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Summertime online sports gambling revived by British Open

 The summer period is by default the slowest for the online sports gambling operators, but thanks to the British Open odds makers are enjoying attention unexpected for this time of  the year. Besides the baseball games, at this time every year sports gambling (online and offline) has the chance to catch a breather while sports bettors remain confined to baseball, the occasional boxing/ufc match and a little bit of second-tier tennis.

 The British Open, highly popular in the U.K. usually generates a bit of attention in the rest of the world, but the presence of Tiger Woods makes betting quite burdensome, considering he usually pays on even odds. But this year Woods was forced to stay home and watch the Open from the couch, due to his knee surgery and online sports gambling on the British Open outcome exploded, and with a good reason. For example, at the online sports betting website BodogSports, the favorite before the start of the Open Championship was Sergio Garcia with odds 10/1 on winning the prestigious major. Compared to the 2/1 or 1/1 odds Tiger Woods usually gets before a major golf tournament, the bettors went hysteric and the sports gambling websites have been rudely shaken up awake by the interest. For the odds the British Open see links below.

 Published on 07/17/2008

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