Major Sporting Events to Look Forward to in 2022

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There’s nothing like the brief sporting hiatus that we saw in 2020 to remind us just how much we love watching our favorite teams play week in and week out. Luckily, the sporting world is pretty much back to normal and online sports betting fans have plenty to be excited about in 2022.

From the FIFA World Cup to the Super Bowl, to the NBA finals, and everything else in between, here are the best sports betting events to look forward to next year.

Super Bowl 2022

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When: 3–7 February 2022

Where: SoFi Stadium, Los Angeles, CA

The Super Bowl is undoubtedly the hottest ticket in town, and it’s the event that Americans look for in the sporting calendar every year. The 2022 event is set to be one for the history books, that’s for sure!

The Super Bowl 2022 is set to take place in the vibrant city of Los Angeles and at a stunning new venue. The SoFi Stadium is a $5 billion indoor-outdoor stadium that has been built to provide the best experience for fans that is possible. There’s a translucent roof, open sides, and a massive 70,000 square foot, double-sided video board that will allow fans to get the best view of every single play. 

If the stadium itself isn’t impressive enough, there’s also an 8.5 million-square-foot entertainment center that surrounds it, with massive shops and dining options, among other attractions.

The Super Bowl is the penultimate football betting experience, so be sure not to miss out on this one.

Winter Games

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Where: Beijing, China

When: 4–20 February 2022

Officially known as the XXIV Olympic Winter Games, or just Beijing 2022, the Winter Olympics are a snow-induced multi-sport event taking place in Beijing and Hebei Province in China.

Three consecutive Olympic events have been held in East Asia, and this will be the last before the next Games take place in Paris. This is actually the first time that the Winter Games have been held in the same country that hosted the Summer Olympics.

The Winter Games provide a particularly unique adrenaline rush, with most of the sports being fast and intricate. Fans can look forward to contestants battling it out in snowboarding, speed skating, cross country skiing and alpine skiing. Of course, this is also the best Olympic Games for those who want to try their hand at ice hockey betting at an event other than the NHL.

NBA finals

Where: Division-winner Home Court

When: 2–19 June 2022

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After a weird bubble NBA experience in 2019–2020 and a shortened 2020–2021 season, the NBA season is finally back to normal. That being said, you have to keep an open mind for things changing in the current climate.

As is, the current season got off to a start in October 2021, and it will run through until June. The play-in tournament is set to take place from April 12 to 15, and the NBA playoffs will be between April 16 and June 19, 2022. June 19 is the last possible date that the NBA finals will take place, so those interested in basketball betting should mark that out in their calendar.

UEFA Women’s Euro 2022

Where: England

When: 6–31 July 2022

As we all know, women’s soccer is on the rise, and the USA team has been at the top of the summit for some years now. Although Megan Rapinoe and the rest of Team USA won’t be playing in the Women’s Euros, they are still undoubtedly worth a watch to see the crème de la crème of Europe’s female soccer players face off against each other.

The tournament, which is officially known as the 2022 UEFA European Women’s Football Championship, will be played in a number of stadiums across England next year. The final will take place at Wembley Stadium in London. The Netherlands are the current titleholders, and it will be the first Euro competition for the Northern Ireland national team.

FIFA World Cup 2022

Where: Qatar

When: 21 November – 2 December 2022

If there’s one prestigious soccer tournament in the world that everyone should follow, it’s got to be the FIFA World Cup. The tournament is held every four years, and 32 national teams go head-to-head in order to be crowned world champions. The tournament is taking place much later in the year in 2022 due to the unrelenting heat in Qatar’s summer, which is in June/July.

France is the current world champion after pipping Croatia to the Cup in the 2018 tournament held in Russia. It’s Brazil, however, that has the most World Cup wins in history, with five to the South American nation’s name.

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