Bet on the Nobel Peace Prize
At the end of the 19th century, the Swedish chemist, engineer and inventor of dynamite, Dr. Alfred Nobel, decided, after reading an obituary that was written about him by mistake and which criticised him for profiting from arms sales, that his legacy should be about celebrating achievements and efforts taken to promote peace and mankind. As such, in 1901, the first Nobel Prizes were awarded for merits in Physics, Chemistry, Medicine, Literature and Peace, with Economics being added to the list in 1969. Over the years, there have been many interesting recipients, but it is arguably the Peace Prize that has attracted most controversy, as various world leaders, lobby groups and other interests aren’t always in agreement with who is named as the winner of the annual ceremony. The winner – or Nobel laureate as they are known, is decided by a committee, whose decision cannot be appealed. Unlike the other Nobel categories, the Peace Prize can be awarded to either a person or an institution and that obviously broadens the field of candidates. At bwin, you can get a full list of the potential winners, so you can bet on who you think will win the Nobel Peace in 2021.
Get good odds on the winner of the Nobel Peace Prize
Each year, the Nobel Prize committee receives a great number of nominations from thousands of individuals. The nominees are not told that they are being considered for the award and a rigorous selection process is then commenced, before the winning candidate is selected. Over the years, the committee has received criticism for some of the winners, such as Barack Obama winning it in 2009, Henry Kissinger accepting the prize in 1973 as well as the European Union winning it as an institution in 2012. All of these came as a surprise to the public and this is exactly why betting on the Nobel Peace Prize is an interesting market, as there is every chance that an underdog could take home the award. See who bwin has down as the favourites to win the next Nobel Peace Prize and get great odds when you place a bet on any of the potential candidates.
Who will win the Nobel Peace Prize this year?
Going through the extensive list of Nobel Peace Prize laureates is like doing a summary of some of the most important events and wars in the last 120 years, including Woodrow Wilson creating the League of Nations, the steps taking by people like Willy Brandt, Lech Walesa and Mikhail Gorbachev to deescalate the Cold War, as well as the peace movements that were created in Northern Ireland, South Africa, the Middle East and South East Asia. A good tip for who might be awarded the next Peace Prize would be to look at conflict zones across the world as well as follow the latest political news. You can find good winner odds on bwin to help you further narrow down, who you think will be this year’s winner, before you place a bet on the next winner of the Nobel Peace Prize.