Any Australian into sports betting has heard of Sportsbet’s legendary Million Dollar Tipping Competition, and has probably placed at least a few bets to have their crack at the $1,000,000 of prizes on offer. But for those who haven’t participated in this massive tipping competition, all the hullabaloo may seem a bit puzzling. It’s just like any other sports betting competition, just with a lot more prize money and a larger betting pool…right?
WRONG. Australia’s punters are a tough crowd and aren’t so easily seduced. The success of Sportsbet’s flagship competition is down to careful organization, a brilliantly designed gaming ladder and an easy-to-learn, but hard-to-master scoring system that offers plenty of entertainment for sports newbies and seasoned tipsters alike.
Competitive Scoring System
Most of us sports punters will, when asked why we enjoy sports betting, respond that we’re in it for the money or to support our favourite sports teams. But though these explanations are undeniably accurate, they don’t quite cut it as a comprehensive explanation of sports betting’s irresistible allure. Ultimately, it comes down to our competitive streak – winning a jackpot feels fantastic because of the tens of thousands of sad sacks who don’t win, and the sense of triumph we feel at seeing our team trounce their opponents is surely compounded by the knowledge that you’re taking home a huge win.
Sportsbet’s Million Dollar Tipping Comp appeals to that competitive streak that lies in the heart of each and every gambler with its scoring system. Basic points are earned for correct tips (1 point per correct tip) but a supplementary bonus system, based on correctly predicting the winning margin on the Sportsbet-nominated match for that tipping round, is where the real prizes are at. Aim to beat your friends, and who knows? You might be taking home a fatter wallet!
That competitive system means that you don’t need to land on some magic number of points to score a win – you just need to do better than everyone else. And with $1,000,000 of prizes that have to be awarded by the end of season, including $10 000 weekly prizes and a top prize of $100 000 for the season-best tipsters, even if you end up with a smaller award it’s still going to be heftier than most.
Simply put, Sportsbet knows better than anyone what sports punters are looking for, and the Million Dollar Tipping Comp is ample evidence of this. So the fuss is justified – but don’t take our word for it; go see for yourselves!