The Winter Olympics are a rare betting opportunity for gamblers around the US. Since the games only take place every four years, Hoosiers will be looking to make the most of the icy action while it’s still around.
Many of the world’s best athletes are heading to Beijing for the 2022 games. The opening ceremony for the games will take place on Feb. 4, with various events running until Feb. 20.
We finally know which sports will be on the board for gambling in Indiana. The Indiana Gaming Commission just released the full roster of events for betting.
Winter Olympics betting in Indiana
This will be the first set of Winter Olympics games since legal Indiana sports betting began back in 2019.
Hoosiers had a chance to bet on the Summer Olympics last year, and now it’s time for the winter side of the games to shine.
The gaming commission allowed wagering on 25 separate events for the Tokyo Olympics. Gamblers won’t have that full of a spread available for 2022 in Beijing.
11 different events will be available for gambling in Indiana once the games get underway. All of the following will be on the board at betting apps around the state:
- Alpine Skiing
- Cross-Country Skiing
- Ice Hockey
- Nordic Combined
- Short Track Speed Skating
- Speed Skating
The Winter Olympics are the perfect time to try out a new online sportsbook in Indiana. Different companies will have different types of promotions and odds for the events, so shopping around a bit can be the best way to find a great deal.
2022 Beijing Olympics odds
Sportsbooks get creative when it comes to their slates of available Olympics bets.
You might only have 11 events out there for betting on the Olympics in Indiana, but there are a few routes that companies take to expand those options.
The most popular type of “extra” wager is betting on the medal counts for various countries. FanDuel Indiana already has betting odds up for the country to win the most gold medals in Beijing.
- Norway: -370
- Germany: +750
- Russia OC: +1,000
- Canada: +1,500
- USA: +1,800
If you’re looking to get even more granular, then you can wager on the counts for individual countries.
For example, will the USA win over or under 8.5 gold medals this year? The USA’s over/under for total medals is set at 22.5.
The list goes on and on since these options are available for all of the different countries participating in the Olympics.
Sportsbooks will release more types of wagers closer to the start of the games, so check back in with your favorite online sportsbook for the full list of options.