The last few months have been an unprecedented period for professional sports and sports betting as almost all professional sports were put on hold due to the COVID-19 crisis,
So were punters still betting, and if so what were they putting their money on?
We surveyed over 150 freebets.co.uk customers from April 21 – May 12 to find out how the suspension of professional sports has impacted their betting.
One of the biggest takeaways is that despite all major UK sport being suspended since mid-March, 40% of punters in the country were still placing their bets at the height of the crisis.
Yes, the Belarusian Premier League clearly has plenty of fans – the survey found that 41% of people are still betting, with one in five doing so on football.
Horse racing, which has continued in other parts of the world including Australia and Dubai, has also been popular with punters, with 17% of people placing bets on meetings at courses like Gulfstream.
And it’s been good news for areas outside traditional sports betting too. The rise of virtuals and Esports has been prominent, with over 70% of people trying alternatives, including 20% shifting their bets to the likes of League of Legends, DOTA 2 and other Esports.
Check out the full details of how punters are betting during the COVID-19 crisis below…