Sporting Index makes predictions on various aspects of sporting or topical events. You then decide whether that prediction has been pitched too high or too low. What you then win or lose depends on the stake you choose and how right or wrong you are. If you agree with our prediction, you won’t bet.
Bet on spread betting markets
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Spread betting involves risk. Losses can exceed deposits
Ever wondered “What is sports spread betting?” Then this video from Sporting Index is for you. Take a look through the video which gives a basic introduction to how spread betting on sports works and learn what is meant by the term “spread”, how to buy and sell spreads, and how spread betting differs from traditional fixed odds betting (such as simply backing a team to win).
Sporting Index are pioneer in the world of sports spread betting and our site contains a wealth of resources on the ins and outs of spread betting so you can get yourself up to speed within the Training Centre.
How does spread betting differ from fixed odds betting?
With spread betting, you can make better use of your sporting knowledge than with fixed odds. With fixed odds betting you have a simple ‘win or lose scenario and you know exactly how much you will win or lose as soon as you strike a bet. With spread betting, how much you win or lose is determined by how accurate you are.
There are a lot more than just two scenarios with spread betting and the more right you are, the more you win. By the same token the more a result goes against you, the more you can lose.
For example, SportingIndex is offering a market on the number of corners in the Real Madrid v Manchester United game. Our prediction is 10.5 – 11. You decide there are going to be more than 11 corners, so you buy at 11 for £5.
10 RULES OF SPREAD BETTING
1. Do your research
There will always be a percentage of surprise results in any sport, but it does no harm to check the statistics (or the ‘form’ as it is often called) and do your homework. Take a football game you are considering having a bet on. Have you checked the probable line-ups of both teams?
Do you know what record the referee has with brandishing cards? And what is the history of a particular fixture – is one team the other one’s bogey?
2. Watch the weather
A muddy pitch and windy weather can equalize the skill levels between seemingly mismatched football or rugby teams. Cloudy skies can quickly give a fielding side the upper hand in a cricket game. The heavy ground may render the form book valueless in horse racing, and some fair-weather golfers only produce their best when the sun is shining!
3. In-Play or not?
If an event is live on television not only will we be offering our unrivaled in-play service with a whole host of great markets, but it also allows you to watch the action as it unfolds. Check out our In-Play page.
4. Stay in touch
Try to keep in touch with the event you are betting on, and monitor the changes to our spread markets in running. Remember; if you are away from your PC, you can always Spread bet the smart way with Sporting Index Mobile.
5. Don’t be afraid to close
It can be very tempting to close a trade that’s going well for an early profit but leave one running that’s going badly in the hope that things will get better. Always consider cutting your losses as well as making a profit.
6. Play the bookmaker
Imagine you had to price up a particular market. Would you go higher or lower than the prices on offer? You can then see if we have a difference of opinion from your original view.
7. Know your markets
Spread betting isn’t just about how much one team will beat another, or where a horse/golfer/driver will finish. Get to know all the different markets through the ‘i’ icon located next to each market.
8. Control your risk
Always calculate how much your worst-case scenario could cost if your judgment turns out to be completely wrong.
9. Don’t be afraid to start small
You can get the hang of it all with stakes as low as 5p a point. Then of course, as you build confidence and understanding you can increase your stakes to whatever level you are comfortable with.
10. Still uncertain?
Consider a SportingIndex stop-loss account where your downside and upside on any bet is capped. Or give a Demo account a try – All the thrills and spills of a real account for a 14-day trial period.
Spread bets on Other Sports And Betting Markets
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Spread betting carries a high level of risk to your capital and can result in losses larger than your initial stake/deposit. It may not be suitable for everyone so please ensure you fully understand the risks involved.
Spread betting on sports is a radically different form of gambling from standard fixed odds. In a spread bet, a bettor backs higher or lower than the stated spread on a particular market and sets a stake per point. In theory, wins can be unlimited, but so can risks, which means it can be a risky way of betting if you are not fully aware of the potential losses.
For those who do their homework, however, which is often available in play, can be an exciting and lucrative method of profiting from your sports knowledge.
Spread Betting – Something different to bet on
Spread betting at Spreadex and Sporting Index offers a fast-paced, exciting alternative to traditional fixed odds. Bet either higher (BUY) or lower (SELL) than our spread. The more right you are, the more multiples of your stake you win. But get it wrong and the more multiples of your stake you lose. Try the interactive widget below for examples of how sports spread betting works for a theoretical £10 bet on different football markets. Free Bet Calculator
Horse Racing: Favourites, Starting Prices, Racing Post Favs, Spotlight Verdict, Multi-Mules, Squared Numbers (bets must be placed before the first race of a meeting each day).
Football: Match Bookings (not Team Bookings), Match Shirt Numbers (not Team Shirts), Match Multicorners (not Team Multicorners), Match Goals x Corners (not Team Goals x Corners), Cross-Corners, Corners Squared, Match Total Goal Minutes (not Team Total Goal Minutes), Match Headed/Penalty Goal Mins (not Team Headed/Penalty Goal Mins), 1st Match and 1st Team Goal Times.
- Cricket: Batsmen Runs quotes (both Match and in-play Innings Run count).
- Golf: 10-3 Player Matchbets (excluding match play).
- Tennis: X-Courts, Player Match Points, Total Points, Points Supremacy.
- NFL: Total Points, TD Shirt Numbers.
- Rugby Union: Points Supremacy, Total Points, Tryscorers Shirts.
- Rugby League: Points Supremacy, Total Points, Tryscorers Shirts.
- Snooker: 10-3 Frame Supremacy, Match 50-Ups, Player 50-Ups, Total Match Points, Total Player Points.
- Darts: 10-3 Leg Supremacy, Highest Match Checkout.
For all the above Spread betting markets (with the exception of cricket Test Batsmen Runs), bets must be placed pre-match or pre-event start. Only opening stakes count. For bets closed out in play, the opening part of the bet will still count. Bets must be placed within 28 days of opening your account to qualify.
Spreadex sports spread betting and CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. They may not be suitable for everyone so please ensure you fully understand the risks involved.
The pioneer of sports spread betting, SportingIndex was founded in 1992 – with just five members of staff and 50 clients in the UK. It has been at the forefront of the sports betting industry ever since.
SportingIndex’s B2C business continues to grow in the face of a fiercely competitive online betting market. The company offers spread bets on a wide variety of sports, on political and showbiz events, as well as a portfolio of unique virtual games and an online casino.
Clients transact 24/7 via its mobile phone applications, websites, and voice telephony service. SportingIndex prides itself on striving to deliver an unrivaled level of customer service.
SportingIndex is authorized and regulated in the UK by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Gambling Commission.
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- 1 Bet on spread betting markets
- 2 Spread betting involves risk. Losses can exceed deposits
- 3 How does spread betting differ from fixed odds betting?
- 4 1. Do your research
- 5 2. Watch the weather
- 6 3. In-Play or not?
- 7 4. Stay in touch
- 8 5. Don’t be afraid to close
- 9 6. Play the bookmaker
- 10 7. Know your markets
- 11 8. Control your risk
- 12 9. Don’t be afraid to start small
- 13 10. Still uncertain?
- 14 Spread bets on Other Sports And Betting Markets
- 15 Spread Betting – Something different to bet on
- 16 About SportingIndex
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