The Bovada Guide to Sports Betting: From Pro Football to College Basketball, Systems and Strategies for Winning Money
Learn how to bet on sports safely, smartly, and responsibly—and profit big—with this easy-to-use guide, perfect for beginners!
Betting money on sports can be great fun and is a sure way to turn any sports game into an exciting must-watch event. However, it can be dangerous to the uninitiated—new gamblers can risk too much, bet randomly, or even lose it all.
The Everything Guide to Sports Betting won’t let that happen. Filled with tips, tricks, and tactics, this handy guide shows you how to place bets strategically. You’ll learn all of the different types of bets you can make, how to spot a potentially profitable bet, and when to walk away. Covering all of the major sports leagues, The Everything Guide to Sports Betting will introduce you to the sports betting world and show you how to beat the casinos at their own games. In no time, you’ll be a gambling pro—and cash in on some major wins!
Sports betting is finally able to come out of the shadows and this book could not be more timely. For those of us with experience in the industry, it has become very evident there is a tremendous lack of knowledge in the public domain of how all of this works. The biggest benefit of the book will precisely be in educating people on the subject. And to be clear, this book is not just for bettors, it is for anyone (lawmakers, regulators, investors, operators, employees, media, etc) new to the business.
Bottom-line is bookmaking is not rocket-science. The authors do a wonderful job of providing a framework to understand the business through the lens of market making, price discovery, and risk management. They also drive home a very important distinction between two business models sports book operators will adopt: that of a market maker vs non-market maker. And lastly, bettors will come to learn that not all markets are as efficient and any chance of making money requires a thoughtful and disciplined approach.
So at the juncture, as the foundation of a nascent industry is being poured, I highly recommend folks (especially lawmakers!) familiarize themselves with the backbone concepts in this book before going off and making premature decisions. It is well written, humorous at times, and where math appears it is intuitive. Really enjoyed.