Sports Betting vs. Casino Games: Which Should You Stake Your Money On?

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Sports Betting vs. Casino Games: Which Should You Stake Your Money On?
08:59
24 Dec

As an avid punter and a betting blogger, I often get asked: which one is better, sports or casino betting?

To be honest, I just look most people straight in the eyes and say, ‘Both are great. None is better?’

Sounds rude, right? Well, I’m sorry. Most times, I’m just at a loss as to what to tell them.

If I say sports betting, casino gamblers might argue that that’s not true. And maybe they’re right. After all, most of them earn thousands of dollars playing slots, baccarat, blackjack, poker, and roulette on the Judi bola slot sbobet site. If I support the casino family, sports gamblers will cite the story of the Virginia sports bettor who managed to turn $50 into $1million+.

Indeed, both gambling systems are good. But in case you need further convincing, let’s explore the two worlds.


Sports betting vs. casino games: why sports might be better

There’s a higher chance to win in the long-term

Even the friendliest casino room (whether online or offline) still features a certain amount of house edge. This is to ensure the casino stays in business.

Unfortunately, the existence of the house edge means that no casino player can keep winning at all times. At some points, the casino has to win – i.e., you have to lose money.

In contrast, there are no house edges in sports betting. Your chances of winning (whether long-term or short-term) completely depend on your decision-making.


It is more research-based

You can walk into any online slot website right now and spin the wheel. And if you’re lucky, you could walk away with a million dollars straight away. No muss, no fuss. It can be that easy. But on the flip side, you could also spin hundreds of slot wheels and not win anything.

In contrast, sports betting is all about research and data. The more equipped with information/knowledge you are, the better your chances of winning.


Limitless betting markets & options

Casino advocates love to argue that their version of gambling offers more varieties than others. But that’s not true. That title should be reserved for sports betting.

If you’re looking for a gambling option with an endless supply of gaming varieties, sports betting is what you want to play. Talk about an endless array of sports – tennis, boxing, MMA, football, baseball, basketball, soccer, etc. Don't forget that each of these sports also has its female versions. Some of them also come with many professional leagues and outside competitions.

There is also several betting markets/options to explore. For example, in soccer, we could have:

  • Moneylines
  • Totals (i.e., over/under)
  • Point spreads
  • Prop bets
  • Live games
  • Parlays

Sports betting vs. casino games: why casinos might be better

Less difficult and less complication

To win a single bet in sports betting requires a ton of research. That’s not the same with casino gambling. With or without any pre-existing knowledge about the casino, one can still walk away with some cool cash in a casino.

In short, if you’re looking for something thrilling, with a shot at money-making, casinos are where you want to be. Casino games like roulette, baccarat, dice rolling, blackjack, and slot take very little time to master. In fact, games like blackjack will give you a strategy chart to support your decision-making while playing.

The only one that might ruffle your feathers a little bit is poker. And even that can be learned in a few days.


Always available

Although sporting events happen every day, bettors don’t find ‘games with good potential’ every day. For example, if you enjoy betting on American football, you'll run out of games to stake when the league is in the off-season.

It isn’t the same in casino gambling. In casino, there are games all year round.


More bonuses and promos

Although sportsbooks try to entice players with exciting sign-up rewards and in-game bonuses, they're nothing compared to the bonuses and promos offered by casino rooms.

There's always so much on offer in casino games, from cashback to free spins, earnings multiplication (x10) to welcome bonuses.


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