Especially when just starting out, deciding which sports to bet on can be tricky. This rings true for those not all too familiar with sports in general (the lover of the bet for the sake of betting) and equally so for the fan of all sports, as opposed to one or two sports or teams only. Those who happen to be sports fans first and bettors second generally find the decision to be somewhat easier than what is the case for fans of betting first and sports coming in second.
New sports bettors often struggle to decide which sports to bet on. And considering that there really doesn’t exist a single sure-fire approach guaranteed to yield 100% success, its no surprise that not everyone finds this a conundrum easily solved.
In short: there exists no such thing as the perfect sport as far as betting on sports go. What really matters is looking to see what sport best suits the individual bettor. No two people are the same – so why should the rules dictating success in betting on sports apply equally to everyone? They don’t, and here’s why.
What’s Your Why?
There are many reasons people are drawn toward betting on sports. Even so, two main reasons apply. The first of the two main ‘types’ of sports bettors is the purely recreational sports bettor. This type of person doesn’t exactly view betting on sports as serious business, and by the same token, generally isn’t all that interested in winning all of the time.
The idea is entertainment and to have fun and so, not a great deal of work ever goes into the decisions made. The purely recreational sports bettor enjoys betting on sports because it makes his or her favourite sport all the more exciting to watch, follow and support. Recreational bettors need not spend too much time trying to decide what sport to bet on – as long as betting remains enjoyable, its all systems go.
It’s a whole different ball game for those serious about betting to win. For this type of bettor, deciding which sport or sports to bet on should be weighed against the following questions:
- How much time do I have at my disposal for the purpose of betting on sports?
- What sport, when considering options, my level of knowledge about that sport, coverage of the sport, available bet lines, will offer me the best chance of winning and of making money?
On Being Selective
When trying to decide which sport to bet on, being selective is the golden key. Even so, there exist positive and negative arguments for choosing to bet on one sport as opposed to betting on as many sports as possible.
For our specific purpose, we will focus on the positive aspects associated with betting on a single sport only:
- It really is possible to become a genuine expert at betting on your chosen sport.
- More available time to spend on the little matter of identifying value.
- When betting on a single sport, its possible to make a profit working with a comparatively smaller budget.