The NFL and the NFL Players Association (NFLPA) are in the middle of trying to figure out if football in the US is going to move forward, or if it will face a temporary shutdown. The two sides are debating terms of a new collective bargaining agreement (CBA) that has been somewhat contentious, and the players are set to vote on the matter within the next couple of weeks. There are a couple of items they would prefer not to see included, but one particular entry has found a great deal of support by the athletes. They want a larger piece of any sports gambling revenue the league receives.04.03.2020 Read More >
Sports betting in Washington has taken one more step towards being legalised at tribal casinos, after a bill was passed by the Senate Labor and Commerce Committee.25.02.2020 Read More >
Not every successful bettor will employ the exact same strategy when it comes to choosing and placing a wager. Just as in sport itself, there are various ways for different players or teams to be successful. However, if you were to survey 100 full-time sports bettors and dig deep into their methodologies and approaches, there are some things that each one would probably point to as significant.23.10.2019 Read More >
For many people, being a full-time bettor sounds like the dream job. Such a profession probably conjures up images of an individual experiencing a huge adrenaline rush after making a huge decision which brings about a life-altering triumph. As is often the case, though, the reality is very different. A full-time bettor is more likely to be studious, disciplined and incredibly hard-working, and knowing when to refuse a bet is a key part of becoming successful.
Having a good grasp of psychology is vital for any bettor, as is the ability to self-analyse and judge situations objectively. There are different styles of bettors – after all, no two human beings are exactly alike – but there are certain rules which serve every gambler well regardless of their particular personality.
The 2019/20 Premier League campaign is four games old, but conclusions are already being drawn. It is still early days, of course, but it is difficult to envisage anyone other than Liverpool or Manchester City winning the title. Manchester United and Chelsea look off the pace in the race for the top four, while Norwich City, Newcastle United, Aston Villa and Watford could be set for a season of struggle.
However, whenever a pundit makes such predictions at this stage of the season, they emphasise that there is still a long way to go. That is true, of course, but each game – whether it takes place in week one or week 38 – is worth the same amount of points, even though matches towards the end of the campaign are much more likely to be labelled “must-win” or “vital”. So, does it matter when clubs win their points? And just how important are the first six games of the season?
Football is a relatively low-scoring sport, which means draws are far more common than in the likes of rugby and American football. It is certainly not uncommon for the scores to finish level in the world’s most popular game: in the five Premier League seasons between 2013 and 2018, the points were shared in around a quarter of all matches. Second-tier Stoke City even managed 11 ties in their final 18 league games last season.01.08.2019 Read More >
A punter will sometimes need a bit of direction, a bit of guidance on their learning curve in betting. Football betting strategies for example can help punters gain a stronger foothold in the area and that’s not an admittance that you perhaps don’t know what you are doing, it is just a great way to learn some subtle nuances from other punters to help you grow your own path in football betting. There are so many aspects of football betting that there is nothing wrong with taking a look at what other punters have found successful for them.10.07.2019 Read More >
There are countless people on the planet that make a living from real estate. You may know someone who works in that field, and if you do not you have probably seen television programmes about them. These individuals earn income by “flipping a house”, a concept which has similarities to sports betting.10.07.2019 Read More >
Betting on sports is a complicated discipline. Even the most studious bettors must rely on significant portions of good fortune to be successful. The reason sport is so popular is because of the randomness at the heart of it, and that makes it difficult to make money from your predictions. There are, however, several things you can do to boost your chances of making a profit – and one of those is by employing data.10.07.2019 Read More >
The favourite-longshot bias has a major effect on sports betting, but we tend to view the phenomenon through the prism of the bettor, rather than the bookmaker. This article serves as an attempt to readdress that balance and provide a fresh perspective on something every bettor should be aware of.
The favourite-long shot bias refers to when bettors tend to overvalue longshot selections and undervalue favourites. In simple terms, this is a form of bettor irrationality – and bookmakers, as they always do, react to it. In this case, they shorten their odds as a response to this common behaviour. And that, of course, is bad news for those looking to maximise their returns.