As regular casino players already know, deposit bonuses are their bread and butter as they’re boosting their game and helping them have an edge over the house. Is the same true in sports betting? Can a good bonus help you win more?
Sports betting bonuses come in many different forms, and in United Kingdom, for example, that form is the free bet whereas in continental Europe and USA the deposit bonus is the standard. Deposit bonuses give you a cash bonus on your deposit, and will often double your deposit. Before withdrawing the money you will have to meet certain conditions, and this will always be the amount of money you have to wager, with or without the minimum odds in order for the bet to be counted toward the wagering requirements.
The wagering requirements are never easy to meet, especially if a player focuses on meeting them and therefore starts making different bets than he otherwise would have. This is a problem, as sports betting is very sensitive to player choices, much more so than casino gambling. Sports punters are extremely sensitive to any changes in mindset as then poor choices are being made, bets are being forced, and this results with a loss. That’s why it’s the best to simply play your own game the way you usually do and not worry at all about meeting the wagering requirements, except maybe taking a glance at them to see where you stand from time to time.
A clever punter can make money with sports betting bonuses, though these aren’t nearly as common as casino bonuses. While there are thousands of casinos available, there are only hundreds of sportsbooks, and due to regulation issues it is expected that only a handful of them will be offering a bonus to a certain market – especially if you only look at reputable sportsbooks.
That’s why many people turn to sportsbooks that regularly award them with in-play bonuses or bonuses for every ticket that has a certain number of selections, or simply a sportsbook that offers good odds or good in-play console, perhaps some live streaming on the side. That’s the way to go in modern sports betting, simply because there aren’t enough bonuses to go around.
To conclude, bonuses are an important part of sports betting but not the vital one, as the only way to consistently make a profit in sports betting is to pick the winner more often than not, and to do so with favorable odds that don’t have too much vigorish. Sports betting is a very peculiar activity in which you must always be on the top of your game, consistently, and only then will you have a hope of generating long-term profit and perhaps make it a secondary income. There are no jackpots to win either, so this is a small ball kind of game in which you grind the grind every weekend.