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Sports betting and casino games are both forms of gambling, and involve similar dynamics such as probability and chance, as well as risk. But there are also some key differences that set them apart, and require different approaches and strategies, as well as expectations.  

Prediction

Casino games are generally known as “games of pure chance”, meaning that the outcome is purposefully made to be random and unpredictable, and to stay that way. A few exceptions, such as poker and blackjack, allow for some skill and limited prediction to be included, but otherwise the player must generally rely on their understanding of odds and betting strategy to win.

Sports games, however, are far less random, and with some keen knowledge and foresight, a certain level of prediction can be made regarding outcomes. Furthermore, sports have a constant stream of information, in newspapers, magazines, apps, and the internet, that bettors can use to their advantage. 

The unpredictability in sports betting comes with the various unforeseen factors that influence sports from day to day. E.g. changes in weather, changes in rosters, players having good or bad days, unexpected injuries, penalties, and a host of other things that can, and do, often lead to upsets.

Convenience

With the ever-improving quality and availability of internet, devices, and apps, and their accessibility to the majority of people these days, both casino games and sports betting have been booming. When it comes to sheer convenience though, casino games, particular those provided by online and mobile providers, come out on top simply because they can be played at any time, any day of the week. 

Sports betting, on the other hand, depends very much on the sport in question, and will therefore be affected by the schedules of games, leagues, seasons, and tournaments, etc. This can be overcome somewhat by branching out to bet on multiple different sports, or by making futures bets. But there are nevertheless limitations in comparison to casino games. 

Excitement

It’s hard to say which is the more exciting and entertaining of the two. That will likely always come down to individual tastes and preference. But one can say that they both offer different kinds of excitement and entertainment, as well as expectations.

With casino games, the excitement generally comes from playing the games, which are relatively short. The expectation and hopes of winning is more immediate. 

In sports betting, the excitement builds as the events approach, and then further as play commences. This can be added to by one’s love and passion for the sport. Afterwards though, there is a usually a lull until the next game or event.  

Betting 

In general, one could say, all betting options are design according to their games and how they’re played. 

On the whole, casino games like those at Crypto Thrill Casino do tend to have a greater variety of betting options, although sports betting, in some regards is catching up. Thanks to ever-improving technology, these days many sportsbooks are offering new betting options such as live “in-play” betting, which allows special bets to bets to be made during games and matches.