The traditional casino world is relatively straightforward in terms of what you can wager on. Players can choose to play a variety of games, including video slot games, card games, table games, dice games, and novelty games such keno, the lottery or bingo. When it comes to sports betting, bettors can choose to bet on a variety of sporting opportunities, which include horse racing, basketball, soccer, and so on.
In recent years, more innovative bets, such as fantasy betting or eSports betting, have become commonplace, which offer bettors a little more creativity in what they can bet on.
However, all of the above still fall within the realm of normality, so to speak, and yet there are hundreds of unusual things that people can bet on to make life more interesting and get their creative and imaginative juices flowing. These novelty bets have slowly been growing to become available on a national and even wider commercial scale.
Rocket Launches in Cambodia
One of the most unusual bets, for example, is the betting on rocket launches in Cambodia. While betting in Cambodia is not illegal, it is often restricted to government events, thereby severely limiting the opportunities for avid bettors.
But this does not mean that Cambodian bettors have not found other interesting ways to keep their betting habits alive, including betting on homemade rocket launching. Rocket launches are big events for Cambodians, though by no means government-approved. Many residents are left wondering whether they themselves, or their property, will be struck by a homemade rocket, which is certainly something to lament, but it does make for interesting betting opportunities on a more national scale.
Betting on Reality Television
There is no doubt that the current era is one where reality television prevails, and betting on popular reality television shows has become a popular pastime for many. This is not exclusive to avid casino players, but seems to be a form of betting far more accessible to the masses.
In reality television betting, bettors will bet on the outcome of a certain show or the winner of a particular series. For example, shows like Big Brother, Idols, or the X Factor all have a series of eliminations and an ultimate show winner, and reality television bettors will bet on these results in the hopes of winning.
The Royal Family Bets
One of the most unusual commonplace novelty bets is the one placed on the British royal family. Here, bettors will often bet on events or happenings that involve the royal family, such as betting on who will get married, have children, and etcetera. Bettors are absorbed in the lives of the royal family members, and a whole industry of novelty betting has been established that focuses purely on this.
There really is no limit to what people can bet on, and there are many channels to support even the most unusual bets.