Betting on the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship

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.


Martin Kaymer ahead of Tiger Woods in the World Ranking

Martin Kaymer
Martin Kaymer

Germany’s Martin Kaymer claimed the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship and in the process has leap-frogged Tiger Woods in the world rankings. World No. 2, Martin Kaymer,won the Middle East tournament for a record third time in four years.

Kaymer, the current USPGA champion and winner of last season’s European Tour Race to Dubai, now has a week of practice before the Qatar Masters on February 3, 2011, after which he will join a star-studded field, including Tiger Woods and World No. 1 Lee Westwood, at the Dubai Desert Classic on February 7, 2011.

The reputation of Yas Links Abu Dhabi has been further reinforced after it played host to new World No. 2, Martin Kaymer, the day after he won the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship for a record third time in four years.

The 26-year-old German spent the day at the Middle East’s ‘best golf course’ – the region’s only links course and designed by renowned American architect, Kyle Phillips – to play centre-stage in a new Hugo Boss clothing photo shoot.

For Chris White, General Manager of Aldar Golf, developers of Yas Links, hosting the new World No. 2 is testament to the pedigree of the course.

He said: “Since the opening of Yas Links, we have hosted some of the world’s top players, including World No. 1 Lee Westwood, reigning US Open Champion, Graeme McDowell, two-time World Golf Championship winner, Darren Clarke, and of course the new World No. 2 Martin Kaymer, to name a few.

“The interest and attraction of Yas Links and what it has to offer is forever growing, with more and more people – from golf fans, avid players and professionals to international athletes and celebrities – wanting to visit the Middle East’s first links course.”