The World Games is an international multi-sport event first held in Santa Clara, US back in 1981. 40 years later it was supposed to return to The United States of America however had to be postponed a year due to Covid 19 regulations.
Since 2001 beach handball has been included in the World Games as an invitational sport and in 2013 was formally included into the World Games program. Both men’s handball and women’s handball have become a popular addition to this quad-yearly competition. At the last World Games in Wroclaw, Poland both the men’s handball and women’s handball gold medals were claimed by the Brazilian teams.
What types of bets can I place on the world games?
Individual handball games can be bet on in a ‘1X2’ format with ‘1’ referring to the home team winning, ‘2’ to the away team and ‘X’ to a draw between the two. You can also wager an Over/Under bet predicting the total goals if they will be over or under a certain number for example over 6.5 will win with 7 goals or more and under 6.5 with 6 goals or less. Sites will also accept bets on favourites or underdogs, handicaps and spread bets.
Closer to the World Games commencing sites will start setting odds on individual teams’ positions in the tournament, or the number of medals won as well as different players attributes when the teams are announced. In order to give yourself the best chance of winning you will need to watch the full tournament and learn how different teams are doing.
There are a number of sports taking place at the World Games for you to place a wager on besides Handball, some rather niche. Traditional events like Archery, Squash and Kickboxing take place, but there are also events you might not have heard of like Canoe polo or sport climbing that add a new dynamic to the sports betting experience.
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When does the World Games begin?
Due to the restriction that were put into place regarding international travel throughout 2020-21, the World Games were postponed a year and are set to start the 7th of July 2022 instead. The games are going to take place in Birmingham, Alabama across a number of different venues. The competition will last a total of 10 days finishing on the 17th of July with a closing ceremony attended by entertainers, fans and athletes.
We hope you’ve enjoyed this short preview to the upcoming World Games! You can visit out guide to handball if you want more information on the sport, or if you’d like to learn more about betting on handball visit our handball betting page. We hope you enjoy the World Games, because we cant wait! We’ll keep you up to date as the World Games unfold.