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Think Differently When Betting on

Gambling at an online casino is very different from wagering over sporting events. While most online casinos offer sports gambling, you need to remember that both the platform and the prospects are different from what you might be used to. Usually, when playing online poker or video slots, players know that the more they wager – the higher the stakes. At times, when progressive jackpots are involved, this is not the case, but a basic rule at the online casino would be – wager large sums and you will be playing for larger prizes. This is clearly not the case at the world of online sports gambling.

Online casino sports gambling is based on the statistics and real world results of the different teams. If a strong team is playing against an underdog, most – if not all – players would put their money on the favorite. The casino has to even out the odds and he does that by forcing you to bet more money than you can actually win. Let’s say Brazil, the world’s best soccer team, is playing against Greenland, which is not the best soccer player around, to say the least. The online casino sports book will give Brazil 160+ odds. This means that you have to risk 160 in order to win 100 dollars. This is clearly different from the way you would wager over poker.

Betting on Greenland, in this example, would probably cost you 30+ as their chances for winning are slim. If you risk $30 at the online casino sports book and Greenland actually win – you will win $100 making a profit of $70. Taking a good look at the odds and different wagers is a must when betting over sports. Don’t assume that wagering more means that you can win more money. You might be “risking” less, but the bottom line means that you can loose big if your team fails, and win little if your team prevails.

OCA News Editor

Christian Bright is a professional sports commentator with keen interests in football, tennis and horse racing. His experience in the reporting on professional sports makes him a key asset to OCA’s coverage of athletic events and matches.