Online Sportsbetting Faq

Tue, 29 Jul 2008 22:35

Online Sportsbetting Faq

A look at online sportsbetting frequently asked questions.

Frequently asked online sport betting questions: The things you really want to know about online sports betting. Ixgames will answer all your most asked questions regarding sports betting.

1) What is sports betting?
Sports betting is the general activity of predicting sports results by making a wager on the outcome of a sporting event. The generic term means betting on pretty much anything that isn't a casino, bingo or lottery game.

2) Where can I bet legally on sports?
Betting with offshore sports books seems to be on the rise.

3) What skills are important for online sports bettors?
You can bet on sports 365 days a year! What it means is that when a bettor starts winning,
the natural tendency is to increase the amount of future wagers. And that’s usually when a losing streak starts.

4) How do I place a safe bet?
Pick the winner of the game :). There are no such as safe bet.

5) Where can I find the best online betting bonuses?
Ixgames recommends online sportsbook reviews because your worth it.

6) What different sports can I bet on?
All major sporting events. This includes pro and college football, pro and college basketball, baseball, hockey, horse racing, NASCAR, boxing, soccer, tennis, golf and much more. On most sports books you can bet on entertainment as well.

7) Do I have to be over 21 to bet on sports?
No, you must be at least 18 (eighteen) years of age.

8) How do I find out if I have won the bet I placed?
Visit your betting website and there you will find all game results.

9) Can I bet for free?
Some online bookmakers offer free bets, and cash back for new accounts,
whilst others offer special promotions for specific events.

10) Is my personal information secure?
Only bet with an organisation that uses secure internet technology. This will ensure that your personal and financial details are encrypted before transmission, you will find them at online sportsbooks.

11) What do ixgames think of betting systems?
It's just as worthless as all other online betting systems.

12) How can I win?
Your job as a sports bettor is to do your research and look for things that have not been appropriately factored into the odds or the betting line. This takes work. Each sport has it's own special factors and betting strategies.

13) What is a quarter?
Quarter lines allow you to bet on the first, second, third and fourth quarter of basketball and football games. Quarter lines are generally posted at the end of the previous quarter.

14) What is parlays?
A parlay is a combined bet on two, three, four or more sport games. All selections must win for the wager to win.

15) What is teasers?
A teaser is a parlay in which you take more points or lay fewer points than the line, thus adjusting the point spread in your favor. However your payout odds are reduced when you do this.

16) What is a quick bet?
Its an easy, quick way to go from wager to confirmation. When choosing this option from the lines page, you will immediately be prompted to authorize your wagering ticket. The line will be locked in and cannot be changed.

17) What are the different types of bets that exists?
The types of bets you can make are almost as varied as the sports themselves. There are straight bets, over/under bets, parlays, and teasers just to name a few.

18) Futures and propositions what's that?
Future bets are based on the outcome of events that happen each year. Propositions are bets based on the outcome of special events. All bets are final. There will be no payouts until the conclusion of the specified season for futures or the conclusion of the specified event for propositions.

19) What are my chances of winning online?
Sports betting is the ultimate money game for the sports fan. Are you a sports fan?

20) Do sportbooks accept wagers over the telephone?
Many sportbooks accept wagers over the telephone! But read their rules.

21) Do I need a high-speed internet connection to play online?
No

22) What is the maximum I can bet on a particular event?
You can find all limits in your sportbook that you choose to play at.

23) If I win, how long does it take to be paid-out?
Read the betting site rules, remember every betting site has different rules.

24) I have forgotten my username and password, how can I recover them?Contact the support team at the sportsbook you are betting at. 

25) What should I do if I think I have a gambling problem?
Gamblers anonymous www.gamblersanonymous.org offers the following questions to anyone who may have a gambling problem. These questions are provided to help the individual decide if he or she is a compulsive gambler and wants to stop gambling.

TWENTY QUESTIONS:
A) Did you ever lose time from work or school due to gambling?
B) Has gambling ever made your home life unhappy?
C) Did gambling affect your reputation?
D) Have you ever felt remorse after gambling?
E) Did you ever gamble to get money with which to pay debts or otherwise solve financial difficulties?
F) Did gambling cause a decrease in your ambition or efficiency?
G) After losing did you feel you must return as soon as possible and win back your losses?
H) After a win did you have a strong urge to return and win more?
I) Did you often gamble until your last dollar was gone?
J) Did you ever borrow to finance your gambling?
K) Have you ever sold anything to finance gambling?
L) Were you reluctant to use "gambling money" for normal expenditures?
M) Did gambling make you careless of the welfare of yourself or your family?
N) Did you ever gamble longer than you had planned?
O) Have you ever gambled to escape worry, trouble, boredom or loneliness?
P) Have you ever committed, or considered committing, an illegal act to finance gambling?
Q) Did gambling cause you to have difficulty in sleeping?
R) Do arguments, disappointments or frustrations create within you an urge to gamble?
S) Did you ever have an urge to celebrate any good fortune by a few hours of gambling?
T) Have you ever considered self destruction or suicide as a result of your gambling?

Most compulsive gamblers will answer yes to at least seven of these questions.

26) What is the minimum bet that must be reported to the IRS?
It is completely your decision to declare winnings or losses to the proper authorities in your tax jurisdiction.

27) I am receiving a password error. What should I do?
Contact the sports book support.

28) Can I get technical help?
Contact the sport betting site's customer support they will help you - 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

29) Where can I find sports betting forums or blogs?
Sport betting forum and sports betting blog .

30) Does ixgames recommend any good sports betting sites?
All Sportsbooks are not the same. Where you place your bets is as important as who you bet on.
By simply placing your bets with the correct sportsbook you can increase your winning percentage by 4-5%. From our home page can you find all ixgames approved sportbooks.