Betting & Casino Guides
What Can You Bet On?
It’s said that gambling is the second oldest form of entertainment. Archaeologists have found dice games dating back to 2800BC. Famously the Romans were enthusiastic gamblers, graffiti on a wall in Pompeii states with pride, “I am skilled enough to win without cheating.”
In the past, gambling was limited to dice games, horse racing and gladiatorial fights. Today, you can bet on virtually anything: stocks and shares, sporting events, politics and even video games and TV shows.
Sports betting is still the most popular type of gambling. Football, Racing, Tennis, Golf and Boxing account for the majority of the money handed over to bookmakers. However, sports bets are dwarfed by the cash raked in from Lottery games around the world.
With so many sports and markets to bet on, how do you know if you’re making intelligent wagers? Well, you can read our collection of ‘betting guides’ and educate yourself!
Betting Guides For Beginners
If you’re new to the concept of betting or playing games for cash. We have a whole range of guides aimed at beginners.
We have articles on ‘How Betting Odds Work‘ and specialised advice on ‘How To Pick A Grand National Horse’. Another fun post for racing punters is our guide to ‘Naming Racehorses’; find out how the gee-gees get their names.
Beyond sports and racing, we have guides for slots players, tips for claiming casino bonuses and advice for finding games that have the best odds.
Racing fans will find plenty of advice on our websites. We have guides for all the big races, tips for narrowing the field and placing bets. You can find out how many places bookmakers pay for each way bets and discover how to fill out a betting sip correctly.
Which Betting Company Gives The Best Odds
Finding which company is giving the best odds isn’t easy. One company might provide competitive prices on football, while another offers big odds on horse racing.
In my experience, Betfair Exchange is the best place to find competitive odds. However, it’s always worth shopping around. Betfred has good offers on horse racing and Ladbrokes is also worth checking out.