When it comes to sports betting, there is a lot of fun to be had, a lot of wins to enjoy and many friends to be made. However, it can also be an overwhelming world to enter into. Each sport has its own set of unique strategies and quirks, so even if you are a fan of a sport, becoming a successful bettor can take some work. Here we provide a helpful guide to betting on the biggest sports so that you can enjoy sports and betting in a way that suits you and in a way that brings you all of the fun that the world of sports betting has to offer.
Horse racing is, by far, the UK’s favourite sport when it comes to betting. There is little in the world of sports betting that can match the thrill of the race and the high of a win. With its fast paced action and numerous races at each meet, horse racing has something to offer every bettor and every bet. Casual bettors may take a look at the favourite and the odds before placing a bet, and this can be a fun – and sometimes lucrative- way to bet on one of the world’s biggest and best loved sports, as well as racecards being a big help for the less experienced bettors and with big races round the corner you can scrub up on how Grand National or Cheltenham race cards can help you. However, for the more serious bettor, there are more things to consider than simply the named favourite. Doing your research into the course, its conditions and the form of the front runners is vital if you are looking to build a long term strategy. Just like all sports, horse racing has its own lingo, and some of it can be pretty confusing. Make sure that you are aware of all of the key terms – especially the types of bets on offer – before parting with your stake. It is well worth investing time and money in popular print guides to the races, too. There are papers out there dedicated to the sport and written by those in the know. As with all sports betting, it is important to build a long term strategy before placing down your bets as this will help you to keep on top and also prevent you from chasing after losses.
Football is one of the most exciting sports to bet on as there is always so much happening in the various leagues that are popular in both the UK and abroad. There are all of the odds and bets that you would expect, such as winners and losers. However, what makes betting on football even more exciting is the opportunity to bet on in-play events. Betting as you watch the game is fun because you see your chances and bets play out on screen as you enjoy the game. In order to be successful when betting on football it is important to make sure that you keep abreast of team and player news. There is nothing more annoying than placing a bet on a player and then finding out that he is injured and not in the starting line up. You also need to make sure that you make the most of the statistics that the world of football is awash with as this will give you the heads up on the likelihood of certain and exact events occurring. Above all, with football, it is key to remember that you need to separate the bettor from the fan in order to make informed decisions that lead to big wins rather than big heartbreak.