Types of Sports Betting

Sports betting is both a sprint and a marathon, so deciding how much to bet is essential. In order to avoid losing too much money, bettors should adopt a flat-betting approach, which involves betting the same amount on every game. The goal is to lose no more than one percent of your bankroll on any single play. In other words, they should risk about 1% to 5% of their bankroll on each game.


The most basic types of sports betting are point spreads, moneylines, and futures. Point spreads focus on specific matches, while totals focus on a longer time horizon. In futures betting, players can bet on championships and division winners. To win a lottery, you can bet on the winner of the next million dollars. If you have a high enough bankroll, you can place a bet on the winner of the next big race.

Aside from sports betting, people can also place wagers on various categories of games. In football, point spreads are a form of betting that involves betting on a team’s outcome. In football, for instance, you can bet on a team’s goal to win a football game, or on the winner of the World Cup in basketball. If you have a higher bankroll, you can place a wager on a certain player or a particular team.