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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 […]

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Mobile Betting: Make Your Sports Bets Accessible From Anywhere

It’s a little misleading to say that mobile sports betting is the way of the future because statistics show that mobile betting is also the way of the present. Estimates are that mobile phone betting comprises of the majority of the total online betting market and it’s set to grow in the coming years. Below we’ll […]

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What Is Courtsiding and Is It Ilegal?

Courtsiding might sound like something Jack Nicholson does at Los Angeles Lakers home games. But to sports bettors and bookies, the term has a completely different meaning. Depending on who you ask, courtsiding can be viewed as a great strategy to gain an edge (by a certain breed of bettor) or completely unethical (by all […]

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What Happens to Your Bet with a Push?

Wondering what a push is and how it will affect your sports bets? Quite simply, a push is what happens to your bet when the event you wager on results in a tie. As bettors or competitors, we build up wins and dread losses.  We’re all familiar with creeds such as “the thrill of victory […]

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Key Numbers (Sports Betting's Most Common Margins)

Key numbers in sports betting can help you gain an edge over the sportsbook. You just need to know which ones to look for. Certain numbers like 911 and 666 have nearly universal meaning. Maybe a friend of yours was born on 7/11, and that is easy to remember. There are meaningful digits in sports […]

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Expected Value & Variance in Sports Betting: Identify the Best Bets

Expected value is the mathematical foundation of any smart sports bet. After you get past the basics of understanding point spreads and moneylines, and dive a little deeper into sports betting strategy, you’ll often hear people talking about expected value – EV, for short – and the perceived edge. Many bettors get by without understanding […]

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Betting Exchanges Explained

Just like sportsbooks, betting exchanges allow bettors to wager on the outcome of games, seasons, and generally all of the same propositions offered by sportsbooks. Indeed, betting exchanges are basically the same as sportsbooks, except for a couple of key differences. Below, we explain what betting exchanges are, how they are different than sportsbooks, and […]

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Understanding Betting Season Win Totals

Regular season win totals are a type of sports bet where players bet on how a team will perform in the coming season. For bettors who love to play in the futures market, betting regular season win totals is a great tool to have your arsenal. There aren’t many options in a sportsbook that let […]

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What are Dual Lines? Learn a Tactic Sportsbooks Use to Stifle Sharp Bettors

Some sportsbooks offer different odds to “sharp” bettors and “public” bettors This practice is known as posting “dual lines” There are both advantages and drawbacks, depending on how you like to bet If you are either a very skilled or a very lucky sports bettor, you may have noticed the following phenomenon when you visit […]

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Why Was My Bet Canceled at My Sportsbook?

If you’re placing a bet with your online sportsbook, it’ll probably treat your mutual betting agreement with more integrity than if you place a bet with a friend or relative. However, sometimes both your friend and your sportsbook have the same shortcomings. Sometimes, just like a friend might renege on your bet, sportsbooks can cancel […]

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What Is Action and No Action, in Sports Betting?

As a sports bettor, you’ve likely heard the term “action” thrown around at your sportsbook. If you’ve ever been left wondering exactly what it means or have been unsure of why your bet was graded as “no action”, then read on as we unpack exactly what “action” is and how it affects your wagers. What […]

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Betting on Large Market Sports vs. Small Market Sports

If you’re new to betting, you may have heard the terms “large” and “small” markets. If this leaves you scratching your head in confusion, don’t worry! We’ll walk you what constitutes a large and small market sport, as well as the difference of betting on each. Read on to get the best tips and tricks […]