Online gambling site offers Euro 2008 odds
June sees the launch of the Euro 2008 soccer tournament being hosted in Switzerland and Austria during the month of June. The world’s longest running online gambling site, Intertops.com, is offering a full range of odds and props for the games taking place.
Euro 2008 will be the sixth time that Intertops is running stakes for play and this year the site is offering its widest offer of bets ever.
This year, Germany are the favourites to claim the title. Intertops.com/Sportsbook has odds on who will win the final match as well as every quarter- and semi-final match leading up to it. Intertops.com also has odds on everything from whether or not it will rain in Vienna the day of the final to whether or not Germans will get a tax-free day should their team win the title.
“The most popular bet is who will win the final,” said Michl Posch of Intertops.com. “But we're seeing a lot of action on the games leading up to the final as well. We've got so many betting propositions for each of those games - who'll score the first goal, who'll lead at the half, which player will score the first goal.”
At the start of the tournament, Intertops.com is hoping for a final between Austria and the 2004 champions Greece. Their worst-case scenario would be a final showdown between Germany and Italy with the Germans winning after a penalty shootout.
“We expect the total wagering turnover during Euro 2008 to be equivalent to our turnover for the 2006 World Cup where twice as many games were played,” added Posch. “Soccer fans get extremely excited about this championship and they love to wager on it.”