Hey Virginia – Welcome to Olympic betting

Imagine a time when you can flip on the Olympics and wager on beach volleyball. Or table tennis. Or the 100 Meters.

That time is now. PointsBet is offering numerous ways to bet on the Red, White and Blue. Or any other country with a shot for a medal in Tokyo. The Opening Ceremony is Friday. And while we can’t offer a market on the length of “Kim Go Ya,” the Japanese National Anthem, clients in all of PointsBet’s active states can wager on a plethora of different sports.

The DMV will be represented by a host of promising athletes, including swimmers Tori Huske (Arlington), Phoebe Bacon (Chevy Chase) and, of course, Bethesda native Katie Ledecky, who already has five Olympic golds. PointsBet is offering four markets on Ledecky, who is a massive favorite to win the Women’s 1500 Meter Freestyle (-1000) and a sizable favorite in the 800 Meter Women’s Freestyle (-400). (Minus-1000 means a bettor wagers $1,000 to make a potential profit of $100.)

American sprinter Trayvon Bromell is even money (+$100) to win the 100 Meters, and the April Ross/Alix Klineman duo is +600 (6-to-1) to win gold in beach volleyball. As for table tennis, the American men are listed last in the team competition at +25000 (250-to-1). Do you believe in miracles?!

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