Gambling Responsibly

Gambling is more than Just a Game

Gambling can be a good way of making money, but many people fail in accomplishing this lucrative venture. Online betting is commonly carried out on one of the many online betting outlets. If you want to be successful, you are going to need a serious bank roll and follow some of these tips.

Traditional Forms of Betting:

Basically, there are three types of gamblers, those who bet in casinos, those who place bets online and those who do both. Betting on all three forms requires discipline. A good tip for live casino gamblers is to leave all your credit cards at home before leaving for the casino, by doing this you will curse yourself for having to leave because of not having enough money when you lose, but you will definitely thank yourself later on for making a wise decision.

Types of Betting:

Most people are aware of online casino games but are not sure about the rules or the different types of bets they can place. Here are a few of them.

Straight Bets:

A straight bet is the most common type of bet in sports. Bookmakers are typically assigned numbers for each spread, which are also called “lines”; these usually favour only one team while handicapping the other. Straight bets are those which are placed against the spread.

Proposition Bets:

Proposition bets are made on specific outcomes of a game. They are made by betting the amount of goals which will be scored in a particular match or who will score the most points.


A Parlay is multiple bets that are placed on a game. The maximum amount of parlays allowed in a game is 12. This allows a bettor to place bets on four different teams. That in turn allows the bettor to win a large payout if all four bets that are placed win.


In a teaser, a bettor can adjust the points of two games, but is required to win all the games he wagers on.

Super Bowl:

A super bowl means if the team wins the bettor is paid 50 times the amount he wagered.

The Different Methods of Odds


The staging of the different outcomes in a single bet can be made in three different formats. Knowing which format works in your part of the world can enable you to make better choices.

Decimal Odds:

The Decimal odd or European format is favoured in Canada, Australia and European countries. In this format the ratio of payment of the full stake is taken out in the decimal format. The decimal odds of 2.2 is considered an even bet.

Fractional Odds:

This is also known as the UK format, and is preferred by the bookies in the United Kingdom. They calculate the ratio of the winning amount to the stake. The Fractional odds of 1/1 is considered an even bet.

Money line Odds:

Money line odd is the format favoured in the UK. In this format the amount is won on a stake of 100 and the stake of 100 is needed to win in a negative. In this system, an even odd is considered to be 100. Other formats are used to calculate odds in the Asian markets are Hong Kong, Malaysian and Indonesian format styles.


The practice of sports betting is still open to argument, with many sporting bodies and countries all having their own opinion.