Basketball is one of the most popular sports to bet on in the world today, with millions of wagers placed on the outcome of games every month. With the NBA season at a critical stage, bettors prepare for a dramatic few weeks in their battle to beat the bookies.
Why has basketball betting become so popular this year? Several key factors, including law changes in America regarding online sports betting and the growing number of NBA, matches shown live on television.
Betting apps have also made gambling on the sport accessible to more people. You can now wager on teams and tournaments from the comfort of your own home, placing bets at the touch of a button. In this article, we explain how to bet on NBA games and get the best deal possible.
Sports betting has changed
Basketball betting has changed in the last five years almost beyond all recognition. The aim to beat the bookies and profit from your bets remains the same, but not much else. Gamblers have dozens of betting markets to enjoy on every NBA match. You can bet on the match winner or one of many specials. There’s also outright betting, such as the team you think will win the NBA Championship, the MVP, Conference winners and more.
There is also a range of promotions available in the major basketball leagues and competitions. The best of these are usually reserved for new customers, but many exist for existing players. It’s worth checking your chosen betting app’s promotions tab before placing bets on basketball to see what is available.
In-game betting is popular with licensed bookmakers. Many of the pre-game odds remain in place and available to bet on throughout the contest. A bet is as exciting in the final quarter’s closing stages as it was before the start of play. In-game betting is best done on matches shown live on TV, so you can follow the play and stay on the lookout for value.
Register with a betting app
Before you can bet on NBA basketball matches online, you must be registered with a sportsbook. You can’t visit a betting site and place a bet without being registered. This is a measure in place to protect against underage gambling. You must sign up and be able to prove you are older than the legal gambling age.
Registering with a betting app is fast and easy to do. You can join using your desktop computer or mobile app by following the steps below. You must register only once at each bookmaker. After you have an account, you can log in and bet without delay.
- Visit the URL of your chosen sportsbook
- Click the Join button at the top of the page
- Fill in the registration form, providing name, age and address
- Create a unique username and password
- Make your first deposit and bet
Get a welcome bonus free bet
The online sports betting industry is a fiercely competitive one, with several bookmakers vying for your attention. They aim to stand out and encourage you to choose them over the competition by offering new players a welcome bonus.
These promotions come in different styles, but the most popular include free bets, risk-free bets, enhanced odds, cashback and more. Follow the steps above to register for an account, and after placing your first bet, you will receive your bonus.
In many cases, the free bet will be equal to your first deposit and wager. For example, if you register and bet $50 on the NBA, a $50 free bet will be added to your account balance.
Place your bets
Betting on the NBA using your mobile app is easy. You can gamble on your favourite teams and markets in just a few clicks. Bet on single matches or add a few different predictions together to create a parlay bet, targeting big wins for small stakes. Here’s how to bet on NBA;
- Log in to your online betting account
- Deposit funds to your account balance
- Click the basketball tab in the sports navigation bar
- Select the NBA option for a list of upcoming games
- Pick the match you want to bet on and make your selection
- Add your desired stake and click to confirm