Description : Written to help readers become more successful and profitable traders in sports betting, this guide teaches practical techniques and strategies that will help betters to set themselves up for betting success.
Description : This excellent primer on winning at sports betting is packed with crucial information to make you a knowledgeable winner. You'll learn how to bet and win at the major sports: football, baseball, basketball and boxing. This fact-filled book includes: how to read the lines, how the lines are made, the odds faced at the different sports, how the over/under, teasers and parlays work, how to beat the bookies, and much more on winning at sports betting. In just one easy reading, You'll be primed and ready to take on the bookies. 64 pages
Description : Few people manage to make money from gambling; fewer still make a living from it. Written for hardened and novice sports bettors alike, Joseph Buchdahl's Fixed Odds Sports Betting examines, through various numerical techniques, how fixed odds punters may learn to beat the bookmaker, protect profits through a sensible approach to risk management, and turn high-risk gambling into a form of low-risk investment. Fixed Odds Sports Betting investigates: ·Markets in fixed odds sports betting ·The bookmaker's overround ·Value betting ·Ratings systems for sports prediction ·Profitability and risk ·Singles versus accumulators ·Staking plans and money management ·The favourite-longshot bias ·Sports advisory services ·Betting records and their significance testing Marketing Points: ·Adopts a numerical approach to fixed odds sports betting ·Provides an in-depth examination of betting risk and money management ·Utilises extensive data analyses and staking plan computer simulations ·Invaluable reading for statistically-literate sports bettors ·Many useful ideas for the more casual punter ·Exposes some of the long-standing myths surrounding fixed odds betting
Description : Players learn the inside secrets of betting and winning at football, baseball, basketball, and boxing in this excellent easy-to-read primer. Bettors learn how to read the betting lines, how the lines are formed, the odds in each sport, and how the over/under, teasers, and parlays work. Readers also learn how to read and understand the lines presented in the papers and at the sports books and what industry jargon means. From examples of past events, players learn the inside secrets of winning: the seven basic principles of beating the bookie, how to find the "creases" in the lines so they can bet at a profitable level, how to predict and profit from line changes, why touts must be avoided, and why events like Ali-Holmes and Super Bowl Sunday can be very profitable days for the astute bettor. Billions of dollars are bet on sporting events every year in the United States and Canada alone, and this book shows readers how they can get their piece of the pie.
Description : The sports gambling book you can bet on Sports betting combines America's national pastime (sports) with its national passion (gambling). In the U.S., more than a third of the population bets on at least one sporting event every year. With the recent lifting of the federal ban on sports gambling, states are pushing legislation to take advantage of the new potential source of revenue. The best sports betting books are data driven, statistically honest, and offer ways to take action. Sports Betting For Dummies will cover the basics, as well as delving into more nuanced topics. You’ll find all the need-to-know information on types of bets, statistics, handicapping fundamentals, and more. Betting on football, basketball, baseball, and other sports Betting on special events, such as the Superbowl or the Olympics Money management Betting on the internet With handy tips, tricks, and tools, Sports Betting For Dummies shows you how to place the right bet at the right time—to get the right payoff.
Description : Sports betting is the general activity of predicting sports results by making a wager on the outcome of a sporting event. Aside from simple wagers--betting a friend that one's favorite baseball team will win its division, for instance, or buying a football "square" for the Super Bowl--sports betting is commonly done through a bookmaker. Bookmakers generally offer two types of wagers on the winner of a sporting event: a straight-up or money line bet, or a point spread wager. Moneylines and straight-up prices are used to set odds on sports such as soccer, baseball and hockey (the scoring nature of which renders point spreads impractical) as well as individual vs. individual matches, like boxing.
Description : Gambling is a significant global industry, which is worth around 0.6% of world trade, that is, around US$ 384 billion; and gambling on the outcome of sports events is a very popular pastime for millions of people around the world, who combine a bet with watching and enjoying their favourite sports. But, like any other human activity, sports betting is open to corruption and improper influence from unscrupulous sports persons, bookmakers and others. Sports betting in the last ten years or so has developed and changed quite fundamentally with the advent of modern technology – not least the omnipresence of the Internet and the rise of on-line sports betting. This book covers the law and policy on sports betting in more than forty countries around the world whose economic and social development, history and culture are quite different. Several chapters deal with the United States of America. This book also includes a review of sports betting under European Union (EU) Law. The book appears in the ASSER International Sports Law Series, under the editorship of Dr. Robert Siekmann, Dr. Janwillem Soek and Marco van der Harst LL.M.
Description : This unique book delves into a number of intriguing issues and addresses several pertinent questions including, should gambling markets be privatized? Is the ‘hot hand’ hypothesis real or a myth? Are the ‘many’ smarter than the ‘few’ in estimating betting odds? How are prices set in fixed odds betting markets? The book also explores the informational efficiency of betting markets and the prevalence of corruption and illegal betting in sports.
Description : Sports betting has become a truly global phenomenon, facilitated by new communication technologies. As a result, the development of deviances, from match-fixing to money laundering, has accelerated. This new reality has numerous implications, for both the regulation of this billion-dollar industry and the very integrity of sport, sport financing and betting operations. Written by an international team of academic researchers and industry professionals, International Sports Betting explores the central concepts of integrity and deviance, governance and policy, as well as perennial issues linked to the gambling sector, such as regulatory responsibilities and the fight against gambling addiction. Unlike other treatments of the gambling industry, the book offers a multi-disciplinary sociological and managerial critique that goes beyond a traditional focus on law and regulation. This is fascinating reading for any student, researcher or practitioner working in the areas of sport business, international business, international regulation, policy studies or gambling studies.