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How to Win At Sports Betting

Posted on October 02, 2019 by John Harris

By its nature, gambling is one of the riskiest ways to make money. However, when done right, it can be one of the most rewarding activities you can ever get into.

The sports betting industry is one of the most lucrative sectors for anyone who wants to make money. For anyone who has ever tried sports betting, wining is one of the most challenging parts of the game.

Here is how to beat the system and stand a better chance of winning.

Understand your sports of choice

Before you can bet on a game, you need to fully understand the game and the team you are about to gamble on. It is pointless to bet on a team you know the least about. If you are a soccer fanatic, you need to do thorough research on the teams you intend to bet on. Start a record-keeping strategy and record every game played. You must know how they perform at every game to be able to make a sound judgment call when it is finally time to place your bet. 

Understanding value

Value is a straightforward concept. However, most amblers do not understand it. Having the ability to spot the value of a bet means that you can find high odds and capitalize on such opportunities. If you are committed to sports betting, your job is finding undervalued teams and bet on them.

The most significant advantage you will have over you bookie is to finding matches that have favourable odds.  Sports betting value is one of the hardest parts of the business. However, when done correctly, you will have the ability to spot value odds which gives you a systematic edge continually.

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Understanding Sports Betting Odds

Posted on October 02, 2019 by John Harris

Sports betting has grown to become one of many avenues sports enthusiasts use to make money from watching their favorite sports. While it may seem like a straight forward activity, most people dive into sports betting without understanding how it works.

To be able to understand sports betting altogether, you need first to know how betting odds work. Odds are an essential wager of any sport. Odds are used to determine whether a particular game is worth investing in or not. The game odds determine the payout of bet placed, and how much you put as your bet.

Read on to find out what odds are and what role they play in sports betting.

Understanding odds

In sports betting, odds are used for two reasons. First, odds are used to calculate the winnings wager. Each time a bet is placed, you are offered odds for your bet. These odds have an impact on how much you stand to win should the game go in your favor.

The other importance of odds is their ability to reflect the likelihood of specific outcomes in the sports industry. Odds decrease with the increase in the possibility of a particular outcome. It makes sense since people are more inclined to bet on likely outcomes than on unlikely outcomes.

Odds formats

The founding principles of odds are quite easy to understand. People tend to get a bit confused when trying to understand the three odd formats.

Generally, there are three odds formats. They are decimal odds, American/Moneyline odds and fractional odds. You are likely to encounter all three odd formats at different points of your betting life.

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Common Mistakes Made In Sports Betting

Posted on October 02, 2019 by John Harris

Without a doubt, sports betting is one of the most commonly used means of making money. While the technicalities of betting can make it hard to win cash and easier to lose some, understanding the betting industry places you one step ahead of other gamblers. 

One of the things every good gambler knows is the importance of making time to learn as much as possible about betting. A critical area to familiarize yourself with is on common mistakes made during sports betting. By learning about these mistakes, you can learn how to avoid them. This will increase your chances of placing winning bets every time. 

Common mistakes made in sports betting 

Failure to understand the basics 

Most sports gamblers dive into the art of gambling without taking the time to understand how sports betting works. This limits the possibility of placing winning bets. It takes little time and research to be up to speed with the sports betting industry. You will understand odds and how to place winning bets. 

A site such as https://silentbet.com/ has a wealth of information about different bookmakers. This makes it easier for you to choose the most reliable one for your betting activity. 

Betting with a mind that is not sober 

While this may seem cliché, placing bets while intoxicated increases your chance of making the wrong decisions with your odds choices. When you are under the influence of alcohol or drugs, your critical decision-making ability is distorted, and thus you are not in the right frame of mind to place reasonable bets. There have been cases where players risked all their bankroll funds on losing games because they took the chance while drunk or high. 

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How to Pick the Best Sports Betting Sites

Posted on October 02, 2019 by John Harris

Sports betting is a billion-dollar money-making industry. Millions of gamblers log into their favorite gambling sites to pick odds and place bets for a chance of making money. In the past, gamblers had to have a bookie to be able to place bets. Today, developments in technology have made it possible for anyone to take part in sports betting through online betting sites.

Finding the right betting site can be overwhelming if you are in the market for one. There are many sites to choose from and all offer different benefits and bonuses. Here is how to select the best betting site for your needs.

Always go for a trusted site

One way to ensure the safety of your personal information is to only go for websites that can be trusted. A lot of research is required before you can tell whether a site can be trusted. A trustworthy site should have a gambling license. This shows that the site is in line with the law.

Another factor to consider when checking whether a site can be trusted is by checking the deposit and withdrawal options offered. The best site has simple and clear guidelines about withdrawing your winnings. Be wary of a website that does not provide clear detail about how you can withdraw your winnings.

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Apps That Score Big

Posted on September 30, 2019 by John Harris

For sporting fans everywhere, weekend excursions can be a real pain in the backside. Everyone knows, after all, that Saturday is a prime time for football, and watching Match of the Day after the event is no comparison to the live experience. Yet, you can bet that the family will want to do something on Saturday, or that a list of chores will appear just when you’re about to settle down. 

Luckily sporting apps mean this doesn’t have to spell the end. In fact, with these to hand, you can follow the scores without once being accused of ‘neglecting family time’.

What are these magical sporting apps, we hear you cry? Keep reading to find out!

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#1 – BBC Sport

  • Available on Android and iOS

Free to download and use, the BBC Sportl app can furnish you with all the latest sporting news, as well as scores according to your personal preferences. If you don’t already have it on your iPhone, then, you could benefit from downloading it before the week is up. With live news streams and coverage of events also available, the BBC sport app could see you staying up to speed no matter how far afield your family fancy going.

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Which Young Quarterback Will Be the Next NFL Superstar?

Posted on September 27, 2019 by Dean Hybl

In today’s NFL, the most valuable asset for any NFL team is their starting quarterback.  Finding a “franchise” quarterback is often the difference between a successful team and a team floundering with mediocrity.

Over the last three years, 11 quarterbacks have been selected in the first round of the NFL Draft. One interesting bet for New Online Casinos would be which of these young quarterbacks will be the next NFL Superstars and which will eventually be considered as draft misses.

Certainly, the young gun who has made the biggest early impression is Patrick Mahomes of the Kansas City Chiefs.

After playing in just one game as a rookie, Mahomes became the starter in 2018 and responded with an MVP season. His 50 touchdown passes were the most ever for a second year player and tied for the second most in a season all-time. He nearly led the Chiefs to the Super Bowl as they lost in overtime to the New England Patriots in the AFC title game.

He is on pace for another big season with 10 touchdown passes in his first three games of 2019 as the Chiefs are undefeated and looking like a Super Bowl contender.

Their victory last week was over another team with a dynamic young quarterback.

Lamar Jackson was named the Heisman Trophy winner in 2016 and during his rookie season with the Baltimore Ravens in 2018 he dethroned a Super Bowl winning quarterback in Joe Flacco.

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