Modern-day sports betting now covers so many markets across the world that it is often difficult to know what to bet on.
Online bookmakers all offer the staple sports such as football, tennis, golf and racing. But the bigger ones may also provide betting odds for volleyball, darts, snooker… even chess!
Betting on sports may be a little daunting if you’re new to the community but don’t worry, many bookmakers have introductory guides so you can ease into the game. One of the best ways to do this without a guide is to make use of free bets.
In most cases when you sign up to an online betting company you will be offered a free bonus bet and that is a good way to start with your first bet. Football would be the best sport to start betting with if you understand it as it’s easy to understand and a goal makes a big difference. Unlike cricket or baseball, where a single run can be meaningless in the wider context of the match, a goal in football can make all the difference, change the result and that will change the odds.
Football betting is a good method of introducing yourself to the intricacies of fluctuating odds. It’s just an added bonus that it’s exciting!
Other great sports to bet on are rugby and NFL. Similar to football, touchdowns and tries are pivotal moments that makes the result easier to predict when you bet in play. The great thing about NFL in particular is that you have time to make those big decisions because of the amount of stoppages.
However if you find you are more of a patient sort of gamer then cricket and tennis are the sports for you. Betting on these sports means momentum is key so placing smaller bets over the course of hours can build your potential profit into something far greater than you would generate watching one football game.
Of course, don’t bet on tennis if you don’t actually like it! What would be the point of that? For the best thing about sports betting is that it’s a great excuse to watch the games we love.