We’ve got some interesting news coming across the online tennis betting wire this week. It was announced today that the ATP Finals betting action will be relocating from London, where it is currently held to Turin. This news shouldn’t come as a shock to online sports betting fans as the Italian City was named the host of the tournament from 2021 all the way to 2025. In the end Turin had to beat out the likes as Manchester, Singapore and even Tokyo among others. After all, it was a five city list to determine who will host the season ending tournament.
ATP Finals Betting Headed to Turin
This change will undoubtedly bring some online tennis betting changes, seeing as how the tournament has been held at London’s O2 Arena ever since the 2009 season. In any event the tournament will now be held at the Pala Alpitour stadium from 2021 onwards. All in all it’s looking like the ATP’s management is pretty excited about the move.
“We believe that Turin has all the ingredients to take the events to new heights,” ATP executive chairman Chris Kermode told the media.
THE RESULTS ARE TURIN ??
— ATP Tour (@ATP_Tour) April 24, 2019
As is tradition, the ATP Finals host the world’s best 8 singles and doubles tennis players of the sportsbook season. Once the event heads to Turin, it will boast a significant record prize pool of $14.5 or roughly 11.2 million Euros.
Interestingly enough, this will be the first time that Italy has been called upon to host the ATP Finals. Nevertheless, Turin will become the 15th city to host the tournament. During the 12-year run the O2 Arena enjoyed, there were a total of 2.5 million fans who came to watch the show. In the end this number will increase since the arena still has 2-more years to host the ATP Finals.
The Pala Alpitour stadium is undoubtedly a great successor to the O2 Arena. After all, it has the largest capacity of any indoor sporting event in Italy with a total of 15,000 seating capacity.
“The ATP Finals is the biggest and most prestigious event that we have at the ATP,” world No. 1 Novak Djokovic told the press. “It’s a tournament that has historically moved around and so I’m very excited to see it move to Turin from 2021.”
ATP Finals Betting Breakdown (Venue Analysis)
Interestingly enough, only New York’s MSG has hosted the ATP Finals more time than London. So what does this mean for players learning how to bet on sports? Ultimately it means that the ATP is quite fond of the O2 Arena. After all, both the world’s No. 1 player, Novak Djokovic, and the ATP player council have expressed this sentiment for years.
In the end, no one can deny that the O2’s Arena’s 12-year run has been exemplary. However, there is an undeniable need for a change. Notwithstanding that need, the Brits might not be too happy with the decision. This is because they’re essentially being robbed of a prime spot for Tennis. Additionally, it was arguably one of the best spots to have.
Moving forward, all eyes will be on Turin. It’s no understatement to state that they have some pretty big shoes to field. But if that wasn’t enough, a 50% prize money increase will put even more gravitas on this tournament.