- There is a prop bet surrounding whether or not game streaming site Twitch.tv will become a top 10 site in the US.
- Due to people being quarantined by the COVID-19 pandemic, Twitch has seen a boom in viewership.
- Current odds have no as the early favorite, but there is some evidence to support the possibility of an upset.
SAN FRANCISCO – With not much to bet on, oddsmakers have released a prop bet for whether the video gaming streaming site Twitch.tv will become a focus of every computer moving forward. The prop bet is asking whether Twitch becoming a top 10 ranked site in the US will be accomplished by April 25, 2020.
Currently, no has the shortest odds at -500, showing that legal sports bettors are not on board with the idea.
Twitch has a long way to go if they are to cross this threshold. However, with a large portion of the country at home quarantined due to the coronavirus outbreak, the company has started to see significant growth.
Kids Love Streaming
With millions of children home with schools closed, and kids being a large demographic for Twitch streams, it makes sense that twitch has seen a significant boom in viewership in recent weeks. In the month of March alone, the average daily concurrent viewers has gone up 12%.
Twitch has also seen an increase in the number of new channels being created, with a 3.3% boom of new Twitch streamers. This increases the potential for overall viewership, as this will garner more daily viewership.
Online sportsbooks are holding this into account with this betting line, as they believe this boom will only increase as the quarantine persists.
Still, Twitch will have a lot of ground to cover, as they are not even currently in the top 50 sites as far as traffic goes. With everyone home, sites like Youtube, Pornhub, and Amazon will also see a boom in traffic, and they are already in the top 10 ranked sites.
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Will Twitch.Tv Be Among The Top 10 Ranked Sites In The USA Before April 25, 2020?
This mountain that Twitch will have to climb shows why sports bettors are taking “no” as the clear favorite outcome, not believing that Twitch can close the gap in just a few weeks while also accounting for other sites getting more traffic.
This is just the latest in a line of entertainment odds available since sports have been postponed on a massive scale due to the coronavirus pandemic.
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