The idea of betting on TV shows and movies is still new to many people, but it’s become an interesting way to add some extra entertainment value to one of our favourite past-times. How does this work and in what way does it increase our enjoyment of films and shows?
What Can You Bet On?
The special bets odds from Paddy Power give us an idea of the range of things you can place your wagers on. This list changes regularly, according to the currently popular shows and upcoming events. For instance, right now you can put money on the likes of Ronnie O’Sullivan or Jake Wightman to win the BBC Sports Personality of the Year, which is awarded in December.
A look at the Love Island odds gives us a good example of a show that can be made more enjoyable through betting. If you already have a favourite contestant, then betting on them to win the top prize can add some extra spice when you watch the voting results and the evictions getting carried out.
Other types of wager give you a chance to support movies and actors that you like. Maybe you think that Empire of Light or Babylon will win the best picture Oscar this year, or that Hugh Jackman and Michelle Yeoh are good candidates for the categories they’re nominated in.
If you’re a big James Bond fan you may have a strong opinion on who you think should be next to play the iconic role of the suave secret agent. This betting market has a long list of names on it, from favourites like Idris Elba and Henry Cavill through to outsiders such as Colin Firth and even Prince Harry.
How Is This Done?
Placing a bet of this type isn’t as complicated as you might fear. The first step is to look for a respected online betting site that’s available and regulated where you live. This should give you an easy sign-up process and the choice of several trusted banking methods to fund your account.
Expect to see lots of the most popular types of sports on the home page, but when you look more closely you should see a section covering special bets or entertainment bets. Click in here to find out what the latest selection lets you wager on.
When you find a category you like, you’ll see the odds listed next to each option. Just click on the one you’re interested in to bring up the betting slip, where you enter the amount of the wager and automatically see how you would win if the prediction comes true. If you’re now registered and have a funded account, you just need to hit the button to place your bet.
By betting on TV shows and movies, you get the chance to put your knowledge of a certain subject to the test, with the chance to win some money along the way. It’s also a way of enjoying what you watch more and making awards ceremonies or voting results tenser and more memorable.