The coronavirus has disrupted modern life on a scale unprecedented for a pandemic in contemporary history. No longer is it easy to leave your house and do the things that we all took for granted. Going to the pub is off the cards, hugging a loved one is playing with fire and squeezing onto a crowded bus is no longer feasible. There are plenty of luxuries at home but quarantine has exposed how many of those luxuries depended on the good work of other people, sport is a prime example. The great entertainers of our age can not compete for the time being as it would breach social distancing protocol. This is frustrating for fans and more than frustrating for the businesses that make their money from live sport. The gambling industry is at a huge loss with the majority of the products (live sporting events) it offered customers becoming unavailable. Yet there are still slivers of live sport for hungry punters to place wagers on. They come from the unlikeliest corners of the world, the limelight vitamins somehow keeping the virus at bay.
For fans of football, the absence of the Premier League or the Champions League may be a blow, but the hipster in you will probably be secretly pleased that this creates a gap in the market for the Belarusian top flight. Your friends and you can talk excitedly about how this is the season that FC Energetik-BGU Minsk takes the title. A story worthy of dominating the headlines in 2020. If Belarus ain’t your cup of tea, the Nicaraguan Premier Division may have appeal. It has teams with regular person names like Walter Ferretti, who sounds like the kind of guy you could bet on or against. Burundi is also continuing apace despite the world aflame around it. Perhaps the prospect of TV deals is motivating the decision to keep playing fixtures.
Away from football, you can find table tennis competitions to place a flutter on. Handball and volleyball are also available to bet on with matches continuing to be played. Combat sports seem like the type of thing that would definitely not go ahead at a time when handshakes are frowned upon. However, UFC 249 is still set to go ahead with Khabib Nurmagomedov taking on Tony Ferguson in the headline bout. It could go either way. In the more certain field of script fighting, WWE will hold Wrestlemania in the coming days despite several high-profile wrestlers pulling out, Roman Reigns chief among them. Reigns would be considered immunocompromised due to the fact that he has twice beaten leukaemia.
Perhaps Reigns will challenge an opponent to fight him over a video game console as Esports is also thriving in this strange crisis that the world is enduring. Charity competitions like the FIFA Quaran-Team Tournament have received the backing and participation of professional footballers. They have also received the attention of punters looking to broaden their horizons. Now would be the time to do it. If you are to sign up for a betting account then check out Sportytrader for bookies sign up offers for the current month. Remember to gamble responsibly