2023 promises to be a great year for sports betting enthusiasts, with various events taking place across the world. From football to tennis, basketball, and horse racing, there is something for every sports fan whether you’re a casual punter or a seasoned professional. Here are the five best sports betting events you don’t want to miss in your bet slip in 2023.

NCAA Men's Basketball Final Four (1-3 April 2023)

The NCAA Men’s final four and championship match will be hosted at the Indianapolis Lucas Oil Stadium from 1st – 3rd April 2023. The highly anticipated tournament will include 68 of the top college basketball teams across the country going against each other in a single-elimination system. This collegiate basketball event is expected to draw a huge crowd and it’s among the most thrilling events that Betway members can bet on.  

Kentucky Derby (6th May 2023)

A legendary horse racing tournament, the Kentucky Derby is a centuries-old competition that takes place every year since 1875. The annual event is hosted on the first Saturday of May, with the 2023’s installment taking place at the Churchill Downs on 6th May 2023. The tournament attracts live crowds of over 150,000 people, eager to watch the world’s best horses competing in the Triple Crown, the Preakness, and Belmont Stakes.  

Indianapolis 500

The Indianapolis 500 is among the World’s most celebrated motor racing competitions that Betway punters can wager on, taking place at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on 28th May 2023. The upcoming event will be quite special as it will be the first Indianapolis 500 competition after the cancellation of the 2020 event because of the lockdown.

This event is part of the IndyCar Series and features cars from Chevrolet and Honda. The race itself is about 500 miles and includes 200 laps around the famed 2.5-mile oval track. The competition tests the driver’s endurance and requires a great level of concentration from the teams. Drivers also need a good strategy and a reliable car to win.

UEFA Champions League Final (10th June 2023)

The UEFA Champions League is among the most prestigious soccer competitions in the world. This year, the UCL finals will be hosted at Instanbul’s Ataturk Olympic Stadium on 10th June 2023. The event will bring together some of the world’s best players and superstars like Lionel Messi and Neymar, with teams from the top five soccer leagues in Europe.

NBA Finals (1-18 July 2023)

The NBA finals is the best-of-seven series taking place between two teams from the East and West Conferences after they’ve emerged top of their divisions. The 2023 finals will run from 1st – 18th June, with the current defending champions (Golden State Warriors) ranking as the bookies' favorite following their performance in 2022.

In 2023, the Western Conference seems to be more competitive than ever before, with teams like the Denver Nuggets, LA Lakers, Portland Trail Blazers, and Phoenix Suns vying for the top spot. The Eastern Conference is spearheaded by teams like the Milwaukee Bucks, Brooklyn Nets, and Philadelphia 76ers. That makes the NBA finals the best sports event for basketball fans to bet on.