Staged since 1956, the Eurovision Song Contest attracts a large number of wagers every year in both the northern and southern hemispheres. Okay, it might not see as much interest throughout the year as a good New Zealand online casino, but betting activity usually spikes when the entrant countries have all announced their song choices and performers. Of course, there is still a long way to go with only the so-called ‘big five’ guaranteed a place in the final other than the hosts which, in 2020, is the Netherlands. What should New Zealanders – and anyone else from the English-speaking world – take on board about this year’s contest? Also, who do bookmakers from around the world think is the most likely country to win?