Esports Betting Guide

In 2015, it is estimated that the online gambling market will be worth over $40 billion, an amount that has been on the rise since its inception in the late 90s. The gambling industry on the whole is much bigger than this, which means that altogether, this is an industry that generates hundreds of billions of dollars every single year. As a simple punter, only a tiny fraction of this money will ever be yours, but it’s good to know what you’re going up against.

This is an industry that is constantly updating and improving. It began with the move from track side gambling, with burly men shouting odds at the top of their lungs, to gambling shops, where tiny pens and betting slips ruled the way. It then moved to online gambling, offering easier access for gamblers who had previously turned their backs on the industry. From there, we saw the creation of betting exchanges and of mobile gambling. One of the latest advancements in the gambling industry is the inclusion of esports, which are taking the world of professional sport by storm.

Previously considered something that geeky kids did in the confines of their own bedrooms, professional video gaming is now a huge industry. Superstars of the sport are treated like celebrities in Korea and the US, earning millions of dollars and receiving countless sponsorship deals. You can’t bet on all of these events yet, at least not on all sites, but with names like Pinnacle Sports and Betway changing that, it’s surely only a matter of time.

So what does that mean for us? Well, it creates a void that is waiting to be filled. Fans and players of esports can use their knowledge to win big money on these events, even if they have never gambled before. In this series of guides we’ll help you to do just that, covering everything from basic bankroll management, to the mathematics of gambling and so much more.

Don’t believe that it is possible to get one over on the bookmaker? Think again. Because with a little help and guidance, that’s exactly what you can do. Note that you do not have to read the articles in chronological order. If you feel you have a good grasp of a topic, feel free to skip it, but we think that this order is a good one to get going learning the ropes in online betting.

Table of contents

  1. Betting Odds Explained
  2. Types of Bets
  3. How Bookmakers Work
  4. Choosing a Bookmaker
  5. Bonuses
  6. Betting Strategy
  7. Basic Sports Betting Math
  8. Bankroll Management
  9. Psychology
  10. How to be a Winner

Famous Footsteps

There are many professional gamblers out there, people who make sports betting and other forms of gambling their career. They have a little more knowledge and experience than the average gambler, but they’re not doing anything that you can’t do. They are using simple methods and techniques to win big money on a regular basis, and the basic info that every professional gambler needs is all contained within these guides.

If you have the desire to learn and a thirst for gambling, then you can become the next Tony Ansell, a professional gambler who made close to £1 million betting entirely on Scottish football, something that he had a lot of knowledge of. He didn’t have any insider info and he definitely didn’t have the capacity to rig games or influence players. Everything he did is exactly what everyone else can do, providing they have the know-how to back them up. Like Tony, who was vastly experienced with his chosen sport, we will show you how you can use knowledge of your own sport to succeed.

The same goes for Matthew Benham, who runs SmartOdds and is a part-time professional gambler. Whereas Tony Ansell used knowledge of a particular sport to win big, Matthew Benham used mathematics and statistics. He bet on everything and anything, using a few simple techniques, some basic equations and banks of stats to give him an inside spread and to help him beat the bookmakers. With our guide on using basic mathematics in sports betting, including ways you can use statistics to your advantage, we will show you how you can do the same, matching the incredibly rich and successful Benham stride for stride.

Why Most Fail

Many gamblers try to succeed in this industry and fail. Casual gamblers don’t care either way, they’re in it for the enjoyment and not to make money, but the same can’t be said for the majority of gamblers out there. There are countless “systems” that promise to help you to beat the bookmaker. Authors make fortunes selling books, blogs and more to desperate readers seeking to get the upper hand, but the only people winning here are those authors. If you want to truly succeed in this industry you have to understand that there is no short-cut, no simple trick that will lead you to a personal fortune. Instead, it requires a lot of hard work, a little bit of research and some basic knowledge, all of which we have discussed at great length in these guides. If you have extensive knowledge of a particular sport or event, if you know the players and/or the teams, if you know the history and the form like the back of your hand, then you have a head start, but even then you still need to understand the basics before you can hope to be a successful gambler.

All of that info and more is contained within these guides. So, if you want to make it a big profit with your gambling, then read on.

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