Sports betting can be carried out with Ladbrokes all 52 weeks, 365 days of the year, with competitions at various locations around the world taking place each day.
This could be handball in Spain, tennis in South America or football in Australia – there is almost always a sporting offering to attempt to pick the winner of.
However, some punters may prefer to stick with the sports in which they have the most knowledge and the biggest competitions from within these sports.
The highlights of the sporting calendar towards the start of a year are the Australian Open odds in tennis in early January and then the Six Nations rugby in February, alongside the Super Bowl and the Carling Cup final.
March sees the annual four-day Cheltenham Festival for horse racing fans, while the Formula One season gets underway with Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button among those competing for the drivers’ championship.
The big horse races extend into April with the Grand National, while excitement builds on the first tee at Augusta for the Masters.
May is all about football as the Premier League reaches its conclusion and the FA Cup and Champions League final winners are confirmed.
June is best known for the Derby, while patriotic punters will be cheering on Andy Murray at Wimbledon in July and potentially Luke Donald and Lee Westwood in the Open Championship.
August is all about the start of the new Premier League season, with September’s highlight being the US Open tennis – the final Grand Slam of the year.
The big sports betting options dry up slightly in the final quarter of the year, but punters can still look forward to the autumn internationals in rugby union, the Ladbrokes World Darts Championship and the start of the National Hunt horse racing season.