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Getting bored of the same old cricket and football betting? Sports betting can be fun, it can be away to make a little money, if you’re smart about it, you can even use it as something of an investment (so long as you know how to bet responsibly), but after awhile, you’ve seen every game, every outcome, and it just sort of loses its charm for many of us.

This is where alternative betting comes in. Alternative betting can refer to betting on, well, just about anything. This could be betting on who will win an Oscar, betting on whether or not Oasis will get back together within the next year or betting on where a dart will land on a map of the world. It could be anything. One of the most popular types is political betting.

The definition of political betting is pretty obvious, and we’re betting you’ve already guessed at it, but for those out there who need clarification, political betting is simply placing bets on the outcome of various political races, legal proceedings and elections.

There are sites on the web like and our that will help you place free bets on politics. Right now, an obvious choice would be to bet on the general election. This is the big one, really, akin to placing a bet on the World Cup, but in politics.

Betting on US and world politics is common, too, and come November 2012, you’ll likely see plenty of people racing to place bets on the next American president, and on the Republican primaries, before that. One free bet you may want to make during the general election will be on the fixed-term parliament’s bill. In this instance, you would vote on whether or not a bill will pass.

Just like with sports betting, you have all sorts of options beyond betting for one side or the other. In football you vote on the “spread,” wherein you win or lose more or less money based on how many points one team beat the other by. You can use this to safeguard a bet in politics, as well, with votes often taking the place of points, so if the Labour Party candidate wins in a landslide, you win far more than if he wins by a narrow margin.

In the case of political betting, you really need to go with your brains, not your heart. A vote for a long-shot candidate is the “right thing to do” if you disagree with the policies of the candidate that you think will win, but there’s nothing wrong with betting on the “greater of two evils” if you’re sure he’s going to win. And if you do take issue with it, you can always put a little of your winnings to the next campaign fund for your favourite candidate to put those moral quandaries aside.

Just as with any gambling, we should take a moment to encourage safe political betting. Only a fool or an addict bets with money they need. Gambling is a hobby that provides a lot of fun for many bettors, but at the end of the day, you need to remember that what you’re doing is paying money for the privilege of playing the game, that there’s never a guarantee of a return, because then, why would they call it gambling in the first place?


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