Olympic Sports Betting Guide
You might want to print out or otherwise save a copy of this Olympic sports betting guide since you won’t need it again until 2012, when the Summer Olympics are held in London, England. That being said, there are only a few differences between betting on Olympic sports and betting on other sports.
One is that, of course, you don’t do it as often as you do for other sports, because Olympic Games are only held every four years. The other difference is that you get to bet on more unique sports such as swimming or track and field events.
So, with that in mind, here are a few tips on Olympic sports betting. Remember, keep these until the next Olympic events.
- Start gathering information on the teams that will be competing in the next Olympic event as soon as it starts becoming available. In this way you will have knowledge as to which teams look to be the best and can begin to plan your betting accordingly.
- Decide how you’re going to bet. Are you going to place an over/under bet or a total bet? Are you going to bet the spread? As you can see, the “language” is the same for regular betting and Olympic sports betting. If you don’t know what any of these terms means, you can find several betting glossaries or dictionaries online, at bookstores, and possibly at public libraries to help you understand the different types of bets.
- Don’t just arbitrarily bet on your home country team or teams. Although this may make you feel like you are being disloyal or unpatriotic, the fact of the matter is your home country team or teams may not be the strongest contenders. If you going to participate in Olympic sports betting, you want to pick the team that has the best chance of winning.
- Start putting some money aside now for the next Olympic events. By doing this, you will have a nice little bankroll saved by the time the games start. If you put it in some sort of short-term interest-bearing account, you will have a little extra money for your Olympic sports betting adventure. Another positive impact that stating to put money aside can have is when it comes time to start betting, you will have had plenty of time to remind yourself, over and over, that the money you have saved up is the maximum amount you will have available to bet. This can help you avoid the temptation to bet beyond your means.
- Do not put yourself at risk—legally, financially, or otherwise when participating in Olympic sports betting. It is not worth it to find yourself in trouble with the law for illegal betting, your family going without necessities because you overextended yourself, or you or your family being put at risk because you possibly dealt with some less-than-savory characters.