Although they both involve some sort of gambling, you could be forgiven for thinking that sports betting and online casino are poles apart in virtually every sense. On further inspection, however, the two are more closely linked than you’d think and have parallels in terms of strategy, outcome and chances of success. The similarities and differences in game-play may vary depending on your approach and what you want of out each experience but it’s hard to deny that the two are inextricably linked. But are the tips, tricks and strategies transferable from the one platform to the other?

Hedging Your Bets

If you look at soccer betting, for example, the most tried and tested method involves researching the head to heads between the two teams, as well as recent form, injuries and other such details which need to be taken into consideration. However, in order to give yourself a bit of insurance, there are also options relating to handicap betting, i.e. backing a team with one goal start at a fraction of the odds. In essence, this isn’t too dissimilar to hedging your bets when it comes to online roulette. In order to be successful on competitive platforms such as 888casino, one of the top rated casino options available to players in Canada, it’s sometimes necessary to cover your options by covering certain numbers or colors and then placing a smaller bet on zero. In theory, this can increase your chance of winning to 68% on each spin, just as backing a sports team with a handicap increases your chances of winning.

Thinking Outside The Box

In terms of poker, thinking outside the box has long been a topic of discussion and there have been many books written on the subject. In today’s game, the majority of world class players raise to between 2 and 2.25 on the big blind, but back in the 1970’s, this figure was more in the region of 3 to 5. This is important to keep in mind when playing against amateurs and casual players, as it may give a window into their experience or how long they’ve been playing the game. In the same vein, sports betting requires much thought – some punters approach it in an almost scientific manner and have a whole host of stats and numbers at their disposal in order to give themselves the best chance of being successful. 

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Risk and Uncertainty

In a rather abstract way, playing roulette shares some similarities with in-play sports betting. Both bring a sense of risk and uncertainty and for all intents and purposes, you’re in the hands of the gods once the ball is placed on the wheel/you press confirm on the online betting slip. By the same token, the rewards relating to both can be handsome and more and more sports betters seem to be waiting until the game is underway before deciding to place a bet. Essentially, this is the casino floor equivalent of someone picking their moment to enter the roulette table not knowing which numbers are hot and which aren’t.

Trial and Error

When all is said and done, only you know which strategies work best for you in any given situation. However, it’s certainly true that some tips and tricks are transferable across platforms and sports. With this in mind, it’s always worth considering trying your hand at new types of betting, even if it is only to add a bit of adventure to your gambling career.

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