Variety of betting events
When it comes to sports, Uganda puts football foremost as the one they like and consider it a national sport; it is the most popular sport as well as widely watched. Besides soccer, rugby and cricket also attract spectators. Hence, the licensed betting sites in Uganda see a lot of traffic for such sports events, whether they are national or international. Boxing also sees good contenders from this country for which betting is famous for this segment as well.
Major sports segments that attract betting on the betting sites in Uganda are the following:
- Rugby This is also a popular sport in the country. There are several regional, national level, and international games that the country teams participate in.
- Basketball The national team in this sport is called The Silverbacks. They made their debut in the Africa Championships in 2015, after which there has been no looking back.
- Cricket This is also a popular sport in the country. Ugandans also take a lot of interest in the South Africa team games in this category.
- Sailing Another local activity sees Ugandans participating in tournaments and events with their neighbors Tanzania and Kenya.
Moreover, international sports betting platforms such as betway, bet365, 1xbet, and others offer a wide array of global sports and games. These include Volleyball, MMA, UFC, Formula 1, Boxing, Hockey, Tennis, Table Tennis, Snooker, Darts, Handball, Athletics, and others. Besides these, one can bet on Weather, Politics, TV Shows and eSports.
To encourage Ugandans to place bets, most of these sites have attractive offers. For instance, as and when a particular sporting event starts, some promos provide free bets, cash-back offers, and so forth. These also include enhanced ways to make the most of bets on different games. Since the portals offer information about tournaments, sports, related news, and bet strategies, Ugandans can learn more about a particular game and bet on it.
Football, or soccer, is definitely the main game in the country. The national team is nicknamed The Cranes; it has won the East and Central Africa Association Cup three times. Hence, these tournaments are bound to see Ugandans logging in to bet on their favorite team and players. Besides these, there is a general interest in the international football leagues such as the European Championship, Bundesliga, UEFA Europa League, UEFA Champions League, Premier League of England, La Liga.
Esport online betting is a relatively new branch of good old betting. Bettors from Uganda can bet on eSports, or virtual sports and games. For instance, eGaming tournaments such as Starcraft, LOL, Dota 2, CS GO, and others draw in large crowds and profits on these betting sites. This area is expected to grow and it’s no wonder.
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