Head over to Scalp Playing Explained. Gamble Kinds
Head to Head gambling is a form of fixed odds betting, where you can wager on the result of a specific event, such as an individual match or a certain number of consecutive results. You make bets in cash, with the odds given to you at the time you make your bet. There are bookies in the UK that have the odds for many different sporting events listed. On the surface this appears to be a safe form of gambling – you place your bet and know the odds ahead of time. However, it has been well-documented that you can not always trust these odds and make accurate predictions for many of these games. The range of outcomes for different games means that you can never know with 100% certainty that you are going to win your wager, and these unknown variables make these wagers extremely dangerous.
How does it work?
You place your bet on the outcome of a specific sport, and the odds on your chosen outcome will be shown to you. You can then make an informed decision on whether or not to place a bet on that outcome. You cannot guarantee to win, but the odds suggest that it is at least possible.
Is it safe?
If you want to play the current version of the game, the odds are 1.5 to 1 on a particular football match, which means that it is less than 1% likely that you will win this bet, and therefore it is possible that you could lose the entire bet. On the other hand, you can make a more risky wager on the outcome of a football match, in which case the odds of winning will be a lot lower. You can use this to your advantage and make a riskier wager.
How can you play this way?
As mentioned above, you will have to play by the rules of the site in order to win the bets you make. There is also a small chance that you will lose your bets. This is due to the unpredictable nature of the outcomes. You will therefore need to choose your bets carefully and base your decisions on a range of probability analysis rather than relying on a single probability number. You will also need to read the fine print and other information provided with your wagers.
Is it illegal?
The legality of gambling on football matches varies between each of the UK’s constituent nations. Whilst betting on this type of activity is illegal in Ireland, Wales and Scotland, it is not considered an issue in England, Wales or Northern Ireland. You will therefore need to make sure you are abiding by the rules of each site you are playing on.
In Scotland, betting on sporting events is not considered a problem. It has been claimed that a number of these bets can be justified, due to the use of large betting pools which are made up of multiple punters, and not only individuals.
How can I lose?
There are a number of ways that you can lose. Firstly, the results of the match could be inaccurate. There are often a number of factors that can cause this, including crowd size, travel difficulties and other factors which are not visible to the public. You also cannot ever be 100% sure of the outcome of any wager.