How to Bet on the Olympics?


Betting the Olympics is often times trickier than you might think. On one hand, it’s one of the biggest sporting event in the world but on the other, it’s an amateur sporting event and information can sometimes be hard to find.

If you want to lay it down on basketball, that’s fairly straightforward. Everyone knows that Team USA is an All-Star cast of NBA and WNBA stars who are going to throttle everyone in their site. The problem is what happens when you want to start betting something other than basketball, tennis or soccer.

With sports like diving, shotput and gymnastics, it’s hard to get the information necessary to make the proper analysis and make the right critical decisions.

There are two good strategies to employ when watching the Olympics: read broadcast websites and watch a lot of the events.

When it comes to the Olympics, the websites of the networks that carry the events tend to have more information, video and analysis than those who don’t. For example, ESPN might be the best place to get handicapping information on any major sports but NBC has more video and more coverage than them for the Olympics.

As for the second point, it’s more obvious: the more you watch, the more you’ll know. The good thing with the Olympics is that a lot of the events have qualifying or preliminary rounds where you can gather your information and then bet on the final rounds once you’ve already seen some of the athletes perform. That’s the best strategy to use since you’re seeing first hand what’s going on.

The easiest part of betting the Olympics is finding a place to do it. Many a sportsbook now offer lines for virtually every event and if you’re trying to find the right book, trusted review sites like can easily guide you.

Overall, betting the Olympics is a blast – especially with so many events to choose from. The only concern.

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