There are many different kinds of sports. Some people like to watch them, but not play sports. You may not know it, but there are some rare sports you can bet on!

Most of these games have low odds and come as longshots against the big dogs in the bookies’ offices.

1. Chess

Chess is a game that requires strategy and intuition. The game is generally played on 64 squares, but chess can extend to multiple boards. Players move pieces to capture their opponent’s king, the piece that is considered the most important in the setup of the board. (The center of the board is considered ground zero.)

It’s a complex game with many rules:

Chess picking could require a lot of skill and knowledge to win, but it also has its place in sports betting.

Some oddsmakers will offer lines on matches that are played between chess computers or even between live players. The odds for chess picking can be comparable to horse racing picking lines and football betting picks since there is more strategy than pure luck.

After the recent hit of Netflix’s “Queen Gambit” – chess has seen an uproar in the gambling industry. Is it here to stay? What do you think?

 

2. Darts

Darts are played by players throwing a long, pointed stick at a board with numbers and circles. Players must use the numbers on the board to obtain the highest points for each round of play.

The most common way to play darts is called “501” where each player needs to throw an exact score of 501. Each player has three darts per throwing round and the player who finishes first is the winner.

Darts is extremely popular and an absolute crowd pleaser. The fans tend to go apesh*t over the mythical 180 score!

Whether you like darts or not, it’s still somewhat of a novelty when it comes to sports betting. One fun fact: Most people prefer playing darts in a bar with their friends because an electronic dartboard is so expensive to purchase.

 

3. Cricket

Cricket – aka baseballs little brotherr. The very first game of Cricket that was ever played can be traced back to the 16th century, where it originated in the south-east of England. Since then it has grown internationally and is now a popular sport that is played all over the world.

Cricket is a game between two teams of 11 players. Explaining the full set of rules would definitely be too complex, so here’s a great video explainign it.

As you can see, it’s a very complex sport with lots of rules (the so called “laws of cricket”).

But just like any other sport you can place bets for various outcomes on sites such as Online Cricket Betting ID India. The most common is probably that you place your bet on either the winning or losing team. In addition, you can bet on ties, dream 11, score etc.