4 top sports to bet on in 2018

If you are here then it means you enjoy the thrill of sports betting. As a fan, you are not just enjoying your sport of choice, you also have a stake in the game. A win for your team is a win for your wallet. So, are you thinking about where you will find the better odds, bet and win big in 2018? We have identified these four promising sports which offer good promise, more stakes and stronger odds. Check them out.

 

#1 Baseball

Baseball is a sport that is very popular in the United States of America and the epitome of American culture according to sports pundits. The sport has just over 2 million participants within the USA attracting a significantly high viewership both in America and beyond. Baseball players are also considered as some of the highest paid athletes in the world as this highly competitive sport that attracts so much passion, attracts numerous endorsements as well. The competitive nature of this sport, the fan loyalty and its high stakes, makes it an attractive sports betting venture.

 

#2 Ice Hockey

Ice hockey is equally fast paced, supper physical and somewhat violent owing to the hard tackling that characterizes the sport. Its popularity in the USA, Canada and Russia which are powerhouses in the sport means it attracts millions of audiences and this increases the stakes if you know what drives sports betting. This is definitely a sport you should keep your eyes and money on in 2018.

 

#3 Tennis

Tennis has been mooted as one of the most popular recreational sports globally. With various tournaments organized all year round and not many surprises in terms of the results. What I mean is as long as you understand your tennis players, their global ranking, and their strengths whether on a clay court or on a grass court you can almost certainly predict who the winner of a tournament will be. This element of predictability makes it one of the safest sport for sports betting.

 

#4 Soccer

When it comes to soccer, the English Premier League which is currently the most popular and most funded soccer league in the world has attracted sports betting enthusiasts world over. Millions of dollars are being invested by other teams from competing leagues in Europe so that they can catch up to their English counterparts. This rush to strengthen squads has raised the stakes on sports betting for soccer enthusiasts. Be sure to keep up with the trends across the different soccer leagues across Europe, the USA and South America, and you are bound to win big in 2018.

This is the highest paying sport in the world

We all know sports pays highly, right? This is if course mostly true for the supper talented athletes who have been known to break record barriers in their respective sport. Before we get right into the top paying sport in the world, let’s first take a look at the two that come close by. Don’t worry we like to tease.

 

#3 Golf

Tiger Woods, a legend in golf and undoubtedly one of the most accomplished athletes in the sporting world still holds the record book as the athlete with the most first place rankings in the Forbes list of Richest Players. It’s eleven for anyone keeping count. He topped the Forbes list between 2002 and 2011, and was back on the top in 2013earning an average of $89 million per year throughout his reign.

 

#2 Boxing

Who ever thought you could make it to the Forbs list of wealthiest athletes through outpunching your opponent? Well, it has been done more than twice. Boxing is undoubtedly on the list of most dangerous sports in the world but also makes it to the list as one of the highest paying sport. Most of the revenue is generated from Pay-Per-View commissions as well as global betting and endorsements. Mike Tyson, a legend in the sport topped the Forbes list of Richest Players in 1991 and 1996 earning an average of $51million during the two stints at the top. Tyson’s nemesis Evander Holyfield achieved the fit in 1992 with an earning $60 million. Most recently, Floyd (Money) Mayweather topped the Forbes list in 2012 and 2014 with average earnings of $95 million.

 

#1 Basketball

The NBA tops our list as the highest paying sport in the world. Basketball is characterized by high salaries received by players as well as millions of dollars earned from endorsements by big brands. Basketball legend Michael Jordan toped the Forbes list of Richest Players between 1992 and 1995, and again in 1997 and 1998 earning an average of $49 million per year during his reign. Shaquille O’Neal, another legend, achieved the 6thplace in 1993 and 2nd place in 1994 earning an average of $16 million annually.

The most important point to note is that is as much as athletics pays, you have to put in the work. All these athletes who have made it to the Forbes list agree with the sentiment “no pain no gain”. Their fame and fortune came from pure hard work, determination and of course talent. Sports is definitely a career option if you want to make it big in life but highly competitive therefore you must be exceptional in order to stand out.