A total of $35 billion will be wagered on the 2022 FIFA World Cup, a 65% increase over the 2018 tournament, according to Barclays Plc analyst notes.
Analysts, including James Roland Clarke, believe that the betting industry has been helped by the fact that the championship takes place at the best time for Europe in the winter, when fewer people take vacations.
The results in Qatar so far have been hardly operator friendly with five draws as of Friday afternoon. Most players tend to bet on the victory of one team. Since then, four more matches have ended in draws.
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