Ranked: The Top Five Most Fun Bet Types To MakeMay 30, 2023, 6:06AM
It goes without saying that at Dimers, we loooooove gambling. It’s the best. The highs, the lows, the hours in the lab, all of that stuff gives us a big ol’ fuzzy feeling inside that we wouldn’t trade for the world. But when it comes to certain types of bets, some are definitely more fun than others.
We break it all down with our definitive list of the top five most fun bets that you can make.
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What Are the Most Fun Types of Bets to Make?
5. The Over
Let’s face it: betting the under is kinda boring. Unless you’re a glass-half-empty type of person in life, then there’s just no way you can put your hard earned money on something that, in essence, is a negative result.
Generally when you bet the over - whether it be a game total, a player’s points total or whatever else - you’re betting on that particular game to be an enjoyable one with lots of end-to-end action. There’s nothing quite like getting the calculator out during a game and constantly doing the sums as to the amount of points you need by certain periods of the game in order to either be on track or ahead of your target for your bet to hit. It’s a rush, above all rushes!
No. 4 on our list is all about the number three. The three-point shot is one of the most exciting things about basketball. Seeing guys like Steph Curry and Damian Lillard revolutionize the game with the long-ball in the NBA over the past decade has led to interest in the three-point betting market exploding. Sportsbooks have catered to the demand, releasing a vast array of options for users, ranging from a player to hit one triple, all the way up to 10+ with some sportsbooks.
It’s a majestic shot that excites fans in the arena and at home - and when you’re on the winning end of a player having a career-night, it’s one of the greatest feelings you can have as a bettor.
3. First Basket/Goalscorer
The Baby Boomers of yesteryear lament the fact that today’s generation don’t put in enough hard work and are lazy. We supposedly want everything to happen quickly, and our attention spans are that of a goldfish. Some of what those old coots are saying has some credence, which is exactly why we love first goalscorer, or first basket bets. Usually settled within just a couple of minutes, first scorer wagers have the added advantage of usually paying out at big odds due to the amount of players that are listed on the betting board, leading to the appeal of including multiple first scorer bets into a round robin parlay.
A big payout within just a couple of minutes? Sounds like a pretty fun time to me.
2. No Runs First Inning (NRFIs)
Sitting second on our list is a bet type that has bucked the trend of betting on fast-paced high scoring. In fact, what you’re betting on is absolutely nothing to happen; and it’s thrilling. The NRFI bet in baseball has become popular via social media over the last couple of years, with bettors making a name for themselves by correctly predicting the games where neither team scores in either half of their respective first innings. The intricacy in this bet is betting on the pitchers to get the job done against the might of the batters, and like the first scorer bets, it’s a betting market that appeals to those that like to get a cash out fast. It’s an extremely tense way to spend 10-15 minutes of your time, but the relief when you hit is orgasmic.
1. Home Runs
Call it recency bias with the MLB season currently underway, call it us being on a hot streak with our MLB player prop predictor model nailing home run bets on the daily, but there is simply nothing quite like seeing a player hit one out of the park when you have some money on it.
While being undoubtedly aesthetically pleasing, the appeal of the home run bet combines almost all of the above bet types. The high odds, the round robin parlay ability, the potential for a quick cash out and the beauty that is seeing someone score. We’re not joking when we say that gambling might be saving baseball, and home run betting is a major factor in that.
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