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Whether watching billiards, snooker, the NFL, or NBA Finals, gambling on the outcome adds excitement. Now sports betting is legal in a growing number of states across the US, millions of citizens are making predictions and placing bets on the competitions and teams they love the most. These bets are placed using desktop computers or smartphones, making the gambling industry more accessible.

Have you ever placed a bet on sports and taken advantage of the many eye-catching betting bonuses available? The leading gambling apps are accepting new players today and will even award a welcome bonus free bet when you register and place your first wager on sports. But there's more to being a successful bettor than having a few dollars on your favorite team to win. Modern gambling is unlike anything ever seen, with experienced bettors always learning.

Gambling can be fun, making even the most boring fixture a joy to follow. But many confusing elements of online gambling put some off joining a bookie and placing a bet. Thankfully, we have invited a team of sportsbook experts to bring you the latest and most reliable information. 

By the end of our beginner's guide to betting on sports, you'll have all the information you need to create an account, land the welcome bonus and place a bet.

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Choosing a bookie

Choosing a bookie is the first and most important decision you'll make as a gambler. You must get this right, so it pays to do as much research as possible. You want to know everything about your potential betting app, including the welcome bonus offered, their odds, sports, markets, customer service, and more. Only then will you be in a position to choose a bookie.

It's possible to join more than one betting app, and this approach has a few advantages. With multiple betting accounts come multiple welcome bonus free bets, and the more apps you have on your smartphone, the more likely you are to get the best odds every time you place a bet. This is crucial if you are serious about making a profit from sportsbook gambling.

The best welcome bonus

Almost all bookies worth joining offer all new players a welcome bonus. Bookies widely use this promotion in the industry to attract new players. They want you to bet with them instead of the mountain of competition that's trying to catch your eye and encourage you to change bookies.

A few welcome bonuses are available, including deposit-matched, risk-free bets and enhanced odds. With the risk-free bet, you join a bookie, make your first deposit, and wager. If that bet wins, you keep the returns. But if that bet loses, the bookie refunds your stakes. You'll then have a chance to place another bet.

Getting the best odds

When you back a winner at odds of +250, you must try harder if there's +500 trading at another betting app. You must ensure you are getting the market's best price on every bet you place. Failure to do this hands yet another advantage to your bookie. They're already in a comfortable position.

When you have selected the bet you wish to make, check a respected betting odds comparison site then. There you'll see the odds every bookie offers on your intended bet. The most generous quote will be brought to your attention, and that's the bookie you should trust with your stake. Remember, the difference in odds may be slight, but they soon add up over a season.

Placing a bet

Placing a bet on sports using your smartphone is simple. You can wager in just a few clicks, allowing you to get the bet on and return to your daily work schedule. Bettors like to be on and off the app with a bet struck as quickly as possible.

When you log on to your betting account, you must click the sport you wish to gamble on and then the competition and fixture. When you locate your selection, click the odds to add it to your bet slip. Input a stake and confirm. Your bet will now be live, and a cash-out offer added.


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