Spread Betting

What is Spread betting?

The spread betting firms make predictions on various aspects of sporting or topical events. You then decide whether that prediction has been pitched too high or too low.

You will notice that spread betting predictions are presented in the form of two prices. This range is known as the 'spread' and you bet low (also known as a 'Sell') at the first named price and if you wish to bet high (also known as a 'Buy') you would do so at the second price.

For example, if someone asked you to guess their age, you might say 'somewhere between 35 and 38 years old'. In the same way, when we make a prediction, the spread betting firms allow a range. If you were betting on this prediction you would bet low at 35 years or bet high at 38 years.

What are the benefits of spread betting?
Spread betting has some significant benefits when compared to other forms of betting:

1. Your involvement lasts all the way through to the last minute.

2. The more you're right, the more you win and vice versa.

3. You can close bets or open new ones at any time during live events.

4. You can back teams or individuals to perform well or badly.

5. You can oppose favourites without nominating who will beat them.



Sporting Index, open a spread betting account at

Sporting Index was formed in April 1992 to specialise in sports spread betting. Today, sporting index are the clear leaders in the spread betting sector, having captured over 60% of the market. The ever-increasing popularity of sports spread betting has led to widespread recognition that Sporting Index provides a yardstick for others to follow.

Naturally Sporting Index have some special services, including:

. A Free Spread Bet for every new user on a sport of their choice

. Sporting are the only spreads firm that allows you to bet 24 / 7

. Being the only sports spreads firm that allows you to bet instantly online

. Generous SportingIndex betting promotions on a regular basis

As the World Leaders in Sports Spread Betting, Sporting Index have the widest range of sports spred bets on football, horse racing, rugby, cricket, golf, tennis and NFL. They also have special betting markets on events such as Big Brother, Eurovision & Miss World.

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