A Supernova of Sports Betting & Casino Guides 2021
Commander Dave Fernandez
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I used to play card games as a kid with my grandparents and I haven’t stopped from here. Growing up near Atlantic City, I was never too far away from card games like blackjack and poker. So you’ll probably know I was first in line to join in the action when New Jersey legalized online casino gaming just a few years ago.
Knowledge is what makes the universe go round – well, that and gravity. This is especially the case for the betting cosmos. Whether you’re looking for a sports betting guide or a casino guide, ultimately, it comes down to what you know.
Well, if you’re looking to enhance your interstella horizons, you’ve come to the right place. I’ve explored many betting moons and have returned from my voyages bursting like an overcharged atom full of facts. Think of this as a handy guide to go alongside your sports betting & casino tutorial – things any great explorer should know.
Blasting Off in Different Directions at the Space Academy
So, why exactly did I decide to make this space core knowledge enhancement course applicable for both a casino guide and a sports betting guide? That’s an excellent question, I’m glad I asked. My reasons are threefold – if that concept is confusing to you because your plant only has two of everything, I’ll be holding additional lectures for beings from the Duo planets after this session.
The first is that the boys in the lab and the control room have already rustled up some wonderful exclusive articles on all kinds of betting disciplines. And I don’t want to go stepping on their toes. I could, I mean, I am the captain, but it’s nice to be polite, as you Earthlings say.
The second reason is that many of our most important pieces of information are applicable to both types of site. In order to make that clear, I have cleverly broken down the dedicated casino guide facts and the sports betting guide knowledge nuggets, and then provided an additional section for those points that are applicable to both.
The final point – and an especially important one – is that you may not have yet decided what kind of betting site you’re looking for, yet. So it’s important to have a little bit of everything to help you decide where to go on your betting adventure.
Something that I must press upon my new recruits – those here for the casino guide or anything else – is that you don’t actually have to compromise on your betting experiences. Not only can you utilise the sports betting guide as well as the casino advice, but you can choose bookmakers that offer a little bit of everything too. Or you could sign up to multiple betting site operators if that works better for you.
And that’s just going over the basic main categories. When I talk about a casino guide and a sports betting guide, that doesn’t go into all the different sports, games, poker rooms, bingo pages, dedicated eSports markets and more you can choose from. You can quite literally have as much or as little as you want – the whole universe of betting goodness is yours for the taking.
There’s also no law in the universe which means you can’t sign up to whatever and as many betting sites you want, so long as they’re legal and licensed at your location. Best still, someone must have been wishing upon a star because not only does the online betting cosmos contain pretty much whatever your heart desires, but usually does so to an incredibly high standard.
Five Vital Pieces of Casino Knowledge to Help You on Your Travels
In essence, every casino guide out there is made up of different things you need to know. And the depth that betting sites offer nowadays is so great that there really is a lot to learn, if you’re so inclined to take your space core studies to the next level. Here are my picks for the absolutely vital things to know that are often overlooked in some other casino guide options floating around cyberspace.
The Game Quality and Variety is All About the Software Developers
Now, you don’t have to be some big fancy pants space captain to know that game quality is pretty important. Any casino guide worth its moon rocks will tell you know. And there’s actually a shortcut to finding out whether or not the games will be any good or not. Simply see who made them.
Quality software developers create quality games, and it’s my first point of investigation during any review. They are usually easy to find because betting sites like to advertise how awesome their games are. The more you get to know the differences in the developers, the easier you’ll find searching for your favourite titles, and it will help you discover new ones.
You Can Find Games to Suit Your Limits
That game variety we mentioned before in our casino guide has extra benefits too. You may wonder why on Jupiter some betting sites have several versions of extremely similar games. Sometimes there are differences that aren’t immediately apparent, and for games like bingo or poker, they may want to avoid having too many users all heading to one place.
One often overlooked reason in some casino guide alternatives is that there are often multiple games so there are betting limits to suit everyone. This means that if a game type doesn’t have the betting limits you’d like, you should be able to find it elsewhere.
The Ultimate Technical Test is the Live Casino
Here’s a cheeky trick any casino guide can benefit from. If you want to know how well a site works on your computer, phone, tablet – if you want to see if your internet connection with your preferred betting site is going to cut the tangy Earth condiments – all you need to do is check the live casino. This is so technically demanding, you’ll get a good idea of what you can expect from your site experience more generally. In my vast, vast, interstellar experience, it’s a test that rarely steers you wrong.
Casino Promotions Terms and Conditions Are a Vital System Check
Not all casino promotions have the right atmosphere for landing. That’s just the Neptune cold facts. Worst still, you may find a promotion that looks utterly interstellar on the surface but then let’s you down when you drill into its planet’s core.
That’s why checking the terms and conditions is such a vital part of any casino guide. Of course, when I or any other member of the PlayersBest space core write a review or analyse a site, we check the promotional terms. We even have dedicated articles on the subject. However, taking a look yourself may be necessary as new bonuses are often added, and are sometimes even mailed to you exclusively through cyberspace.
Almost All Casino Games Are Suitable For Newcomers
The reason betting limits are so important is that it means everyone can get involved. This is especially vital if you’re new to a game. As an explorer, I really do implore you to go as many places as your heart desires without worrying about learning curves. You can bet little – or sometimes nothing – and most good games are built with useability in mind. Even your classic skilled games like poker tend to have tables for beginners.
In other words, head on your spaceship and travel wherever you want. Remember that it’s about having a good time before anything else, and embracing the variety is a big part of that.
You thought I was done? We’re not even halfway through this cosmic journey of knowledge, so set your phasers to learning because I’m taking you through half a dozen of my favourite asteroids of understanding in this sports betting guide.
Odds All Mean the Same Thing – and You Can Usually Convert Them
One thing that often puts off new travellers when they enter a betting universe is that they don’t recognise the odds. What are these strange numbers? What do they mean? Are they from some kind of terrifying alien race, coming to farm us for snacks outside the Milky Way? Calm down, you’re getting hysterical.
There are three main types of odds: fractional, decimal and American. I understand many in my crew come from that part of Earth, which I’m informed is a water-based planet. Fascinating. If that’s the case, you may be most familiar with American odds but if you see another type, there’s no need to lose your helmet over it. They all mean the same thing – they tell you how much you’ll get in return if you place a bet. Plus, there’s usually an option to change them if you’re so inclined.
No Sportsbook Has the Best Odds All the Time
People often come to me and they say “captain, where are the best betting odds?” and I have to tell them – like the mysteries of the universe – things aren’t that simple. No sportsbook always has the best odds, so you can’t simply pick one and expect the best all the time.
If you want to have a broader selection of odds, you can sign up to more betting sites, but your best bet – no pun intended – is to simply pick a site which has consistently good odds. That way, there’s a good chance you’ll get at least close to the best each time.
Think about it, in order for the odds to make sense, it would be impossible to have the best in each market. So, having one bookmaker moons away from the rest in odds quality each and every time isn’t possible but competitive odds each time is a realistic goal.
There’s Some Incredible Promotions Out There
While I have certainly come across some incredible promotions for the casino guide during my travels, there’s little doubt that on average, the sportsbook is where you get the most consistent results. As any good sports betting guide will tell you, the same things are often important, like time limits, wagering requirements and so forth. It’s just that sports generally have more generous terms most of the time.
That means there’s some amazing stuff out there if you just stand at the telescope long enough to see. I’m talking about free bets, matched bets, VIP programs, acca insurance and more. The sky and beyond is the limit, so you should utilise caution for sure – all good captains will tell you that – but don’t deny yourself the many amazing possibilities that are out there.
You Can Watch Sports From All Around the World
Some American readers don’t seem to be aware that there’s some amazing live streamed sports going on all around the world. Well, our sports betting guide is here to set you straight.
Major American sports tend to have exclusivity deals, which means you can’t get them elsewhere but tons of other sports don’t. That means you can often watch the best athletes in the world, as you bet, for nothing, even on a mobile device. I’ve seen seven suns and I still find that impressive. It’s also an amazing way of discovering new things – just check out eSports, which are very commonly available on live stream, as one example.
There’s Non-Sporting Events on the Sportsbook
Speaking of expanding your horizons with our sports betting guide, did you know that some of the markets available aren’t even necessarily on sports? I know, I know, it’s on the sportsbook, but let’s not be pedantic about this. Are you an Earthling or a pedantic orb from the critical nebula? That’s what I thought.
Indeed, you can bet on everything from the results of your favourite TV show to the next American President, Pope, or winner of Dancing With The Stars. And those are just off the top of my head. It could be just about anything the bookmaker can think of. In fact, some even allow you to request bets that aren’t available, meaning your options truly are to the moon and back.
You Don’t Have to Back a Team to Win
Back to proper sports betting now for the last part of our dedicated sports betting guide. We often think of betting as backing a team to win – whether that be the first half, the whole game or even the season. Even our understanding of some alternative markets like Final Score, implicate a winner.
However, there are many markets out there which do not require you to back a team at all. It could be you’re betting whether the Total Points will be above or below a certain amount, or on the batting average of a pitcher. This is really important even beyond the individual merits of each interesting market. This provides you with options for when you have a conflict of interest between who you want to win and who you think will win, meaning you never have to back a team against your favourites.
Sharing a Gravitational Pull: 10 Important Facts You Should Know About All Betting Destination
I’ve discussed the many wonderful things which make our casino guide and sports betting guide unique, but like the planets are bound by the laws of the universe, the betting sites have common rules which unite them. With that in mind, I’ve selected 10 vital facts every cyberspace surfer should know, as well as the captain’s personal titbit of advice for each.
Licenses are generally found at the bottom of the page
If your area isn’t represented, check with customer service. If they offer the site to people from the states, you should be represented through the relevant license.
Your data is encrypted
The Help section can usually answer your questions
Most sites nowadays have extensive Help sections, meaning that the majority of answers will be found there or other relevant FAQ sections.
There’s almost always a way to contact customer service
Most betting sites would rather you could get your answer without contacting them, as they wish to give those who truly need it their service first. This means you may need to go through the Help section, or possibly an AI bot to get to them. But rest assured, they’re there on pretty much all good betting sites so don’t assume otherwise if they’re not immediately noticeable.
Almost all good betting sites have mobile options
Even if they don’t yet have an app, quality options usually offer a fine mobile experience through your browser.
Responsible gaming is vital, even if you don’t think you need those tools
There’s no better test of whether a site cares about their customers than that, so it should matter to everyone.
Banking options are nearly as important as licensing, and about as easy to find
It doesn’t matter how good a site is if it doesn’t have relevant and trustworthy online gambling payment methods to back it up. Fees and transaction times should also be reasonable.
You shouldn’t need to deposit money to check out the site
Most sites will let you register without adding bank details, so be sure to check them out before making a monetary commitment.
Registration usually takes around two minutes
Never be intimidated by a registration form: they’re as easy as moon pie.
Checking their reputation is simple and vital
I often use app reviews from the Apple and Google Play stores as a reference point.
Captain’s Log: Equipping You With the Knowledge You Need
I hope you’ve learned a lot today, crew. You’ve gone from merely orbiting to shooting stars so fast. One last thing I want you to remember as you’re blowing out your fuse out there alone, you rocketman (and rocket ladies, of course), is that although some of this may look complicated, that’s just because I’ve gone to the moon and back to ensure that everything is covered. That’s what we do in the space core, leave no asteroid uncovered.
The reality is that flying high with a great betting site is easy. They want you to have a seamless experience, so don’t fret, you’re in for a deep, interesting, worthwhile journey, but a smooth one all the same. Plus, if you have any questions on your journey, our guides and reviews can help you plot a successful course.