STARNBERG, April 1, 2021 (by Max Wolff)
In the past two decades, we have witnessed a technological revolution in the gambling sector unfold right in front of our eyes. We have moved from placing wagers in dark basement dens to our mobile phones.
Online gambling has exposed less popular games such as tennis, cricket, and hockey to a new niche of gambling fans, and gone are the days when all your gambling options were less predictable horse races and biased football matches.
Online gambling brings the thrill of placing wagers on famous tennis tournaments such as the Australian Open and the US Open.
The game has grown in popularity, with players like Rodger Federer, Serena Williams, and Venus Williams attaining international top-ranked athletes’ status.
Online Gambling on Tennis
Bookmakers across the globe are now making maximum use of the diverse international tennis fan base by providing diverse betting lines on tennis tourneys. Local bookies cover almost every local professional tournament in their locality before adding a shade of internationalism by throwing in a couple of international tourneys.
Let say you are a regular punter looking to diversify your betting portfolio by adding betting slips on tennis tournaments or just a tennis fan looking to inject a sense of motivation into a particular tennis game by wagering on it.
Where do you start? Are tennis bets similar to other famous betting options such as football and basketball?
Well, that’s what we are about to find out. This article articulates all the intricacies of online gambling on tennis. Read on and become a pro!
Register at your favourite online gambling site
With less stringent regulations globally, hundreds of betting companies operate thousands of online betting shops across the world, with some having a license in almost every corner of the world.
It is advisable to select a betting company whose services are legal in your region to facilitate a smooth transfer of cash between various accounts. Check out our previous post for a list of the top online gambling websites that provide cross-border services.
Once you have settled for a gambling site, you can run through their manual and find out how to set up an account, verify and fund it.
Done? You are good to go.
Finding tennis tournaments for online gambling
Any reputable betting company offers coverage on ATP Tour tournaments. You will be lucky if there is a Grand Slam tournament around the corner. The Grand Slam is a top-tier tennis tournament and is more predictable than local tourneys.
It would help if you were on the lookout for the four Grand Slams (Australian Open, Wimbledon, US Open, and French Open).
What are your options during the grand slam-off season?
You can find various second and third-tier games online, which run throughout the year in various parts of the world. The beauty of online gambling is that you can place bets on events happening on a different continent.
Unfortunately, predicting outcomes in the lower tier tournaments is often tricky since most players are less documented and are often new to bettors. Different players have different winning potentials on different court surfaces; some are indestructible on clay surfaces, hard surfaces, and red clay, while others rule grass courts.
Therefore, tennis is the only game where the court surface can determine whether you will have a winning or a losing bet.
How to select a winning bet
Betting is all about prediction, and one can never be 100% sure. However, with the proper game analysis and a better understanding of different players, online tennis bets can always have good returns. New bettors are often advised to start in major tournaments, which are more predictable, and slowly get to know the game and different players to watch in various tournaments.
Like football and basketball, a player’s form affects the outcome of the game. Some players are better at certain times of the year, while others show great form in specific tournaments. Remember, unlike football and basketball, where performance depends on a team’s effort, tennis’s outcome comes down to personal effort. As earlier mentioned, the court surface significantly impacts the game’s outcome, and all these should be factored in your game analysis.
How to read odds on online tennis gambling sites
Bookies often use odds to predict the chances of getting a particular outcome. The odd layout varies from one region to another. Most European bookies use decimal points on their odds, while US bookies will often use fractions. Nonetheless, they serve a similar purpose of predicting the chance of a specific outcome.
If you are entirely green to the gambling culture, numbers might bombard you from all directions. However, all you need to know is that odds for a specific event outcome are multiplied by your stake’s size. Therefore, if the odds of a specific player winning a round is 2.5, and your stake is $10, then the expected return will be 2.5*10, which is $25.
Some bookies allow you to combine the odds from several events by multiplying each event’s odds, hence increasing your winnings if all the events turn to be as you predicted. This betting style is known as the multi-bet system.
Tennis betting lines
Betting lines are the probable outcomes that can result from a particular game. For instance, on a three-way bet, win, draw or lose are the bet lines, and you get to pick only one.
Online gambling presents a lucrative opportunity for bookies to toy around with different betting line options. In tennis, you can predict and wager on a specific player winning the tournament weeks before the event occurs, or you can bet on set winners as the game is played.
Furthermore, online gambling platforms have developed sophisticated technology which allows bettors to place bets on real-time games through live betting options. With this, you can place bets as the game is being played.
Live betting introduces the handicap betting styles, where you can predict a player’s performance in a set being played, predict the score or the number of sets to be played in form or totals, under or over a specific limit.
Technological advancement has revolutionized the gambling sector by tapping into isolated fan bases and under-exploited gambling markets through the internet. Today, punters can wager bets on events in other countries through online gambling platforms.