Nowadays, you can practically bet on anything. Prop betting lines have extended beyond the realm of sports into entertainment, politics and more. In some cases, betting lines can be ridiculous. Prop bets provide a nice break from the standard betting format. They also allow for more people to get involved in an industry where they may not feel welcome (i.e. non-sports fans). Given all this, it is not too farfetched to think of prop bets for the upcoming solar eclipse on August 21, 2017.
Some sportsbooks have betting lines in place regarding over/unders on cloud coverage, precipitation levels and hotel occupancy—but these are just boring. No one wants to place money on whether a cloud will appear in the sky during the solar eclipse. We have compiled a list of prop bets that we would like to see covered in the betting lines for the big event that are sure to make things more interesting. Hopefully premium legal US online sportsbooks will be paying attention and integrate these odds into their lines.
Solar Eclipse Prop Bets:
Odds No One Even Cares About The Solar Eclipse
Over 50% (-100), Under 50% (+200)
Odds Of Hospital Visits For Burned Out Eyeballs From Staring At The Eclipse
Over 500 (+250), Under 500 (-375)
Odds People Call In Sick Due To Solar Eclipse
Over 1,000 (-300), Under 1,000 (+200)
Odds Donald Trump Tweets About The Solar Eclipse
Yes (-500), No (+300)
How Many Tweets Trump Will Send Out On Solar Eclipse
Over 3 (-150), Under 3 (+100)
Odds The Solar Eclipse Will Actually Be A Meteor Heading To Earth
Yes (-500), No (+150)
Odds On How Many People Are Hoping It Will Be A Meteor Heading To Earth
Over 10,000 (-400), under 10,000 (+300)
Odds You Won’t Be Able To See The Solar Eclipse Because Of Cloud Coverage (our 1 cloud bet! Cut us some slack)
Yes (+50), No (-100)
Odds You Won’t Be Able To See The Solar Eclipse Because You Work In A Cubicle
Yes (-2,000), No (+1,000)
Odds Someone Will Use Solar Eclipse To Start Climate Control Debate
Over 50% (-350), Under 50% (+300)
How Many Instagram Posts Will There Be Of The Solar Eclipse?
Over 1 million (-600), Under 1 million (+500)
How Many Instagram Posts Will Successfully Capture Solar Eclipse?
Over 1 million (+500), Under 1 million (-600)
How Many Snapchats Will There Be Of The Solar Eclipse?
Over 1 million (-550), Under 1 million (+600)
Number Of Car Accidents Caused By People Trying To Look At The Solar Eclipse
Over 10,000 (-550), Under 10,000 (+500)
Number Of Solar Eclipse Glasses Sold Over The Weekend
Over 10 million (-1000), Under 10 million (+800)
Odds Of You Finding A Free Pair Of Solar Eclipse Glasses Within 2 Hours Of Event Being Over
Over 60% (-3000), Under 60% (+1500)
Odds Of You Remembering The Solar Eclipse Is Happening After It Has Passed
Over 50% (-750), Under 50% (+500)
There you have it. Our list of prop bets for the upcoming solar eclipse. This event is historical and has the potential to be a successful day for you if you place the right bets. Be sure to place your bets early before you forget about it even happening!