Betting. Where does it start or end? I'm talking sports rather than financial loss or gain.
Every sport seems to have a betting angle. However, thinking about it, it doesn't have to be a sport to bet, hey?
You may want to know the betting odds about something happening. That must be more varied than any sports. It must cover millions of things. One such happening is our fascination with the weather.
I guess the only time we hear about punters sticking their hand deep in their pocket regards the likelihood of a white Christmas. Snow on Christmas day to be precise. I can't say I've ever bet on snow falling, a rainbow leading to a pot of gold or a hailstone measuring the size of a tennis ball. Perhaps I should.
Have you ever met anyone who bets on the weather?
I remember watching a program on TV with a meteorologist who knew more about the weather than your average Joe. The word meteorologist actually refers to a study of the atmosphere. They use science and maths to predict weather and climate.
Interesting. Perhaps. I know most people in the UK love talking about the weather.
So what do most weather-betting fans bet on?
Temperature markets. Betting on the prediction for the temperature for a given month. This may be an exact prediction, a range. Generally, we are talking the high temperatures in summer and the lowest in winter. Other bets relate to rainfall.
It is surprising to hear but internet betting on the weather is more popular than imagined.