Betting School - A Beginners Guide To Online Sports Betting

Betting School

Online betting can be daunting if you’re new to the game. There are many different things to consider – from the different types of bets and markets, the higher- and lower risk bets, and more.

If you want to increase your chances of winning – then you are in the right place. That’s why we have compiled this ultimate beginners guide to online betting – so that you can complete our betting school and turn the odds in your favor.

The articles below include everything you need to know to get started:


Getting Started

Betting Terminology

Sometimes it feels as though there’s a whole new language when it comes to online sports betting. So, we have identified all the complex lingo you’ll need to know to get you started. You’ll sound like a pro in no time! Read more in our betting terminology guide.

How Sportsbetting Works

We take you through all you need to know about how it works – for you and for the bookmaker. How do odds get calculated? How do you use knowledge to beat the bookies? Before you start, find out all you need to know how sports betting works and why it works that way.

How to Become a Successful Sports Bettor

If you are interested in trying to become a more successful sports bettor, then you need to know what to do. Betting to make money requires time, patience and hard work. We guide you through all the steps of how to become a successful sports bettor.

How to Place a Bet

The very first thing you need to know to start your journey is how to make a bet. It might sound simple, but mistakes can be made at the very first hurdle. Here, we guide you through the process of how to make a bet so you make no mistakes.


The Different Types of Bets You Will Find

Different Types of Bets

One of the most confusing things about making a bet is the different types of bets available. They can be very confusing. From simple match winner bets to each-way, over/under, prop bets and more. We take you through all the different types of bets and the best types of bets for you.

Single Bets

If you’re a newbie to the betting game – or prefer a simpler strategy, then single bets are a good option. You simply need to just predict the outcome of one event. We take you through making a single bet – the pros and cons – and all you need to know.

Accas for Beginners

If you want to try a slightly riskier strategy, for more money, then accas (accumulator bets) are the way to go. Here you bet on the outcome of a number of events and to win, you need to get them all right. This is a popular choice as big money can be made… Read more in our Accas for Beginners guide.

Ante-Post Betting Explained

Often, if you want to get the best odds, you need to get those bets in as early as possible. Ante-post bets are long term bets. You can get better odds, but there are also greater risks of something happening to affect the outcome in the meanwhile. We take you through the pros and cons of ante-post betting.

Arbitrage Betting Explained

This is the act where you place bets on all the possible outcomes at different bookmakers on odds that will guarantee a profit. However, this is a risky strategy and you need to know all about it before dipping your toe in. Here’s our in-depth Arbitrage Betting guide.

Asian Handicap Explained

If there’s a clear favourite playing an underdog, it’s hard to find any value in the bet – as betting on the winner will get you practically nothing and betting on the underdog is throwing money away. That’s where Asian Handicap helps. Find out more about Asian Handicap betting here

Lay Betting Explained

Generally, people put money on the winner, but sometimes it works out to be more profitable to bet on a loser, especially when betting on horse racing. Lay betting allows you to do just that – you get to think who will lose and play the bookmaker. Read more about Lay betting in our Lay Betting guide.

Over/Under Betting Explained

If you think a match/event is going to be so close that you can’t call it, then why not try out the over/under strategy – where you just decide how many goals/rounds/sets etc there will be – with the winner being irrelevant. We take you through how to make over/under bets.

Transfer Betting

Sometimes you want to bet on something different- not just the outcome of an event. So, at the start of the season, it’s always good fun to bet on the transfers. Check out our guide to making the most out of transfer betting.

Cash-Out Betting Explained

One very popular feature shared by many bookies is the chance to cash out and get your money while you can. This can be very appealing if you hit squeaky bum time and there’s a last-minute push. We look at all the pros and cons of cash-out betting.

Make the Most of In-Play / Live Betting

If you are someone that likes to bet on the spur of the moment and like to read a game, then In-Play betting is perfect for you. Predict who will score next or who will get sent off? It can offer some big odds and great money if you know what you are doing. Let’s look at how to make the most of in-play betting.


Betting Guides – General Tips and Information

What are Odds?

Odds can be very confusing at times – especially if you are new to betting. They can tell you how much you will win if betting, but also they give you some idea of the probability of the win. This means you can see if you are getting a value bet. It’s good to know all about them so that they can work in your favour. Read more in our ‘What are Odds‘ guide?

Best Financial Strategies

Knowing how to make a bet and knowing what type of bet to make is great. However, you need to know how to manage your money so you turn out a profit – and don’t lose it all in one go. We look at all the top financial strategies to help you get the most of your money management. Here are some of the best financial strategies

Betting Tips for Dummies

If you are new to betting, there will be lots of questions you need answering. In our Betting for Dummies guide, we give you all the top tips t help you on your way – everything you need to know but feel silly for asking. After this, you’ll be a dummy no more. Read more in our Betting Tips for Dummies.

Common Sports Betting Mistakes

No matter how many times you have made your bets – and no matter how good you are, there are mistakes that we all make. We take a look at the most common sports betting mistakes, and how to avoid falling into those traps – and to start turning out a profit. Here are the most common sports betting mistakes

Top 20 Betting Tips

Whether you are new or an old hand at sports betting, we have our top 20 tips that will help you to get better. If you want to get on a winning path, you need to make the right choices – so read out top 20 betting tips.

Sports Calendar 2019

That’s it – you’ve passed betting school and you are ready to make your bets – but you need to find an event to bet on. Check out our top sports betting calendar so you can see all the upcoming events and pick out the games that are best for you. Take a look at our 2019 calendar here.