Funny Bets To Make With Friends

5 Funny Bets To Make With Friends Anytime (Updated)

Last Updated on February 23, 2024 by Kimberlee Johnson

There’s nothing quite like injecting some friendly competition when spending time with friends.

Whether you’re out for drinks or just getting together for a night of games, betting on something funny (or even the outcome of a friendly argument) can add a whole new level of entertainment to your time together. 

So, why not make funny bets with your friends to see who is the master of predicting the unpredictable? 

Read on to discover some of the funny bets to make with friends.

5 Bets That Are Fun To Make With Friends

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1. Predicting The Winner

Predicting the winner of a sporting event or competition is one of the most fun bets to make with friends. 

It is a great way to bond and spend time together, and a thrilling experience as each person tries to guess the event’s outcome accurately. 

Another great thing about predicting the winner as a bet with friends is that it is relatively low-stakes and low-risk. 

Usually, no monetary reward is involved, so no one will lose money if they get the prediction wrong. 

2. Getting A Girl Or Guy’s Phone Number

Making a bet with your friends to get a girl or guy’s phone number can be a fun and entertaining way to make a friendly wager. 

The person who takes on the challenge must try to get a stranger’s phone number within a specified time limit. 

And it could be done in various ways, such as approaching the person directly or using conversation starters to initiate a conversation. 

On top of it all, the person who obtains the phone number within the time limit wins the bet.

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3. Bets Based On Food

Whether you are betting on who can finish a meal faster or make the best dish, food bets can be a great way to bring excitement and competition to a meal [1]. 

One example of a possible bet is when the person who comes out on the losing end is required to buy the person who comes out on top of a meal.

It can be enjoyable if you go out to eat, as it can add some competitive spirit to the meal. 

Another fun food bet is the “taste test.” It involves making various dishes and having your friends try each to see who can guess the best ingredients and flavors. 

You can even make it a competition by keeping score and awarding points to whoever guesses correctly. 

4. Sports Bets

The excitement of watching a game with friends can be amplified by betting on the outcome. 

It makes the game more exciting and can add a friendly competitive atmosphere. 

Most sports bets involve a wager between two players or groups of people, such as a bet on which team will win a particular game or how many points a specific player will score. 

“Life is a gamble, at terrible odds – if it was a bet you wouldn’t take it.”

Tom Stoppard, British Playwright and Screenwriter

It can be as simple as a small friendly wager or as complex as a multi-game bet. 

Also, you can bet on the total number of points scored by a team, the final score, or various other outcomes.

5. Bets Based On A Physical Challenge

These bets can involve anything from a simple arm wrestling match to a game of tag. 

The stakes can be as simple as bragging rights or involve a wager of money or some prize. 

One of the advantages of making a bet based on a physical challenge is that it can be tailored to the participant’s abilities so that everyone can win. 

For example, if two friends are of different sizes, they could bet that one has to do 20 push-ups while the other has to do 10. 

It ensures the bet is fair and everyone plays on the same level.

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What To Do When You Lose A Bet? 

Angry Person

When you lose a bet, it can be a bummer. But it need not be all gloom and no light.

One great way to turn a loss into a gain is to turn the bet into a friendly competition. Think of creative ways to make the bet loser do a silly task or prank the winner. 

For example, the loser of the bet could have to write a rap about the winner or wear something silly, like a t-shirt with the winner’s face on it. 

This can be a great way to laugh off the loss and have a good time. 

Or a simple dance-off or arm-wrestling contest would also do the trick.

Another way to turn a lost bet into a fun activity is to devise a creative way to pay off the bet. 

For example, if the bet involved money, you could have the winner pick a charity you can donate to on their behalf. 

If the bet didn’t involve money, you could come up with something unique, like having them pick a movie for you to watch or a meal for you to cook for them. 

But what are some other fun ways to punish someone for losing a bet?

What Are Some Things To Bet On?

Betting on sports is one of the most popular forms of betting and can bring much fun and excitement. 

It can also be profitable if you take the time to do your research and understand the odds and the teams involved. 

Some of the most popular sports to bet on are football, basketball, baseball, and hockey [2]. 

Bets in the world of sports can be placed on anything from the final score to the point spread to the total number of points scored to a player’s output.

Another type of bet that can be profitable is horse racing. Betting on horse races can be a thrilling experience and profitable if you select the right horse. 

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What exactly is a friendly bet?

A friendly bet is an agreement between two people to wager money or something of value on the outcome of a future event. 

This type of bet is typically made for fun and is not intended to be serious or cause animosity between the two people involved.

What type of bet is most popular?

The most common bet is the money line bet, a simple wager on which team will win a particular game or event. 

And it does not involve any points spread, which can be challenging to predict accurately.

In Summary

So, there you have it! Whether you’re looking for a friendly wager or an outrageous dare, these funny bets will bring some laughs to your next hangout. 

Just remember to be safe and keep it light-hearted. You may even win some extra cash in the process. 


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