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Casinos and championship boxing go hand in hand with some of the noble art’s biggest fights settled at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. A venue isn’t the only thing lovers of casino table games and boxing gamblers have in common. Both casino play and boxing betting are every bit as exciting as they are unpredictable.
The spin of a roulette wheel or attempting to take down the house on the blackjack table is a game of chance. That can also be said of the biggest and best heavyweight boxing bouts. The outcome of a fight can change in the blink of an eye. One lucky punch, one bob when a fighter should’ve weaved, all out attack when defence was wise. For 12 rounds, boxing hangs in the balance.
Even a fighter who has passed his best, competing only for money, knowing the glory days are long gone, has a puncher’s chance. The sport’s history books are crammed with tales of underdogs or fighters who are down on their luck, poor and scraping a living defying the odds to hit the jackpot and change their life.
In another room of the same building, a player who has zero experience of roulette, barely understanding the rules, could spin the wheel and win a remarkable sum of cash. A win that could change their life.
It’s no wonder the top boxing promoters see the most famous casinos in the most talked about gambling city in the world as a fitting place to hold boxing events.
Skill Is Required to Beat the Bookies
Table games like roulette and blackjack are more chance than skill, making a steady and reliable income from boxing gambling requires a certain degree of talent and knowledge of the sport. Yes, you could pick a fighter and a round at random and get lucky but how often will that come off? This article isn’t about making a winning bet in boxing, it’s aimed at helping you understand the tips and tricks used by professional boxing bettors who make an annual profit wagering on big fights.
A boxing card of note takes place most weekends in the United States or United Kingdom. That means there’s always something to look forward to and bets to prepare.
You can wager at a casino or betting office on the high-street but a recent survey of the sportsbook gambling industry showed more boxing bets are placed on smartphone apps than in casinos, land-based bookies and websites combined. Mobile gambling is the bettor’s choice. It’s fast, reliable, user-friendly and convenient. A bet is always at your fingertips.
All you have to do is register for an online betting account with a sportsbook that is legal and licensed in your region then download the app. You can now gamble on boxing from anywhere, providing you have a reliable Wi-Fi connection and the local laws permit it.
How to Register and Land a Welcome Bonus
Below you’ll find a simple step by step guide on how to register for an online betting account. These pointers can be used on your desktop computer at home or smartphone while on the move. The steps remain the same and work at any leading bookie.
- Visit the homepage of your chosen bookie and click the Join button
- Fill in the registration form with your name, date of birth and other details
- Create a username and password that is memorable to you but not too obvious
- Make your first deposit and place a bet on boxing
- You will receive a welcome bonus
Most successful betting apps offer new customers a welcome bonus when they create an account and make their first deposit. This is a marketing strategy aimed to entice you to choose one betting site over the competition, and it’s important to a betting app’s continued success in such a competitive market.
The welcome bonus comes in many shapes and sizes, so it’s worth researching what’s available before joining a bookie. Look for the best and most generous promotion but also the one that suits your style of betting. Be sure to read the small print attached to gain a strong understanding of how the promotion works. Below are some examples of the types of welcome bonuses that are popular in today’s market.
- Free bet
- Risk-free bet
- Enhanced odds
- Profit boost
Choose a Market and Floor the Bookies
For many years, boxing bettors were restricted to betting only on the fight winner. The odds were often poor as many big bouts were mismatches, certainly on paper. That’s no longer the case with the top betting sites and apps offering dozens of pre-fight and in-play boxing betting markets. There is something to suit all styles of bettors, and you’re sure to find a market that appeals to you.
A simple and popular way to bet on boxing, and that has been the case for generations. Pick the fighter you expect to win and place your stake money down. If you are correct, you’ll bag the profits. If you are wrong, the bookie will keep your stake.
Method of Victory
There are often better odds available in this market than the one above, as it’s a little more difficult to get right. Here you are picking which fighter you expect to win and how they will achieve the victory. It’s one stake and one bet, so you must get both predictions correct. An example of a method of victory bet in the Tyson Fury v Deontay Wilder fight would be Tyson Fury by KO/TKO.
Round Group Betting
Bettors can predict an individual round and shoot for big odds, or they can improve their chances of winning by selecting a group of rounds for a fighter to win in. This could be rounds 1-3, 4-6, 7-9 or 10-12. You can give yourself more cushion by backing your fighter to win in rounds 1-6 or 7-12.
Let’s Get Ready to Rumble
The best piece of advice for gambling on boxing or any sport is to do your research. The more you know about the form and preparation of the fighters involved, the better your chances of making a correct prediction and winning bet. Theres’ no such thing as doing too much research before parting with your stake money.
Give it a try, follow our advice and place a bet on this weekend’s big fight live.