Sports Betting 101


Sports’ betting is the result of placing money on a sporting event. Many people feel that betting is high interest in sports. Those that oppose the practice do so as they feel it threatens the honor of the sport.

In some countries, betting on sports activities may be permitted. It is generally forbidden in North America. In Europe on the other hand, bookmaking (professionally accepting sports bets) is legal and generally accepted.

Homework and skills are required for successful sports betting. Experienced bettors gather and analyze as much information about the game as they can. They will consider probabilities of each team winning and then compare it with the opinion of the bookmaker before placing any bets. Luck and good judgment are required for success. You need to put in enough time and effort consistently in all aspects of sports to be successful.

There are many types of bets ranging from simple wagers where you bet against a friend or co-worker on which favorite football team is likely to win. To going to a bookmaker to place a wager on the outcome of major sporting events such as the Super Bowl.

Bookmakers offer two types of wagers: straight-up or money line bet or point spread wager. Money lines or straight-up are usually used for odds on games such as hockey, baseball, soccer or boxing. Point spreads are used in sports such as American football and basketball.

There are other types of bets which include ‘proposition bets’ and they are made on very specific outcomes of a match such as guessing the number of goals each team will score in a soccer match. Parlays involve multiple bets and rewards. Successful bettors with large payouts and ‘future wagers,’ predict future accomplishments by a team or team player.

Bookmakers are located through out the world. Where betting might be illegal, you can get around it often times by doing your betting online. Isn’t the internet grand?!

Source by Jarred James

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