Report: eSports Betting Outpaces Hockey Betting in 2016

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The growth of eSports betting has been well-documented over the past couple years, but just recently the rising eSports industry reached another major milestone. Total eSports wagers in 2016 have finally eclipsed a major North American sport – at least at one online bookmaker.

Online betting site Pinnacle Sports reports total eSports wagers have eclipsed ice hockey wagers by 10% in 2016. Marco Blume, Trading Director at Pinnacle, predicted earlier this year that eSports would outpace ice hockey by the end of 2016. His prediction played true with plenty of time to spare. Continue reading

5 Incredible Sports Bets That Actually Paid Off

5 Incredible Sports Bets that Actually Paid Off

Trying to explain to someone who just doesn’t get it why you love sports is a tall order. We know we connect with the players in some primal way, but it’s not easily put to words. There is also something to be said for the way we can relate to the soul-crushing defeats and extreme highs that accompany every team over the long run. Continue reading

An Introduction to the Bet365 Odds On Coupon Feature

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Bet365 has an interesting but poorly-explained feature called the “Odds On Coupon.” If you log in to and scroll down to the bottom of the list of sports, you’ll see it sitting there, calmly minding its own business and drawing little attention to itself. Clicking on it brings up a list of upcoming matches in various sports, but it offers no explanation. Continue reading

Can I make money betting on sports over the long term?

making moneyI suspect many of us go through a similar process early in our handicapping days. We finally win a couple bets or have a big week and wonder if maybe we have what it takes to make money over the long term betting on sports. It’s an attractive idea, making a living on your own through sports betting. There’s no boss, you’re not chained to a desk and it certainly beats filing TPS reports all day in some cubicle. Continue reading