The Ultimate Sports Betting Calendar [Updated for 2021]

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If you’re looking for a list of the best sports betting opportunities of the year, then you’ll LOVE reading this up-to-date guide.

We personally curated and reviewed 131 sports events that you can bet on in 2021.

You can use the jumplist to navigate to your favourite sports and discover the most important events you can bet on in 2021.

For maximum efficiency, we recommend using our expert recommendations. Not only will you be able to make more informed decisions, but you will also learn how to find value bets and use them to your advantage.

Let’s get right to it:

Soccer

Soccer

Soccer is the most popular sport globally, not only in terms of audience, but also for betting purposes. During your research on the soccer betting market, a question might arise:

Do I need to be a soccer specialist to make money from betting?

Not necessarily.

While we’re not saying that knowledge isn’t essential, you can still be successful with little information about soccer, as long as you have a clear strategy and understand how the math works.

Ideally, you want to improve your soccer expertise gradually. Your skill level is directly correlated to your success rate.

 Just as the saying goes: The more you learn, the more you earn.

Here are the top soccer events you can bet on in 2021:

  • May 22: Canadian Premier League Start

The Canadian Premier League (CPL) is the primary professional soccer league of Canada. The association appeared in 2017, but the teams played the first season in 2019. The CPL’s current focus is improving the value and national talent of soccer in Canada.

Eight soccer clubs compete in the CPL, including Atletico Ottawa, Cavalry FC, FC Edmonton, Forge FC, HFX Wanderers FC, Pacific FC, Valour FC and York United FC. The league initially had a split season format similar to the soccer leagues in Latin America. The winners of the two-season would compete in the CPL Finals. Last season was won by Forge FC, after defeating the Wanderers FC.

Since the eighth club’s addition in 2020, the league changed their format to a single season with expanded playoffs. The CPL regular season will run from April to October, with each team playing 28 matches (14 at home and 14 away). The 2021 edition will start on May 22, and the end date has not yet been announced due to current safety regulations.

Since the CPL is still an emerging betting market, we recommend adding it to your watch list. The historical data available right now is scarce. Still, once you get used to the teams and player performances, you will make accurate predictions.

FIFA QUALIFIERS Canada

The 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers is a series of tournaments organized by the six FIFA confederations. The Qualifiers will decide 31 of the 32 teams participating in the 2022 FIFA World Cup, with Qatar automatically qualifying as hosts.

After over 16 months without competitive games, Canada’s national soccer team is finally back in action. So far, they defeated Bermuda (5-1) and the Cayman Islands (11-0) at the end of March. While the first round in the Qualifiers carries low risk, it’s still worth keeping your eye on their performance so that you can predict future trends.

FIFA announced the following events for Canada World Cup Qualifiers:

  • June 5: Aruba vs Canada
  • June 8: Canada vs Suriname

Euro 2020  – June 11- July 11

The UEFA Euro 2020 is the 16th edition of the European Championship. After the competition was cancelled last year due to the current situation, the UEFA announced that it would be held this year in 12 different cities.

24 teams qualified for the Euro 2020, including Belgium, Italy, Russia, Poland, Ukraine, France, Spain, England, Turkey, Finland, Sweden, Czech Republic, Croatia, Austria, Netherlands, Germany, Portugal, Wales, Denmark, Switzerland, North Macedonia, Hungary, Slovakia and Scotland.

 If you’re a soccer fan, you already know that this quadrennial international competition is always a great betting opportunity. Before you decide what you want to include on your betting slip, make sure you spend some time analyzing the teams’ previous performances.  Good luck! 

UEFA      

The Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) is the administrative football confederation in Europe, founded in 1955. Currently, UEFA has 55 national association members and organizes both nation and club competitions, including UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League.

UEFA events are the most-watched soccer events in the world, gathering over 200 million viewers annually. In addition to the large audience, the betting industry is also profiting from these events. If you’re a soccer fan, you will surely love the following events:

National Teams

  • May – June: 2021 UEFA U17 Championship in Cyprus
  • 2 June – 6 June: 2020-21 UEFA Nations League Finals
  • 9 June – 26 June: 2021 UEFA U21 Championship
  • 7 July – 1 August: 2021 UEFA Women’s Euro

Clubs

  • October 7, 2020 – May 16: 2020-21 UEFA Women’s Champions League
  • September 17, 2020 – May 26: 2020-21 UEFA Europa League
  • April 8 and April 15: Quarter Finals
  • April 29 and May 6: Semi-finals
  • May 26: Europa League Finals

Champions League

Champions League
  • October 20, 2020 – May 29, 2021: Champions League Competition proper

The Champions League is the most popular annual club football competition organized by UEFA. This year’s edition will feature 79 teams from 54 of the UEFA members, divided into eight groups.

This map contains all the teams that will be participating in this year’s Champions League:

Once the group matches are complete, the top seeds from each group will automatically qualify for the Knockout phase. The runner-ups (second-best in the group) will also be eligible, but they will be drawn against the seeded teams, which will host the second leg.  

  • April 6 and 14: Quarterfinals
  • April 17 and May 5: Semifinals
  • May 29: Champions League final

Recommendation: Success in soccer betting can be achieved by knowing the basics of descriptive statistics. Knowing how to analyze data sets, calculate probabilities and read the market odds, you will have the ability to make more informed betting decisions.

Basketball

Basketball

The mix between fast-paced gameplay and dynamic outcomes is what makes basketball betting an excellent opportunity to earn some additional cash.  Wagering on basketball is quite simple. Still, before you start placing bets on the NBA or the NCAA, you should be comfortable with all the basketball rules. Having deep knowledge about the sport is beneficial when you’re making predictions.

If you’re entirely new to basketball betting, spend some time learning about all the different types of bets that you can place. The main basketball bets are:

  • Point spread;
  • Point totals;
  • Money line;
  • Parlays.

Once you’re familiar with these terms, you will have to keep improving your skills and continually research for the best opportunities. Ideally, you want to start betting smaller sums and keeping track of your profit and losses. With the  experience added to your toolbox, the

Remember that there are no “proven methods” for winning at basketball betting.

The only secret is to develop your analytical skills by learning how to make predictions based on advanced statistics and remember that scheduling plays a crucial role in team performance.

That’s because there are 82 games condensed in the NBA season, meaning that the players will constantly be travelling. The more you know about scheduling, home/road advantages and travel distance, the better you can intuit the players’ stamina and performance.

We have carefully selected the most important events for basketball betting in 2021.

Check it out:

 National Collegiate Athletic Association

Collegiate basketball represents one of the most exciting formats because the NCAA tournaments are the main launching points for many superstar athletes. During the conference, the teams are ranked through their NCAA performance and the tournament, which leads to the qualification to the NCAA championship.

These are the main events that you can bet on during the 2021 NCAA conference

  • March 16 – April 5: NCAA Division Men’s Tournament
  • March 19 – April 4: NCAA Division Women’s Tournament

FIBA

The International Basketball Federation (FIBA) is the governing body for international basketball. The federation is responsible for defining the rules of basketball, choosing the required equipment and facilities, regulating player transfers across countries, and organizing international competitions.

FIBA is the organizer of a wide range of events, including the World Olympic Qualifiers, the Summer Olympics Tournament and the FIBA Basketball World Cup (held every four years).  In addition to these significant events, FIBA is also responsible for other championships you can wager on like:

  • August 16-28: FIBA Asia Cup
  • August24-29: Afro Basket 2021

Please note: You can visit the official FIBA website for a full breakdown of all the events. Be advised that not all of them will be eligible for betting.

NBA                 

The National Basketball Association(NBA) is the North American basketball league, composed of 30 teams (29 from the US and one from Canada). The NBA was founded in 1946, and since then, their regular season runs from October to April. Every team plays 82 games in total, and the playoff tournament was extended into June.

However, due to the current safety regulations, the NBA officially decided to reduce the season to 72 games for each team, and it started later on December 22. The NBA All-Star game was played on March 7, and Team Lebron won by 170-150. The NBA has announced that the playoffs will be played between May 22 and July 22.

  • December 22 – May 16: NBA Season

The Canadian government has imposed new cross-border restrictions, forcing the Toronto Raptors to play their 2020-21 games at the Amalie Arena in Tampa, Florida.

 Until now, there have been some changes of coaches at the Minnesota Timberwolves and the Atlanta Hawks. Keep an eye on their performance in the upcoming matches. Their strategy could change and implicitly their value on their betting market.

  • May 18-21: Play In tournament

Once the regular season ends, but before the first round of the playoffs, the NBA team with the 7th highest winning ratio from both conferences will host the team with the 8th winning ratio in a Play-In Game(commonly known as the “Seven-Eight Game”). The winner will qualify as the 7th seed.

Additionally, the team with the 9th win percentage from each conference will host the 10th team in the “Nine-Ten Game.” The loser from the Seven-Eight match will host the Nine-Ten winner, and it will decide which team earns the 8th seed for the playoffs.

In case you need a reminder, this is how the conferences are divided:

NBA divided conferences
  • May 22 – July 22: 2021 NBA Playoffs

The 2021 NBA playoffs will begin in May after the regular season ends. No matter their divisional alignment, the top eight teams from each conference are competing for the league’s championship title.

Seeds are awarded in the order of regular-season record. Teams with higher seeds have more advantages, so the smart thing to do as a bettor is to keep an eye on the order in which the teams qualify for the playoffs.

Why?

For starters, the first seed begins the playoffs against the eighth seed, the second seed against the seventh, the third against the sixth and the fourth against the fifth.

On top of that, the better record team has the home-court advantage, even the First Round. Therefore, the team having the best regular-season performance will get guaranteed home-court advantage during every series.

The playoffs will conclude on June 22, with the NBA Finals – a best of 7 matches between the conferences’ victors.

The Los Angeles Lakers and the Boston Celtics have won the most championships, each holding 17 NBA Finals victories. They are followed by the Golden State Warriors and the Chicago Bulls with six titles. Keep an eye on these teams since they’re the most likely to advance to a later stage of the championship.                                                                                                         

Tips: Learning the primary metrics in basketball (turnovers, rebounding and 3-point shooting percentages) will help you minimize your risks when betting.

Fun fact: As of 2020, the NBA players are officially the world’s best-paid athletes in terms of

American football

American Football

American football is a team sport that resembles a combination between rugby and soccer. The origin of football can be traced back to 1867 when the McGill and Harvard universities organized a best of three series between them. After years of having no exact rules and regulations, American football was finally made an official sport.

In terms of popularity, the sport has quickly surpassed baseball in Canada. The NFL Super Bowl is one of the most significant sporting events in the world. Football involves a lot of strategies. The field has 120 yards and is divided by ten lines. There are two ways to score: touchdown, which is worth 6 points and requires taking the ball to the Endzone (the 10-yard area located at the extremities of the field) and beacon, which is worth 1 point achieved by hitting the ball between the goal post.

 Although American Football was invented in the U.S., many Canadians enjoy watching and betting on this sport. That’s mainly because of the simplicity required for making successful wagers.

When it comes to betting on football, there are usually three types of bets available: total points, Moneyline and spread. Most bettors go for NFL betting since it’s the most familiar championship. Still, there are other options that you can choose from, like the Canadian Football League.

Here is our list of football betting opportunities for 2021:

NFL 2021

The National Football League is one of the four main American sports leagues. The NFL was formed in 1920, and   The NFL season runs for 18 weeks, from early September to early January. Each team will play 17 games and have a “bye week.”  

Betting on the NFL is a game of its own. To win it, you will have to outsmart the bookmaker and the public. As you already know, many amateurs wager on the Superbowl, but the odds for this event aren’t that great. Expert Canadian NFL bettors recommend focusing your strategy on the number (the point spreads) and the Over/Under line.

All the lines will be announced in Las Vegas before each week of the NFL. Now, as a regular bettor, you will have to understand the odds and pair them with a vast knowledge of the game.

This is the official NFL team map, according to their Twitter page:

Official NFL team map

Here is the complete schedule for the 2021 NFL season:

  • July – August: NFL Pre-season

The pre-season training camps have already been scheduled. The Pro Football Hall of Fame Game between Dallas and Pittsburgh will take place on August 5th. Stay tuned for some great betting opportunities.

  • Sept 9: 2021 NFL Season Kickoff

The teams for the Kickoff game have not yet been announced. So far, the NFL has ensured the audience that the three traditional Thanksgiving games will be hosted as usual on November 25. The two regular Christmas games will also take place. Not much has been announced regarding the NFL International Series, which could be postponed due to the current social distancing regulations.

Please note: The full schedule of the season will be announced during the second week of May. We will make sure that the calendar up-to-date, so you won’t miss any important betting opportunities.

  • January 15-16, 2022: NFL Playoffs

The playoffs will have three Wild Card teams per conference, and the top seeds will get a “first-round goodbye.” There will be three games played every day. Expect some explosive action on the field, especially since the participants will be the top three seeds of the American Football Conference and the National Football Conference.

  • January 22-23, 2022: NFL Divisional Round

The Divisional Round represents the games between the top seed and the lowest remaining seed and the other two remaining teams playing against each other. These games’ winners will be promoted to the Conference Championship, which will take place on January 30.

  • February 13, 2022: Super Bowl LVI

The season will conclude at the SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California. If you’ve closely analyzed the NFL teams up until this point, it would be impossible not to try your luck with a bet on the Super Bowl. After all, the Super Bowl is the most popular sports event of the year since it will decide the final champion of the 2021 NFL season. Stay tuned!

CFL 2021

The Canadian Football League(CFL) is a 21-week football league during which each team plays 18 games. Once the regular tournament is over, six teams will advance to the three-week-long playoff. The winner will be decided in the finals called the Grey Cup, representing one of Canada’s most remarkable annual sports events.

The 2021 CFL is the 67th Canadian professional football season. It will be played over 21 weeks, which means that football bettors will have many viable options for their betting slips. One of the primary advantages of the CFL compared to the NFL is that only nine teams are participating in the tournament.

If you’re planning to bet on the 2021 CFL, you will need way less time to analyze all the statistical data and learn how to predict the games’ outcome. Here are the key dates of the 2021 CFL season that you should add to your betting calendar:

  • May 23 – June 5 CFL Preseason

During these three weeks, BC Lions, Calgary Stampeders, Edmonton, Winnipeg Blue Bombers, Saskatchewan, Hamilton Tiger-Cats, Toronto Argonauts and Ottawa Redblacks will compete in the pre-season games. These games will decide the order in which the teams will meet during the regular season.

  • Thursday, June 10 – October 30: 2021 CFL Season

For 21 weeks, the 9 Canadian football teams will compete for the top 6 positions in the CFL. The top 6 teams will advance further to the playoffs, culminating with the 108th Grey Cup. The league is split in two– the Eastern and Western divisions.

Teams that qualify for the playoffs will compete for first place in the CFL, which will be decided in the semi-finals and finals. Here are the dates that you should mark down in your calendar if you’re planning to bet on the CFL playoffs:

  • November 7 – Eastern Semi-Final
  • November 7 – Western Semi-Final
  • November 14  – Eastern Final
  • November 14 – Western Final
  • November 21 – 108th Grey Cup

The 108th Grey Cup is the decisive game for the 2021 CFL title. The game will be played on the Tim Hortons Field in Hamilton, Ontario. It is the 11th time that the Grey Cup is hosted in Hamilton.

The Toronto Argonauts hold the most Grey Cup championship titles (17), followed by the Edmonton Eskimos with 14 titles and the Winnipeg Blue Bombers that have won 11 times. Have a look at these teams’ statistics before placing your wagers since they have the highest chance of winning the title again.

Please note: Tickets for all the events mentioned above can be purchased on the official CFL website. Due to current safety regulations, the seats are limited. If you’re planning to physically attend any of the CFL matches, make sure you get your ticket in time.

Tips: Wise football bettors always look for the context behind the statistics when evaluating football betting trends.

Fun fact: Since 2009 and 2010, when Montreal Alouettes won two seasons in a row, no team in the Canadian Football League has repeated that achievement. That’s a great starting point in your betting analysis.

Ice hockey

Ice hockey

Betting on NHL or other lower-level ice hockey leagues is straightforward. With enough research, you can make successful predictions even as a total beginner. As a Canadian, you are already familiar with the league, teams and game rules.

When it comes to betting on hockey, the most crucial step to success is developing a proper strategy. First things first, you will need to learn how to read hockey statistics. This ability will offer you advanced insights and expand your betting knowledge. Over time, this skill proves to be fundamental in your decision-making process, especially when wagering on relatively close teams.

Let’s have a look at the main ice hockey events of 2021:

NHL

  • January 13 – May 8: 2020-21 NHL season

The NHL season already started with a five-game slate. Due to the current situation, the Canadian government decided to realign the teams for the season and place them into the same division. The season will have the regular 868-game schedule with 56 matches per team.

If you’re an ice hockey fan, the ongoing season is an excellent opportunity to make some extra cash from betting. Before you start your analysis of the games, remember that the offside rules were changed in December 2020 so that players only have to break the plane of the blue line instead of having touch it with their skate. Good luck!

  • May 11 – July 15*:  Stanley Cup Playoffs

The Stanley Cup Playoffs will feature a 16-team best of seven four-round formats. The top four teams in each division will qualify for the Playoffs, with intradivisional matches in the first two rounds.

The winners that advanced to the Semifinal Round will be seeded by their seasonal point total, with the 1st seed playing the 4th seed in one series. The 2nd and 3rd seed will meet in the other.  The Stanley Cup is one of the most expected in professional ice hockey. If you’re into sports betting, there will be some lucrative options for you during the playoffs.

*Subject to change

IIHF

  • 07-17 April: IIHF Women’s World Championship in Canada

Canada will host the 2021 edition of the IIHF Women’s World Championship in Halifax and Truro (Nova Scotia). The Canadian team was distributed in Group A alongside the US, Finland, Russia and Switzerland.

In case you need a refresher, the 2020 edition was cancelled due to the current situation. The United States is the previous gold winner after defeating Finland in Espoo. This year the case can be different, especially since all the teams had two years to prepare. Many of the lineups were changed or improved. Are you prepared?

  • 21 May – 06 June: 2021 IIHF World Championship in Latvia

The 2021 ice hockey world championship will be held in Riga after Belarus’s right to co-host the tournament was revoked due to safety concerns regarding the social distancing policies. Ultimately, the IIHF decided that keeping the whole tournament in a single country will allow them to be flexible.

The events will be held at two venues in Riga and the Olympic Sports Centre. 16 teams qualified for the tournament. After the 2020 edition was cancelled, the same teams will be participating, including Canada, Finland, Great Britain and the United States.

With so many essential teams participating, the IIHF Championship will be a memorable clash between the most potent national hockey teams worldwide. Ready for a challenge?

Tips: When you analyze ice hockey betting data, avoid Goals Against Average and Wins. These two metrics don’t represent a goaltender’s actual skill. They are more of a representation of his team.

UFC

UFC

The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is a mixed martial arts organization based in Las Vegas. Right now, the UFC is considered the largest MMA promotion corporation in the world. Their roster contains some of the most notorious fighters globally, including Khabib Nurmagomedov, Jon Jones, Weili Zhang and Jorge Masvidal.

The rules of the UFC have evolved over the years. For instance, in the first edition, the participants were instructed to avoid biting, pulling hair or hitting below the belt. There weren’t any rounds, weight classes or time limits. Nowadays, the UFC has refined the rules and removed dirty moves like head butts, fish-hooking, back-of-the-head strikes or pile-driving.

Are you an adrenaline rush lover? The following events offer a competitive edge and bring you the best UFC betting opportunities of 2021:

  • March 27: UFC 260 Miocic vs Ngannou 2 – The Biggest Baddest Rematch

The best MMA Heavyweight fighters meet again at the UFC Apex facility in Las Vegas. The last time Miocic met Ngannou in the ring, he won a unanimous decision and established a record for the most consecutive title defences for the heavyweight championship.

The UFC 260 event was supposed to have a second fight between Alexander Volkanovski and Brian Ortega. Still, it was cancelled due to some health issues. Nonetheless, “The Biggest Baddest Rematch” is one of the most anticipated UFC events of 2021, so you should be prepared to place your bets on your favourite fighter.

  • April 10 – 7:00 pm UFC Fight Night: Till vs Vettori

The middleweight battle between the former Welterweight Championship participant Darren Till and Marvin Vettori will be Fight Night’s headliner, which will take place at the UFC Apex facility in Las Vegas.

Vettori is on a four-win streak, while Till lost three out of the past four matches. With this information in mind, you could be tempted to place a bet on Vettori. Based on data found online, this fight’s predictions are 40% for Till and 60% for Vettori. Are you ready for a betting challenge?

  • April 17- 12:00 am UFC Fight Night: Whittaker vs. Gastelum

The bout headliner was supposed to be between Middleweight Champion Robert Whittaker and former title challenger Costa. Unfortunately, on March 16, Paulo Costa was forced to withdraw from the event because of severe flu. Kelvin Gastelum, the former interim title challenger, will take replace him in the fight.

Gastelum and Whittaker were supposed to meet in the ring in February 2019 for the middleweight title. Still, Whittaker was forced to abandon the fight after surgery for a collapsed bowel and internal hernia. We’re expecting an incendiary battle, so get your betting slips ready!

  • April 25 – 1:15 am UFC 261: Usman vs Masvidal 2

In a recent announcement on Twitter, Dana White declared that he wouldn’t allow the UFC to host limited capacity events. The crowd will only return when events can be held at maximum capacity. The UFC 261 will be held at the VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Florida, and  spectators will be allowed to attend at full capacity.

In his tweet, Dana White has also announced that Kamaru Usman will defend his welterweight championship on the card, battling Jorge Masvidal again after their July 2020 clash during the UFC 251 event. In the previous fight, Usman destroyed Masvidal’s explosive offence with a grappling-heavy attack. Until the event happens, you have plenty of time to prepare your wagers.

Tips: There is no such thing as “guaranteed winners” in UFC, so avoid taking advice from betting gurus that claim they are 100% sure that their prediction is accurate.

Tennis

Tennis

Tennis is a prevalent sport worldwide. The general audience of tennis usually watches only the major Grand Slam events. However, hundreds of tennis games that you can wager on throughout the year can be lucrative if you have the necessary knowledge.

If you want to be successful with tennis betting, you first need to understand how it works. Once you know the basics like how the score is kept and the winning condition, you will have to learn how to efficiently place your bet. One of the most common forms of betting on tennis is “futures,” where you can predict the winner of the tournament weeks or even months in advance.

Below, we will explore the main tennis events of 2021. Check it out:

International Events

  • March 22 – April 4   – Miami Open at Hard Rock café

The Miami Open 2021 is the first ATP 1000 series tournament of the year, presented by Itau at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida. Due to the current restrictions, there is a limited number of packages available. This way, the organizers can facilitate social distancing and ensure a safe experience.

Even though superstars like Roger Federer, Dominic Thiem, and Rafael Nadal will be absent from the competition, there are still 168 participants who will ignite the Hard Rock Stadium atmosphere. Prepare your intuition, and get ready to wager on your favourites!

Grand Slam

The Grand Slam tournaments, also known as the majors, are the world’s four most important tennis events. These championships offer the most ranking points, money prizes, audience and media attention. The term Grand Slam originally referred to the achievement of an athlete winning all four majors during the same calendar year.

Here are the dates for this year’s remaining majors:

  • French Open – May 23 – June 6

The French Open is a major tennis competition held at the Stade Roland Garros in Paris. It is the only major Grand Slam tournament that is played on clay. For this reason, the Roland Garros is widely known as being the most physically demanding tournament in the world.

This year’s edition of the French Open begins on May 23. The quarter-finals will be on June 1st, and the finals between June 5 and June 6. If you’re planning to bet on the Roland Garros, make sure you note down these dates in your calendar. They are great betting opportunities, and futures wagers are already available on some sites. Good luck!

  • June 28 – July 11 Wimbledon Championships

The Wimbledon Championships is the oldest tennis tournament worldwide, and it is widely regarded as one of the most prestigious. Wimbledon is the only major that is still played on grass, considered the “classic tennis court.”

This year’s edition of the Wimbledon played at the All England Lawn Tennis Club, Simona Halep and Novak Djokovic will be the defending singles champions. Wimbledon is by far the most lucrative competition of the year for those who are passionate about wagering on tennis events. Get ready for some legendary action on the field!

  • August 30 – September 12: U.S. Open

The U.S. Open is the modern version of the oldest tennis tournament, the U.S. National Championship, which debuted in 1881. The tournament consists of five primary championships: men’s and women’s singles, men’s and women’s doubles, and mixed doubles.

In 1978, USTA announced that the U.S. Open would be played on the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York on acrylic hard courts. There are 156 participants, and there will be 254 matches in total. That’s a lot of betting opportunities for you.

According to the official US. Open website, these are the top 10 seeds for the 2021 U.S. Open:

Men

  1. Novak Djokovic
  2. Dominic Theim
  3. Daniil Medvedev
  4. Stefanos Tsisipas
  5. Alexander Zverev
  6. Matteo Berrettini
  7. David Goffin
  8. Roberto Bautista Agut
  9. Diego Schawrtzman
  10. Andrey Rublev

Women

  1. Karolinka Pliskova
  2. Sofian Kenin
  3. Serena Williams
  4. Naomi Osaka
  5. Aryna Sabalenka
  6. Petra Kvitova
  7. Madison Keys
  8. Petra Marti
  9. Johanna Konta
  10. Gabrienne Muguzura

Knowing the top 10 seeds from both men and women can come in handy when betting on the U.S. Open, especially if you want to place your wager on the tournament winner. Are you ready?

Recommendation: When analyzing a betting opportunity, you need to consider each player’s inclinations and how they perform on each surface. For instance, a professional clay player will be at a disadvantage when the grass season begins.

Rugby

Rugby

Rugby is a contact sport between two teams. They compete against each other intending to score points via different tactics. The players can tackle each other and stop the opponent from scoring or regaining possession. There is always a lot of running and tackling on the rugby field.

The teams can increase their point tally by scoring conversions, drop goals and tries. Tries are the most valuable for scoring the method in rugby, and they are worth 5 points. Conversions are worth 2 points, and drop goals (a.k.a. penalty kicks) will be worth 3 points.

Match wagering is the most popular form of rugby betting. Essentially, you will have to predict which team will win. There are countless other options available, including handicap betting (also known as spread), which assigns a hypothetical advantage or disadvantage to one of the teams.

Compared to other sports, rugby betting is divided into two different codes – Rugby Union and Rugby League. Before you can be successful with your bets, you will have to know the difference between them.

Below, you can find a list of the most relevant rugby events of 2021 and a comparison between the two rugby codes:

Rugby League

Rugby League is a fast-paced version of the sport. Still, the basic principles are similar – teams need to outscore the opponents by scoring tries (worth 4 points), conversions (2 points) and drop goals. Each team has 13 players, and games have two 40-minute halves.

Also, there are no line-outs in Rugby League – teams will contest a scrum if the ball goes out of play.

Let’s have a look at the crucial Rugby League events of 2021:

  • 23 Oct – 27 Nov- Rugby League World Cup

The Rugby League World Cup is an international tournament instituted in 1954. Until now, three countries have won the competition – Australia (11 times), Great Britain (3 times) and New Zealand (1 time). You should consider this information when making a betting decision.

What makes betting on the World Cup difficult for beginners is that the event is held every 2 to 8 years, and the formats can be different. Don’t worry; as long as you closely analyze the national teams and compare their statistics, you can still make accurate predictions and minimize your risks.

England hosts the 2021 edition of the Rugby League World Cup. It features 16 teams ( 2 more than the previous editions) and a total of 31 games. The table below contains all the countries that qualified:

CountryQualification MethodsWorld Ranking
JamaicaWon Americas League20
AustraliaAutomatic2
Cook IslandsRepechage playoff23
FijiAutomatic5
TongaAutomatic4
New ZealandAutomatic1
Papua New GuineaAutomatic6
SamoaAutomatic7
EnglandHost3
FranceWon European League8
WalesEuropean Runner-up14
ScotlandEurope Play-off 19
IrelandEurope Play-off 212
GreeceEurope Play-off 311
ItalyEurope Play-off 413
LebanonAutomatic10
  • Nov 2021 – Jan 2022 – The Ashes

The Ashes series is a best-of-three event between the Australian and the English national rugby league teams. Since it was first introduced in 1908, the Ashes cup has been contested 39 times. Australia has won the series thirteen times in a row.

Based on our analysis, Great Britain has a 48.7% win rate (with 19 wins), and Australia has 51.3% (with 20 wins). This information can be crucial if you’re planning to bet on this event. Make sure you consider other factors like home/away advantage and any recent changes when making your final decision.

Rugby Union

Rugby union is one of the two codes of rugby based on running around the field with the ball in hand. Union is the most common version of rugby, and it’s played between two teams of 15 players each, with an oval ball on a pitch having H-shaped goalposts at both ends. The games last 80 minutes (two 40-minute halves). The “try” is worth 5 points in Rugby Union.

The earliest adopters of the rugby union were England (the country of origin), Scotland, Ireland and Wales. It’s the national sport of 7 countries, including Georgia, Madagascar, New Zealand, Samoa, Tonga, Wales, and Fiji.

The primary difference between the rugby codes is what happens after a “tackle” – the union has rucks or mauls, which are aggressive moves that allow players to pin down the opponent holding the ball.

Additionally, in Rugby Union, there is no time limit for possession. Simultaneously, in Rugby League, the attackers can only be tackled six times before they must turn over the possession.

Here are the main Rugby Union events of 2021:

  • September 18 –October 16 Women Rugby World Cup

The 9th edition of the Women’s Rugby World Cup will be held in New Zealand. It is the first edition which will be held in the southern hemisphere. The format has suffered some changes since last time, and the classification matches will be replaced with the quarter-finals.

Canada’s national rugby team has qualified in the first band, so you have an extra reason to watch the tournament. Let’s hope they will come home with a title.

The first two “bands” or groups for the World Cup were automatically selected based on their world ranking. The remaining five qualifying spots were allocated based on their previous playing strength on World Cup:

  • Band 1 – the top 3 automatic qualifiers, New Zealand, England and Canada;
  • Band 2 – the next 3 automatic qualifiers, France, Australia and United States;
  • Band 3 – the 7th automatic qualifier Wales and first teams from Europe and Africa;
  • Band 4 – first team in Asia and Oceania, and the Repechage winner.

Recommendation: Rugby is a high-scoring game, so games that end up in a draw are pretty rare. Bookmakers usually price draws at very high odds, somewhere around 40/1. Ideally, you want to avoid making this bet since the tie is not likely to occur.

Baseball

Baseball

Baseball is a great sport, and millions of die-hard fans are closely following the professional scene or even collecting baseball cards.

 But why?

Well, for starters, it is one of the few sports that is exclusively played during the summer sports calendar, starting from late spring to October. During this period, teams have to play as many as seven games a week. Thus, there are hundreds of betting opportunities available.

The great advantage of baseball betting is that every event is measured in terms of the inning and at-bat metrics. Thus, you get access to an extensive data set that you can analyze and make more accurate predictions and calculate your odds once you’ve become familiar with the calculations.

Here is a list of the most essential baseball events of the year:

MLB  

Major League Baseball (MLB) is an American professional baseball organization founded in 1903. 30 teams play in the MLB, 15 in the National League and 15 in the American League. 

  • April 1 – October 3 Major League Baseball season

During the regular season, each team plays 19 games against each of the four divisional opponents. A team

The 2021 edition of the Major League Baseball season will have the regular 162-game format, with a few changes. The Doubleheaders will be played as two seven-inning games, and a runner will be placed on second base at the beginning of every half-inning of a game that goes into extra innings.

Here is the full schedule for the 2021 MLB season:

  • April 1: Opening Day
  • July 11-13: MLB Draft
  • July 13: the 91st All-stars game

During the four-day break from the regular season, the National League and the American League will meet in an “exhibition” game, called the All-stars, which features the best players from both Leagues.

  • August 12: MLB at Field of Dreams – White Sox vs Yankees
  • August 22: MLB Little League Classic – Angels vs Indians
  • October 26: 2021 World Series

The World Series is a great betting opportunity, although it can be quite hard to predict. It represents a best-of-seven-games series played between the winning team of each league.

Tips: Windspeed and direction are crucial in baseball, so look at the weather forecast before you place a bet.

Fun fact: The 2021 MLB season will be the last for Cleveland competing as the Indians after a long fight with controversy regarding their name.

Tokyo Olympics 2021

Date of the Tokyo Olympics: July 23 – August 8

The Tokyo Olympics 2020 event was postponed for a year. Still, it has been officially announced that the opening ceremony will be held on July 23. Most events will be held in Tokyo, with some exceptions. For instance, the marathons and race walking will occur in Sapporo, 500 miles north of Tokyo. The road cycling event will be held in the foothills of Mount Fuji.

The table below includes all the Olympic games that will be played during the 2021 edition:

SportNumber of Events
Swimming47
Water polo2
Archery5
Athletics48
Badminton5
Baseball2
Basketball4
Boxing13
Canoeing16
Cycling22
Equestrian6
Fencing12
Field Hockey2
Golf2
Gymnastics18
Handball2
Judo15
Karate8
Modern Pentathlon2
Rowing14
Rugby Sevens2
Sailing10
Shooting15
Skateboarding4
Sport Climbing2
Surfing2
Table Tennis5
Taekwondo8
Tennis5
Triathlon3
Volleyball4
Weightlifting14
Wrestling18

In addition to the possibility of betting on all the events mentioned above, some online bookmakers even offer odds for “fans attending the Tokyo Olympics,” which is a side bet that can be placed before the event begins.

If you’ve never bet on the Olympics before, don’t worry. The process is similar to regular sports betting. Still, there’s a catch – you can also wager on the number of medals that a particular country wins or guess the country that will win the most gold medals. Ready?

Recommendation: The wide range of Olympic games can be confusing for amateur bettors. Our suggestion is to stick to the sports that you’re already familiar with, study the participants and make your prediction based on the knowledge you’ve accumulated.

Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA)

Created in 1974, the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association is the governing body responsible for organizing collegiate-level sports events in Canada. Right now, members of the CCAA compete for national tournaments in the following sports:

  • Men’s and Women’s Basketball
  • Men’s and Women’s Volleyball
  • Men’s and Women’s Soccer
  • Golf
  • Hockey
  • Cross-Country Running
  • Badminton
  • Curling

Canadians love watching collegiate sports championships, mainly because the CCAA is a launching platform for star athletes. But apart from the high-level competitive opportunities that intercollegiate sports offer, there is also a dedicated market for betting on the CCAA.

Curious about betting on collegiate sports? Check out the list of all the CCAA events 2021 and choose your favourite:

March 3-6: Badminton Championship

March 10-13: Volleyball Men and Women Tournament

March 17-20: Basketball Men and Women Tournament

TBD: Curling CCAA Championship

Darts

Darts

Darts is a competitive sport that requires players to throw sharp-pointed missiles (commonly called “darts”) at a round target known as the dartboard. In professional darts, the target is standardized, and the players score points by hitting certain areas of the board. Contrary to popular belief, the point areas on the dartboard don’t follow the principle of points increasing towards the center.

Over the last decade, the demand for darts betting has skyrocketed. Most online bookmakers offer darts as one of their primary sports. Remember that there are two formats in darts tournaments: legs-based or sets-based. Suppose you want to be a successful darts bettor. In that case, you need to know each format’s basic rules and learn how to analyze the historical data regarding the player’s performance.

Ready for a challenge? The list below contains all the upcoming professional darts events in 2021:

  •  April 5 – TBD: 2021 Premier League Darts

 The 17th edition of the Darts Premier League has a C$1.4 million prize pool and is sponsored by Unibet. After being postponed for almost two months, the official start date has been set to April 5. The tournament format will revert to the 2018 version, with a permanent list of 10 players, instead of 9 players and a weekly guest.

There are three phases in the Darts Premier League tournament – Elimination phase 1 & 2 and Play-off Night. During the first two phases, six out of ten players will be eliminated. On the Playoff Night, the contest’s top four players will fight in the semi-finals (best of 19). Once the finalist is determined, they will meet in the final, which is first to 11 legs (or best of 21). Are you ready?

  • July 17-25: 2021 World Matchplay Race

The Betfred World Matchplay Race is a legs format tournament run by the Professional Darts Corporation. The event will occur at the Winter Gardens in Blackpool, and tickets are already available for purchase.

Those who have already purchased tickets for the 2020 edition will receive a refund or a transfer to the equivalent session of 2021. The World Matchplay Race participants are the top 16 players of the Order of Merit, joined by the top 16 players from the Pro Tour Order of Merit.

Prepare your betting slips; it’s going to be a wild tournament!

  • November 26-28: 2021 Players Championship Finals

The 14th edition of the Players Championships Finals will take place in Minehead. The main prize is C$865,000, and only the best 64 darts players worldwide will participate in this championship. The reigning champion, Michael van Gerwen who won the competition six times, will defend his title.

The Finals will be in the Best of 21 legs format, and we expect some cliffhanger action from the participants. If you’re planning to bet on this event, make sure you stay up-to-date with the Order of Merit qualifiers and analyze how the athletes perform this season.

Be aware: Darts is a precision sport, so even with the best strategy and analysis, the outcome can be drastically influenced by a few millimetres. Thus, remember that risk is always involved in darts betting. The athletes’ past performances do not guarantee their precision will be the same in upcoming games.

Horse Racing

The idea of betting on horses started over 400 years ago in the UK. Gamblers can wager on the final placement of the horses participating in a race. Most racing tracks work with a parimutuel betting system. The money wagered is pooled and equally shared with the winners.

However, online bookmakers have developed an alternative facility by making a market in odds. This way, you can “lock-in” odds on a horse at a given time( also known as “taking the price”).

If you’re interested in wagering on horse racing, here’s a list of the key events in 2021:

US Triple Crown

  • May 1: 2021 Kentucky Derby

The 147th edition Kentucky Derby will take place as usual on the first Saturday of May, after a one-year break. If you’re a horse racing fan, you already know that this competition is a great betting opportunity that you shouldn’t miss out on.

The crowd-favourite horses are Life is Good, which is considered the fastest and Concert Tour, known for its impressive stamina. Still, the two horses have to fight for the first spot with Essential Quality, a more accomplished horse that currently has a price of 6-1 in Nevada’s futures.

  • May 15: 2021 Preakness Stakes

The Preakness Stakes event is the middle jewel of the US Triple Crown, which will take place at the Pimlico Race Course in Maryland. The winner will receive the prestigious Woodlawn Vase, initially designed by Tiffany and Company in 1860, and a blanket made from the Black-Eyed Susan flowers.

Canadian punters can choose between two types of bets – straight (Win, Place, Show) and exotic (Exacta, Trifecta, Superfecta). Among the participants, expect to find high-performance horses like Excession, Mr. Big News or Art Collector. Check out the official Kentucky Derby site for the complete list of contenders at the Preakness Stakes.

  • June 5: 2021 Belmont Stakes

Named after August Belmont Sr., the 19th-century banker and horse racing legend, the Belmont Stakes is a Grade I stakes race for three-year-old Thoroughbreds. The event takes place at Belmont Park in Elmont, New York.

The winner of the third jewel of the Triple Crown series will be draped in a blanket of about 700 white carnation flowers, in addition to the August Belmont Memorial Cup made by Tiffany & Co. The lineup has not been announced, but tickets can be purchased on the Belmont Stakes official website.

Breeder’s Cup

Breeder’s Cup
  • Nov 5-6: 2021 Breeder’s Cup

The 2021 edition of the Breeder’s Cup World Championship is headed to Del Mar, the iconic racing venue from San Diego.

Efficient safety regulations have become the organizer’s main priority, and protocols have been implemented to allow attendance. Still, the ticket sales have been delayed until they have greater clarity regarding the restrictions.

Recommendation: One of the main advantages of betting on horse racing is the variety of bets available, so spend some time learning all the different combinations for maximum efficiency. 

Lacrosse

Lacrosse

Lacrosse has been played in Canada since the 17th century. Between 1859 and 1994, it was the only official national sport of the country. In a nutshell, Lacrosse is a team sport where players have to catch, pass and carry a rubber ball using sticks with a netted pouch.

The goal in Lacrosse is to score points by shooting the ball in the opponent’s goal. Modern Lacrosse has four different versions: men’s field lacrosse, women’s field lacrosse, box and inter-crosse. The rules and fields are slightly different between each variant. There is also a version of the game that is played on horseback, called polocrosse.

The lacrosse betting market is still in development, so it is not too common on online betting sites. Here are three crucial lacrosse events of 2021 that are worth adding to your calendar:

  • March 13-14: Spring Madness Play Day Events
  • July 13 – 15: US Lacrosse Youth Nationals
  • May 29 – 30: Women’s National Tournament

Fun fact: Lacrosse was created when the European settlers observed the First Nations Canadian indigenous people playing the game. The indigenous people were playing it as a way to show their gratitude to the Great Spirit of Creation.

Curling

Curling

Curling is a sport that defines Canada’s cultural identity. Initially invented in Scotland, curling is now part of the sports at the Winter Olympics. Canada has been racking up lots of medals throughout the years. In fact, the Canadians hold 53 total world championships.

The sport’s rising popularity has made betting on curling more advanced.  Based on an analysis of the past market data, the Canadian men curling team enters most of the tournament as clear favourites. Yet, their odds will be +100 (which means they’ve become underdogs) just a few weeks after the competition has begun.

Here are the most critical curling events of 2021 that you should keep an eye on:

  • March 18-25: 2021 Home Hardware Canadian Mixed Doubles Curling Championship
  • April 2-11: World Men’s Curling Championship
  • November 7-14: 2021 Canadian Mixed Curling Championship
  • November 20-28: 2021 Tim Hortons Curling Trials
  • November 28 – December 4: 2021 Everest Canadian Club Championships

Recommendation: In curling, the captain is the most important player since he is responsible for deciding the throws’ direction and will perform the final two throws in each end. Thus, you can simplify your statistical analysis and focus on the historical performance of the team’s captain.

Archery

Archery

Archery dates back from 10000 B.C., and it used to be one of the primary methods of hunting or defeating enemies. Throughout the years, archery has become a form of entertainment and then a sport. The British are responsible for making archery an Olympic Games. The first appearance of archery at the Olympics was in 1900 in Paris, and only women could participate.

Winning in archery requires a combination of accuracy, focus, repetition and stress resistance. Now, as a bettor, you will want to expand your knowledge about the arrows used in competition and know the advantages and weaknesses of each player. This way, you will be able to make more informed decisions in your archery betting journey.

Check out the list of all important 2021 archery events that you can bet on:

World Archery Federation (WA)          

The WA organizes the World Archery Championships, a series of annual archery competitions that include three different challenges:

  1. Outdoor World Championships in target archery;
  2. Indoor World Championships in target archery;
  3. World Championships in field archery.

While all the events are equally important in the archery community, the general audience only knows about the outdoor target archery event. The winners of this competition are referred to as “world champions.”

For those that are new to the world of archery betting, you need to know that the WA events are the most important of the year. If you’re planning to place wagers on archery, make sure you spend some time analyzing the players’ past performances and which shooting style fits them best.

Check out this year’s most important World Archery Federation events:

  • September 16-26: 2021 World Archery Championships
  • October 4-10: 2021 World Youth Archery Championships

2021 Archery World Cup

The Archery World Cup started in 2006, and it is comprised of four stages, each taking place in a different country. The competition was first introduced to make archery more popular and less complicated for the general audience.

Betting on the Archery World Cup is a great idea since the participants are the top players globally. It could be hard to predict the outcome without great knowledge of archery. Still, you can achieve your income goals by learning the industry’s ins and outs before wagering.

The first three locations for the World Cup have already been announced:

  • April 19-25: WC#1 in Guatemala City
  • May 17 – 23: WC#2 in Shanghai
  • June 22 – 27: WC#3 in Paris

Tips: Archers are generally judged by their consistency. For instance, if two athletes shoot a score of 21 with three arrows, you should check the individual scores: a 7-7-7 archer is considered better than one with 10-5-6 because the archer is less likely to have a weak shot.   

Fun fact: The World Archery Federation initially required to recurve bows, but since 1995 they changed the rule to compound bows.

Cricket

Cricket

Cricket is a bat-and-ball sport played between two teams of 11 players on a field with a 20-meter pitch in the middle, with a wicket at each end. The wickets contain two bails which are balanced on three stumps.

Originally created in England during the 18th century, cricket is considered one of the oldest sports in the book. If you’re a die-hard fan and want to wager on cricket, we have some good news!

 Since online bookmakers have become the norm, the modern cricket version is not limited by the standard formats and betting options available. From match betting to Top Bowler or Batsman and Innings runs, there are many wagers that you can place on cricket games, which make the game one of the most versatile betting options out there.

Here is the complete list of cricket events of 2021 that you shouldn’t miss out on:

Canadian Championships

  • May 7 – 9: Women’s Western T20
  • June 4 – 6: Men’s Central T20
  • June 4-6: Men’s Western T20
  • June 4-6: Women’s Central/Eastern T20
  • June 4-6: Men’s Eastern T20
  • June 10-13: Men’s National Championship
  • June 10-13: Women’s National Championship
  • July 11-17: Canada Cup U18
  • July 26-30: Auty Cup – Canada Vs the USA

ICC

  • July 15-24: ICC Men’s T20 Americas Qualifier
  • June 24- July 11: Global T20 Canada
  • August 18- 25: ICC Under 19 Men’s World Cup Qualifier
  • Sept 1-7: CC Cricket Festival
  • September 11-18: ICC Americas Women’s T20 WC qualifier

Recommendation: If you’re new to the world of cricket, take some time to familiarize yourself with the rules. Ideally, you will want to wager small amounts on simple bets and gradually increase the amount and complexity once you’ve honed your skills.

Golf

Golf

For many Canadians, golf could seem like a complicated sport. We disagree.

Golf is an individual sport that involves hitting a ball with a club into a hole. The player’s goal is to get the ball into the hole with the least number of swings and strokes possible. Golf is played on a course, which generally consists of 18 holes.

When it comes to betting on golf, you have a wide range of choices to make, including futures bets, head-to-head bets, versus the field bets and winning bets. Some of these bets are more complicated than others. The main differentiating point is that you can analyze data to make predictions for some of the wagers. In contrast, other bets are pure gambling and only involve luck.

These are the most crucial golf events that you can bet on this year:

Major Championships

  • April 8-11: The Masters
  • May 20-23: PGA Championship
  • June 17-20: U.S. Open
  • July 15-18: The Open Championship

World Golf Championships

  • March 24-28: WGC- Dell Technologies Match Play
  • August 5-8: WGC- FedEx St. Jude Invitational
  • October 28-31: WGC-HSBC Champions

Recommendation: Golf is a highly volatile betting market. If you have no prior experience, we suggest avoiding parlay bets (multiple bets on one ticket). Instead, try maximizing your odds by placing a bet on a single event that you’ve spent some time analyzing.

eSports

eSports

The eSports betting market is one of the fastest-growing industries, worth close to C$1 billion in annual revenue. Judging by recent statistics, it is growing even more than the eSports market itself.

If case you’re not familiar with the term eSports, it is short for electronic sports. It refers to online video games that are played competitively, similar to regular sports. eSports competitions like the League of Legends Worlds or CS: GO Majors attract millions of viewers on Twitch and gigantic live audiences on the stadium.

If you want to learn more about the upcoming eSports competitions in 2021, check out the list.

CS: GO

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive was released in 2012 and became one of the most popular online video games worldwide. Millions play the FPS competitive video game. There are many championships where the best professional teams compete against each other for the first prize.

As an esports bettor, wagering on CS: GO can bring you many quick and easy wins, especially if you pay close attention to the team’s performance throughout the year. The betting procedure is similar to regular sports, so you won’t have an issue placing bets as long as you know the basics.

Here are the most important CS: GO events of the year:

  • March 9 – April 18: 2021 ESL Pro League 13
  • April 12 – 18: 2021 Blast Premier Spring Showdown

The A-Tier Premier Spring Showdown is an exciting offline championship hosted by Blast. The location hasn’t been announced yet, but we know that the total prize pool is set to $162,500. The playoffs have a single-elimination bracket BO3 (best of 3) format. The top two teams will qualify to the Spring Finals for the ultimate CS: GO clash.

The Blast Showdown is the ideal event for CS: GO bettors since most of the teams that qualified are top-tier, and the odds will be made accordingly. You will find G2 Esports, Astralis, G2 Esports, Team Liquid and Team Vitality among the participants.

Ready for action?

  • April 29- May 1: Dreamhack Masters Spring

Sixteen teams will compete in the Dreamhack Masters’ Spring for the C$250,000 prize pool. The tournament format is double elimination brackets, where two groups of 8 teams each will clash in BO3 (Best of 3) matches.

The top 3 teams from each group will advance to the playoffs. The quarter-finals will be played on May 2, and the semi-finals and grand finals between May 8 and 9. Out of the 16 participants, 6 of them have already been announced, including paiN Gaming, Heroic, Complexity Gaming, VOYVODA and Extra Salt.  Check out the full details on Dreamhack’s official site.

  • June 15 – 20: BLAST Premier Spring Final 2021
  • October 23 – November 7: 2021 PGL Major Stockholm

FIFA

FIFA is a top-rated game, especially on console. Since the game is structured similarly to real-life soccer, the players who rank in the highest position can participate in FIFA competitions.

That’s excellent news for those who enjoy both video games and soccer since you can now bet on FIFA eSports and win just as much as you would in regular soccer betting.
For now, only one major FIFA event has been announced:

  • May 28: 2021 eChampions League (FIFA)

Dota 2

  • March 2 – 21: EPIC League Season 3
  • March 25 – April 4: 2021 One Esports Singapore
  • June 6-30: One eSports Dota 2 World Pro Invitational
  • August 1 – 31: 2021 The International

League of Legends

League of Legends is the game with the most prominent player base. The MOBA(Multiplayer Online Battle Arena) was released 13 years ago. Since then, it has become more than a video game – it is a worldwide phenomenon, gathering millions of fans that love playing or watching professional level gameplay.

Recently, the League of Legends community demanded the possibility to bet on the year’s major events, especially those organized by the LCS (LoL Championship Series). Bookmakers have listened to their demands, and they have implemented the option to wager on LoL championships, such as:

  • March 19 – April 10: LCS Mid- Season Cup
  • June 3 – August 1: LCS 2021 Summer
  • August 6-28: LCS 2021 Championship

Recommendation: If you want to be successful with eSports betting, spend some time playing the game you want to wager on. It will offer you access to insights that will help you make more informed decisions.

Tips: Twitch.tv is a free streaming service for eSports where you can watch and learn more about the game from the pros themselves.

The bottom line – Improve your bets with our sports calendar

We hope you enjoyed our betting calendar for 2021. Bookmark it for later if you’re planning to wager on any of the events we’ve mentioned. The information provided will come in handy when you make betting decisions.

All the data used in this article was collected from reputable sources, including the official websites of the leagues and the Canadian sports department. Since some events have not yet been announced or the dates weren’t fixed, we will keep the calendar up-to-date. Check back if when new event dates are announced.

Good luck with your wagers, and remember that gambling is about having fun!

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