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How to bet on the NBA with confidence

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The National Basketball Association is known, respected and religiously followed by sports fans worldwide. It’s most popular in the United States, of course, and that’s where most fans who pack the biggest and best arenas come from to cheer on their favourite teams.

But there’s also a healthy international following, with the NBA extremely popular in the United Kingdom, Ireland, and much of Europe. Mexico, Japan and India join Canada as nations where basketball is one of the main sports in terms of TV and live-streaming viewing figures.

What’s the reason for the NBA’s unparalleled support? That’s a complex question, but most fans love the league because it’s fast-paced, unpredictable and exciting. It’s also the perfect sport to bet on, with dozens of interesting markets offered by the leading betting apps.

These include match winner, handicap, number of three-pointers scored, winning margin and a long list of specials. The top bookies even offer registered members free bets and bonuses on the top games. Do you enjoy betting on the NBA? To try it is to love it.

Millions of wagers are stuck on matches and outright betting markets every season, and those numbers continue to rise. With the arrival of millions of new bettors from the United States following the 2018 removal of the blanket ban on sportsbook betting, there’s a thirst to get involved. NBA betting is a great way to add an extra edge of excitement to a weekend. But do you know how to bet on NBA games? Some inexperienced gamblers are put off, believing it to be complicated and dangerous to their wallet.

Nothing could be further from the truth. NBA betting is easy to understand, and you’ll pick it up quite quickly, even if you are a new player. By the end of this page, you’ll know how to register for an online bookmaker and nab a free bet.

The best markets available at the most generous bookies and any pitfalls you should look out for today. In short, this page has everything you need.

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Choosing a Bookie

The betting app you bet with isn’t a decision that should be taken lightly. There are many good bookies out there, but you should be looking for a great one. The best app is the one that’s best for you. It should cater for all your online gambling needs, offering a generous welcome bonus, great odds, loads of sports and even more markets. The customer care team should also be available 24/7 to provide assistance and expertise.

Research to ensure a bookie is legal and licensed to trade in your region. Read online reviews, and then after signing up, you should keep your bets small while building experience. Choosing a bookie is just the first step. You then need to register. Follow these steps to sign-up and start betting as soon as securely and quickly as possible.

Visit the homepage of your bookie and click the Register or Join Us button at the head of the homepage. Fill in the registration form, providing your name, date of birth, postcode and all other required information. Create a username and password. These details will be required each time you visit the app and access your account, so it should be memorable but not so obvious that it could be guessed or hacked. Make your first deposit and start betting. Your account is now and now ready to play when you are. You’ll even bag a welcome bonus free bet for your troubles.

Placing A Bet on the NBA

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Betting on NBA. Photo by Online Gambling Sites

When your account has been registered and cash added to your balance, it’s time to place a bet. Click on the basketball tab and then NBA. Choose the fixture you wish to bet on, then click the odds attached to your chosen market. It will appear on your bet slip. Input a stake and then confirm. Your bet is live.

What to Avoid

Don’t snatch at the first eye-catching free bet offer. Please read the terms and conditions to get a good understanding of how it works. The more you understand how a promotion works, the more chance you will have of using it to beat the bookies.

Teresa is a journalist with years of experience in creating web content. She is a wanderlust at heart, but an outgoing sports writer with focus on tennis, athletics, football, motorsports and NBA.

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