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Fifteen minutes of fame: do niche sports have the staying power to keep bettors interested?

Smaller, more obscure sports and leagues kept bookmakers ticking over during the Covid-19 shutdown. Did table tennis and Belarusian football experience a short-lived love affair born out of necessity, or is there lasting appeal?

In February 2016, at the age of 18, Marcus Rashford stepped in for the injured Anthony Martial for Manchester United in a Europa League Round of 32 fixture. The teenager scored twice on his debut against FC Midtjylland before netting a brace in his Premier League debut against Arsenal three days later. And he has…

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