Even though betting has been present for a long time in every culture, it is always difficult to get around when you start betting – there are too many options, many sites, many things to consider.
To get you started, here are some essential pieces of advice:
Find what you are interested in
There are numerous betting options, different sports and when you first enter the world of betting, it can be overwhelming. So the best thing is to choose some sport or area that you are interested in – it can be football, basketball, tennis, or maybe you are interested in some less popular sports like snooker or beach volleyball. Why is this important? You will most probably be more up to date for some things you are interested in, you will know if some players are injured or there was a change in the team’s management. This will give you a good advantage and knowledge needed to make an informed bet. Be sure to always have a special area of interest – if you pick football, maybe you will additionally focus on Premier League, or French League – so you will be really good when it comes to those games.
Get to know the offer
Whichever sports you pick, do not be deceived by the small number of different odds that pop up. You can bet on many more options by simply clicking on the plus icon next to the game, which will give you more detailed and specific bets and different odds. For example, you can always bet on the final outcome of the football match, but you can also bet about the minute the goal will be scored in, or the number of free throws, or the percentage of completed passes of one team. Incredible, right? Not all games have the same offers, and the rule of thumb is the more important the game, the bigger the offer.
Familiarize yourself with the odds
There are many ways to present the odds on the websites you visit, which usually depends on where you live. In the UK, they use the fractional representation of the bets, but most international betting sites offer additionally the decimal and American odds representation. Once you learn how to calculate them, you will see how they reflect the favorite or the underdog in the game (lower numbers show that somebody is likely to win, while higher show the lower probability of winning). Carefully combining several good odds, you will have an opportunity to place a bet which will be both safe and likely to bring you a nice amount of money!