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Teasers vs Pleasers: What's the Difference?

Teasers and pleasers are both challenging but potentially lucrative wager types that require bettors to adjust the point spread or total when wagering on multiple games in a single bet, or parlay. The primary difference is that teasers move the spread or total in the bettor’s favor, whereas pleasers move the line in favor of […]

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Free Online Betting Sites and Pick 'Em: Sharpen Your Skills

Pick’em and free online betting sites test your sports knowledge without requiring you to put money on the line There are a number of different formats for free-play sports betting Free online betting sites that use real odds and mimic pay-to-play sportsbooks are a great place to practice sports betting skills and strategies As with […]

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Everything You Need to Know About Self-Exclusion

Sports bettors who feel they have a problem with gambling can impose self-exclusion on themselves What happens when you self-exclude? Learn the details of self-exclusion through a series of FAQs answered here Most jurisdictions that permit online sports betting require sportsbooks to offer a self-exclusion option. Self-exclusion is when sports bettors choose to ban themselves […]

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How Come I Can't Access My Sportsbook?

With each passing day, sports wagering is becoming more accessible to bettors. Whether at a casino, from your desktop or through a mobile app on your phone, bettors have plenty of ways to get some action on their favorite sport. But sometimes, you may have a problem trying to place your bet at an online […]

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Win, Lose, or Tie? Understanding Three-Way Moneyline Betting

For many bettors, placing a moneyline wager is the simplest way to make a bet. This type of wager is as straightforward as they come, asking bettors to determine the straight-up winner of a game or match. Certain sports provide an additional option beyond the classic two-way moneyline. Three-way moneylines also allow sports bettors to […]

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How the Point Spread is Made

The point spread. The “great equalizer.” Just how do sportsbooks come up with this all-important number? Most of the time, oddsmakers try to come up with a point spread that creates the least risk for the sportsbook and effectively guarantees a profit. What is the key to that process? When do sportsbooks diverge from this […]

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Betting Against the Public: Fade Like a Sharp

From college football to NBA basketball, public interest often sways the odds on the year’s biggest sporting events The public generally knows very little about evaluating sports bets, which creates opportunity for bettors who can outwit them Follow the strategies outlined here to grow your bankroll betting against the public Fading (otherwise known as ‘betting […]

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21 Sportsbook Rules You Should Know Before Betting

Betting on sports can be intimidating. Thanks to our helpful guides, you already know where to bet, and how to read and understand lines and odds at your sportsbook. But before you dive into the world of sports betting, make sure you know what rules you have to follow at your sportsbook. We’ve been betting […]

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Using Betting Units: Track Your Betting Record to Grow Your Bankroll

Betting units are a crucial tool for all sports bettors, no matter your experience level or the size of your bankroll. Successful sports betting relies on access to reliable information and careful bankroll management, and betting units are an important element of both. Read on for a comprehensive overview of betting units and how you […]

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Finding Safe Sports Betting Sites: Definitive Tips

Sports betting is bigger than ever, and there have never been more options to choose an online sportsbook. With reliable sportsbooks occupying the same market share as fraudulent ones, it’s getting harder and harder to discern ones that operate with integrity from their scammy counterparts. We created this guide to help you navigate the selection […]

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Buying Points: Learning to Play the Market

If you’re just getting into online sports wagering, you’re probably overwhelmed by all of the betting jargon you’ve encountered. While there are many rigid rules in the betting game, one of the most flexible ones is buying and selling points. Not only is this one of the most common options out there, but it’s also […]

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The Rise of Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS) and Sports Betting

If you’re a US sports fan, you’ve probably come across daily fantasy sports (DFS) in some form. Daily fantasy sports platforms have lucrative advertising deals from ESPN to Fox Sports, and they’re slowly overtaking traditional, season-long fantasy sports. But what are daily fantasy sports, anyway? In this article, we’ll break down where DFS come from, […]

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What Is the Vigorish in Sports Betting? Understanding the Juice

Those new to sports betting will quickly hear talk of the juice, vig, vigorish, or cut. Whatever you want to call it, the vigorish is the fee bookmakers charge you for the privilege of placing a bet. While the basic concept of the vig is quite simple, it’s crucial that you have a complete understanding […]

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Head-to-Head Bets Let You Pit Players Against One Another

Team betting is what generates the most interest from the average bettor but it’s important to know the ins and outs of head-to-head betting too as there’s plenty of value in those lines. Head-to-head betting doesn’t operate by the same rules as team betting and can occasionally be confusing. As such, we’ve dedicated a guide […]

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Live Sports Betting: Tips and Tricks for In-Game Wagering

Live betting (also known as in-game betting) is becoming a popular option among sports bettors.  Many bettors enjoy the quicker pace and ability to wager on unique aspects of the game as they develop. With the right info, live betting isn’t any more difficult than laying a more traditional wager before the game begins. Allow […]