Does this sound like you? Check out the 6 weirdest and unusually exciting sports you can stake your money on below. You’re sure to find a new favourite sport to get your adrenaline pumping!
Talk about getting your head in the game! Headis is one of the most unusual sports you’re likely to come across – a cross between soccer and table tennis. Players in a game of Headis hit a 7-inch rubber ball across a ping pong table, only using their heads, like you would with a soccer ball. It may sound obscure, but this sport was even selected as a finalist for the ISPO BRANDNEW Awards in 2010!
2: Sumo Wrestling
The traditional Japanese martial art of Sumo has surprisingly become a very popular betting market for Kiwi punters. While sumo wrestling has a reputation of being somewhat amusing, it is taken incredibly seriously as a professional sport, with the highest ranking ‘yokozuna’ wrestlers earning tens of thousands of dollars a month. There has always been a big Sumo betting scene in Japan itself, but thanks to online betting sites this prime market has spread across the world, allowing you to get in on the action too.
3: Underwater Upside Down Hockey
This unusual sport is an invention from Finland that requires participants to play ice hockey, upside down, and underneath a frozen lake – sans breathing equipment. For those who are into extreme sports, this is about as extreme as it gets, and there is even a betting market for it to boot. It may be bizarre, but it will certainly make for some nail-biting betting action online!
5: Kite Winging
Have you ever watched skiing and suspected that one of the skiers might end up taking off into the horizon? Kite winging combines skiing and flying in a dangerous but action-packed sport. Kitewings can be used during rollerblading, skateboarding and surfing too, making for plenty of variety in terms of the markets available for you to wager on.
6: Mountain Unicycling
Mountain unicycling, also called ‘Muni’, is definitely one of the craziest sports out there. This gives traditional mountain biking a real run for its money, as mountain unicyclers have to navigate incredibly tricky terrain with just a single wheel and a heap of bravery. The fastest mountain unicycles can even reach speeds of up to 80 km/h!
These weird and wacky betting markets are attracting a lot of attention, and as they gather momentum other strange sports are also sure to make their appearances at betting sites online!