Here's a rundown of the quickest and easiest tips our experts could put together. If you want to start betting immediately, make sure to put these tricks into action:
Learn basic odds - Whether you're betting online or live, you have to learn the basics. Check out our crash course in betting odds to get up to speed.
Have a betting bankroll - We'll go into more detail later but we can't stress enough how important it is to maintain a separate bankroll for betting.
Diversify your action - It's always better to spread your money out over more bets to help overcome bad luck and reduce variance.
Avoid longshots and parlays - When you get a bigger bankroll it's okay to make a few longshot bets but when you're starting out they'll be a big drain.
Bet the underdog - One of the most common edges you can find is when a popular team is overhyped. Bet the underdog for better value and a bigger payout.