There is a little known water-related discipline people enjoy betting on, and that’s diving. Many countries have their own companies where their fellow countrymen can place a wager, like Australians do with bonus-code.com.au. Though, since this sport is somewhat obscure in the eyes and minds of the gaming community, we feel it is our duty to shed some light on what this discipline is, as well as how one goes about placing a bet.
Diving is an Olympic sport, but that doesn’t mean that there aren’t any competitions outside this event. The way the competition is categorized is as follows: the divers are divided by gender and age group, as is standard practice in many sporting events. The jump can be performed from a springboard that can be either a meter or three meters high, or a platform. The platform also has various heights, like five, seven and a half, and ten meters. The ten-meter platform is used in major competitions, such as the aforementioned Olympics.
The divers can perform alone or in pairs. They are scored based on a number of criteria, including, but not limited to:
- the height of the dive;
- the acrobatics involved;
- the angle of entry; and
- the body position during the dive.
Each diver is assigned a degree of difficulty, or DD. It combines the height of the diving point, the starting position and the moves executed during a dive. This score is multiplied by the score the judges give for each dive of the diver.
When diving in pair, the divers try to synchronize their movements as much as possible. This also affects their score.
The usual standard betting rules apply. This means that, for example, if you place a bet on a diver and they don’t show up to the competition, they automatically fail and you lose your money. There are a very few exceptions to this rule, like if the venue is changed, or the event gets cancelled. In such a case, you could potentially be able to get your money back.
Additionally, if the diver is disqualified, you lose, but if they withdraw from the competition officially, all bets are void. This means that not only do you not lose money, nobody wins.
There are a few special rules concerning competitive diving. You cannot bet on live events. This stands to reason, as there is but a few seconds from the start of the dive to the finish. There are two types of bets – Head to Head and Outright. Head to Head means that you bet on the winner of the competition between your diver and another participant. Outright betting means that you are betting on the winner of the entire event, or the tournament.