Picking one over the other is a subjective decision. (Photo: Jose Juarez, AP)
Dealing with the types of sports you’d like to bet on is no easy task, but there’s a bevy of options. Before you jump into a particular sport’s book, though, you should have an understanding of how you can make money on those picks.
The following cheat sheet breaks down how to play nearly every major pro and college sport in the U.S. from betting trends to the best places to find the best sportsbooks and online betting options.
Real and prop bets are available in sports such as baseball, basketball, football, soccer and golf, and offer a very distinct advantage to the book. You can bet on just about any kind of wager you can think of in sports, whether it’s a single number, over/under or wagering over/under a sport or even over/under certain teams at 먹튀.
Long before people started betting on their breakfast cereal or their team’s chances of winning the Super Bowl, they wagered on sports.
“For thousands of years, people have bet on sports,” says Scott Van Pelt, a television personality for ESPN. “Now it’s legalized.”
The sports world went from a pastime for the wealthy to a mainstream proposition in recent years, with many state legislatures enacting legislation allowing betting on games.
With so many different types of bets available, and the likelihood of certain sports continuing to take on even larger roles in the sports betting industry, it’s important to have a firm grasp of where to look for the best sportsbooks and online gambling options.
How to pick a sportsbook
Here are the basics, and a closer look at how to pick a sportsbook:
1. What to look for
Generally speaking, the first rule of selecting a book is to ask the right questions. Your first task is to define the type of sports you like to bet on, and the location and number of times you want to bet on them
2. Look for local support
Be wary of teams that have little support locally, and focus on teams with local support.