Sports betting is not a get-rich-quick-scheme. 

Compared to trading the Stock Market, sports betting carries more risk but can also have "better rewards," if played correctly. On top of that, it makes the game even more exciting knowing that there is a stake in the line. Watching sports with a bet makes the game even more fun. Thus, consider online sports betting as "entertainment money" without discounting the potential of investment appreciation. Imagine yourself going to a cinema to watch a movie, going to the NBA venue for instance, and check how much it would cost—it's 100% certain that the money you've spent that day will never have a potential return, though the experience and memories created from it would be considered priceless, indeed. 

If you intend to play, it's highly recommended to only use the money that you can afford to lose coming your "entertainment budget." Not risking more than 1 to 3% per bet or per game in your capital is a very wise idea. With this mindset (also known as bankroll management), it should give us the best and most optimized way of making money in sports betting.

Wagering out of emotion or sentiment usually results in betting on something you want to happen, rather than on what you genuinely believe will happen. Successful betting is not simply about trying to pick as many winners as possible; it's about identifying the right opportunities to back up your judgment. This means being selective. No matter how good you are at betting, you are never going to win every single wager you place. And in this community, we aim to share with you some of our strategies on how to enjoy a bet and the right way.


Choosing a reputable Bookmaker is as important as have a betting plan. 

We've tried over 10 bookmakers out there. Some of them are just fine, some are actually horrible, some won't allow you to withdraw until you have placed a bet in proportion to your deposit, while a few have met our expectations providing good odds, smooth transactions, good customer support, and importantly, a regulated Bookmaker.


First on our list is Betfair

1. We've found that the company has been in the industry since 1999. 

2. Great sports selection—out of over 10 Bookmakers we've tested, Betfair has more sports/game coverage. 

3. Their odds are very competitive. Until now, we are testing its odds against other Bookmakers, still, Betfair holds the throne.

4. Like most Bookmarkers, it has no deposit and withdrawal fees.

5. Good for beginners and pros. Its platform is user-friendly and very neat.

6. The company is affiliated with CopyBet (a social or copy betting platform where you can copy the best and professional bettors on the planet).

7. Betfair has 24/7 live chat. Other Bookmakers that we've tested would reply within hours if not days just to get back to your inquiry.

8. Easy deposit options and accepts credit/debit cards, Skrill, Neteller, including bank transfer for UK clients.

9. The company has Loyalty Points and other promotional events that can help you.

10. Betfair offers a good mobile app for clients that are always on the go.


How to Bet on Tennis


Introduction

Tennis is a racket sport that can be played by four players (two players on each team or much known as doubles) or individually against a single opponent (singles). Using a tennis racket, each player's goal is to hit the tennis ball in a way that their opponent will not be able to return it back. If a player is unable to return the ball, he or she will not earn a point while the opposite player will.

If you're new to tennis, its scoring system can look weird. But believe it, it's really as easy as 1, 2, 3 4, 5. The game is scored by 15-30-40, along with a deuce, and advantage (if necessary). As mentioned above, if a player is unable to return the tennis ball to their opponent, the opposite player will earn a score. Now, let's say that the game has just begun on a singles match and player 1 has successfully done the objective. Accordingly, player 1 will get a score of 15 while player 2 will be zero (better known as "fifteen-love"). In the game, always remember that "love" means zero.


Going back to our example, assuming that player 1 is really good and scored again over player 2, now the score will be thirty-love (30-0), and so on, forty-love (40-0), and finally, the game will be decided once a player "surpasses" 40. However, in a different scenario where the 2 players are able to score 40 each, we call it a deuce. Hence, we can forget all the scores for the meantime and focus only on deuce and advantage


When the score reaches deuce, player 1 or player 2 will need to score two points in a row to win the game. The first point scored after deuce is recognized as "advantage." In other words, If a player is at an advantage and scores again, he or she wins the game. But it's important to take note that even if a player 1 or 2 is at an advantage and its opponent scores against them at the next serve, the game will return to deuce and the match will only be decided once a player scores two points in a row after deuce which makes the game extremely exciting and thrilling.


0 point = Love

1 point = 15

2 points= 30

3 points= 40

40-40 = Deuce


A set is a collection of the players' games. When a player wins a game, that will earn them 1 point at the set. Sets are won in a "race to 6 formats" and they are played in a best-of-three (regular matches) or up to five sets (championships). Take note that if the game is played with a 6-5 score in the set, then the leading player must win the seventh game to win the set or there will be a tie-breaker.


Remember the deuce and advantage? The same concept also applies to tie-breakers. A tennis tie-breaker is presented when the score in a set is 6-6. During this time, a player must win by 2 points in a row to win the tiebreaker.


Walkover is the term for a player's unopposed victory as a result of the opponent's inability or failure to perform in a match for any reason, such as injury. According to the United States Tennis Association, any player who advances because of a walkover will still receive ranking points for advancing through a "won by walkover."


A game is played until a player scores four points in the tennis scoring format (0-15-30-40). A set is a collection of games, played until a player wins six games (or more if it needs a tie-breaker). A match is played to a best-of-three or five sets.  A walkover is winning the match by default.


A service, or widely known as a 'serve' is the shot to start the game. This is when a player will hit the tennis ball with their racket (usually as hard as they can) going in a diagonal direction or the opposite service box. If the opponent is unable to return the serve, it will count as an 'Ace,' though there are no extra points in an Ace, it's arguably the easiest point in tennis for there will be no more rallies (a sequence of back and forth shots between players during the game).


ATP or The Association of Tennis Professionals and WTP or Women's Tennis Associations are the two regulatory bodies for men's and women's tennis.


The chair umpire and line umpire are two types of tennis umpires in the sport. The chair umpire's duty is to vocalize the score and upholding the rules of tennis while the line umpire is responsible for calling the lines on the tennis court. In contrast to other sports like basketball and football, the live audience in tennis follow a spectator etiquette and practice silence during rallies. Sometimes when the fans are carried away and start to make too much noise, it will be the chair umpire's duty to keep the audience quiet by calling their attention saying "Thank You" or in some cases, "Ladies and gentlemen please respect the game."


After opening your sportsbook account and get verified, you can now enjoy betting on tennis.

Though there are multiple ways to bet on tennis, the 'match winner' is the most common one (also recommended for beginners) as the rules of it are very simple: Pick your tennis player, and if they win the match, so with your bets.

Tennis is one of the best sports to bet on if you're just starting out. Unlike football where there is a possibility of a draw and you will need to pick 1 of the 3 outcomes, tennis has only 2 sides to choose from, making it "easier" to predict.


Before betting, you'll be able to see the odds first.


For example:


Novak Djokovic 1.33

Stefanos Tsitsipas 3.00


It means that if you place a $100 bet on Djokovic, your $100 will earn $33 if he wins, while if you put your bet to Tsitsipas, you'll earn $200 if he wins.  


Outright Match Winner


If you're a fan of Novak Djokovic, you may also consider the 'Outright Match Winner.'  As we can see in the example above, you may get disappointed with the odds because in every $100 you risk you'll only get 33% if he wins (or even way smaller if he plays the lower-ranked players at the early stage of the tournament). And that is because the bookmakers see that Novak Djokovic has better chances of winning over the other players and they want to make the odds "as fair as possible." With the Outright Match Winner, you can have the opportunity to earn more with Novak by placing your bets early—let's say we place our wager on Novak with an odds of 3.18, meaning, if Novak Djokovic became the tournament champion, your $100 will earn $218. Take note that the Outright Match Winner is also available to other players that are excepted or at least have chances to become a champion.


TIP:


Before placing an Outright Winner, do the math and examine if it's worth it. If you think you'll earn more, then you might found yourself a "value bet." Remember, if you place your bet on an outright winner and that player gets eliminated early or got defeated at the finals, you lose the bet.





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