Betting Guides

Here at LeoVegas, you can explore our wide range of guides to help you make informed decisions when it comes to betting online. From discovering new markets, learning when different sports games pay out as a winning bet, or even exploring the wide variety of betting options in our sportsbook, you can find out a whole host of new information through our betting guides, which explain how to place a bet online on leagues anc games across the world of sports.

Online Betting Guides

An online betting guide ensures you know exactly what you’re placing a bet on, how odds are calculated, and how to incorporate different types of wagers into your overall betting strategy. Ever wondered what each-way betting is? Struggling to follow all the bets available to you in our sportsbook? Or perhaps you’re just curious about what’s available to bet on these days. Did you know, for example, that you can bet on the outcome of an election, or even your favourite reality TV shows?

The huge number of betting odds available to you, as well as the ever-growing number of different bookmakers across the world in recent years can make it tough to find a place to start. Similarly, facing sportsbooks packed with odds that see their prices fluctuate every week can be overwhelming, causing you to lose focus. However, there are some important aspects to bear in mind for new customers and experienced bettors alike.

Finding the Best Bets

It’s important to remember that bookies set their prices based on what they expect will happen, meaning you can find some great value if you know where to look. Our guides are designed to help you to spot the games and matches that have the potential to lead to big winnings, as well as understand the wide array of sports betting markets and odds offered by bookies on leagues, teams, players, and events all over the world. Once you have this knowledge, you’ll be ready to apply it to your bets.

Guides to Bet Types

There are a wide variety of bets that you can place both in land-based environments and online, and our handy betting guides break these down in more detail. Heard about moneyline and spread bets? Not sure what a prop bet is? Each comprehensive guide offers everything you need to know about how to place bets online at LeoVegas, as well as exactly what you’re putting your money on. So, if you’re unfamiliar with a certain betting market available on certain sports or you’re having trouble reading betting odds for specific games, our handy guides contain everything you need to know.

Bet Guide: Moneyline

Moneyline betting is one of the most popular markets, and is simply a prediction of which team or competitor will win a game. Our guide goes into more detail about these bets work, when to place them, and how to find value.

Bet Guide: Handicap

Handicap bets create a more even playing field during a game of sport or similar, in that the favourite (the team expected to win) is put at a disadvantage before an encounter. In order for a bet to win, your chosen team will need to overcome the handicap.

Bet Guide: Spread

Our spread bet guide covers a form of handicap betting that gives the underdog an advantage, or the favourite a disadvantage, such as points deficits or additional goals. This is often seen in American sports such as basketball and NFL.

Bet Guide: Over/Under

An over/under bet is a wager made based on the statistics of a game, often combining the actions of both teams or players, and covers whether or not the statistics will finish above or below a total number. For example, a bet on over 2.5 goals in a football match will award the bettor a payout if there are at least three goals scored.

Bet Guide: Prop

Prop bets are a different type of wager based on statistics. Here, bet on the performance of individuals, or on events that may occur within a wider game, player props include backing someone to score in a football match, while general prop bets include the likes of the winner of a coin toss, or even whether or not there will be a pitch invader.

Bet Guide: Accumulator

An accumulator combines a variety of single wagers into one bet, with increased odds for the combined stake. These can offer the best value for money if they come off, but there’s a significantly increased chance that they will lose.

Accumulator Guide

Bet Guide: Each Way

Each way is a type of bet that is most commonly seen as part of horse racing, where bettors like to give themselves some wiggle room by covering an outright winner wager with a second one that backs the same horse to place.

Each Way Betting Guide

Bet Guide: Outright

An outright bet is similar to a moneyline, in that it is essentially a prediction on which team or individual will win a chosen sports encounter. However, rather than single matches, these refer to long-term events such as leagues, tournaments, and seasons.

Sports Betting Guides

Our articles are designed to give you a better understanding of the different bets that are available to you, as well as providing all the information you need before placing these wagers yourself. You can place these bets on a wide variety of the most popular sports in the world, including horse racing, football, tennis, and more. However, it’s worth noting that not all betting options are available on every sport, so you have to do a bit of your own research when navigating sportsbooks to see if your preferred market is an option.

Betting Strategy Guides & Tips

You can use our guides to inform your strategy. By knowing all about the different types of bets you can place, you can begin to combine them into more advanced wagers, which can offer increased odds and improved potential for winning. You can also balance your bankroll to try and cover more ambitious bets and give you a better chance of landing a payout.

You can also use our betting tips to help you decide what to bet on, as these are designed to focus on the markets that offer the best value, and are compiled by doing thorough research so that you can potentially reap the rewards of expert knowledge. Check out our dedicated articles that cover the biggest games for sports and leagues around the world.

Betting Glossary

Our guides act as an expansive and in-depth guide to betting terms, so if you need to separate your “exact score” from your “player props”, now you can. Our terminology reference lists form part of the betting guide dedicated to each sport, so you can see a list of phrases related to the likes of an NFL game, a football match, a major horse racing event, and more.

Staying Safe on the LeoVegas Website

It’s crucial to remember that sports betting is supposed to be fun, with bettors not staking more than they can afford to lose. This is part of the reason we look to offer boosted betting odds, as well as bonuses to both new and existing customers alike, to provide you with additional bets and funds from time to time. Also keep in mind that our betting tips articles and every online betting guide are there to act as advice and insight, but are not guaranteed to help you win any money.

Please also bear in mind that the sports betting odds at LeoVegas are liable to change, and are correct at the time of writing.

Football Betting Guide

Explore our ultimate football betting guide and discover the best football bets for you, how to place wagers and the leagues and tournaments you can bet on with LeoVegas

Accumulator Betting Guide

In the UK, thousands of accumulator bets are placed every day, however, many bettors aren't aware of whether an accumulator is the best bet for what they're looking for. Check out our Accumulator betting guide to find out where you could be going wrong with accumulator betting!

Beginner Betting Guide

New to betting? Take a look at our guide for all of the terms and information you'll need to know

Spread Betting

Take a look at our guide to sports spread betting, telling you everything you need to know about to place spread bets here at LeoVegas.

Each-Way Betting Guide

With several major Horse Racing events in 2022, we look at the each-way betting type with a definitive guide on how to place a bet, why betting each-way could be beneficial and a list of frequently asked questions about the bet type.

Yankee Betting Guide

Looking to place a Yankee bet on this weekend's racing? Check out our exclusive guide to placing one of the most complex bet types on Leo Vegas UK.