Sports fans had feared the Tokyo 2020 summer Olympics would make history for all the wrong reasons. It looked like the tournament would be cancelled because of the coronavirus outbreak and resulting lockdown. Thankfully, organisers were able to postpone for 12 months.
Last year’s loss is this summer’s gain and Tokyo 2020 will open on 23 July 2021 with the closing ceremony on 8 August. More than 200 nations are expected to compete with more than 10,000 athletes descending on Tokyo.
Major global bookmakers offer odds on the outcome of your favourite Olympic events, including Canadian betting sites. Have your say on the men’s 100m final, relay, football and plenty more besides. The Olympics will be exciting, but you can enjoy a double celebration. One cheer for your favourite athlete taking gold and one for your winning bet.
In this article, we explain how sports fans in Antigua can bet on and watch Tokyo 2020. We’ve drafted in a sports betting expert to explain how you can secure a free bet welcome bonus and use it to beat the bookies. By the end of this article, you’ll be in a strong position to enjoy Tokyo 2020 and get the most out of the rearranged Olympics.
To watch Tokyo 2020 and place bets on the events, you must first register with an online bookmaker. Your first aim is to find one that is legal and licensed. There are many reputable sportsbooks available to users in Antigua, but it’s always worth treading carefully. If you don’t pay attention, you could fall victim to online fraud.
The easiest way to ensure you are betting with a bookmaker you can trust is to do your research. Read reviews, browse the website, contact customer services. The more info you have on a sportsbook, the better. This may take a little more time, but it will be time well spent if it keeps you safe.
On the homepage of the betting app, you are looking for license information. You want to see a license number that shows the betting site or app is licensed and regulated by a recognised body in the industry.
Get an account
When you have chosen a sportsbook that’s legal in your region you must create an online betting account with that firm. You can visit a bookies’ site and app without an account but to place bets and watch live sports you must be registered.
Registration takes just a few minutes and you must complete the process once. In future, simply log in using your username and password to access all areas of the bookie. You can deposit cash instantly, withdraw winnings, take advantage of promotions, contact customer services, withdraw winnings and more.
Here’s how to register for an online betting account in the quickest possible time.
- Visit the betting site of your chosen bookmake
- Click the register button at the top of the homepage
- Fill in the registration form, adding all necessary details
- Decide on a username and password
- Make your first deposit
- Place your first bet
Grab a welcome bonus
The best sportsbook betting sites offer new customers a welcome bonus. Why do they do that? The welcome bonus is a free bet designed to encourage you to choose one site over the competition. It acts as a reward as well as a chance to try out the betting.
When searching for a betting site to join you should look for one with a welcome bonus free bet. In most cases this will be a deposit matched bet. That means the value of your free bet will be equal to your deposit and first wager. It puts you in complete control of your betting and how much you spend on gambling.
Welcome bonuses are often flashy and attractive but it’s worth looking beyond the bold advert. Read the terms and conditions attached to get a strong understanding of what’s expected of you as a customer of the bookie and the procedures to withdrawing any winnings made using the free bet welcome bonus.
As well as a free bet welcome bonus there will be a number of special offers on events aimed at encouraging bettors.