The 2022 college basketball season tipped off on Monday for both the men's and women's leagues, and — shocker here — not all sportsbooks made women's basketball odds available.
Even for the books that did post odds, the frequency and intricacy of women's bets available paled in comparison to the men's options.
Betting is NOT a reliable source of income, but it is a source of fandom. With each bet comes a further reason to tune into that day's game or zone in on a specific player.
There's a belief that sports betting could help expand the women's sports audience past those already engaged. It's just hard to prove with the lack of odds available.
Yeah! Here are a few tweets:
As of Monday, November 7 (3:30 p.m. ET):
FanDuel Sportsbook: WCBB futures are live.
DraftKings Sportsbook: Lines are available for just eight games, plus a futures bet on who will win the NCAA championship.
Caesars Sportsbook: WCBB futures are live.
BetRivers Sportsbook: No odds are available for women's college basketball, though odds are available for most men's college games.
Likely, there's a chicken or the egg situation unfolding. The books don't want to offer up something they don't think they can make substantial money on, but fans can't prove they're interested without having somewhere to place a bet.
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