Fans of Game of Thrones have been eagerly anticipating the start of season 7 for over 12 months. Since the last episode of season 6 aired, countless questions have been left unanswered. One of those questions is now available to bet on in Pinnacle's first-ever Game of Thrones betting market. Who will sit on the Iron Throne at end of Season 7? Read on to find out more.
HBO’s biggest success story in recent years has been Game of Thrones - David Benioff and D. B. Weiss’ TV series adaptation of George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire. Renowned for complex narratives and fascinating plot twists, the much-loved fantasy drama will dish out another hefty dose of uncertainty between July 16 and August 27 (this season will only feature seven episodes as opposed to the usual ten).
As captivating as the reworking of Martin’s series of novels has been, bettors can now get more involved with Game of Thrones and bet on potential outcomes at Pinnacle - Cersei Lannister (2.70*) and Daenerys Targaryen (3.60*) are currently at the top of the “Who will sit on the Iron Throne at the end of season 7” market.
Game of Thrones: The story so far
Trying to summarise one of the most intricate plots in the history of TV is an insurmountable task. However, recapping on what we know is a good starting point for anyone looking for value in the Game of Thrones betting. We know the death of Jon Arryn started a 60 episode long trail of destruction, but what will happen in the next 7?
It could be argued that only Daenerys has the forces at her disposal to overthrow the current Queen of the Seven Kingdoms.
In the simplest possible terms, the main focus of Game of Thrones is the power struggle to rule Westeros (one of four main landmasses built up of seven kingdoms and nine districts). In amongst the alliances and
In the most recent ten-episode instalment, Daenerys took command of the Dothraki, the Bolton’s reign of the North was brought to an end and Cersei burned the Great Sept and was crowned the Queen of the Seven Kingdoms - it is also worth noting the importance of Daenerys' newfound alliance with the headstrong Tyrion Lannister.
The Iron Throne: Is it anyone’s for the taking?
With 36 options to choose from in Pinnacle’s Game of Thrones betting market, who will be the ruler of the Seven Kingdoms at the end of
Cersei is the favourite to be sitting on the Iron Throne at the end of season 7 at 2.70*. Many believe the death of her children (Joffrey, Myrcella and Tommen) mean Cersei will now be more ruthless than ever. It could be argued that only Daenerys has the forces at her disposal to overthrow the current Queen of the Seven Kingdoms.
Daenerys is a solid bet to sit on the Iron Throne but it might be more likely to happen in season 8 rather than season 7 - currently priced at 3.60*. The main advantage Daenerys holds over her enemies is the three dragon eggs she was given as a wedding gift that
- Will Daenerys' dragons win her the Iron Throne? Bet now.
The King of the North has already defied the odds when revived by Melisandre following his apparent death at the hands of the Night’s Watch in
The Night King
Bettors might be surprised to see the Night King priced at 35.760*. Featuring heavily in promotional content for the penultimate season, the leader of the White Walkers has an army of the most feared creatures at his command and certainly holds a strong hand should he try and stake claim to the Iron Throne.
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Trying to predict the unpredictable
Betting on Game of Thrones is different to betting on sports because we know there is a pre-written script - some people out there have prior knowledge of what will happen.
George R. R. Martin’s original works could provide clues for what we can expect. The TV series has covered the majority of content that can be found in the novels (which are still unfinished) but there may well be stones that have still been left unturned - the role Euron Greyjoy (42.610*) plays in proceedings could be one such example.
Jon Snow is one of the main contenders to sit on the Iron Throne at the end of season 7 but bettors will be wary of his apparent lack of strategy.
If you’re a die-hard fan of the show and have no interest in betting on it, leaks and spoilers could ruin your viewing experience. If, however, you want to make money from betting on Game of Thrones this kind of information could prove to be very valuable.
The next major teaser came in May when the official trailer was released. Cersei proclaims that “whatever stands in our way, we will defeat it” while Daenerys Targaryen is seen leading her dragons into what will most likely be the biggest battle the show has ever seen. If viewers were left in any doubt for what will happen, Jon Snow’s forebodes that “The Great War is here.”
It appears that no character is too big or too small to be considered safe from the cutthroat nature of Game of Thrones. With that said, there could be plenty of value on offer in Pinnacle’s Game of Thrones betting.
Bettors, you know nothing. Or do you? Bet with the best Game of Thrones odds at Pinnacle.
SPOILER ALERT: What happened at the end of Season 7?
Following all the excitement ahead of Game of Thrones Season 7, it has to be said that the seven episodes didn’t disappoint. While the subplots enthralled viewers, bettors would have been more concerned with what all the preparations for war and allegiances meant for Game of Thrones betting.
Despite starting as joint-favourite with Daenerys Targaryen at (4.160), bets quickly came in for Cersei Lannister who eventually ended up a short priced favourite (1.417) before episode one of season seven aired on July 16.
As the Game of Thrones betting suggested, Cersei’s hold on the Iron Throne never seemed in doubt. However, we now know Jon is a trueborn Targaryen and a valid air to the Iron Throne. The Night King has resurrected one of Daenerys’ dragons, broken down the Wall begun to march south with his army.
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