How to bet

Topics

  • All the basics you need to know to place and manage your bets online.

  • Find out about the different categories of bets offered by bookmakers on particular events.

  • Bookmakers and betting exchanges – how they work and tips on how to avoid the unscrupulous.

  • Arm yourself with some rock-solid betting strategies and see your bets yield consistent profits.

  • Learn about all the combination bet types, from basic bets to complicated full-cover bets like the Goliath.

  • Find out about the five different forms of sports betting that exist.

  • What to do and who to contact if you have a problem.

  • Tips on how to manage your betting accounts and the different payment methods you can use.

  • Use our simple guides and never be confused by different odds formats again.

  • A collection of guides and tips for betting on specific sports.

  • Articles on sports betting and the law, both in general and by country.

Featured Articles

  • Are free bets for real? How you get them and what strategies you can use to turn them into profits.
  • A detailed explanation of how to open an online betting account.
  • An objective look at the pros and cons of all the main payment methods accepted by bookmakers.
  • A step-by-step guide on how to place sports bets online.

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  • We take a comprehensive look at the most basic bet there is, the single bet.

Glossary

Word of the day

acca insurance

Short for accumulator insurance, an offer by a bookmaker to refund your stake if you win all but one of the wagers in an accumulator that includes a minimum number of selections - typically either five or six. In some cases, the stake is refunded in the form of a free bet.