Betting has grown hugely in popularity over the last few years, and it is now extremely common to see bookmakers adverts covering television channels and sponsoring massive sporting events. At the same time, combat sports like Mixed Martial Arts and Boxing have had somewhat of a renaissance too thanks to big personalities like Anthony Joshua, Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor. With both industries experiencing a boom in popularity, it is also the perfect time for both worlds to merge.
The core of betting is that you back an outcome or a specific event to happen. The more likely that event is to occur, the lower the odds will be for it to happen. What this means in terms of your bet is however is that the returns will be lower, which makes sense otherwise bookmakers would be out of business in no time! So while you might want to back an event with higher odds to make more of a return on it, you do have to factor in the likelihood of it not happening, which would mean you are basically throwing your money away. If you would like some more in-depth information on strategies, there is a great article on Bet Smart which will really help you.
To get started betting online, find a bookmaker that you are comfortable with and understand. Some will offer odds in fraction form, and others will work in decimals. If you have a preference, go with the format that you understand. In regards to combat sports, the beauty is that there are almost no variables to factor in, it is just down to two competitors going toe-to-toe. The markets on these sports are wide, ranging from most punches landed down to who wins specific rounds or the exact method of victory. So after you’ve found your market, deposit your money into the bookmaker and then place your bet. With a decent strategy (and some luck!) you’ll be making your winning in no time!