At last, our long national nightmare is finally over. Almost over, at least. The eighth and final season of HBO’s acclaimed series “Game of Thrones” finally returns after a long hiatus on Sunday night.
You can be sure that nerds all over the country (myself included) will be donning their cloaks in anticipation of Sunday night’s season premiere. Viewership numbers will surely be massive for the first new episode of the show since season 7 came to a close on August 27, 2017.
Of course, there will also be huge betting interest with the series winding to a close. The final season is sure to bring no shortage of drama as the various houses battle for the coveted Iron Throne. Oddsmakers have been preparing for the new season for months now, and bettors have been eagerly wagering on a number of props.
Which character will be the first to die in season 8? Will Cersei Lannister and Daenerys Targaryen survive, or will either of them meet an untimely end? There’s no telling what the new season will bring, but we’re here to try and break things down from a betting perspective. Take a peek at the video above for our in-depth look at a few popular Game of Thrones prop bets ahead of season 8.