Novelty, Non-Sports, Politics, TV & Specials Betting Sites & Offers
Most of the best betting sites in the UK now offer all sorts of lines covering novelty bets and specials. This market is growing in popularity with more competitive odds and many offers now available from UK online bookmakers.
These bet types range from wagers on TV shows such as X-Factor, Big Brother and Strictly Come Dancing to betting on awards ceremonies such as BBC sports personality, The Oscars, The Emmy’s and many more. You can also bet on all major politics from the UK and the rest of the world including who will be the next party leader, mayor, which way the EU referendum will go, etc. Depending on the bookie you will find a novelty bet for most things including who the next pope will be to who will win the chess world cup.
Also covered in this section are special betting offer promotions that are not categorised by sports such as cross product deals (e.g. bet on casino for sports free bets) and other special markets. Below you will the very latest novelty bet offers and further down a guide to the best betting sites for those that place these bet types regularly.
Feature Special and Novelty Deals
Betfred regularly offer second place money back offers for major British TV competitions. These include X-Factor, Strictly Come Dancing, Big Brother, I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here, Britain's Got Talent, Bake Off and many more. Basically if there is a popular TV competition then Betfred are the bookie to go to for added benefits. They also tend to have bigger and better markets than other sites.
Money back is usually paid up to £25, as a free bet (generally valid 7 days open to any markets), if your outright bet finishes runner up. This type of offer is commonly available around Christmas when the big TV shows tend to be on.
You won't find many specific offers for novelty and special with Paddy Power but you will find more selection than anywhere else.
Paddy Power have a different outlook to other bookies and are proud of their Irish sense of humour. This means they cover many events and markets that other bookies simply won't provide lines on. If you want to bet beyond the typical big TV shows, Oscars, BBC sports personality, then this is your betting site.
PP have even courted controversy in the past by offering odds on things likes the president to not make the end of his term (implying assassination). They also offered punters the opportunity to bet on the reserve goalkeeper of a non-league club to eat a pie during an FA Cup game, problem was he cottoned on to it and got all his mates to back it, he ate the pie, but the market got cancelled of course.