Well, most online sports bettors had hope that they could at least still rely on the Wimbledon tennis matches. After all, 90 % of the sports tournaments have already been cancelled.
Initially, the Wimbledon tennis tournament was meant to last from8 June 29 to July 12. Was this really necessary considering the fact that a lot can happen in 2 months?
Also, tennis matches do not seem as much of a high risk in comparison to other sports. This is because there are only 2 players involved most of the time. Hence, they can easily follow the social distance protocol of 1 meter.
Let us just say that the hosts have decided to not cling on to hope. Rather, they will work on statistics and stay safe.
Why Tennis Matches Are Being Put on Hold.
With over 22000 reported COVID 19 cases in the UK, it is really hard on whether or not it would be over by June 20. Hence, the Wimbledon officials announced the cancellation on April 1.
“Uppermost in our mind has been the health and safety of all of those who come together to make Wimbledon happen – the public in the UK and visitors from around the world, our players, guests, members, staff, volunteers, partners, contractors, and local residents – as well as our broader responsibility to society’s efforts to tackle this global challenge to our way of life,” reported the club.
However, online sports bettors could still look forward to the summer tournaments. According to the club officials, preparation is already underway for the summer tournaments.
How Is Cancelling a Smart Decision?
According to the World Health Organization official statistics, the coronavirus seems to be worsening as time goes on. Worldwide, there are 750 890 cases so far, with over 36 000 reported deaths.
Currently, America is reporting the highest COVID 19 cases at 140 640. The US and the UK have the most Wimbledon participants. For example, in the 2019 Wimbledon tennis matches the UK had 89 participants while the US had 108 players.
Henceforth, going forward with the tournament will only put the people at very high risk. The important thing to do right now is to stay safe indoors.
This year is surely a bad year for online sports bettors. First off it was the NBA, the FIFA Premier league. Now their last hope has been taken away from them. The good part is that they can still play casino games at their favourite online casino in Australia.