Drone Racing Betting Introduction
Drone racing is fast becoming the future of sports betting. Since FPV (first-person-view) drones were launched in 2015-16, its races have been viewed over 43 million times on YouTube. Their popularity is definitely not in question, and now bookmakers are optimistic that these quad-copters could become as popular as Formula 1. As sports manage to grow, people have a strong urge to bet on any market associated with it. Here are some of the ways you can get involved with one of the fastest-growing sports on the planet.
What is the Drone Racing League?
The DRL has become the main place for FPV (first-person-view) drone racing. These drones have cameras attached and the goal is to finish the race in first place. Astonishingly, these machines can reach speeds of up to 120mph which explains why this sport is becoming ever so popular. Pilots will compete against each other in many laps around the course, and the one who completes it in the fastest time will win the race.
When to bet on Drone Racing
Betting is limited as the Drone Racing League only takes place during June. However, other competitions and races can be wagered on throughout the year. This is due to how new the sport is, but as it grows, we can expect to see an increase regarding betting options. Outrights (picking a pilot to win the race) is the most common market, and is often the only one available.
There’s not as much action in drone racing as there is with football, for example. This means that you will probably only be able to bet around £500 with most bookmakers. We are expecting this to change as the popularity increases.
As with all sports, the more you know about it, the more likely you will be successful in betting. People who are successful at betting on racing will know everything from the drivers, the courses, weather conditions, and plenty of other factors. Following the DRL (Drone Racing League) will enable you to swat up on your knowledge in order to make profits while betting.
How to bet
Step 1 – It’s important that you use a trusted betting site (betfair is currently the only Bookie offering this market). Don’t use any bookmakers that haven’t got a good reputation, and definitely not one you haven’t heard of before.
Step 2 – Check out the welcome offers that are advertised by most sites. This will give you the opportunity to take advantage of deposit bonuses etc.
Step 3 – Deposit funds into your account by one of the many different banking methods that are supported by the site.
Step 4 – Do some research into the particular drone race you are focusing on. Make sure you don’t go over your betting limit that you set yourself. Place your bets.
Step 5 – Review your bet slip, and good luck!
The DRL will broadcast in more than 75 different countries around the world, and include channels such as Sky Sports and ESPN.