Bet on Ice Hockey UK, US and Canadian Competitions
Ice Hockey Betting UK!
The Fast and Furious - Ice hockey is one of the fastest growing sports in the United Kingdom right now. It doesn’t have the following that it has in North America, and as a result we don’t have the big teams and players that they have, but there is definitely an appetite for this sport. In many ways it combines elements of other popular UK sports, with the speed and the fluidity of football and the aggression of rugby, not to mention the occasional boxing match that breaks out every now and then on the ice! There are nearly 70 official rinks and over 8,000 registered players in the UK, and thanks to the increasing popularity of leagues like the NHL, as well as events during the Winter Olympics, these numbers are growing. They are a long way from contending with the 2,000+ rinks in the United States, the 8,300+ rinks in Canada and the 1 million+ registered players across North America, but every great sport has to start somewhere! In time, we’ll no doubt see many big European teams competing for glory in globally televised events, but in the meantime there is still more than enough to go around, with North America serving as a showcase for the most exciting games this sport has ever produced.
Ice Hockey Betting
You can place a host of different ice hockey bets on this section of the Karamba sports book. The most popular bet is known as the Moneyline, with the goal being to bet on the team that you think will win, with an option for a draw (shown as an “X”) as well. There can be a sizeable gulf between the odds offered by this market, but punters looking for a way to narrow that gap and make the odds more palatable or the outcome more realistic can opt for the handicap market. This market gives one team a theoretical head-start, while taking goals away from the other. It helps to even the odds out and to make the bet more of a contest. There are also “Alternative Handicap” bets available on some pre-game markets. This market lists a range of possible handicaps to give players higher or shorter odds. Other ice hockey bets include the Goal line, which is displayed as an Over/Under market. A bet for Over 2.5 Goals, for instance, will return a lose if there are 0, 1 or 2 goals and a win if there are 3 or more goals. Half goals cannot be scored, so there will be no draw.
Ice Hockey UK
There is a burgeoning ice hockey fan base in the UK, one that grew up watching the biggest teams from Canada and the US battle it out in the National Hockey League (NHL). This league, in addition to international games, remains the most popular way to watch ice hockey for fans inside the UK, but in the last couple decades domestic ice hockey leagues have taken root. The biggest ice hockey UK league is the Elite Ice Hockey League (EIHL), which was founded back in 2003. This league plays host to teams from England, Wales and Scotland, teams that include the mighty Sheffield Steelers, who have won more EIHL titles than anyone else, as well as the Nottingham Panthers, who are the oldest team in the league, having been founded way back in 1946. There are many other professional and semi-professional teams as well and all of these are helping to increase the popularity of UK ice hockey. You can use the Karamba sports betting platform to place bets live or in advance on the biggest of these games, but the main focus is on American and Canadian hockey, with the National Hockey League (NHL), American Hockey League (AHL) and Ontario Hockey League (OHL) also covered extensively.
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