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Published on January 25, 2024
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January

The year kicks off with focus on the Premier League and the FA Cup. Staying with football there are two major international tournaments in the shape of the AFCON and the Asia Cup. The snooker season is in full swing with the Masters taking place in early January. Tennis’ first Grand Slam of the year, the Australian Open, takes place in Melbourne and the NFL post season schedule provides plenty of excitement and interest to bettors as the leading teams battle it out to make the Superbowl

DateEvent/locationSport
January 4thFA Cup 3rd Round VariousFootball (soccer)
January 7-14Masters SnookerSnooker
January 10-28Men’s EHF EUROHandball
January 12-February 10AFC Asian Cup 2023 – QatarFootball (Soccer)
January 13-February 11African Cup of NationsIvory CoastFootball (Soccer)
January 13-19FIH Hockey Olympic Qualifiers 2024 – VariousHockey
January 13-February 4U19 Men’s Cricket World Cup – South AfricaCricket
January 13-February 11NFL PlayoffsAmerican Football
January 14-28Australian OpenMelbourne, AustraliaTennis
January 19-February 2Winter Youth Olympics – Gangwon, Republic of KoreaMulti sports
January 18Daytona 500NASCAR
January 20UFC 297 – Strickland vs Du PlessisMMA/UFC
January 25MLS startFootball (Soccer)
January 26-28X Games 2024 – Aspen, USAWinter Sport
January 27FA-Cup – 4th Round – VariousFootball (Soccer)
January 27Pegasus World Cup – Florida, USAHorse Racing

February

A hugely busy month with loads of betting opportunities. In football the Champions League resume with the last 16 matches and the first trophy of the season in England will be decided with the EFL Cup final, while there is no let up in the Premier League and FA Cup schedule. Obviously the Europa League and Conference League will be in focus too. In rugby union the 2024 Six Nations Championships get underway and bettors who like a wager on US Sports there is the Superbowl as well as All Star games in the NHL and the NBA. Fans of boxing will be looking to bet on the big heavyweight bout between Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk as two of the sport’s all time greats go head to head in a clash which will unify the heavyweight division.

DateEvent/LocationSport
February 2-March 16Six Nations Championship – Europe : Check out our Six Nations PreviewRugby
February 2-18World Aquatics Championships – Doha, QatarSwimming
February 3NHL All-Star GameIce Hockey
February 4-November 10NASCAR Cup Series 2024Nascar
February 4Supercopa do Brasil (Palmeiras vs Sao Paulo) Football (Soccer)
February 7-Copa LibertadoresFootball (Soccer)
February 11Super Bowl LVIII, Las Vegas, USAAmerican Football
February 11-18ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament – Amsterdam, NetherlandsTennis
February 13-14Champions League 1/16-finals, LEG 1- VariousFootball (Soccer)
February 15-25FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup 2024 – Dubai, UAEBeach Soccer
February 16-25Table Tennis World Championship – Busan, South KoreaTable Tennis
Febriary 17UFC 298 – Volkanovski – TopuriaMMA / UFC
February 17-19Swedish Cup – Group Stage first roundFootball (Soccer)
February 18NBA All-Star GameBasketball
February 20-21Champions League 1/16-finals, LEG 1 – VariousFootball (Soccer)
February 21MLS season startsFootball (Soccer)
February 25EFL Cup Final, Wembley, London, G.B.Football (Soccer)
February 29-March 2Formula 1 Gulf Air – Bahrain Grand PrixFormula 1

March

As well as the usual huge European and domestic football matches, the Six Nations Rugby, big events on the tennis tour and the start of the IPL there is the little matter of the Cheltenham Festival, one of the most prestigious horse racing events in the world.

DateEvent/LocationSport
March 1-3World Indoor Athletics Championships – Glasgow, ScotlandAthletics
March 4-17BNP Paribas Open Indian Wells, USATennis
March 5-6Champions League 1/16-finals, LEG 2 – VariousFootball (Soccer)
March 7-9Formula 1 Grand Prix Saudi ArabiaFormula 1
March 8Joshua vs NgannouBoxing
March 9-10Swedish Cup – Quarter FinalsFootball (Soccer)
March 10-Grand Prix of Qatar, Doha, QatarMotoGP
March 9-10UFC 299MMA
March 9-10Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, St. Petersburg, FloridaIndyCar
March 10-11Swedish Cup – Quarter FinalsFootball (Soccer)
March 12-13Champions League 1/16-finals, LEG 2 – VariousFootball (Soccer)
March 12-15Cheltenham FestivalHorse racing
March 12-17All England Open – Birmingham, EnglandBadminton
March 15UEFA Champions League Quarterfinals & Semifinals DrawFootball (Soccer)
March 17-31PGL Major Copenhagen (CS2)Esports
March 17-31Miami Open, Miami, USATennis
March 18-24World Figure Skating Championships, Montreal, CanadaFigure skating
March 18-26Official or int. friendly matchesFootball (Soccer)
March 19-27UEFA Women’s Champions League QuarterfinalsFootball (Soccer)
March 19-April 7NCAA finals (March Madness), USABasketball
March 22-24Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix, Melbourne, AustraliaFormula 1
March 22 – May 26Indian Premier League Cricket, IndiaCricket
March 24-Grande Prémio de Portugal, Portimão, PortugalMotoGP
March 28MLB Opening DayBaseball
March 30-April 7Curling World Championships, SwitzerlandCurling
March 30-Allsvenskan startsFootball (Soccer)

April

The Grand National is a standout April date in the UK. The World Snooker Championship is another event bettors may want to keep an eye on, and the US Masters will capture the imagination of golf bettors. The domestic and European football season continues to build towards a climax.

DateEvent/LocationSport
April 5-7Formula 1 Japanese Grand Prix, Suzuka, JapanFormula 1
April 6-14Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters, Monte-Carlo, MonacoTennis
April 6-Copa del Rey final, La Cartuja, SevilleFootball (Soccer)
April 7-Gran Premio de la República Argentina, Termas de Río Hondo, ArgentinaMotoGP
April 9-10UEFA Champions League Quarterfinals LEG 1Football (Soccer)
April 10-May 6World Snooker Championship, Crucible Theatre in Sheffield, England Tournament PreviewSnooker
April 11-14Masters Tournament – Augusta National Golf Course, USAGolf
April 12-Damallsvenskan startsFootball (Soccer)
April 13UFC 300MMA
April 13-20Barcelona Open BancSabadell, Barcelona, SpainTennis
April 13-Grand National, Aintree Racecourse in LiverpoolHorce Racing
April-JuneNHL Playoffs – Stanley CupIce Hockey
April-JuneNBA PlayoffsBasketball
April 14-Grand Prix of the Americas, Texas, USAMotoGP
April 16-17UEFA Champions League Quarterfinals LEG 2Football (Soccer)
April 19-21Formula 1 Grand Prix Shanghai, ChinaFormula 1
April 20-21Xiamen Diamond League, Xiamen, ChinaAthletics
April 20-28UEFA Women’s Champions League SemifinalsFootball (Soccer)
April 20-21Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach, Long Beach, CaliforniaIndyCar
April 23 – May 12ESL Pro League Season 19 (CS2)Esports
April 23-May 5Mutua Madrid Open, Madrid, SpainTennis
April 25-27NFL Draft 2024American Football
April 27-Shanghai Diamond League, Shanghai, ChinaAthletics
April 28-Gran Premio de España, Jerez, SpainMotoGP
April 27-28Children’s of Alabama Indy Grand Prix, Birmingham, AlabamaIndyCar
April 30-May 1UEFA Champions League Semifinals LEG 1Football (Soccer)

May

The football season reached the business end and the tennis world descends on Paris for Roland Garros. 

DateEvent/locationSport
May 3-5Formula 1 Miami Grand Prix, Miami, USAFormula 1
May 4Kentucky Derby, Louisville, Kentucky, USAHorse Racing
May 6-19Internazionali BNL d’Italia, Rome, ItalyTennis
May 7-8UEFA Champions League Semifinals LEG 2Football (Soccer)
May 7-11Eurovision Song Contest, Malmö, SwedenMusic
May 10-26World Ice Hockey Championships, Czech Rep.Ice Hockey
May 11Sonsio Grand Prix, Indianapolis, USAIndyCar
May 12Grand Prix de France, LeMans, FranceMotoGP
May 16-19PGA Championship – Louisville, USAGolf
May 17-19Formula 1 Imola Grand Prix, Imola, ItalyFormula 1
May 18Boxing: Fury vs UsykBoxing
May 18Preakness Stakes, Baltimore, USAHorse Racing
May 19Rabat Diamond League, Rabat, MarockoAthletics
May 20 – June 9French Open – Paris, FranceTennis
May 222024 UEFA Europa League Final, Dublin, IrelandFootball (Soccer)
May 24Challenge Cup FinalRugby League
May 24-26Formula 1 Monaco Grand Prix, MonteCarlo, MonacoFormula 1
May 25Eugene Diamond League, Eugene, USAAthletics
May 25FA Cup 2023-24 final, Wembley, London, Great BritainFootball (Soccer)
May 25Investec Champions Cup Final, London, Great BritainRugby
May 25UEFA Women’s Champions League Final, Bilbao, SpainFootball (Soccer)
May 25-26108th Running of the Indianapolis 500, Indianapolis, USAIndyCar
May 26Gran Premi Monster Energy de Catalunya, Barcelona, SpainMotoGP
May 29UEFA Europa Conference League Final, Athens, GreeceFootball (Soccer)
May 30Diamond League: Bislett Games, Oslo, NorwayAthletics
May 31 – June 1Epsom DerbyHorse Racing

June

The month starts with the Champions League final and then football’s focus turns to the international game and the European Championships. Horse Racing punters will be lining up their picks for Royal Ascot.

DateEvent/LocationSport
June 1UEFA Champions League 2023-24, Wembley, London, EnglandFootball (Soccer)
June 2Gran Premio d’Italia, Scarperia e San Piero, ItalyMotoGP
JuneDiamond League: BAUHAUS-galan, Stockholm, SwedenAthletics
June 1-2Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix, Detroit, USAIndyCar
June 4-30ICC Men’s T20 World Cup (cricket) – USA and West IndiesCricket
June 5-6Copa do Brasil / FinalsFootball (soccer)
June 6-14NBA Finals (basketball) – USABasketball
June 7-9Canadian Grand Prix, Montreal, CanadaFormula 1
June 8-9Grand Prix of Road America, Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, USAIndyCar
June 7-12Track and field – European Championships, Rome, ItalyAthletics
June 9-24College World SeriesCollege Baseball
June 12 – 16BLAST Premier: Spring Final 2024 (CS2)Esports
June 13-16US Open Golf, Pinehurst, North CarolinaGolf
June 14-July 14Euro 2024 (football) – GermanyFootball (Soccer)
June 14-1524 Hours of Le Mans, Le Mans, FranceMotor Sport
June 16Grand Prix of Kazakhstan, Almaty, KazakhstanMotoGP
June 18-22Royal AscotHorse Racing
June 20-July 14Copa America, USAFootball (Soccer)
June 21-23Formula 1 Spanish Grand Prix, Barcelona, SpainFormula 1
June 23Firestone Grand Prix of Monterey, Monterey, California, USAIndyCar
June 28-30Formula 1 Austrian Grand Prix, Spielberg, AustriaFormula 1
June 29-July 21Tour de France, FranceCycling
June 30Motul TT Assen, Assen, NetherlandsMotoGP

July

The month opens with tennis’s third Grand Slam at the Wimbledon Championships. Other highlights include the Open Golf and the Summer Games in Paris.

DateEvent/locationSport
July 1-14Wimbledon – London, EnglandTennis
July 5-7Formula 1 British Grand Prix, Silverstone, Great B.Formula 1
July 7Liqui Moly Motorrad Grand Prix Deutschland, Hohenstein-Ernstthal, GermanyMotoGP
July 7Diamond League: Meeting de Paris, Paris, FranceAthletics
July 7Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio. Lexington, Ohio, USAIndyCar
July 8-21Nordea Open, Båstad, SwedenTennis
July 9-Qualifiers of Champions League startsFootball (Soccer)
July 12Diamond League: Herculis EBS, Fontvieille, MonacoAthletics
July 13-14Hy-Vee IndyCar Race Weekend Race 1 & 2, Newton, Ihowa, USAIndyCar
July 14-21The Open Championship – ScotlandGolf
July 15-27Women’s U19 Euro Championship – LithuaniaFootball (Soccer)
July 15-28U19 Euro Championship – Northern IrelandFootball (Soccer)
July 16MLB All-Star GameBaseball
July 19-21Formula 1 Hungarian Grand Prix, Hungaroring, HungaryFormula 1
July 20Diamond League: Anniversary Games, London, G.B.Athletics
July 21Honda Indy Toronto, Toronto, CanadaIndyCar
July 26-August 11Paris 2024 Summer Games – Paris, FranceMulti Sports
July 26-28Belgian Grand Prix, Spa-Francorchamps, BelgiumFormula 1

August

August sees the domestic football season begin in Europe’s top leagues. The US Open Tennis, the fourth Grand Slam of the year, gets underway in New York.

August 4Monster Energy British Grand Prix, Silverstone, GBMotoGP
August 7 – 18IEM Cologne 2024 (CS2)Esports
August 11-19Cincinnati Masters – USATennis
Mid of AugustSerie A – ItalyFootball (Soccer)
August 17Bommarito Automotive Group 500, Madison, Illinois, USAIndyCar
August 17-May 25, 2025Premier League – EnglandFootball (Soccer)
August 18Motorrad Grand Prix von Österreich, Spielberg, AustriaMotoGP
August 22Diamond League: Athletissima, Lausanne, SwitzerlandAthletics
August 23-May 17, 2025Bundesliga – GermanyFootball (Soccer)
August 23-25Formula 1 Dutch Grand Prix, Zandvoort, NetherlandsFormula 1
August 25BitNile.com Grand Prix of Portland, Portland, Oregon, USAIndyCar
August 25Diamond League: Kamila Skolimowska Memorial, Chorzów, PolandAthletics
August 26-31World U-20 Athletics Championships – Lima, PeruAthletics
August 26-September 8US Open – New York, USATennis
August 26-September 8Paris 2024 Summer Para Games – Paris, FranceMulti Sports
August 28 – 12 SeptemberCopa do Brasil – Quarterfinals (BR only)Football (Soccer)
August 29-League stage starts Champions LeagueFootball (Soccer)
August 29Diamond League: Golden Gala Pietro Mennea, Rome, ItalyAthletics
August 30-September 1Italian Grand Prix, Monza, ItalyFormula 1
Aug 31-Sep 22Women’s U-20 World Cup – ColombiaFootball (Soccer)
August 31-September 1Milwaukee Mile Race 1 & 2, West Allis, Wisconsin, USAIndyCar

September

The US Open concludes and the NFL gets underway. Europe’s top football leagues will be starting to take shape and the Champions League group stage begins.

DateEvent/locationSport
September 1-Gran Premio de Aragón, Alcañiz, SpainMotoGP
September 5-Diamond League, Zürich, SwitzerlandAthletics
September 5-2024 NFL Season startAmerican Football
September 8-Gran Premio Red Bull di San Marino e della Riviera di Rimini, Misano Adriatico, ItalyMotoGP
September 10-15Solheim Cup, Robert Trent Jones Golf Club in Gainesville, Virginia USAGolf
September 13-15Formula 1 Azerbaijan Grand Prix, Baku, AzerbaijanFormula 1
September 13-14Diamond League: AG Memorial Van Damme, Brussels, BelgiumAthletics
September 14-15Big Machine Music City Grand Prix, Nashville, Tennessee, USAIndyCar
september 14St Leger StakesHorse Racing
Mid of SeptemberNFL startsAmerican Football
September 17-May 31, 2025UEFA Champions League 2024-25 (football) – variousFootball (Soccer)
September 17-19Round 1 – League Stage Champions LeagueFootball (Soccer)
September 20-22Laver Cup (tennis) – Berlin, GermanyTennis
September 20-22Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix, SingaporeFormula 1
September 22-Berlin Marathon (athletics) – Berlin, GermanyAthletics
September 22-Grand Prix of India, Greater Noida, IndiaMotoGP
September 24-29Presidents Cup, Royal Montreal Golf Club, Quebec, CanadaGolf
September 25 – 29BLAST Premier: Fall Final 2024 (CS2)Esports
September 28-October 6China Open (tennis) – Beijing, ChinaTennis
September 29-Pertamina Grand Prix of Indonesia, Central Lombok, IndonesiaMotoGP
September-OctoberICC Women’s T20 World Cup (cricket) – BangladeshCricket

October

As the major European competitions and domestic football leagues gather pace, European horse racing punters have the Prix de l’arc de triomphe at the start of the month. Rugby League’s Super League concludes with the Grand Final at Old Trafford and the NHL gets underway.

DateEvent/locationSport
October 2 – 17Copa do Brasil – SemifinalsFootball (Soccer)
October?World Series, MLB, USA & CanadaBaseball
October 1-13BWF Badminton World Junior Championships – Nanchang, ChinaBadminton
October 1-2Round 2 – League Stage Champions LeagueFootball (Soccer)
October 2-13Shanghai Masters, Shanghai, ChinaTennis
October 5-6Prix de l’arc de triompheHorse racing
October 6Motul Grand Prix of Japan, Motegi, JapanMotoGP
Mid of OctoberNHL startsIce Hockey
October 12Super League Grand FinalRugby League
October 18-20Formula 1 United States Grand Prix, Circuit of the Americas, Austin, USAFormula 1
October 20Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix, Phillip Island, AustraliaMotoGP
October 22-23Round 3 – League Stage Champions LeagueFootball (Soccer)
October 25-27Formula 1 Mexican Grand Prix, Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez, Mexico CityFormula 1
October 27OR Thailand Grand Prix, Buriram, ThailandMotoGP
October 28Ballon d’Or Award CeremonyNovelty
October 28-November 3Paris Masters, Paris, FranceTennis

November

The first Triple Crown event of the snooker season begins with the UK Championships, The football season continues to provide plenty of betting opportunities, while those who enjoy a political punt have the US Presidential Election to focus on.

DateEvent/LocationSport
November 1-3Formula 1 Brazilian Grand Prix, Interlagos circuit, Sao Paulo, BrazilFormula 1
November 3 – 10Copa do Brasil / FinalsFootball (Soccer)
November 3-10WTA Finals – Cancun, MexicoTennis
November 3-Petronas Grand Prix of Malaysia, Sepang, MalaysiaMotoGP
November 5-United States presidential election, USAPolitics
November 5-6Round 4 – League Stage Champions LeagueFootball (Soccer)
November 10-17ATP Finals – Turin, ItalyTennis
November 12-17Billie Jean King Cup Finals – SevillaTennis
November 13-17BLAST Premier: World Final 2024 (CS2)Esports
November 17-Gran Premio Motul de la Comunitat Valenciana, Valencia, SpainMotoGP
November 19-24Davis Cup Finals – Malaga, SpainTennis
November 21-23Formula 1 Las Vegas Grand Prix, Las Vegas, USAFormula 1
November 23 – December 1UK Championships SnookerSnooker
November 26-27Round 5 – League Stage Champions LeagueFootball (Soccer)
November 28-December 15European Championships in Handball for Women, AustriaHandball
November 29-December 1Formula 1 Qatar Grand Prix, Losail International Circuit, QatarFormula 1

December

As many of Europe’s top leagues enjoy a winter break over the Festive period, the games come thick and fast in England and Scotland, providing bettors with a number of seasonal opportunities. Boxing Day offers plenty of football matches to bet on, along with the King George VI Chase for horse racing fans. The PDC World Darts Championship is also a major sporting and betting event in the UK over Christmas and New Year. 

DateEvent/LocationSport
December 6-8Formula 1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, Abu Dhabi, UAEFormula 1
December 7MLS Cup FinalFootball (Soccer)
December 10-11Round 6 – League Stage Champions LeagueFootball (Soccer)
December 11-15BWF World Tour Finals (badminton) – TBDBadminton
december 26KIng George VI ChaseHorse racing
December 2024 -January 2025PCD World Darts Championships (dates to be confirmed)Darts

2024: European Championships a highlight

This year’s European Football Championship will take place in Germany with fans from all over Europe gathering in anticipation of an exciting tournament. The Summer Games in Paris will also be a major draw for sports fans.

The usual golf and tennis majors will catch the eye of bettors and fans alike, while the Champions League and major leagues such as the Premier League provide great interest and opportunities for punters. 

Outside the world of sport, bettors can wager on Eurovision in the Spring and the Autumn will see the US Presidential Election, which always generates world wide interest.

Check out the best betting sites in the UK ahead of making your selections.

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Chris is a former athlete and a qualified PE teacher. He is a keen football fan, watching many matches at different levels throughout the season, and enjoys following many different sports. With betting and sports sites, he has a keen eye for detail and can to highlight positives and negatives for users. His experience in sport as a performer, teacher, writer and fan allows him to see things from many different perspectives.

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