The world of horse racing is changing. Not only has technological innovation improved the way we engage with our favourite four-legged companions, but the game we love has also evolved to keep up with the times. For decades jockeys and punters have gathered at the end of each Australian autumn to parton and place a wager on the returns of the Melbourne Cup, but with the growth of eSports and online betting this once-solemn event is becoming a thing of the past.
Instead of hunching down at the local pub to place a bet on the Cup, today’s punter can stay at home and place a wager on the event via their console, tablet or mobile phone. The same goes for the jockeys, with most of them now opting for a career in online racing due to the increased demand and popularity of eSports.
While this may seem like old news to some, for those who have been around the sport long enough to remember a time when placing a wager on the Cup was only available in person at the track, it’s a monumental shift in how we as a species enjoy our horses.
Polarized is all about embracing this change and offering a modernised version of betting on the Cup, one that allows patrons to place wagers from the comfort of their couches. And what’s more, this new offering is completely free. To celebrate the innovation that is Polarized, we’re going to run down the key differences between regular and polarized betting, as well as why you should care.
Key Differences Between Regular And Polarized Betting
Let’s start with the basics; what exactly is a bet and how do I place a wager? When you visit a betting website such as bet365 you’ll be presented with a range of racing events, be that horse or dog racing, cricket, rugby or whatever else that web developers can dream up. Once you’ve made your selection you’ll be presented with betting options for that particular match. For example, you may see a match between the Melbourne Storm and New South Wales Warrants, with NSW being the favourite to win.
All of these betting options will have either a straight or a combination of odds, with each option’s odds conveniently displayed alongside. Beneath that you’ll see a small betting slip that reads “Place this wager” or “Bet on this match”. Clicking on either of those will take you to a page that will list all the other available betting options for that particular match, along with a small box that allows you to place a wager on that particular event.
The beauty of this system is its simplicity. As a non-scientist, it’s fairly easy for me to place a wager on an event that I’ve never seen or don’t know much about. The chances of me messing up are minimal, which is exactly how I like it.
Why Place A Wager On The Melbourne Cup?
The Melbourne Cup is the world’s oldest continuously run horse race and one of the most prestigious sporting events of the year. First run in 1877, the race celebrates Australia as a country and Melbourne as a city. With an estimated global audience of up to 40 million, the Melbourne Cup is an event that transcends sports fanships. With a range of betting options including the traditional (straight) and trendy (combination) bets as well as a variety of props, there’s something for everyone.
What’s more is that you don’t have to be a seasoned sports punter to place a bet on the Cup; all you need is an internet connection, a credit card and a few minutes to register with a reputable betting site. The fact that it’s so easy to place a wager on this historic event means that it will likely always remain a popular choice for Australian horse racing fans. And with cricket, rugby, footy and the world of eSports becoming increasingly popular around the world, we can expect to see more and more people getting into the spirit of things.
Polarized Is About Embracing The Future Of Betting
Thanks to the innovation of Polarized, we can now place bets on a massive range of sporting events, with the potential to make and lose huge amounts of money. What’s more is that these bets can be analysed and monitored via mobile phone or computer, allowing bettors to stay connected while still being able to place wagers on their favourite teams and athletes.
Polarized looks to the future of betting and offers a glimpse of what the next “big thing” in betting will be, whether you’re a seasoned punter or not. The fact that you can place a bet on literally anything and analyse the data whenever you like via an app or website means that the odds are now totally accessible, no matter where you are and what device you’re using.
It’s a brave new world of betting, with the emergence of eSports and online betting sites providing a whole new way of wagering that doesn’t involve going to the track or the pub.