Sportsbet.io enjoys Olympics betting boom

Rio 2016 saw some fantastic sport, but according to our figures, it was also the most gambled upon Olympics of all time.

40% of our bets during the 16-day sporting extravaganza came on action from Brazil, with tennis and football proving the most bet upon sports.

Nearly a quarter of all Olympics bets were on tennis, with the epic final between Andy Murray and Juan Martin Del Potro unsurprisingly proving the most popular match.

Andy Murray’s gold-medal match against Juan Martin Del Potro was our most popular tennis match at Rio

Football was the next most bet on sport, with 20% of Olympic wagers, with handball the perhaps surprising bronze medal spot.

The most popular individual match of the Games was Serbia’s basketball match against America, where the USA sneaked an end-to-end thriller 94–91.

Serbia v USA’s Basketball clash was the most popular individual betting event of the Olympics

60% of our bets taken came in-play, showing the growth of betting during live events.

Sporsbet.io, a Bitcoin only sportsbook, launched in June, and boasts over 350,000 pre-match events per year, with a peak of 70,000 during prime months.

We also feature a comprehensive live offering, with hundreds of in-play markets available on major sports fixtures.