Novelty Bets as Popular as Sports Bets

February 2, 2018 July 20, 2018 David Nugent

It is not only sports related bets and wagers that you are going to be able to place online, as most betting sites have a range of what they called novelty bets, which allow you to bet on the outcome of general elections and polls, television shows and even on things such as whether someone will lose weight or not!

It does have to be said though, that as we now living in a digital age and with the number of so called new celebrities being born around Social Media, many people do enjoy placing those very unique types of bets when they are offered to them.

If you have a keen interest in a Royal Family for example you can bet on the name or sex of a soon to be born Prince or Princess, you can bet on whether one contestant or another will win any television reality show, or simply place a bet on whether you friend will lose a certain amount of weight over a set period of time.

Betting sites do enjoy offering betting markets on the unusual, for the more bizarre the type of bets they offer the more people they will attract to their betting site. In fact you can even bet on whether life will be found on any other planet. With the advent of betting exchanges punters can now dream up their own unusual bets to offer fellow punters!

Celebrity Big Brother Betting and Then There Were Five

Tonight sees the final of Celebrity Big Brother, having been locked up in the Big Brother house for several weeks now, there are just five celebrities left, and many people do enjoy having a bet on this popular reality game show.

Whilst sadly the number of viewers have been declining over the last few series, there are still a large number of dedicated fans of the show, and if you are planning on watching the live final later tonight and also fancy having a bet too then below are the odds currently available on those last five housemates.

It is Courtney Act who has proven to be the viewers favourite, certainly from a betting point of view and this drag artist is currently available at odds of 8/15 to win, so whilst you may not get rich placing a win bet on Courtney Act it may be a low risk bet to place!

Who would have thought that Ann Widdecombe of all people would be in the live final, in fact not many people would have thought she would have signed up to the show, however this ex-MP is now available as the second favourite at odds of 2/1.

There are three other contestants still in the house and in regards to their chances it does appear that they are all outsiders to in, Shane Lynch is available at odds of 16/1, Jess Impiazzi is available at odds of 20/1 and if you do fancy the chances of Wayne Sleep you will find his odds are generally available at 66/1!

Betting on Novelty Betting Markets

It is going to be mainly the UK based bookmakers and betting sites that are going to be offering you by far and away the largest number of novelty betting markets and betting opportunities, for the Brits do have something of a passion for betting on the weird and wonderful.

As such if you do ever fancy something of a change from betting on sporting events and sporting fixtures then I would encourage you to check out some of the UK based betting sites and betting apps for there will never be a shortage of unusual things that you will find you can bet on when you do checkout those apps and betting sites.

Some betting sites will also allow you to contact them and suggest a bet that you would like to place, one of their odds compilers will then work out the odds on whatever it is you fancy placing a bet on and then it is up to you whether you take those odds or not.

Always keep in mind though that the odds on any betting opportunities are always going to be different and vary at different betting sites, so if you do fancy placing a bet on any type of novelty betting market then be prepared to shop round to ensure that you are getting the best odds available as they will vary from betting site to betting site.

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David Nugent


Hi, my name is David and I am the chief editor of, I am proud to bring you all latest legal matters concerning the sports betting industry , I am a keen sports fan, dabbling in a few odd bets on my beloved Everton FC

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