By Dave Golokhov | | 3 mins
DraftKings Launches Flash Bet Just In Time For Wimbledon
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Now customers who love live betting will have a new way to place in-game bets with this first-of-its-kind technology.
DraftKings Launches Flash Bet
Flash Bet is a new product from DraftKings, which will allow customers to experience a different type of live betting.
Of course, they already have in-game wagering in terms of the odds to win the match, set and different props. Now bettors will have the opportunity to place bets on even shorter segments of the game.
As customers place their bets for things like who’ll win the next point, they’ll be able to open up the Flash Bet tab and see a timeline of their bet results. They’ll also get their payout right after the point is over. There’s no need to wait until the match is over.
What heightens the experience are the graphics that the users will see as they’re placing their bets. They’ll be able to see where the ball has bounced, as it moves over the net to the other side of the court and get descriptions of everything that’s happening.
It’s about as good of an experience as you can have just short of actually watching or being at the matches.
Wimbledon Has Begun
The third tennis grand slam of the year got underway on Monday morning (North American time) as the world’s best tennis players vie for the revered championship in London.
On the men’s side, it’s expected to be a three-horse race between Novak Djokovic, who is the favorite, Roger Federer, who is an eight-time Wimbledon champion, and Rafael Nadal. Beyond the Big Three, it doesn’t look like there are many serious threats to surprise.
Djokovic is the No. 1 player in the world, the defending champion and has won three of the last four grand slams. Nobody is playing better than him right now and grass is a surface where he has performed very well.
Meanwhile, Nadal enters Wimbledon on a 12-match winning streak after conquering the Italian and French Opens. He’s the King of Clay but he’s also won Wimbledon twice.
As for Federer, he’s in the twilight of his career at the age of 37, but as we saw with his 10th tournament win at Halle – a Wimbledon warmup – he’s still one of the most dangerous players here.
As for the women’s side of things, it’s wide open. Australian Ashleigh Barty, who is coming off a win at the French Open, is the favorite. The 23-year-old is an incredible 36-5 so far this season, including three tournament wins.
Meanwhile, Serena Williams, Angeqlique Kerber and Karolina Pliskova also have odds inside of 10/1 to win the event.