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Making money betting on football compared to online casinos

There are some fundamental differences when trying to make money betting on football compared to gambling at online casinos

Gambling is not an exact science and there is always an element of risk attached whenever you place a bet but there are some fundamental differences when trying to make money betting on football compared to gambling at online casinos. Let’s take a look….

Gambling trends in UK and New Zealand

Many people still use traditional ‘bricks and mortar’ casinos but large numbers of people in countries like the UK and New Zealand have converted to betting online due to the convenience of betting at home and the huge variety of sites and games available.

For example, Spin Palace is a well-known online casino that offers hundreds of casino games such as blackjack and roulette while online slots have become a firm favourite among gamblers. You can check out more information on Spin Palace at and take advantage of some excellent welcome bonuses.

Favourite pokies

Fruit machines, or ‘pokies’, have also grown in popularity over the years. The old ‘one arm bandits’ have been a staple in land-based casinos for generations but online casinos have continued the craze by offering a variety of pokies online. Jackpots can range from £1 right up to millions of pounds so it’s easy to see why they are so popular with gamblers.

Casino vs football betting

While most people would agree that betting at a casino is largely based on luck, many professional football bettors will say they reduce the risk due to their in-depth knowledge of the game.

When betting on red or black on a roulette wheel at a casino, the outcome can only be one of three things; red, black or the dreaded ‘0’ and your chances of winning are always the same. It’s just down to luck if the ball falls for you or not. However, betting on a football match is an entirely different prospect as you can bet on win/lose/draw, the number of goals in the match, the number of cards/corners/free kicks, exact scores, the first goal-scorer….the list is endless. And the outcome of all of these things can be affecting by a number of variables.

Football betting variables

Football bettors should always do their research before placing a bet as injuries or suspensions will influence a certain team’s performance on the day and could drastically affect the result. For example, you could simply look at the league table and assume that Liverpool should beat Leicester City. However, Liverpool’s chances would be severely reduced if Mo Salah and Sadio Mane were injured and Virgil van Dijk was suspended. Having this vital information should influence your betting decisions and give you ‘an edge’.

You should also check form guides to see which team has been playing well recently. You may see that Arsenal are 4th in the table so assume they should beat 15th placed West Ham. However, you may find by looking at their recent results that Arsenal haven’t won any of their last 5 games and are low on confidence while West Ham are on a four-game winning run. Again, this information should influence your decision on what result to bet on.

These variables aren’t available to gamblers who bet at casinos and it’s for this reason that you should find it easier to make money betting on football.



  1. Lucas

    January 9, 2019 at 3:17 pm

    I live in New Zealand and we mostly play online casinos than betting. Real-Money-Pokies is an excellent site with casino reviews.

    • Taylor

      January 9, 2019 at 3:34 pm

      I agree with you, online pokies are more popular than betting in NZ.

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