Sports betting is one of the world’s most popular past times and, thanks to the internet, it could not be easier to join in to have some fun and potentially make some extra money. It is popular due both to its money-making potential and for its ability to make games and events more exciting to watch because there is some money on it. Participating in sports betting now is also much easy and more convenient than it was in the past though there are still some basic things to follow in order to get right. We have put together some tips and advice here to get you on your way with sports betting. The first thing to do is to choose the right sportsbook or website you wish to use. The key here is to spend some time researching online to find out all you can to ensure you make the right choice. There are a lot of online sports betting platforms and some may not be completely legit so the more research you do – checking reviews, and feedback for example, then you will be more likely to find a good one. Dive deep into the sites you are interested in to find the best one. Look for things like different sports options, the types of bets they offer, customer service, promotions and bonuses on offer, and especially odds and markets. Not all sites offer the same odds so finding the best ones for your preferred sport will increase your chances of making better money in the long run. Once you have found the perfect site for you and your favourite sports you will need to sign up and deposit funds into your account. Gone are the days of using only cash or cards to place a bet. These days there is a multitude of payment and withdrawal options available for sports betting so whatever your preferred method is you will almost certainly find it. Next comes the fun part of searching through your favourite sports and events for the best markets and odds for placing your bets and with skill and luck hopefully getting a good return on them.