Online betting comes in many different avatars. There are online casino sites, online card games where you can play for money, online lottery sites, and most popular of them all, online sports betting. The thing to understand about online betting these days, or betting in general, is that it is not only a pastime or an adventurous foray for people who fancy taking chances or trying out their luck from time to time. On the contrary, many take part in online betting as a serious activity, and look at betting as a sustainable source of income. For example, there are betting prediction software available which interested parties can buy or subscribe to for a cost, and the very best of these applications charge their members as much as $200-$300 per month! So, it is obvious that people who subscribe to such services see it as a form of investment and are expecting high returns when they go and place their bets on this or that. This is what has made online betting such a large and thriving industry. Let us take a look now at the kinds of betting one can do online.
Online casino is one of the most popular options in online betting. Here one can play many popular casino games such as roulette, pachinko, baccarat, blackjack and more. Many of these sites will also offer limited number of free bets when anyone starts an account with the site. Different sites also offer free bonuses. For example, there are casino sites which will offer 100% or 50% bonus on first two or three deposits. Which means that if you deposit $100 to your account on the site, you will actually get to place bets worth of $200 or $150, and so on.
Poker is another popular form of online betting or gambling. You get to play real-time games with players across the web and most of these sites will offer many different poker games such as Seven-card stud, Omaha, Texas Hold’em, Horse, etc. You can either take part in individual games, ring structures, or tournaments.
One can also put their many on online lottery games. Most of these lottery sites are managed by government agencies, although there are also privately-owned lottery sites.
Online Sports Betting
However, the biggest industry in online betting is still sports betting. You can place your bets on any number of sports. There are many different types of sports bets available to someone interested in betting in sports. Some of the most common such bets include straight bets, parlay, money line, over/ under totals, football teaser odds, teasers, futures, etc. Some of the most popular sports betting sites are bet365, Ladbrokes, Bodog and William Hill.
There are sports betting sites who will offer free bets or free bonuses when someone starts a new account. However, one must clearly understand the terms before one opts for those offers. There are sites which will advertise outrageously attractive offers such as $100 free without deposit or $250 free on $50 deposit. However, one later finds out that the terms of the sites are such that you cannot clear the money out even if you win. Normally in most reputable sports betting sites you will have to make a deposit before you can avail a free bonus. This free bonus can either be a free bet offer or a cash bonus offer. In case of free bets, supposing you get a free bet of $100 on $200 deposit, then if you bet $100, and lose, the money will be immediately returned to your account, meaning that you will still have $200 in your account.