To Bet on Australian Open 2016
The Australian Open is well known throughout the sporting world, and typically has very high attendance levels, second only to the US Open. It was also the first Grand Slam tournament to feature indoor play during wet weather or extreme heat with its three primary courts, the Rod Laver Arena, Hisense Arena and the refurbished Margaret Court Arena equipped with retractable roofs. The sports betting world is traditionally also agog with wagering opportunities and tennis betting, already a major pastime with armchair tennis enthusiasts, always receives a further shot in the arm as millions of punters aim to cash in on their tennis knowledge.
Betting Variants on Offer
Tennis is a very vast ecosystem, so there are many chances for to bet on Australian Open 2016. There are many types of bets in tennis, and here are some of the primary ways to bet on Australia Open 2016 that sports books may offer;
Match betting: The most basic form of bet, and also the most popular one. It is quite simply a bet on the winner of a specific match. Odds are constantly changing, as some matches have heavy favourites and others do not.
Handicap betting: This is rapidly gaining popularity as it allows for equalled bets between less equal players. If player X is a favourite against player Y, the handicap bet may state a -5.5 over for X. This means that if the score line is something like 6 – 5 6 – 4 6 – 4, a bet on player Y wins. This is because 6 + 6 + 6 – 5.5 = 12.5, but 5 + 4 + 4 = 13. So even though player X won the game, the handicap bet on player Y gives the pay-out. This may seem confusing at first, but punters aiming to bet on Australia Open 2016 will quickly understand the advantages of this bet.
Set betting: This is one of the most difficult forms to bet on. The punter places a bet on the exact scores of the sets. It has some of the biggest potential pay-outs, but is very difficult to accurately predict. If a punter is off by so much as a point, the pay-out is forfeited.
Set winners: Matches can take a lot of time, but punters do not always have to wait the entire match to see if they won. They can simply place a bet on the winner of the first set. The odds are usually very similar to match bets, but since many favourites tend to start off slowly, punters can take more chances on this type of bet when placing a bet on Australian Open 2016.
Total games betting: This is a bet on how many games need to be played in order for a winner to be crowned. This is very tricky sometimes, seeing as games can change pace all the time, and players can have weak games as well as strong ones.
Proposition bets: These are all bets not covered in the previous types. Small bets such as who will make more double faults in a match. Odds are based solely on statistics, which punters can take advantage of. For example if punters know that a specific player is stressed under pressure, they can bet that they will make the more double faults.
Knowledge is Key
By knowing the players, the courts, and the tournaments, punters can make a bet on Australian Open 2016 a profitable pastime. With the help of online and mobile sports books, punters can now get a grand piece of the action too, with an informed bet on Australian Open 2016.