One of the first golfing events to kick off the New Year will be the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship. Located in the capital and largest city of the United Arab Emirates, this event is quickly becoming a favourite for both players as well as spectators. The tournament attracts some of the world’s top golfers; spanning a total of four days, this event saw record setting attendance of over 80,000 in 2012. It is expected to be topped when the championship unfolds early in 2013.
Along with this event comes sports betting. Since the onset of smart phones and tablets in the past few years, the gambling industry has been on the rise as well, with many online casinos and bookmakers cropping up. This allows casino goers to now play their favourite card games or have a quick spin on the slots wherever they are as long as they have their phone on them.
Sites such as Gaming Club have introduced golf-themed slots games in order to try and entice some of the golf-betting crowd along from the other sites that offer betting as well. Likewise sports betting fans with mobile devices can now place a bet online at any time during any game without having to find a bookies. Both spectators and those simply interested in wagering find that by placing a bet over the Abu Dhabi Championship, it makes things a bit more exciting. Golf tournaments feature many different kind of sports bets. This allows the bettor some choice when placing their wagers.
For golfing tournaments such as the Abu Dhabi event, a tournament index is one kind of sports bet. What happens with this type of bet is that the online casino will predict how a golfer is expected to perform in comparison to some but not all of the other competitors. Usually ten will be selected for this group. When making this kind of bet, only these selected players count. Therefore, it is possible for you to win this bet if your chosen player doesn’t take the entire tournament championship.
At the conclusion of the tournament, the select groups of players will be ranked according to their performance. The top player is awarded 50 points. The player coming in second within the smaller group will receive 30 points while the 3rd place player receives 20. The golfer that is ranked fourth receives ten points. All remaining players in the selected group receive zero points.