Russia will be the host for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, which will be taking place from June 14 to July 15 in 11 different cities. This is arguably the most anticipated event in the sporting world. There are 32 countries competing for the 18-carat-gold trophy.
The men’s national teams that will compete in the tournament include England, Australia, Brazil, Mexico, Costa Rica, and Germany. And, some of the sport’s biggest stars will also be making an appearance, including Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Neymar, and Piqué.
Superior Casino and Superior Share promotions
Superior Casino has officially offered its players and Superior Share affiliates an opportunity to participate in the World Cup with two dedicated events that will include free spins (for players) and Android devices (for affiliates).
From June 14 to July 15, current players and new Superior Casino players will be eligible to participate with up to 1,000 Free Spins. This will be on the Global Cup Soccer (a soccer-themed slot), which is powered by Rival Software. A deposit of $25 will reward the player with 400 Free Spins while a $50 deposit will grant him or her 1,000 spins.
Superior Share affiliates can also take part in World Cup fever. They can enter a drawing for a chance to win three Android gadgets. To win, existing and new affiliates will have to positively predict the team that will win the tournament. There will be a live airing of the drawing on Superior Share’s Facebook page, and winners will be picked at random July 16.
The betting tendencies of the World Cup
The World Cup season promises to be a very interesting time for both bettors and operators. By looking at previous World Cup event betting tendencies and comparing them with recent the Champions League, operators and bettors are able to have a rough idea of what they should expect.
Although the Champions League’s value has experienced exponential growth in recent years, the betting averages still remain lower when compared with the World Cup’s average betting amounts. This could be, in large part, because the Champions League is an annual tournament while the World Cup is quadrennial, meaning it takes place every four years.
During the Champions League, there was a 6 percent increase in the average bet amount on wagers for the final game compared with the other games in the league. This is in stark contrast to the 26 percent average bet amount for the final game of the 2014 World Cup compared with the other games. This shows just how much importance is placed on the World Cup final.
Mobile sport wagering
When the two major soccer tournaments are compared, i.e. the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 European Champions League, the percentage of live bets is not so far apart. The World Cup stands at 26 percent of live bets and the Champions League is at 27 percent. What is interesting, however, is that the percentage of live bets in the Champions League is higher (62 percent) than the one for the 2014 World Cup (36 percent). This shows that mobile betting is becoming increasingly more popular among bettors.
Every major tournament comes with its fair share of new sports bettors. These new bettors do not, however, remain during the off-season. In fact, the rate of player retention after the World Cup is 30 percent lower than in other regular off-seasons. The reason for this may be because the World Cup Final is such a major event, most people, who are not loyal sports bettors, will take part in it, but only for that game.
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