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Top 5 Sports Betting Events for Summer 2014

Posted on April 11, 2014 by Brian Braindeaux
Some people credit sports betting as a key to increased interest in some sports.

Some people credit sports betting as a key to increased interest in some sports.

Summer 2014 is going to be a good one for sports-lovers everywhere.

The 2014 FIFA World Cup will turn up the heat big time in June and the temperature won’t go down till September, when the finals of the US Open Tennis championships take place.

In between, there will be plenty of action to satisfy fans. The Men’s golf US Open starts on the same day as the World Cup finals and less than two weeks later, the NBA Draft will give us plenty of excitement to keep us pumped throughout the season.

FIFA World Cup (June 12 – July 13)

Soccer will kick off the 2014 summer sports extravaganza. Millions of fans worldwide will be glued in front of their TV screens watching the most-eagerly anticipated sporting event in the world.

The 2014 FIFA World Cup finals will be broadcast from 12 different stadiums in beautiful Brazil and will see 32 national teams battling it out over a full month of matches to earn the title of world champions.

With Brazil, arch-rivals Argentina and reigning champions Spain featuring highly in the bookmakers’ lists, it’s tough to pick up a definite winner for now.

Make sure to keep on top of the latest news and rumours to learn about the teams’ strategies and the latest odds. Soccer betting offers a wide selection of bets including half-time and full-time scores, match and round winners, and of course, tournament winners.

Golf Men’s US Open (June 12 – June 15)

The US Open is the biggest professional golf tournament on the PGA and European Tour calendar and this year’s edition promises no less excitement that previous years.

Over 150 players will converge at the No. 2 Course in Pinehurst, North Carolina, where the tournament is being held for the third time in its history.

Tiger Woods is being touted as the most likely to take the title at the US Open even though he hasn’t won a title in a long time, with Rory McIlroy and Adam Scott coming in second and third place respectively according to the bookmakers’ preferences.

Justin Rose, the current champion, is languishing behind with the odds not being in favour of him retaining the title.

NBA Draft (June 26)

With the NCAA tournament over it’s time once again to start looking for the fresh talent that will make it during the NBA Draft on June 2006.

There are many prospects that are looking-good in terms of their chances of making it to the final pick and this year’s Draft has been noted as one of the most exciting in recent years.

Of the players that stand out as potential future stars, it’s Andrew Wiggins, Jabari Parker and Joel Embiid that are causing most buzz in the media.

Whilst many consider them to be still diamonds in the rough, these young players have proved themselves on the court as excellent athletes who, despite some flaws, can turn into the next basketball big shots.

Which lucky team will get their hands on the talents mentioned above? Well, that’s a question worth betting on!

MLB All-Star Game (July 15)

This year’s Midsummer Classic is the 85th edition of the annual event and will be held for the first time at Target Field in Minneapolis, home of the Minnesota Twins.

The All-Star game will be preceded by five days of events before we see the best players from the National League and the American League go head-to-head on the diamond in a bid to earn the home advantage for the World Series.

Bookmakers are still cautious about their picks for this game, so mark the date and keep your eyes peeled for the latest odds for this event. Play it right and you maybe the one hitting a home run this summer!

US Open Tennis Championship (August 25 – September 8)

There will be other major tennis championships taking place this summer and on US soil we’ll be watching Rafael Nadal and Serena Williams trying to defend their titles and at the US Open in New York.

The US Open is one the greatest sporting events to look forward to this summer and thanks to the full televised coverage of the matches, it’s going to be easy to follow the proceedings from the court.

Tennis fans however can avoid the heat and make their bets at home via the large number of reputable online bookmakers who take bets on this events. There’s a considerable amount of betting options available, including final winner, match winner, set winner and many more.

Be a Champion This Summer

Forget the crowds and the noises. Sports betting nowadays is done from the comfort of your home. Just log on any of the high-quality sports betting websites, such as Bovada, William Hill and Ladbrokes and open a free account to deposit your bets.

Many sites also let you place free bets, so train like the athletes and take one of these sites for a spin with free bets before wagering real money.

Sports betting is an exciting opportunity to show your team how much you believe in it and adds extra thrill to the event. Make sure to look out for exclusive promos geared towards sporting fans in the run-up to these events, including free cash and extra bets, so that you too can be a champion this summer.

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