Badminton is a racquet sport similar to Tennis that can played individually or with doubles and is most popular in Sri Lanka, India, China, Canada and the UK. The game involves hitting the shuttlecock (a feather projectile) with your racket from one opponent to the other with the objective of keeping the shuttlecock airborne and not letting it hit the ground when it comes to your side of the net. Players can only use one swing to hit the shuttlecock over the net to their opponents side and the object of the game is to reach 21 points first, with each winning rally counting as 1 point. Each round is played in a best of three series and the first player that successfully wins two sets of 21 points/game is declared the winner of the overall game.
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The most common types of bets that are placed on Badminton matches are straight up bets where you pick an outright winner of the match. The odds are most commonly setup in decimal form and will display the players along with the respective odds of each winning that particular game. For example, in a match player one may have odds of 1.80 and player two may have odds of 3.25. In this example, player one is the favourite and player two is the underdog for winning the game. If you were to place a $100 bet on player one you would win an additional $180 ($280 total), if you were to bet on player two you would win $325 ($425 total). This is how Badminton betting odds and wagers are setup at most of the popular sports betting websites.
Each year there are five major events on the Badminton circuit including a number of tournaments and special events. Below we’ve outlined each event as well as some additional information on how they work.
The origins of Badminton started in the mid 1800’s in India where the game is believed to have been created by British military officers whom invented the game while stationed in the country. Records of the game are seen as early as 1860 however the official rules for the game weren’t set out until 1887 in England when various Badminton clubs were setup to play the game. The first Badminton competition took place in England in 1899 and in 1934 the World Badminton Federation was established including the countries of England, Canada, Denmark, France, Netherlands, Scotland and New Zealand as founding members. In 1936, India became affiliated with the founding nations & the BWF became recognized as the official international governing body for the sport responsible for organizing world Badminton tournaments, rankings and players.
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