It has often been found, that when it comes to betting on sports, most punters will tend to leave it to the very last minute to get their bets placed, and when they do so in a betting shop or sportsbook they could miss out on getting that bet placed if there is a big queue at the counter.
The savviest sports bettors are often those that will be prepared to bet well in advance of any sporting events actually starting.
When doing so, on say greyhound or horse races, it will be via the ante post betting markets that punters are going to find odds on offer, and on all other sports it will be the futures betting markets that will enable them to access odds days, weeks or even months in advance of any sporting event starting.
There are pros and cons of betting on such long term betting markets of course; however the pros often outweigh the cons. With more new sportsbooks now opening getting access to such betting markets is easy for everybody.
Many betting sites these days offer something as a no runner no bet type of guarantee on their ante post and futures betting markets, which means that when placing a long term bet if a punters selection doesn’t take part in the respective sporting event the bet is void and they get their money back.
That is something all punters should be on the lookout for, for if they do not have such a guarantee and their selection does not take part in a sporting event they will lose their stake money.
The main advantage of betting well in advance of a sporting event starting is that the odds are often going to be way higher than they ever will be once the starting time of a sporting event is not that far away.
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