Archive for April, 2007

Betting on international sports

Thursday, April 12th, 2007

With the widespread use of technology for leisure purposes, sports betting has become more available anywhere. In fact, statistics show that betting on international sports has been on a consistent rise recently. What do you need to know about betting on international sports and how is it different from betting on, say, the NCAA or NFL?

For one thing, you would have to be a close follower of the sport that you want to bet on. The principle is basically the same as with basketball or football in the States. You need to know the teams, the players, and the tournament as a whole. This is not much of a problem with cable TV and the Internet today. It is up to you as the bettor to keep a close watch on the specific sport that you want to bet on.

How do you bet on international sports? Go online and look for sportsbooks that offer betting on these events. Again, the principle is much the same as with local sports. Different online sportsbooks have different rules. You need to read about them thoroughly and see if their regulations apply to you. Some may have stipulations regarding your location or origin – laws and regulations do apply. You also need to take a look into how safe the site is for you to trust your money with. You can also place bets through your mobile phone and other gambling establishments. As international sports betting is becoming more and more popular, you have wider choices as to how to participate in this activity.

Now what sports are open for betting on in the international scene? Horse racing is perhaps one of the most popular sports. Another sport you can bet on internationally would be baseball. Other sports are boxing, cricket, motor racing, rugby, and soccer.

Perhaps the most important concern would be to know the rules and governing legislation. Before engaging in any sort of gambling activity, do your homework and know about the applicable rules. There may be minimum and maximum limits as to how much you can bet. There may be rules regarding the mode of payment. Then there is the issue of taxes. You should also know about the different types of bets that bookmakers offer. These may vary from sport to sport and country to country as well. Knowing these particulars beforehand will save you headaches in the future.