Sports Betting

Think you know what the score will be in this weekend’s big match, or who’s going to win Wimbledon? Whatever sports you like betting on, we have got you covered. You can place wagers on dozens of sports and events around the world with our easy-to-use sports betting service, and this handy how to guide can get you up and running no time.

What is Sports Betting?

If you’ve never tried sports betting before, then making your first wager might seem a little daunting. But don’t worry, there’s not much to it. Different events may feature different betting markets and opportunities, but in its simplest form, sports betting is placing money on whether you think an outcome will happen or not. Your goal is to win money by making the correct prediction.

It could be that Chelsea will win the cup, the Lakers will make the playoffs, or something more obscure, like who will win Eurovision. If you can think of it, chances are you can bet on it.

How to Access Sports Betting

Players can start placing bets right now by visiting the Sports page, via the client, or on their mobile device.

Login to place bets with your bankroll (there’s no need to create a new account if you already play our poker, or other, games), and you can even place wagers while you wait for your next poker tournament to start.

If you’re new to sports betting, visit the Sports page to join and get started. Once you’re up and running, follow the steps below to place your first bet.

How to Place a Bet

1) Choose your Event

We offer markets on many different sports and on hundreds of different events. Once you’re logged into sports betting, you can choose from a wide selection of sports to bet on. Select a sport to see all available matches/selections you can bet on.

2) Pick your Market

Next, choose a desired match/selection to see all the markets offered, such as ‘Match Result’ or ‘Correct Score’, and the related odds.

3) Set your Wager

Once you have spotted a bet you like, click on the odds to open your ‘Bet Slip’ on the right-hand side of the sports betting window. There you can enter your bet amount, and see how much your potential return will be.

4) Place your Bet!

Finally, just click ‘Place Bet’ once you’re ready to register your bet, a summary of which will be shown within the same tab. You can also track placed bets by clicking on the ‘Open Bets’ tab.

Don’t forget: some sports and events offer ‘In-Play’ betting, so even if an event you want to bet on has already started, you can still place wagers as it progresses. For more help with sports betting, and to get answers to any questions you might have, check out our Sports Betting FAQ.

Understanding the Odds

Knowing how odds work in sports betting is a key to being successful. When logged into sports betting you can change how odds are shown for each event, with popular fractional, decimal and American formats available. To choose your preferred option go to the Sports page. If you are not logged in, the odds format shown will be based on your location.

Decimal odds are the easiest to understand, and shows you what you will get back for a $1 bet on any individual selection. For example - Manchester United to beat Chelsea 1-0 at of 7.50 mean that, for every $1 you have on Manchester United,  you will get a return of $7.50 ($6.50 profit and your $1 stake back) if your bet is successful.

Don’t forget: in certain circumstances, even if you bet on a loser, you may get your money back. We offer money back specials, enhanced odds and bonuses on selected events and bet types, ensuring you get the best value every time you place a bet with us.

For more details, see the General Sports Rules page.

Know your bet types

From single bets to goliaths, there is a range of sports bets available, each with its own set of payout rules and criteria. You can find a full list of bet types we offer right here, or see below for a quick list of some of the most common types.

  • Single Bet

A single is the easiest bet you can place. It is a bet on one selection in an event, such as first goalscorer or match winner. To be successful and win money, your selection must be correct.

  • Multiple Bets

A multiple bet is a bet on two or more individual events, such as Manchester United to beat Liverpool and Everton to beat Chelsea. Multiple bets can come in a number of different formats, such as doubles, trebles, yankees and many more.

  • Accumulator

An accumulator bet involves making different selections, such as the match winners in different matches, in a single bet. To win, you must correctly predict all results. Accumulators are available up to a maximum of 20 selections. Similar bets of just 2 and 3 selections are simply called ‘doubles’ and ‘trebles’ respectively.

If you have any questions about sports betting, visit our Sports Betting FAQ page, or contact Support.

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