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Sports fans and gamblers turn to marble races

TAGs: marbles, sports betting

“My marble is faster than yours!” It doesn’t sound like much of a taunt, but in the age of people being desperate for sports and events to bet on, you may be hearing these kinds of comments on a more frequent basis.

sports-fans-and-gamblers-turn-to-marble-racesSports networks and many sportsbooks are looking for events to try to keep the action going. Sports fans can now enjoy marble racing, sign spinning, and stone skipping.

ESPN has already jumped into the fray, bringing back The Ocho, a show that was inspired by the movie Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story. The Ocho will bring back a whole group of obscure competitions, like wiring a shack.

But without major league sports to bet on, what is the average gambler going to enjoy? Marbula One is here for your entertainment pleasure.

According to BetOnline’s Dave Mason, “Marble racing has taken the stay-at-home nation by storm. So for the interested parties, we want to make the action just a bit more exciting. It’s not easy to handicap a globe of glass, but it’s a hell of a lot of fun.”

Come on now. What’s better than throwing $50 down on the Russian guy with the red marble? Marbula One could be the next Olympic event.

These are just the kind of events that are filling the gap during the coronavirus pandemic. Marbles aren’t the only unconvential event on offer at sports books. Haven’t you been complaining for years that the weather guy is always wrong? Why not put your money where your mouth is and bet against him or her?

Stock prices, values of precious metals, and where the Dow Jones industrial average or NASDAQ will end each day are all becoming eligible wagers. Heck, you can even bet on whether PornHub.com will become one of the 30 most visited sites in the United States. Honestly, I already thought it was.

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