Why is hockey betting so popular?

Hockey betting is becoming more and more favored in the world, and in this regard, there is an increasing number of bookmakers offering their services. Hockey is one of the most widespread disciplines for gambling. This is a very spectacular sport, and each bookmaker provides a huge number of different stakes, and depending on the type of competition and the number of participating teams, the variety can increase.

What are the main outcomes in betting on hockey?

In this discipline, there are three main outcomes: the victory of the first team, the victory of the second, or a draw. Subspecies are considered to be Double Exodus and Double Chance. They help the fans to win if their chosen team is not defeated during the main period of the match.
Handicap. This type is no different from football or other common hockey stakes. Handicap is a kind of advantage at the end of the match. It is worth paying special attention to the fact that gambling offices do not refund funds if the numerical indicator of the handicap is presented as a fraction. Hockey gambling like this can only win and lose. Fans also have the opportunity to bet on the victory of a certain team using the Zero Handicap option. Then the deposited funds can be returned in case of a draw.

Total. This option involves gambling on the number of goals that athletes will score during the entire game. The bookmakers offer a value, and the fans, in turn, guess whether the players will be able to score goals over or under this number. Often stakes on hockey are made on several totals at once in order to get a win for sure.

There are many other bets in this sport. Each bookmaker can make you an advantageous offer on hockey bets. For example, some people like to gamble on particular players and the number of goals they will score against the opponent, others like to guess the time of the first goal, and someone does a great job with the number of suspensions in one game.

There is also a stake on a correct score of the match. This type of stake involves guessing the exact score for the match. The risks of such stakes are extremely high, but the odds are also highly valued by bookmakers. Often the odds for such a bet reach up to 6-9.

What main advice do you need to bet successfully?

Check out the ratings of bookmakers. If the selected bookmaker office is at the top of this site, this is a big plus in favor of the reliability of the institution. However, reliability does not always mean high profits. If the odds are low, then the speed of withdrawals and the friendliness of the support team will not cover your costs for the house margin.

Evaluate the ease of use of the site. A comfortable site plays an important role in the psychological mood of the player. There are sites that take a long time to load, open pages slowly and periodically freeze. In a “live” game, such trifles can easily deprive you of profit: you place a stake on one coefficient, but it turns out that it has already changed.

Analyze information. Analysis of information is required when making a forecast. Betting by intuition is a disastrous practice for a beginner. Competent analysis includes: statistical research; study of the game and physical form of teams, factors of fatigue and motivation; analysis of the standings and bookmaker offers. At the most respectful global competitions, the factor of face-to-face confrontation of rivals is important. In hockey, stable groups of approximately equal teams have developed that successfully operate against some teams and lose to others.


What main types of bets exist?

Hockey has a wide selection of events representing numerous championships and leagues, but there are fewer top events than football. Let’s analyze the main types of hockey stakes:

  1. Total – the number of goals. A certain indicator, which is set by the bookmaker. The client needs to guess whether it will be less than a given number or more.
  2. Handicap – the advantage of a team over a team in the number of points scored, etc.
  3. Integer handicap – a type of handicap, which is set as an integer. In case of a difference in points, which is equal to the specified handicap, the bet is returned.
  4. Asian Handicap is a type of combined handicap bet that combines a whole and a half handicap. Half of the stakes is placed on the first outcome, and the other half on the second. For example, a handicap (+1.25) can be written as (+1;1.5).
  5. The victory of one of the hockey teams is a clear victory without the “draw” option.
  6. Outcome 12 – victory of one of the team with any score.

How to choose a bookmaker?

The fate of your future winnings depends on the choice of the office. The office must be reliable, comfortable, licensed and accessible. When choosing a bookmaker, pay attention to the following criteria:
Solvency. It is difficult to check this indicator until you start playing. Focus primarily on the reviews of real players – you will find them on thematic sites and forums. After registration and the first hockey stakes, try to withdraw profits. If this happens quickly, then the office at least cares about its reputation.
The duration of the office in the market. 10 years of work as a bookmaker is quite a decent period. Some companies have been accepting stakes for 30, 40 and even 100 years.
A license. Institutions without permission are periodically blocked by supervisory authorities – no one forbids playing in such offices, but in case of disputable situations, it will be more difficult to prove one’s case.
Coefficients. The higher they are, the better. If you are a supporter of live communication with operators who accept stakes and other players, bet in “ground” offices. But it is much more convenient and safer to gamble via the Internet.

What are the main nuances in betting on hockey?

For fans, betting on hockey is not only profitable, but also interesting. Indeed, grandiose events often take place in this sport, which can completely change all circumstances and increase the odds to a record high. For example, the return of legendary hockey teams or well-known players in the sport. The largest number of comebacks can be seen in the NHL tournaments. At this time, the motivation goes off scale, and this increases the chances of winning. Therefore, bookmakers consider this unpredictability one of the advantages of hockey.
It is also worth noting that matches in this field are much more frequent than other sports. This means that the chances of permanent winnings from a bet on hockey increase significantly. Thanks to the frequent games, fans can make an excellent analysis of the games of various teams and easily identify future winners.

To get your winnings, experts advise to study the statistics of wins of national teams and individual players. How many goals have been scored in recent months, how often players have been eliminated from the game due to injuries, what condition the athletes are in after matches and what kind of relationship develops between rivals. All this leaves a certain imprint on the game and its outcome.