Perhaps not a lot of pastimes can compare to the thrill and exhilaration brought about by watching your favorite team or player play win a game. But what makes it even sweeter is the fact that you can actually get paid for predicting that team or player to win.
Thanks to online sports betting, you can now place your bets on a player or team of your choice to win, score a number of points or reach a certain level of a competition and actually win some money for it.
The global gambling market is already worth more than $500 billion and it keeps on growing every day. And with sports betting getting legalized in more states in America this year, there is no doubt that it will continue to skyrocket to fame. But when it comes to betting, there are sports that are easier to wager on than others.
Mixed martial arts
Mixed martial arts (MMA) is making its mark as a full-contact combat sport, thanks to the immense popularity of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). With more than 3.4 million Twitter followers, UFC has attracted fighting enthusiasts and fans from around the world. This is why it’s no surprise that more people are placing their bets on MMA matches now more than ever.
Soccer is still undoubtedly the most popular sport in the world for both fans and bettors—and it’s easy to know why. The game has been played in most parts of the world for centuries that it has become a culture for many countries. But most importantly for gamblers, soccer is a very straightforward game.
Two teams composed of 11 players each to outscore each other in terms of goals. While other games like basketball and rugby are also based on scoring, it’s more difficult to accumulate points in soccer because of the heavy competition and strict rules of the game. There is one way to score in soccer, which is to make a goal. This is easier to understand than rugby that hast tries, drop goals and penalties and basketball that has shot points and free throws.
Perhaps no other sport can compare to the spectacle that boxing has to offer. If you’re a boxing fan, you’ll easily notice that most fights are held in casinos in Las Vegas and other cities because of how intense betting becomes, especially when two world-class fighters are battling it out for supremacy.
There is also a huge market when it comes to betting on boxing. Aside from the three ways a fight can end—a win for the fighter in the blue corner, a win for the fighter in the blue corner or a draw—you can also place your bets on how the fight will end like through a knockout or unanimous decision.
Some bookmakers also let you predict what round the bout will end, which makes it all the more exciting.
If you ask any seasoned gambler what is a great sport to place your first bet on, you will surely get tennis for a recommendation. Although tennis is not as widely popular as basketball or soccer, it is one of the easiest sports to bet on because of how straightforward the game is. You either root for Player A or B to win the game and that’s it.
There are also no draws in tennis because if a match hits a deadlock or impasse, there will always be a tie breaker. If you’re a novice gambler, you don’t need a vast knowledge of tennis to place the right bets on a match. Just choose a player to bet on and you’re good to go. It’s also easy to pick a player since most outright tournament winners or those who won past championships are most likely to be the frontrunners of a match.
Where to place your bets
Now that you know what type of sports are the easiest to bet on, find out where the best places are to put your wager:
Read reviews first. Whether you’re a novice or experienced gambler, it’s very important to read reviews before committing to any betting site. For instance, Nostrabet has some good information on the 1xbet app for iOS devices (credits: Nostrabet) and other betting apps.
Trust only credible apps or sites. You’ll see a lot of good offers from punters online, but you should only trust those that have established their credibility in sports betting. You also need to check out how a betting app or site pays its winners to avoid any hassles later on, should you win.
Which of these sports do you want to place your bets on?