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Top Sports Betting Events

Friday, August 24th, 2007

Here’s something for regular sports bettors out there.  has just added a new feature to their site which will allow users to see the top ten sports betting events live anytime they want to.  I have pasted the top ten sports betting events as of the weekend below to give you a sample:

•    Favorite pick is [1916] MINNESOTA TWINS +2000
•    Favorite pick is [916] TIGERS +1½-155 ( J WESTBROOK-R / N ROBERTSON-L )
•    Favorite pick is [1018] NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS +320
•    Favorite pick is [905] CUBS -130 ( ACTION )
•    Favorite pick is [2109] NEW YORK METS +450
•    Favorite pick is [901] DODGERS -128 ( ACTION )
•    Favorite pick is [1050] BALTIMORE RAVENS 10.50
•    Favorite pick is [2007] MINNESOTA TWINS +1000
•    Favorite pick is [904] ROCKIES -139 ( ACTION )
•    Favorite pick is [109] K.J.CHOI +2800

Of course this is just a sample and not conclusive.  At the very least, this top ten list can give you insights as to the hottest picks.  For more specific and updated information, you can just visit Bookmaker.

Sports Betting in Uganda

Monday, August 6th, 2007

This piece of news that I ran across online yesterday proves my theory that wherever in the world you go, you will run across people who like to gamble.  Whether it be on sports or cards or what not, there will always be someone willing to take risks.  For those who think that gambling activities are frivolous and unnecessary, it might be that the last thing they would associate Africa with is gambling.  I would tend to agree with them.  However, if you think about it, what is the logic behind this way of thinking?  As I said in the beginning, there really is no geographical limit to taking risks.

The people of Uganda are no different from millions and millions of people around the world – they have a passion for sports, specifically, soccer.  Recently, though, Sports Betting Africa announced that they are expanding their operations into East Africa, of which Uganda is part.  They are introducing their “Soccer 1×2” game which, they believe, will add some zest into the soccer fans’ experience.

How to play?  “One has to obtain an applicable fixture list for the 1X2 game and consider how each of the 12 pre-determined fixtures will end. The player must play a minimum of two board games of sh300 each. One marks (1) for a home team win, an (X) for a draw and a (2) for an away win.

The player who predicts right at least nine of the 12 games is an instant winner with sh2.78m as the highest jackpot.”

Strategies for betting on NFL football

Monday, May 14th, 2007

To be successful in betting on any sporting event, you would need to employ a certain strategy. Football is perhaps the most popular sport in the US, inciting extreme passion in its followers. When it comes to betting on football, however, there is one thing that you would have to remember – bet with your head and not your heart. Always keep this in mind and you would have a very good chance of making good bets. Here are other tips to help you be successful in betting on football games.

Know your teams very well. Again, this makes use of your brains, not your heart. Study all the teams, find out about their strengths and weaknesses, and follow their progress throughout the season. You should also watch out for the changes in the players from season to season. Trades, retirements, and the like should all be taken into consideration.

Zero in on the motivated teams. Motivation can be everything when it comes to sports. You have heard of how the hunger for a win can make the difference in a crucial game. This factor can be your determining thing when it comes to betting as well. For example, a team who has already gotten a place in the playoffs may not see a certain game to be as important. Their minds may already be in the future. As such, betting on them for that specific game may not be a good idea.

Never chase your losses. Keep a cool head and don’t panic. If you hit a losing streak, do not make the mistake of putting in more money in the hopes that you will get your money back. Take a step back and analyze your situation in an objective manner. Then consider your betting strategy and see if you need to change something. Bet small again and then wait till you get good results.

Employ value betting. This means that you get better than the “true” odds for a game. Do your homework and get the odds yourself in an objective manner. In this manner, you find low risk high reward action.

Monitor player injuries closely. This is one important factor in determining the odds for sporting events. If you monitor them yourself, you will be in the know. However, do not overreact to each and every injury. Take note of the second string players who may do just as good a job as the injured player.

What are the most popular sports to bet on?

Wednesday, March 21st, 2007

Like it or not, one of most popular gambling endeavors is sports betting. In the US, where sports are a very big thing, people tend to spend more money on sports betting than any other endeavor. In other countries, sports betting is starting to gather a huge following as well. What are some of the most popular sports to bet on?

There is no doubt about it, in the US, the most popular sport to bet on would be football. In particular, that would be the NFL (National Football League). Come Superbowl time, sportsbooks and bookies have the busiest time of their lives as people place bets left and right on their favorite teams. This is not to say that betting on football games during the season does not occur as well. As American simply love this game with a passion, so do they place bets on games throughout the whole season.

Perhaps the next most popular sport that Americans bet on is basketball. Both the NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association) and the NBA (National Basketball Association) are top earners when it comes to sports betting. The popularity of this sport is not only because of the game itself but, especially in the case of the NCAA tournament each year, translated into a cultural phenomenon because of the bracket betting involved.

Racing does not fall far behind when it comes to sports betting. One of the biggest racing events in the US – if not THE biggest – is NASCAR (National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing). Though the offices are located in Florida, the event’s effects are spread throughout the whole country. You can bet on a NASCAR event in two ways – Betting to Win or Matchup Betting. For the first option, you bet on a certain individual or team – whether or not they will come out on top. The latter option pits a driver against his fellow driver or group of drivers.

Another popular game to bet on would be boxing. The increasing popularity of this sport is one reason for more and more people to bet on the outcome of boxing events. Betting on boxing is quite a simple affair. In general, you merely have to wager who will win the fight. There are some proposition bets that can be had, though.

There are, of course, other sporting events that you can bet on. Those mentioned above are merely the most popular events that you can lay your money on and enjoy the games while you are at it.