How to discern between gambling and handicapping in sports betting
How to discern between gambling and handicapping in sports betting
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How to discern between gambling and handicapping in sports betting

Sports betting is a fun way to test your knowledge and win some money, but make sure you know how odds work before putting your hard-earned money on the line.

So what's the difference between gambling and handicapping?

Simply put, there are two types of bettors in the world. Gamblers and handicappers. Gamblers or Guessers don’t bother much with statistics or even basic information and research. They believe what they hear from the talking news outlets, touts and entertainment providers on the television and radio talk shows and the internet. They don’t know if a stadium roof is fixed or retractable and don’t care if a game is played on grass or turf. They hear meaningless stats and make their betting decisions based off of those.

Handicappers, on the other hand, have knowledge of the fixtures, injury news for both teams in a contest, form guides and anything else pertinent to a fixture. 

Read up on everything you can so that you're in the most powerful position possible to place winning bets. Is a player making his AFCON debut? Does a certain player have a peculiar scoring streak against certain opposition? Is there a new coach in charge who struggles against the opposition manager?

Ask yourself all of these questions and then become a handicap football bettor!

Where and how can I bet on AFCON 2019? 🌍 


With AFCON 2019 around the corner, we will have daily betting tips, previews & bets for every single match and you can keep up with all of them right here. You can also join our Telegram Group for free tips with ZERO spam. You can sign up on betPawa and place a bet right now on Germany vs Nigeria in the Women's World Cup and Copa America in full flow with Peru vs Brazil takes place tonight. There's also Nigeria vs Burundi & DR Congo vs Uganda in AFCON 2019. 

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