Gambling – The 5 Types of Sports Bettors

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Sports betting is becoming a global phenomenon and has presented a good opportunity for many gamblers to make money. The beauty about sports betting is that you don’t need to know how to play sports, you just need to understand the rules of the game, the teams involved, the statistics and the odds. The rest is pure luck.

Let’s take a look at the 5 types of sports bettors.

#1 The professional sports bettor

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Sports betting, especially online is still fairly new therefore very few people can call themselves professional. However, general betting on sports has been around for a while. If you are smart, this is the category you should consider getting into. Here, as a gambler, it’s neither about having fun nor betting on your favorite teams. It’s simply about trying to predict the winner of a game through going through the stats and probabilities and counting on lady luck to be on your side.

#2 The casual sports bettor

This is the category of sports bettors for you is you don’t want to be stressed out following a loss. Here, this type of gambler will one in a while wager on games, especially if his/her team of choice is playing or when there is a big tournament that is of interest to them. In most cases, they tend to lose their bets because not much thought or strategy is put when betting.

#3 The regular sports bettor

The regular sports bettor is mostly the type of gambler who puts bookies in business. For this type of gambler, wagering becomes more or less a daily routine and they will often wager their money without much thought or strategy. For them, the thrill and admiration from their peers is what they are chasing.

#4 The obsessive sports bettor

Sports betting is just another form of gambling therefore it’s not uncommon to come across obsessive gamblers in this category. These are essentially gambling addicts who bet as an escape and keep wagering because they simply can’t stop. They will often not take into consideration the game stats and odds.

#5 The Semi-professional sports bettor

This category is fairly new and will come in between the professional bettor and the casual bettor. This type of gambler will be more strategic just like the professional by takin into account statistics and odds. The main difference is the amount of time they dedicate to this task.

The category you choose to place yourself will heavily be reliant on what your end goal is, your level of dedication and general interest. At the end of the day, in order to be able to beat the bookies, you have to invest in learning the stats, odds and developing a clear strategy.

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