With Sports Betting on Hold, Offshore Sportsbooks Focus on the Weather Instead

March 18, 2020

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For people looking to scratch that gambling itch in the absence of sports, offshore sportsbooks like Bovada are focusing on weather betting. Uproxx reports that daily bets on baseball, basketball and other sports may be on hold due to coronavirus restrictions, but betting on the weather is possible and happening. As of Wednesday, there were 10 city weather bets on the Bovada site. Cities included Phoenix, Arizona, New York City and Los Angeles, California. Some bets ask for minimum temperature of a certain city, while other bets are for the maximum temperature, using timeanddate.com as the official guide. The odds opened at -120 on both sides.