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Tips to Tap the Growing Sports Betting Industry 0

Posted on February 19, 2020 by John Harris

When the Supreme Court overturned an initial prohibition of sports gambling, many states made their move towards the legalization of betting. With this, the sports betting industry is experiencing unprecedented growth. If you want to tap this growth and build a successful business in this industry, such as by being a bookie, keep on reading and we’ll share some tips on how you can do this.

  1. Start with a Sports Betting Software

The first thing that you will need is software that will allow you to accept bets from your customers. Look for price per head software, which will offer scalability for your business. With this scheme, you will pay only based on the number of users. This is a cost-effective way to get into the bookie business. 

If you want to start with fantasy betting, make sure to check out how Sharpbookie can help you out.  

2. Find a Mentor

If you want to enter the sports betting market but you are clueless about how this is done, we suggest that you find a mentor. Look for someone with the expertise and experience that you can use. Consider working under such a person, and this will provide you with the opportunity to learn new things. Your mentor will also be your source of inspiration to finally break into the growing market. 

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Did You Know You Can Bet On Cricket? 0

Posted on December 07, 2019 by Darrell Dawson

Cricket is an exciting sport that has been around since the 18th century. Though some people believed that cricket had been played earlier around the 16th century, it still boiled down to the fact the sport has been around for a while. 

Interestingly, betting on cricket, like every other sport, is popular and comes with its thrills. Betting is a common practice in the world of sports, so far sports are being played, bets are staked. And fans who have a passion for the sport and understand the betting odds of the game enjoy staking their bets on cricket. 

Online Cricket Betting

As a popular game played in several countries in United Kingdoms, Australia, Africa, Asia, and the Caribbean, cricket is the sport with largest fanbase in India. And this means all through the year there are loads of online betting options on cricket. More so, with the advent of technology, bets on cricket are quickly wagered on mobile and desktop devices.  

Online betting on cricket is similar to that of other sports in that the operators understand the ins and outs of the business. And for you to win against the bookmakers, you have to know how to analyze cricket betting odds. The truth is, relying on your guts on matches without proper analyses will only make fall in the category of other bettors who lose loads of money to operators. Beyond the substantial winning opportunities on cricket betting, fans can as well bet only for the thrill of betting and fun of the game.

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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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  • Vintage Athlete of the Month

    • Rocky Colavito: Super Slugger
      March 30, 2020 | 7:24 pm
      Rocky Colavito

      The Sports Then and Now Vintage Athlete of the Month was just the fifth player in Major League Baseball history to have 11 straight seasons with 20 or more home runs, yet could not sustain that greatness long enough to earn a spot in the Baseball Hall of Fame.

      In some sense, the legend of Rocco “Rocky” Colavito Jr. began long before he ever started pounding home runs at the major league level.

      Born and raised as a New York Yankees fan in The Bronx, Colavito was playing semipro baseball before he was a teenager and dropped out of high school at 16 after his sophomore year to pursue a professional career. The major league rule at the time said a player could not sign with a pro team until his high school class graduated, but after sitting out for one year, Colavito was allowed to sign at age 17.

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