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How Online Betting Works

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When you’re a total beginner to online betting, you need to learn some fundamental concepts before you can move on to your favorite sports or online casinos. Jumping into the online betting scene without knowing how it works is a surefire way to lose your cash, so consult the information in this short guide before you do anything else.

Once you’re confident in your betting ability, you can get started by finding a sportsbook that gives you odds information. You can find sites online that give odds for all types of sports, take Fanduel’s NHL odds, for example.

The House

Legal betting is conducted by the house. This is the term for casino and online casinos that profit off of bettors gambling in their establishment. If you’re betting on sports, the house is called the sportsbook or the bookmakers instead. Online betting typically refers to sports betting, so we’re focusing on that today.

Their job, besides entertaining gamblers, is to calculate the probability of certain results for an event. This could be a team winning a sports game or the possibility of a certain player scoring against the other side.

These establishments take odds very seriously as it is the difference between making a profit or a loss. They’ll look at the historical record of the sport, each team, and even each player, and they’ll go as deep as to gauge the fitness and conditioning of each person in the event.

The Odds

Once calculated, the odds are presented to the house’s patrons. You’ll find that for most sports, they use fractional odds that look like this:

X/X

Those two Xs represent numbers that’ll tell you everything you need to know about the bet. For example, if a team has 5/1 odds of winning then they’re likely to win five times out of every six games. At 1/5 odds, however, the team is expected to win just once for every six games. How much you get is also worked out by fractional odds, so riskier bets will get you more cash if they pay off.

If you’re a fan of percentages instead, you can always figure that out by doing this:

5/1 odds can be expressed as 1 / (5 + 1) = 0.16. That’s 16%.

If you do this with the opposite, 1/5 odds, then that’s 5 / (5 + 1) = 0.83, or 83%.

Here are some common odds you’ll see:

1/1 = 50%

1/4 = 80%

4/1 = 20%

The odds also determine your payout. With a 1/1 bet, you get $1 for every $1 that you wager. With 1/4 odds then you get $1 for every $4 you bet, and the opposite arrangement at 4/1 odds.

Betting with the odds will pay off more often but with less cash. Betting against the odds will pay off less often but with more cash. It’s all about taking on acceptable risk while profiting off the bets you make. The key to betting is finding a sweet spot where you can profit while winning bets consistently.

 

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Top Five Canadian Online Casinos You Need to Check Out

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When it comes to selecting a grand online casino, you will find yourself bombarded with options and, frankly, a large percentage of players on the market and not worth your business.

So, how do you go about finding a trustworthy and enjoyable casino in the Canadian market? The truth is, it’s not easy. Ideally, you’d locate possible big-name brands that arouse your curiosity and then check out the many online reviews before finally selecting one that works.

In order to help you in your crusade, here are the brands that we feel are most rewarding in the online casino Canada industry. It’s worth noting that when selecting the best in the market, you should pay close attention to the following.

● Reputation
● Sign-Up Offers
● Customer Service
● Payment Methods
● Range of Games

These aspects are the main points of interest that online casino users look out for before completing the sign-up process. They should be taken into account before you do likewise.

PlayOJO

These guys are one of the most popular in the business, especially in Canada, and their service is particularly appealing for those who like their casino action via mobile devices. As well as having a ton of games, Play OJO offers excellent welcome bonuses and has a great user interface that will keep you entertained for hours.

Royal Vegas

Royal Vegas is fabulous for slots and table games with over 700 games on offer and great live dealer options. It is perhaps their blackjack games that attract the most attention, with 35 variants and an excellent slick interface.

There are few casinos that have been around as long as Royal Vegas, which launched back in 2000, and the fact that they are still hugely popular goes some way to show you just how compelling and built for purpose their offering truly is.

Spin Galaxy

If you like spin action, then Spin Galaxy is the online casino for you. They have a truly astonishing number of spin games, including traditional favourites and those that are more modern leaning. They also offer some great movie tie-ins as well as other casino game options.

Bodog

Though Bodog is well known for its sports betting platform, its casino site is also top-rated in the Canadian market. Fronted by Rival Gaming and Real Time, Bodog has a very advanced setup, and their site is perhaps the freshest of those on our list. Bodog is keen to reward its loyal customers, offering ongoing promotions as well as solid sign-up offers for new users.

Mansion Casino

Mansion is one of the longest-running players in the casino market, and as such, they are one of the most trustworthy of those available. Powered by Playtech, Mansion’s casino site is very state-of-the-art and offers a vast selection of games. They offer a truly 24/7 customer service, which is more than most casinos can claim to have, and we are very impressed by their loyalty program, though be warned that access to this is by invitation only.

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Wild TV launches streaming app for hunting enthusiasts

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Wild TV launches streaming app for hunting enthusiasts

If you’re a hunter, or an enthusiast, this new APP from Edmonton’s Wild TV Inc might be the perfect addition to your entertainment options.

Wild Television Network (Wild TV), the number one hunting, fishing, and outdoor lifestyle television channel in Canada, is launching its subscription streaming service, The Wild TV App, to provide its fans in North America access to its trove of hunting content anywhere and anytime.

After running a successful linear TV channel for over two decades, Wild TV expands its services to offer hunting enthusiasts a new way to experience its unparalleled hunting content with The Wild TV App for only $4.99 per month or $39.99 per year.

The Wild TV App will feature shows made by hardcore hunters who share their stories, lessons and experiences from the most exceptional hunting environment globally – the Canadian Wild. It will also include the network’s hit shows, including How to Hunt, The Edge, Trapping Inc., Mitchell Payment’s Moment of Truth and Non-typical Nation, to name a few.

Ryan Kohler, President of Wild TV Inc., said the Wild TV App would complement their linear television service and help further realize their vision of building the strongest hunting community in the world by promoting excitement, wellness and conservation.

“The launch of The Wild TV App marks the beginning of a new era for us and our fellow Wilders. We know what makes a great hunting entertainment because we eat, sleep and breathe hunting. Every show in The Wild TV App is hand-picked by a hunting expert,” he said.

“With The Wild TV App, we also want to bring people closer together and inspire them to get outside to hunt. We want to further strengthen the hunting community by entertaining, sharing knowledge and respecting the ecosystem,” Kohler added.

The Wild TV App is available on all Apple and Android devices, Roku devices, Amazon Fire TVs and Fire Sticks, Samsung Smart TVs, LG Smart TVs, and the web www.wildtvplus.ca.

About Wild TV:

The Canadian wilderness has the best hunting in the world and we want you to explore what makes it so great. Wild TV is the only viewing platform for hunting enthusiasts made by hardcore hunters that share stories, lessons, and experiences from the most exceptional hunting environment in the world – The Canadian Wild.

Our shows are made by hunters, for hunters! We know what makes great hunting entertainment because we eat, sleep and breathe hunting. Every show is hand-picked by a hunting expert, who would rather be outside hunting.

We are Wild TV. Contact your local service provider to subscribe to our television channel today. Or click here to purchase the Wild TV APP and get access to exclusive hit hunting TV shows featuring some of the biggest names in the hunting world.

 

 

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