John Duerden has lived in four Asian countries over 20 years and covers the continent's football scene for World Soccer magazine, The Guardian, ESPN, Associated Press and other media.
Badminton may not be the first sport you think of when it comes to sports betting online, but it is more popular than you think.
In terms of actual players, it is one of the most participated sports in the world. There are millions of players in European countries such as the United Kingdom, Denmark and Sweden, and it is hugely popular in parts of Asia. It is the most participated sport in China, Malaysia and Indonesia. This means that badminton betting has a vast potential market to explore.
In this article, we will be hitting the shuttlecock to tell you all you need to know about betting on badminton online.
In this guide we will make available a list of betting sites that offer badminton, and we will also talk about badminton betting in general and other topics, such as:
Although Badminton is not such a popular sport in the minds of sports fans, there are a lot of leagues around the world suitable for sports betting and for the fans of the sport to follow.
Even though it is not the main sport of bookmakers, there are several bookies that rely on badminton and you can make the most of them with our guide.
History of Badminton Sports Betting
Like many internationally popular sports, the modern form of the game came into existence in the United Kingdom. And like many sports, it has a more ancient history.
There is still a debate as to whether its true home is China, India or Ancient Greece. A form of the game was probably played in all three. The British also played a variation of badminton across their empire.
By the end of the 19th century, the sport had its name (after Badminton House in southwest England) and documented rules.
In 1893, the Badminton Federation of England was set up and it held the first All England Championships six years later.
Badminton is an ancient sport, modified and codified by the British in the 19th century
The sport only entered the Olympics in 1992
It is one of the biggest sports in Asia in terms of participation
A select group of Asian countries dominate the sport
The International Badminton Federation was set up in 1934, but the sport had to wait until the 1992 Olympics to enter. As a demonstration event it was the first to sell out in Seoul four years earlier – a fact that demonstrated just how popular the game is.
Asian nations – China, Indonesia, Japan, India, Korea and Malaysia – have dominated the sport at the Olympics.
Take a walk in the cities of Kuala Lumpur or Guangzhou and you are much more likely to see people playing badminton than football in the parks or by the rivers .
This is still the case in many countries, and while it is possible to see players in the United States and elsewhere, often it is seen as a bit of fun, but not really a serious sport.
Authorities are still trying to promote the game, but at the moment, it lags behind tennis in terms of profile, glamour and sponsorship. The situation is also reflected at badminton betting sites - due to relative lack of demand you will find less markets and betting lines for this sports at your usual bookmakers. So, if you want to make a badminton bet, make sure to do your research first to find the best and widest opportunity.
How to pick the best betting sites for badminton
Badminton is not the most popular of sports to gamble on. But it is worth keeping up with the tournaments, especially in Asia and Europe to find the best bookmaker for badminton.
Variety of bets — There is often not much value in picking the winner of a game. Look for the sites that offer more options for badminton betting online.
Live streaming — Like in any sport, punters can benefit from watching the game live and reacting to events. When betting on badminton, look for sites that show the games.
Background info — You can see the best badminton betting sites as there is information that provides a good introductory guide for betting on the sport.
BADMINTON BETS, BETTING TIPS & STRATEGIES
There are different forms of the game. Singles, doubles and mixed doubles. Rule knowledge is a necessary condition for betting. A match is made up of three games, 21 point each. Points are scored with serves.
● Live in Play can be crucial
With 21 points needed to win a game, a lot can happen. And that is why it pays to bet ‘as it happens’.
If one player starts to run away with it, you can start to see the head of the other drop. Mentality plays a big part and it is possible to sometimes see a shift in the momentum of the game even before there is a major change in points.
● Forget promotions
Badminton may be growing as a sport, but it is still far behind the likes of tennis, not to mention football and horse racing. This means that badminton promotions are unlikely, considering the coronavirus situation. You can, of course, enjoy the general giveaways at badminton betting websites, just don't put your hopes up for any badminton betting bonuses related to the sport.
● Look up the margins
You can place a simple bet on badminton betting companies on which player is going to win a certain match, but the badminton odds are unlikely to be generous.
What can tempt the more adventurous is predicting the margin of victory.21 points are needed to win a game, so there is a potential for wide winning margins. The wider the margin, the longer the odds and the bigger the returns.
● Cash-out can be your friend
This ability to take money from your bet before it is settled can give you an extra dimension in badminton as long as you know the sport, the players and are keeping a close eye on the action.
If you think a player who has started well would fade, bet on him or her, but cash out at the right moment.
Badminton is not quite at the level of other sports with specific promotions, but there are plenty of ways to find a good deal for a badminton bet.
Betfred is a traditional badminton bookmaker at the UK
Betfred is a very traditional and reliable bookmaker in the Badminton betting industry, and a great option for those who like bonuses. As a welcome bonus, you win the £ 30 free bet. Check their promo page to see their other bonuses and enjoy all of them.
Best badminton sportsbooks for mobile betting
Badminton does not have a huge presence in online sports betting just yet.here are options when looking for betting sites for games.
William Hill has a very user-friendly app for badminton betting
If you are looking for a good Badminton betting app, William Hill is one of the best options you will find. With apps for Android and iOS, in addition to a wonderful mobile version, William Hill offers all its incredible promos and other features for mobile users.
New customers using Promo Code P30 only, min £10/€10 stake, min odds 1/2, free bets paid as 2 x £15/€15 (30 days expiry),
Recommended payment methods at badminton sports books
With betting sites for badminton growing in popularity, especially in Asia, all the major bookmakers offer plenty of bets. And, of course, plenty supported payment methods.
As well as the good old-fashioned credit and debit cards, there is a growing acceptance of e-wallets.
Cryptocurrencies are becoming more popular but are not as universally taken as some of the other methods. As always, bank transfers are reliable, but sometimes slow.