How to Bet on the Athletics This Commonwealth Games

The 2018 Commonwealth Games is finally upon us and it’s an exciting time for all Australians considering we’re hosting this year in the Gold Coast. One of the most popular events at the Commonwealth Games is the athletics and there’s plenty of betting opportunities when it comes to these races.

Betting on the Win

As there’s a number of different events, from sprinting, hurdles and relays for both men and women, that means there’s plenty of opportunities to have a punt on the athletics. For each heat/race you can place a bet on who will take the win, in any event.

With the Commonwealth Games you can even bet on who will take the gold in each individual event for both the men and women.

Betting on the Winner Without

For this bet, the favourite in each race for each event is excluded from the selection of who you can bet on. Therefore, you are free to select a winner from the remaining runners, hurdlers or walkers. This way, even if your selection comes in 2nd place to the favourite, you’re bet will still pay out as a win.

In the Commonwealth games medal races, this would mean if the favourite wins gold and your selection wins the silver, you’ll still be paid out for the win.

Betting Each Way

When it comes to athletics, this bet differs from that of horse racing. Betting Each Way on athletics means you select the race winner in the first race in any given event and your second bet is that same winner will come in first place in their next race. It’s a far more complicated bet and takes some research to predict who will be the overall winner.

This bet in the Commonwealth games can be placed on an initial heat race and then the medal race for who gets gold.

Where to Bet Online

If you’re interested in placing some bets on this year’s Commonwealth Games in the Gold Coast and looking for a website that brings all the Australian free bets offers together in one place, then visit U-Bet Free. We have links to all the most popular free bet promotions and bookie free bets in Australia. Find the betting deal for you today!