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If you are looking to turn yourself from a mug punter to a sharp bettor you have come to the right place. Betting is not easy and knowing what to do can be tough at times. With endless sports betting opportunities and even more endless betting opportunities thanks to the growth of online sites like Timeform as well as bookies, knowing what selection and punt to stick on in a bid to bash the bookie and make some profit can be like walking through a minefield.

To beat the bookies you will need to bet wisely and to do your research. Being meticulously calculated and planned in your betting is a surefire way of converting bets into profit much more efficiently and consistently than random potluck punts on a gut feeling. But when it comes to sports betting, selecting which sport to bet on can sometimes be the initial but trickiest hurdle to overcome. So we are going to run down the best sports to bet your money on.

Horse racing

Speaking of overcoming hurdles, one of the best sports – if not the best  – for wagering money on is horse racing. The two have been linked and intertwined for years but this sport is like no other when it comes to betting. Offering a two out of three chance of the favourite not winning, picking a high odds outsider is a great option. This means, provided you have done your research, you can secure high odd returns for fairly safe options. In addition to this, things like Lucky 15 bets and Each Way bets which are specific to horse racing off buffering options to higher risk/high odd bets and make sure you can turn over a profit and secure a right ole bookie bashing.

The excitement and lure of horse race betting is quite apparent as the big races show punters are attracted to betting on the sport year on year. In 2018, the Kentucky Derby drew in more than $200 million in betting money alone which is huge for the sport. Other events such as the Grand National draw in loads of non-horse racing fans to the sport just for one day of the year. This diversity of clientele allows for huge markets to open up for betting from office sweepstakes to grandchildren betting on the sofa with their granddads. The sport caters for so many different people and different circumstances that betting on it really can be worthwhile provided you have checked the horse’s form and put some effort into your research.


Boxing, like some other fighting sports, can be a great sport to wager your money on. It tends to be highly predictable due to the nature of the sport and whilst it remains a great betting sport if you know your stuff and have done the research it can still reap large rewards. The options and nuances of betting markets on the sport from KO to rounds allow punters to amass some good odds on the event. As the sport has increased in popularity, it has grown in stature. This has allowed the events to become big hitters in the MGM Grand calendar year.

A really good way of opting to bet on boxing is to use the grouped rounds feature which many bookmakers allow. This means you can punt on rounds 4-6 for example. Specifics like this are a prime example of why the sport is so good for betting your money on.


The biggest sport in the world still remains one of the best to bet on. Whilst accounting for the most losses in sports betting, football can be a really good option for sports bettors who have done their research. When it comes to the beautiful game it’s all about finding niches and rogue leagues/teams/markets to exploit and get the most bang for your buck. Provided you have done the research investigating leagues like the Hungarian Second Division will provide you with good odds on even the favourites and allow you to amass profit from fairly safe bets. Finding this niche and not relying on price boost bets on the biggest games in the EPL every weekend is the best way you can turn a saturated market into one of the best sports betting markets going.

There are other sports which offer a strong betting scene such as cricket and tennis. Interestingly eSports is also becoming huge in the betting scene. Despite this, however, horse racing, boxing, and football remain, for us, the best sports to bet your money on. If you go into these markets with strong research and know-how you are sure to smash it and bash the bookies.

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