the more popular bookmakers in the UK and they promote easy, risk-free welcome bonuses with a site that is quite easy to find one’s way around. Their mobile app is just as easy to navigate. Additionally, punters can claim a £10 free bet if they aren’t successful on their first bet.
Back to the sporting side of things, the major leagues both in the US and Europe have returned to action, either starting off new campaigns or picking up from where they left off before the worldwide crisis. European football leagues were able to complete their seasons and have started new ones following a short break. In the US, the NFL has started a fresh term while the NBA is still looking to complete the 2019/20 season, with just three teams now vying for the title.
Over in England, Manchester City’s the bookies’ favorite to win the Premier League title at 4/5 after watching Liverpool dethrone them last season. Liverpool, the current holders are 13/8 while free-spending Chelsea is next up at 14/1 following the acquisition of several high-profile talents including Timo Werner, Kai Havertz, Hakim Ziyech and Thiago Silva.
Meanwhile, Manchester United’s 28/1, Arsenal has been attached to odds of 33/1 and Tottenham Hotspur 16/1.
Italy’s Serie A is also off the ground. Juventus is the obvious favorite for the Scudetto at 5/6 while Internazionale is currently 2/1. Atalanta’s prospects also look a bit brighter nowadays and they’re 12/1 but Napoli is thought to have a better shot at breaking Juve’s stranglehold at 10/1. AC Milan’s 16/1 on the back of several disappointing campaigns while Lazio is 25/1 for league glory.
Like Juventus, Bayern Munich has been dominating their domestic tier in Germany for a number of years and are the overwhelming favorites for the league title at 9/1 with the bookmakers. Borussia Dortmund, a team always thought to have a chance to usurp after winning back-to-back Bundesliga titles in 2011 and 2012, is 5/1. RB Leipzig is much farther away at 20/1 while Bayer Leverkusen’s deemed to have a 66/1 chance after losing Havertz to Chelsea.
Spain’s Primera Liga could have had a very different look about it after Lionel Messi asked to leave Barcelona but the Argentinian goal machine made a u-turn on his decision, as he’s known to do, and will stay put for the foreseeable future. His friend Luis Suarez, though, recently completed a transfer to rivals Atletico Madrid. Real Madrid is the favorite to top La Liga again with Zinedine Zidane at the helm again. Los Blancos won last season’s league title on the back of the Frenchman’s return and they’re 5/6 to win successive trophies.
Barca’s 11/8 at the moment and Atletico, who will be stronger for their Suarez acquisition, is 8/1. Sevilla is in behind at 22/1 and fans hopeful Villarreal could nick the title could grab a 100/1 bet.
Europe’s other top League, France’s Ligue 1, is quite like Germany’s and Italy’s in that one team has been winning the league title for years. Paris Saint-Germain is the 1/7 favorite as they should be, given they have both Neymar and Kylian Mbappe in attack. The French outfit reached the Champions League final back in August but was ousted by Bayern in a 1-0 showcase.
Lyon is the bookies’ favorite to upset PSG at 18/1, Marseille’s 25/1 while Lille’s 28/1.
As mentioned above, there’s hardly a need to go to a betting house or even turn on your computer as getting in on the betting action is as easy as grabbing your cell phone. If you’ve little or no betting experience, be sure to take advantage of the best welcome offers you can find.
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