How to Bet on SPOTY with Betfred

 | Thursday 20th June 2024, 10:17am

Thursday 20th June 2024, 10:17am

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The BBC Sports Personality of the Year is one of the most prestigious awards ceremonies in the UK, taking place annually in December.

The BBC Sports Personality of the Year (SPOTY) Award is the main award of the ceremony and is given to the sportsperson to have achieved the most that particular year, as voted for by the public. At Betfred Insights Education, we have provided a handy guide below to walk you through how to bet on SPOTY with Betfred and all the key developments pertaining to the market.

Last 10 SPOTY Winners

  • 2023 - Mary Earps (Football)
  • 2022 - Beth Mead (Football)
  • 2021 - Emma Raducanu (Tennis)
  • 2020 - Lewis Hamilton (Formula One)
  • 2019 - Ben Stokes (Cricket)
  • 2018 - Geraint Thomas (Cycling)
  • 2017 - Mo Farah (Athletics)
  • 2016 - Andy Murray (Tennis)
  • 2015 - Andy Murray (Tennis)
  • 2014 - Lewis Hamilton (Formula One)

How to bet on SPOTY with Betfred

This is probably the easiest market to explain how it works - you are simply betting on who will win the BBC Sports Personality of the Year Award, which is the main award of the BBC Sports Personality of the Year Award ceremony.

There is no 'runners-up' or 'third place' market, just who will win the award outright.

Who is eligible for the award?

Recipients of the SPOTY award must either be British or reside and play a significant amount of their sport in the UK. A shortlist is drawn up by an 'expert panel' and announced a few weeks before the award ceremony, with the winner voted for on the night via a public telephone and online vote.

Another thing to note - as well as reflecting UK sporting achievements on the national and/or international stage, the award represents the breadth and depth of UK sports and takes into account 'impact' within and beyond the sport or sporting achievement in question.

What other factors need to be considered?

The odds in this market fluctuate depending on the time of the year, and what competitions are taking place. Obviously, at the beginning of a calendar year, it's more a prediction on how a sportsperson will perform, rather than anything they have actually achieved.

This calendar year - 2024 - will surely be among the most competitive, with the European Championship (Football) and Summer Olympics just two of the major sporting events sure to capture the imagination of the public.

 You can read all our latest SPOTY Betting Tips at our dedicated Betfred Insights SPOTY content hub.

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