Novelty Betting

Novelty Betting

If there’s one thing us Aussies like to do, it’s having a punt (not to mention a pint). It doesn’t matter if we’re betting on horse racing, major sporting events, obscure sports such as hurling or Gaelic football, or even who can skull down a beer the quickest. Australians simply love to gamble on anything and everything imaginable.

Thanks to the internet, there’s no shortage of wierd, wonderful and outright bizarre events to invest your hard earned cash and put your money where your mouth is. This also gives all of us the chance to win a lot of money, and bragging rights in the process. No longer are you restricted to the boring markets certain Totes have had a monopoly on for decades, many international and Australian online bookmakers now accept bets on almost anything you can think of.

The winner of a reality television program, the next Prime Minister, current affairs, financial markets, Hollywood, music, famous personalities and much, much more. If there’s public interest in an event which could have more than one outcome, it’s quite likely you can bet on the result(s) from the comfort of your home, via your mobile device or over the telephone. Internet betting has come a long way, and it’s only going to get bigger and better as time goes on.

Here are just a small sample of novelty bets available at the time of writing.

Entertainment, Hollywood & Television Betting

  • Who will be the next James Bond?
  • Who will host the next Oscars?
  • Who will play Christian Grey and Ana Steele In the Fifty Shades Of Grey Movie?
  • How many Playstation 4 units will sell in first 10 days?
  • Who Will Win Celebrity Splash Australia?
  • Who Will Be the Next Big Brother Winner?
  • What will the name of Kim & Kanye West’s baby be?
  • Will Kim & Kanye West give birth to twins, triplets or other?

Current Affairs & World Events

  • What year will the Pope visit Australia?
  • What will be the Location of Melbourne’s Third Airport
  • Which will be the first country to leave the Euro

Novelty Sports Betting

  • Which will be the first Australian sport to have an openly gay player?
  • What will be the next sport to have a first team/senior player conduct public interviews about their sexuality as homosexual?
  • How many women will Tiger Woods cheat with? (Bets stand only if Tiger publicly confesses to cheating whilst with Lyndsey)
  • Will Tiger Woods and Lyndsey break up before Christmas, get engaged, fall pregnant or get married this year?
  • Who will win the BBC Sports Personality of the Year?
  • Who will host the next Olympic Games?
  • Who will broadcast the Olympics in Australia

Banking and Financial Markets

  • Which bank will have the lowest interest rate
  • What will RBA’s next interest rate decision be?
  • What change the next interest rate will be.
  • RBA end of 2013 official interest rate.
  • Will Bitcoin become the official currency in any country?
  • Will a head of state publicly blame Bitcoin for destabilising national currency?
  • Will Cyprus use Bitcoin as it’s national currency?

Politics and Election Betting

  • Who Will Win the Next Federal Election
  • Which Political Party Win Each State Election


  • Who will win the next Eurovision?
  • Who will with the Mercury Music Prize?
  • Who will be the first band member to leave One Direction?

Bizarre Novelty Betting Markets

  • Who will be the first standing head of state to confirm their country has been in contact with alternative life beings from another planet?

There are many more novelty betting markets on offer by online Australian and International bookmakers, I will post my tips and the best available odds for those I think are interesting and/or profitable enough for us Aussie Punters to bet on.

Note: At the time of writing this page, these are all currently available, legitimate betting markets.

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