Summer has come around again and the sports calendar is in full swing; from the football World Cup to Wimbledon to the Grand Prix season, there are dozens of exciting sports events to keep you glued to your television for the next few months, and many people will be upping the ante by placing a bet or two on their favourites.
When it comes to betting on sport it’s definitely worth doing your homework to ensure you get the best deal and the best odds…so here’s a quick online betting guide, to prepare you for the busy summer of sport ahead:
First and most importantly….bet on sports you enjoy. It sounds obvious, but half the fun of betting is watching your team romp to victory and knowing that (as well as pride) your get some cash. In addition to this, the better you understand a sport the more likely you are to place that winning bet, so choose your wagers carefully.
Next…find a good bookie. Nowadays almost all the large bookmakers offer a wide range of sports bets but some offer better deals than others. Shop around online to find the best odds, the most comprehensive tips and the widest range of sports bets.
Before you put your own money down…hunt down free bets. Many online bookmakers in the UK offer free bets for new and prospective punters; for example, if you register with a specific bookmakers’ website they may offer you £50 worth of free bets for the first £50 you lay down yourself. Once again, some bookmakers offer better free betting deals than others, so have a good browse on the internet before you commit.
Finally, place your bets and watch the match! It’s always a great way to spend a summer afternoon sipping a drink and watching a big sporting occasion, but when your team turns the result around in the final seconds and you are suddenly richer than you were 2 hours ago, you won’t even mind that it’s your turn at the bar!