The rise of the Internet changed the face of sports betting and one area in particular that has witnessed an explosion of growth is ‘in-play’ betting, with tennis becoming a quick favourite with punters with the likes of Unibet. Stakes on the sport increased by 56% in 2012, and all the signs show that it’s only going to get even more popular.
The main betting action happens at the sports four Grand Slam competitions, often referred to as Majors, and they are the most high profile and prestigious events in the world. Not only do they offer the most ranking points, but also the biggest purses in the game.
The Grand Slam schedule also gives tennis fans a wonderful opportunity to visit four very different countries in pursuit of their heroes. The year starts in Melbourne, Australia, for the Australian Open and it’s a great sunny break for anyone hating life in the wintery conditions of Europe. Poker fans can also take in the Aussie Millions action that is held in the local Crown Melbourne Casino.
The French Open follows in May/June. The greatest clay court competition in the world, giving you the chance to visit the Parisian highlights such as the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe and the Champs Elysee.
The most prestigious of the four events is the Wimbledon Championships. This takes place in the British summertime and allows the world the opportunity to take a peek into London; one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the world
Finally, the series ends at the U.S Open, in the Big Apple, and if you can’t find things to do in New York then you have no business even traveling.