The Grand National The Grand National is by far the biggest single gambling event in the UK. The Grand National has become such an important sporting event in Britain and is one of the highlights of not just the horse racing calendar but for global sport. The race regularly attracts around 15 million viewers in the UK making it one of the most watched events of the year. Many millions more watch the race around the globe. Such huge public interest creates well over £100 million worth of bets for the big day.
The Derby The Derby is one of the premier flat races in the world and has been taking place since 1661. The Derby is perhaps the second most popular horse race after the Grand National with millions watching on TV and even more millions spent on race.
The Six Nations The Six Nations rugby contest between, England, Ireland, Wales, Scotland, France and Italy is regarded as the best rugby union tournament in the Northern Hemisphere. The Championship, which takes place every year, is highly prized by all the teams and nations taking part. The event is also highly prized by gamblers as well. With almost any of the Nations taking part being capable of winning, millions is spent each year by punters judging whose year it going to be this time.
X Factor The X Factor is one of the most popular shows on British TV with hundreds of thousands of aspiring singers competing to be crowned X Factor champion and get that £1 Million recording contract. With such an open contest people love to bet on there favourites and who they think will be crowned champion. With a number of shocks through out the season, such as favourites being voted off, it helps create an even more competitive environment that gamblers love to have a piece of.
Online Bingo Online bingo is a hugely popular game with millions signed up to thousands of websites across the internet. Thought not considered a typical form of gambling, online bingo still falls under this category. Many of the top bingo sites offer a huge jackpot, sometimes over £1,000,000; which can be one without having to use much in the way of skill and judgment. Luck plays an important part in bingo and if you have the luck ticket you could find yourself with a fortune.