With the bout now being official, this means that a couple of markets that Kambi released where customers could guess the number of participants in the match as the 'Exact Composition' of names announced for the Universal Championship contest.
The sportsbooks with the market were still offering 'Strowman .vs. Lesnar .vs. Reigns .vs. Joe' at 5/4 when I looked over the odds yesterday evening. The selection had started out at 2/1 when it was first published on the night of Great Balls of Fire.
I wrote about the market again on July 16th and pointed out that the four-way option would have been more valuable if you had backed '4 or More' in the market that was published where customers could have a punt on the number of participants that would start the 20th August match.
Peculiarly, the option to back '4 or More' had drifted out in this market at the same time the option to back the eventual four-way was shortened from 2/1 into 7/4 in the 'Exact Composition' market. Now we have hindsight to fall back on, the right call was to back '4 or More' rather than the other option. However, it doesn't really matter. Both selections will be settled as winners when the time comes for these markets to be graded.It's unlikely you'll get your winnings - if you've had a bet - until at least the night of the event because the rules state that the bets will remain open in case of changes made ahead of the match.
A market where customers can have a bet on who they believe will leave Brooklyn as Universal Champion is still on the board as of the time of writing.
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Of the four runners confirmed for the match - Brock Lesnar remains a 1/4 favourite to successfully retain the strap, Roman Reigns is 5/4, Braun Strowman is 7/2 and Samoa Joe is out at 11/2.
John Cena is still listed for the time being.
There will be another SummerSlam betting post published within the next day.
The markets were/are available from the websites that publish Kambi's betting odds. A couple of examples can be found below: