he coronavirus pandemic has suspended or canceled major sporting events and leagues around the world, and sports bettors were left with more alternative choices, such as Belarusian soccer and, for some time, Australian rules football. In this context, table tennis was suddenly boosted within sports fans and gamblers, and Betcris announced that it is now providing odds for various table tennis matches from around the world.
Table tennis, or ping pong as it is also known, has now entered an entirely new era of popularity, propelled by the global lockdown on sports contests, and interest is at levels never seen before. Oscar Brenes, Chief Operating Officer of Betcris, explained: “Betting on ping-pong is the latest sports betting trend at Betcris during the Covid-19 pandemic. With it, the good thing is we offer streaming and more than 3,000 customers have already placed bets on the action since March 16th. To put things in perspective, with over 20,000 bets, the volume is three times that of eSports’ Counter-Strike.”
Like other individual games, such as standard tennis and golf, table tennis has its own arrangement of massive competitions. These are where top players will, in general, shine, and a portion of the lesser-known players battle will look to move up.
Points are won by a player when their adversary can’t return a shot or a player’s shot either hits the net or doesn’t land on the table. A player is additionally given two tries to finish an effective serve, or a point will be granted to their adversary. A game is a victory for the first player to arrive at 11 points, as long as he or she has a two-point lead on the competitor. If a player arrives at 11 points with a lead less than two points, there will be a tie-breaker between the two until one player opens a two-point hole. Matches are then chosen in a best-of-five game configuration – first to three, for instance – or best of seven in significant competitions.
As with other sports, ping pong also has its over/under, futures, parlays and standard line bets. Betcris has prepared a range of gambling action to keep its users entertained, and will continue to unveil new offerings in accordance with market demands.