Sports betting has become one of the most popular forms of gambling in Australia today. The practice of wagering has become much more accessible to the masses, and the options of how, when and where you place your bets have become considerably varied. For example, with internet connections becoming safer, speedier and more reliable, Australians, and many other countries around the world, have access to an increasing number of online betting sites, which allows punters to bet on their chosen sports from the comfort of their own home, or even on the move through the use of modern mobile devices such as tablets and cell phones.
This transformation in the betting industry has caused its appeal to soar to new heights, which is predicted to continue to increase over the next few years.
What is Futures Betting?
Some punters are attracted to the excitement of “in play” betting where bets are staked during the actual sports game. Others prefer futures betting which is basically a wager placed on an event that is to happen in the upcoming weeks or months.
A wager such as this means that the results are not known until the games have concluded, which means that bettors who choose this method of wagering can contract a significant amount of entertainment value out of it.
Why choose Futures Betting?
Another reason this particular type of wager is so popular for experienced punters particularly, is because of the sizable potential of the financial return. Placing these bets with a certain amount of confidence is unquestionably no easy task and requires considerable knowledge, research, patience and determination to make the most of it, but, again, the rewards can be significant if you get it right. Even with teams or players who are deemed the favourite to win can yield sizable returns on one’s investment, which is not usually guaranteed in other types of sports betting.
Bookmakers, particularly those online, are regularly updating the odds of current matches as well as the results of these sporting events, so if you are an avid investor, you are continuously kept in the loop.
Types of Futures Bets
The most common forms of future bets are usually on who will win the titles of whichever sporting league you are interested in. The most popular of these are the English Premier League crown and more especially the National Football League’s Super Bowl , both of which usually attract significant wagers from gamblers the world over. Future bets are not for league championships only, sports bettors can also wager on the amount of games each team will win, as well as conference titles and which teams may face relegations.
The most common NFL futures bet is however still placed at the beginning of a season on which team will win the championship. These wagers are usually the first lines announced at the beginning of the offseason, giving bettors ample time to show support for their favourite team and relish in the excitement of rooting for them throughout the season.
Futures bets are however, available for almost any sport played in the world, and with the advent and popularity of online betting, finding a bookmaker that has your choice of sport available is unlikely to be a problem.