In the previous chapters we focused on the basic and essential notions about sports betting and, at the same time, we developed some of the most significant points to take into account when entering this exciting online game world. The concept itself sports betting is the logical trigger to begin to understand an issue whose growth and popularity have grown considerably in recent times.
The installments, the welcome bonuses and the choice of the betting house they probably complete that first step; the most difficult, perhaps. But after registering with one or more operators, it is time to understand the possibilities that currently exist to bet. The types of sports betting, in other words, where the simple and the combined stand out, but there are also the handicap (and Asian handicap) and the system.
Not everything is football in life
It is inevitable to focus on football as the first alternative to start in sports betting, since it is the most popular sport in many countries in the world. The truth is that the fact of betting is really far from being limited to the blessed football that so many fans have all over the planet. Starting with other mass activities such as tennis and basketball, be aware of the other types of sports betting that are now part of the market.
In this sense, horse races, cricket, snooker, darts, golf and rugby, as well as other games and sports that, despite having a lower degree of fame and dissemination worldwide, also have a prominent movement in many places. In the United Kingdom, to mention a specific place, horse racing is one of the most traditional shows. In the appendix (final chapter), we will review in detail how to bet on several of these sports.
And not everything is sport
Finally, it should be mentioned that many bookmakers devote a particular space to what is usually called ‘Specials’ (‘Novelty Betting’). There it is possible to bet on programs of the genre known as ‘reality TV’, in political elections, in artistic awards (Oscar, for example) and in other events that are not directly related to sport.