Why choose sports gambling over other forms of gambling? Putting
aside the entertainment factor, there is one simple reason. You have
a better chance of winning consistently.
Over the long term, most casino games cannot be beat. If you play
long enough, you will lose. The possible exceptions are poker, which
involves elements of skill and psychology,
and blackjack for those who are skilled at counting cards.
Sports gambling offers a unique skill based opportunity for winning.
Sports betting essentially involves two opposing bets by individuals
with the sportsbook acting as a sort of broker. The sportsbook makes
its money from the broker fees - the "juice" - and will adjust the
odds and betting lines up or down to try and assure a roughly equal
number of bettors on both sides of any proposition.
The individual bettor is pitting his judgment on the outcome of an
event against the judgment of another bettor. By doing your homework
before making a bet, you can directly increase the chances of
winning your bets - particularly over the long run