Sports offer everything to fans from thrilling excitement to a great reason for a day or evening out. And any type of sport you like could also be a source of cash! Sports betting is one of the biggest gaming industries in the world, and South Africa is no exception: be it rugby, cricket or any of your favourite sports, you can bet on it!
But even though it is so popular, sports betting is actually rather difficult. Bookmakers, sportbooks' websites and the odds they offer can be pretty confusing, especially to a beginning bettor. We will try to explain everything you need to know, from the difference between a "spread bet" and a "money line" to what bets are commonly available for which sports.
Hold your horses!
First of all, you should familiarize yourself with the different kinds of odds that bookmakers offer. Should you find anything else confusing, consult our comprehensive list of sports bets to find out how the different bets work, and you can read about which bets are popular for which sports in our popular betting sports section.
What is a Betting Line?
Betting Lines are most often known as "Point Spreads" and are bets available from bookmakers that concern who wins a game and by how much. Often though, a betting line can be confused with a "Money Line", which is a type of straight-up bet to wager between two teams.