In order to get you started on sports wagering we need to make sure that you have access to all the tools to make this new and exciting hobby a successful one!
Identify Your Sport(s) of Choice
Before we get you started on sports wagering in general it is important that you determine which sports appeal to you and those with which you have the most knowledge.
These days there are a plethora of options for sports bettors to wager on and those bettors that are the most successful stick to those with which they have the most familiarity. As you begin your new hobby there will be other team or player events that may be attractive but at the beginning make certain to focus on those you know.
The sport of kings these days is professional football. The NFL attracts more bettors than all other sports combined with the exception of soccer, and this American sport has several betting basics you should always remember. There are point spreads designed to level the playing field as those teams considered better than the opponent they are facing will be harnessed with a handicap. For instance, if the best team in the league is at home facing the worst team in the league then the NFL odds makers may give the underdog a 10 point (or more) head start.
The point spread is initially determined by the oddsmakers but it will move up or down depending upon how much money is attracted to one side or the other. If bettors are wagering on the favorite a 10 point spread may go to 11, hoping to get bettors to bet the underdog. If that doesn’t do it then it could go 11 ½ and then 12, etc… The reverse can be true as well and let’s not forget that point spreads are not limited to NFL football but also college football, college basketball, and the NBA to name a few of the majors. Sports like soccer, baseball and hockey primarily have money lines where a bettor will have to risk more money on favorites but get bigger returns on underdogs if they win.
Find the Right Sportsbook
Familiarizing yourself with the rules is obviously the first step but finding where to bet is indeed equally as crucial. To get you started on sports wagering you must research the best offshore sportsbooks in order to determine where you will bet. Like in any industry there are premium companies and those that you should steer far away. Industry watchdog Sportsbookreview.com is the ideal resource to educate yourself on the hundreds of sportsbooks that are available to the betting public.
Sportsbooks are all graded A through F and you don’t have to read reviews on all of them, just go the head of the class and look for sportsbooks with an A rating or better. These books have been vetted and deemed the best in class by opinion polls based on customer service, timely payouts and easy to navigate sites. So don’t delay, let’s get you started on sports wagering for fun and profit!