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The best sports to put your money on

In the world of sports betting there are the good ones to put your money on and then there are sports on which wagering your hard-earned money doesn’t really make much sense. The trick is to know which one is the former and which one the latter. After all, sports betting is all about the returns you receive, if you’re serious about it of course. And sports, where you have lower chances of making money, shouldn’t even be on your list.

Once you decide which sport to bet on, there are many online and physical ways to get involved. Today, online seems to be the most popular way to go. It’s easy to see the convenience online betting sites provide to the players. If for example, you choose to put your money on football via online betting portals, you’ll get certain benefits that brick and mortar bookies simply don’t and can’t offer. Along with much higher levels of security and convenience, you can get something like Coral football betting offers which doesn’t just make betting easy but offers free bets to start you off to get your feet wet. This is especially helpful for newbies who are still trying to get the hang of the whole thing. Similarly, you will find offers for any other sport if that’s what takes your fancy.

The best odds on offer, the one with the most comprehensive coverage of games, wide range of betting options, are some of the many angles that need to be considered when choosing a sport to bet on. Major sporting events also offer a great opportunity to get into the game. Currently the biggest football extravaganza the World Cup 2018 is being played out in Russia. Knowing what’s going on will help you get a good start in the world of football betting (if that’s the sport of your choice).

Here are a few sports that are quite popular when it comes to betting.


As mentioned earlier, this is by far the most popular sport to place punts on. Primarily because of the popularity of the game and the various betting options it provides. Most of the bookies offer 24-hour betting possibilities with this sport, so you need not worry about closing times or some such concerns.  Globally the betting on football has been consistently raking in the big bucks. It’s great fun too and the unpredictability of the games add an element of thrill and anticipation that’s hard to beat.

American Football

This is another hugely popular sport. It is mostly fuelled by passionate followers from the US and Canada but make no mistake, people from across the world dabble in it without any prejudice. The Super Bowl is the king in this sport and every year a serious amount of money is won and lost during it.



This is another sport with a huge fan base across the world. It is played almost the whole year round and you can find ample opportunities to bet on, in it. Its popularity ensures that you can always learn about the latest happenings in the sport on the internet. In addition, broadcast networks cover it widely too.

These are the top three when it comes to sports betting, there are of course many more. All you need to decide is the one that best suits your requirements and then just go for it.


Ajike is one of Nigeria's top Sportscasters with over 15 years of experience in writing and talking Sports.

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