Sports betting refers to the predicting of the outcome of a sports game by placing a bid/ wager on the outcome. Sports betting is another form of gambling and has become very common these days. Placing bets on the outcome of sports matches is illegal across majority of nations in the world. UK is one among the few places where Sports betting is legal and is carried out along with a set of strict rules and regulations. People wager in different sports here by simply predicting the outcome of any of the sports matches that is going on.

Some popular betting sports in UK

Football

Football

One of the most popular sports on which bets are placed, football is a team- game and there are various tournaments and leagues in which wagers from UK can gamble in.

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Cricket

Cricket

The second- most played sport in the world, cricket matches taking place on national and international levels can be wagered on. There are different types of matches, such as Test match, One Day International, Twenty20, etc.

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Baseball

Baseball

This sport is played between two teams consisting of 9 players each. Each team takes turns in batting and fielding and there are numerous leagues and tournaments as well.

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Horse Racing

Horse Racing

Also known as the sport of the Elites, Horse Racing involves several jockeys racing along a set distance on their horses. Gambling in this sport is very common in British countries.

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Hockey

Hockey

Bets are also placed on various odds in Hockey. This game is played between two teams, with each team's players trying to puck the ball into the opponent's goal.

Golf

Golf

A popular ball and club game in which bets are placed in various golf championships, leagues and tournaments.

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Tennis

Tennis

Tennis is a popular racquet sport played between two individuals or between two teams with 2 players in each team. A racquet and ball are the primary requirements for playing this sport.

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Basketball

Basketball

Basketball is a sport which involves two teams with 5 players each. Players have to walk or run while dribbling the ball. Each team scores point by shooting the ball through a hoop.

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Rugby Union

Rugby Union

Rugby is a very famous sport which originated from football. It is a contact- sport in which players have to run while carrying the ball in their hand.

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Motorsport

Motorsport

Motorsport is the term used to collectively describe a group of competitions that involve the use of motorized vehicles for both racing and non- racing competitions.

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One of the most common methods of placing bets is by considering the data related to the sport as well as by taking into account the performance of the players. Also, some bets are placed by gamblers on the mere basis of their intuitions. You can gamble for your favorite game as well as change the game of your interest from time to time. It is also possible to gamble in multiple sports at the same time.

Two popular online Sportsbooks in UK

Betfair

Betfair Sportsbook

Using the online secure betting platform provided by Betfair, wagers can now place bets in a variety of categories including sports, politics, etc. It is one of the most trusted gambling platforms in UK and provides an array of different games to gamble in.

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Bet 365

Bet 365 Sportsbook

Supporting various domestic and international sport leagues, Bet365 is another top betting platform in UK. Select the sport of your interest and start placing your bets on various odds offered. Sign up now for great offers and discounts.

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Using these Sportsbooks, you can place bets on various games from anywhere.

Sports betting laws in UK

UK is not new to the world of Sports' betting and there are strict rules imposed on gambling since many decades. In fact, there is a Gambling Commission in UK (under Gambling Act of 2005) which operates under the Department of Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) of the UK government.

Gambling laws in UK are amended from time to time in an effort to protect vulnerable adults as well as underage children from the world of gambling.

Mobile betting

Now players in UK can also place bets in various games using their smart phones. This gives wagers more exposure to the world of gambling, where they can place bets from anywhere and everywhere. Football, golf, baseball, horse racing, table tennis, cricket and hockey are few of the games in which wagers can place their bets. Also get latest updates and scores on your smart phone no matter where you are.

Live betting

Live betting keeps the players engulfed in the game as the loss/ win is decided on the spot. It is very exciting to watch the game live and side by side place bets on various different odds. Meanwhile, players can also change their bets at any time if they see any new twist in the game. Live commentary and videos are also available to enable players to make better decisions. Beginners are always advised to place smaller bets and take quick decisions so that they do not end up losing huge money. Betting improves with experience and it is always better to place your bets on the final result rather than wagering on the immediate next scorer, etc.