Olympics Time Difference

Olympics Time Difference

Folks in the United States are used to sports betting, but they’re used to betting on domestic events with very little variation in first pitches, kickoffs, tipoffs, faceoffs, etc. However, time is a huge factor that US Winter Olympics bettors must consider. Case in point: It’s critically important to understand that PyeongChang, South Korea, is 17 hours ahead of Pacific Standard Time and 14 hours ahead of Eastern Standard Time. In other words, it’s time to bet on the Olympics...a day ago.

To that end, bettors on the western side of the US are actually in a better place to wager on the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics, as it’ll be late evening for them when the athletes at the Games begin competing for the day. This way, PST residents can actually catch some of the action live and place their bets according to up-to-the-minute events they themselves witness. Bettors on the eastern side of the US aren’t as lucky, as the Games’ events won’t get underway until much later at night. After all, not too many people want to stay up past 2:00 AM to bet on the day’s freshest contests.

Remember, as with most international sporting events, American bettors are at something of a disadvantage. You can only bet on an event before it starts, and – though replays will be shown all day long – there’s no sportsbook in the world that will accept wagers on them. If you want to bet on the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics, you’ve got to plan ahead as much as possible and get your wagers in ASAP at USA online sportsbooks.