Internet is a communication system that reached the homes of millions of people in the late 90s. It seems a long time and really is, as there are already adults who have not lived the pre-Internet era. However, in spite of the normalization of the network of networks, this is a system so alive, fluid and mutant that it is incommunicable and that, therefore, produces novelties at an astonishing speed, until now never seen.
In fact, in recent times a new way of having fun has been born while investing money that, although its root comes from afar, has several current elements that without internet would not be possible. We are talking about online bets.
How online betting works
The online betting system has the virtue of offering the possibility of playing both neophytes of the subject and experts with great level. That is, there are types of bets for all tastes and knowledge.
In fact, starting is very simple. You just have to register on a legal and safe betting website (that is, all those that have a license to operate in Spain), make a deposit using one of the available payment methods and start betting.
All bets are followed by a fee, depending on the difficulty of accepting the bet result. This fee is lower if you bet on a team or favorite athlete and higher if the team or the athlete are not favorites in that event.
In addition, in that quota is also marked what is won if the bet is correct. In it you can calculate the profits according to the bet. Thus, in a 1.50 odds, the bettor would win € 1.50 for each euro wagered, that is, if they bet € 10, they would return € 15, so the profit would be € 5.
This simplicity when betting allows the online sports betting market to access more and more bookmakers.
Growth of internet bets
Of course, if more and more bookies arrive, it is due to the fact that more and more people are interested in them. Obviously, the money spent on advertising and marketing for these is a very important factor to consider, but it is also that the bets have become something really interesting.
And is that Spain has always been a very betting country, especially lotteries and football. There’s La Quiniela, Primitiva, Bonoloto and, above all, the Christmas Lottery. It was obvious that as soon as there was a regulation, the demand for bets was going to grow a lot and so it has done.
However, it is also true, and can not be hidden, that online sports betting has generated considerable controversy in many sectors. The ease of access allows many people to approach them, start playing and there is a percentage of people who end up being addicted to them.
Therefore, we must always make it clear when talking about online bets that are a product that can cause addiction and that you always have to take certain precautions, such as setting limits when betting, knowing that they are a form of leisure like any other. (and that therefore cost money) and understand that you can perfectly lose money. This must be clear.
Is it a good investment system?
Yes, maybe many may sound strange, but besides being an element of fun, leisure, can be considered an investment, since you can make money with them. After all, deposits are also made in the stock exchange in order to make money, and sometimes it is won and sometimes lost.
Obviously, in the stock market the greater risk an investment has, the more money it gets if it is correct, but the more difficult it is to get it right. Well, in the bets it is the same. Of course, the level of risk is marked by more or less computable elements that have to do with the level of the contenders in an event and with the one for which they bet. That is to say, this level of risk is marked by concrete data, much more manageable than those of other types of investment, which depend on many more and much more complex factors.
A form of leisure like any other
But as mentioned before, the best thing to do when approaching online bets is to do it with a view to have fun, to have a good time, to make a game or a sporting event more exciting. And as you know, leisure costs pasta. And the bets too. It could be win? Yes, but betting houses, like casinos, always play with an advantage and, therefore, it is easier to lose than to win, always.
Therefore, it is best to put a limit on monthly expenses, an expense that always comes from what is dedicated to leisure, never what is destined to other causes much more important. And if it is lost, accept it as something natural, like when you buy a movie ticket and the movie does not meet expectations. Betting has a risk, and that is losing capital.
After all, bets can be considered an investment in leisure (a good time) or a system to earn money (a very difficult thing) and for those who start the best is to take it from a playful point of view, no more important than which is given to other forms of entertainment, such as playing video games, going to the theater or registering for a streaming music service. If this is done, the risk of addiction drops considerably.