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How Easy Is It To Bet On Sports Online? 0

Posted on October 27, 2019 by John Harris

Betting on sports is a craft as old as sports themselves. With advances in technology over the last century it has become increasingly easier to bet on sports, whether through legal or illegal means.

Of course the most recognized of the legal methods is sports books in Las Vegas. Through Gambling Magazine you can learn about the oldest casinos in Las Vegas.

Changes made to federal law in 2018 has given other states the ability to also have legal sports betting. As of 2019, there are now 13 states with some form of legal sports betting.

Another access point for sports betting is through online betting. According to Gamblers Daily Digest, online casinos are the next big thing in gambling. Since online gaming has been available, it has only grown in size, revenue, and popularity and now makes up a significant portion of all revenue earned from gambling.

Over time as more people become comfortable with online gaming and more countries accept it, watch for online gaming to continue to grow in popularity and revenue.

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The Concept Behind Covering The Spread 0

Posted on October 21, 2019 by John Harris

NFL betting enthusiasts may have often come across the term ‘covering the spread’. Not many people would be aware of the concept behind the term. Also due to assumptions and misconceptions, the concept gets re-defined the wrong way. As a result, you may place a wrong bet and then stand a chance of losing your hard- earned money due to your misconceptions around such terms. This is why it is crucial to have a clear understand of this term, and augment your chances of winning with strategic bets.

When there is a face-off between a stronger team and a weaker team, bettors usually spread the point so that there is betting in favor of both teams at equal odds. The general tendency will be to prefer the stronger team and not bet on the weaker one. However, with a handicap or a virtual ‘headstart’, betting in favor of the weaker team can be made more appealing and attractive.

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How to Win At Sports Betting 0

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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Common Mistakes Made In Sports Betting 0

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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Seven US States Legalize Sports Betting After PASPA Ruling 0

Posted on August 13, 2019 by Elliot Ramsden
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Sports betting is set for exponential growth in the USA following the Supreme Court’s landmark ruling in May 2019.

The decision to repeal the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act of 1992, also known by the acronym PASPA, ended the prohibition of gambling on sport throughout America.

Nevada always remained an exception to federal law – alongside Delaware, Montana and Oregon, which also had their own explicit state rules and provisions before PASPA came in. Delaware and six other US states have taken the opportunity to legalize betting on sport.

Here, we take a look at those parts of the United States that have introduced sports gambling so far since the ruling. It’s proving particularly popular in areas with an Atlantic Ocean coastline.

New Jersey

The state of New Jersey actually brought the challenge against PASPA to the Supreme Court in the first place. Having successfully achieved repeal of federal law, it’s no surprise to find sports betting was soon legalized here.

Monmouth Park Racetrack is a major sporting venue in ‘The Garden State’ and it hasn’t taken long for sportsbooks and casinos to open in and around this thoroughbred horse racing venue. Given New Jersey’s metropolitan nature and proximity to New York, millions now have access to legal sports betting here.

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Sports Betting: Then and Now 2

Posted on April 16, 2019 by Aaron Beallor

In the course of less than a year, the world of sports betting in the USA has changed exponentially. Where once, betting on sports on websites like Caesars Casino and sports was illegal, now across the USA, more and more states are allowing people to wager on their favorite teams. Today, we’re looking at sports betting then and now, to see just how far things have come…

Then:

Before last May, sports betting was outlawed across the USA as a result of the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) of 1992, a federal act which saw sports betting outlawed for almost two decades. This law was introduced in a bid to preserve the integrity of the sport. Nevada was an exception to that rule, as sports betting laws were already in place. Additionally, sports betting was possible in Delaware, Montana, Nevada and Oregon, where they had pre-existing sports betting frameworks and sports lotteries already in place. Despite the ban, it is estimated that around $150 billion was spent in illegal wagers on the Black Market every year in the United States on both professional and amateur sports betting. That’s more than the GDP of Nebraska! Back then, if you wanted to place a legal wager on the Super Bowl or March Madness, you’d have to hop on a flight to Las Vegas…or risk the consequences of placing a bet with an illegal bookie.

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      In a career that started in 1956 and ended in 1976, the Sports Then and Now Vintage Athlete of the Month was never really a leading man, but he seemed to be part of the supporting cast for many huge moments in NFL history.

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