Seasons are like players… they may come and go, and just like specific holidays in the year begin on a certain day and end by another, players may also choose to place all of their sports bets during a very particular time period, or several… or none!
That is why we believe it is absolutely fundamental to comprehend all the implications surrounding the different seasons of the year, and their very important role for sports-betting trends.
While some seasons carry a self-evident connotation -such as March Madness in the case of College Basketball- other more traditional slots and celebrations fall completely by the wayside of less-experienced bookie hopefuls. Christmas and New Year’s Eve being two such instances, full of betting possibilities, yet mildly shrouded by the cover of more traditional religious celebrations.
And with the above-stated in mind, we will now briefly indulge you with a very brief summary of the most relevant and poignant seasons of the year, with their specific betting fortes and handicaps:
August – November: We kick off our season review with the biggest and most-expected bit of the year. As kids gear up to start another run at school, the NFL, NBA, NHL and College Football seasons also kick off, garnering the largest chunk of media attention.
December – March: And just as we welcomed the football season with gusto in September, we must now wish it farewell, not without some exceptional action opportunities for you to grow your player portfolio. On top of the traditional Super Bowl slot, the College Playoffs lead the way to the uber-popular Bowl games, all the while the NBA and NHL reach the climax of their respective seasons. On the other extreme of the sports pond, we will stumble upon some other fantastic opportunities, including the College Hoops' March Madness and the beginning of the MLB season.
April – July: The traditional dead-beat period of sports action is one that is often disregarded by players and bookies alike, or simply, one that pales in comparison to more crowded time slots throughout the year. True dat!
Maybe the NFL and the NBA go on their summer break, but this opens up a myriad of other action possibilities, as are some major soccer tournaments like the Soccer World Cup (taking place every 4 years), a couple of the biggest Tennis Grand Slams, and a full-fledged MLB season. This is also the time in which bookies make use of all their most powerful B-side features to keep the action and player balances flowing.
All in all, each season of the year carries its pros and cons; it falls on the prospective bookie to make the most out of each period with the available resources.
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