Whilst kicking a ball around might be a bit tough on the old joints these days, there is nothing stopping you from enjoying sports – just in a different way. Betting on the outcomes of your favourite sports is a new way to enjoy them. You can do so with friends and family, as you go about your day, at work, at home, or even on the bus or train- you can log on whilst you are on the go, place your bets, and wait for the outcome. If you are new to the idea, you can check out popular sites such as SBAT that offer you a huge range of bets, odds, and tips that will help you get the ball rolling!
But what are the best sports to have a punt on and how should you go about placing your first bet? Read on to find out more!
There are several different kinds of bet that you can try your luck at. If you are a beginner it is advisable to keep things simple until you get the hang of things. Stick to single bets on scores, winners, and losers. When you get your confidence up a bit and get to grips with tips and reading the odds, you can think about branching out into bets on individual athlete’s performance, the first one to score a goal, red cards, penalties, and even accumulator bets. These are bets where you place a wager on the outcome of multiple events- every time you bet correctly, you collect some winnings, but you can only put the cash in your pocket if you guess correctly, the outcome of every single bet you placed! Tough, but a real money-maker if you get it right!
We can give you all the tips in the world, but at the end of the day, whether you win or not is between you and lady luck. That said, there are things you can do to help your chances. First of all, as we have already mentioned, it is wise to start off with smaller, less complicated bets- you should never go for a really complex accumulator bet on your first go. Secondly, you should stick to what you know- bet on your team, your favourite athletes and your favourite sports. If you go right in there and put £200 on Turkish oil wrestling, the chances are that you will not know enough about it to bet wisely, or to get any return on your betting investment.
Last but not least…
Remember, that above and beyond, betting on sports is designed to add an extra dimension of fun to your enjoyment of sports. It is not meant to take over, or to be something to obsess over- rather it is meant to add a bit more suspense and most of all, hopefully result in a win for you if you are lucky! It is fun, and the minute it stops becoming so is the time that you should stop!