Online sports gambling continues to do tremendous business, not just in Las Vegas, but around the world. An online sports book is virtually indistinguishable from a telephone sports book. The only difference is, instead of calling a bookie you fill out your selections online.
Most Online Sports Gambling sites are extensions of online casinos, though there are some sites that handle sports betting exclusively. Many of these online casinos are creative in the types of bets they'll allow, from three-game parlays in which you must win all three of your bets, to teases, which offer more enticing lines than the fixed spreads you see in the sports section of your local newspaper. No matter what type of bet you book, online casinos still collect "juice," which is largely how they stay in business.
Your Choices in Online Sports Gambling
Many non-gamblers wait all year for the Super Bowl or World Series to place their sports bets. Of course, there's no built-in advantage to gambling on high-profile events. In fact, many seasoned gamblers will advise you steer clear of national championship games, well-publicized races, and especially heavyweight title fights.
You may have better luck gambling on your garden variety baseball game sometime in the middle of May, when there are no playoff stakes and the world is generally indifferent to the outcome. Baseball spreads are somewhat different from those in football and basketball; instead of choosing a winner against a pre-determined spread, you choose your team and take the corresponding payout. This of course varies with the relative strengths of the teams, home field advantage, the particular pitching matchup, and a host of other factors.