Even without England, Euro 2008 is shaping up to be an exciting display of international football, and as always money will fly over the internet, across bookie counters and around pub tables as the teams kick off.
VC Bet have a huge range of bets on the various matches of the tournament; correct score, first scorer and double result (half-time/full-time) are all available to be wagered on. However, the site have offered a nice twist for the sports gambler – any 0-0 match that you have wagered on means VC will refund your bet up to £100 per person per match.
Several other casinos are offering a variety of betting options for the summer. Germany, who look poised to take the title, are being offered at an amazing 4-1 by PaddyPower and 3-1 at Totesport.
For a more adventurous bet, why not back apparent underdogs Croatia to reach the final? Many expert analysts think that the eastern European country could be this year's surprise, and Pinnacle are offering great odds of 54/5 on them to make it to the last match. A big win for English gamblers will help ease the pain of England's absence.