What is the advantage of the asian handicaps?
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What is the advantage of the asian handicaps?

Sports betting is still getting more and more popular. That is why, the bookmakers introduce new types of bets in their offer. Apart from the traditional sports bets, there are now bets for political, cultural or social events as well as many other. From all the new types of bets, asian handicaps are the most popular among the punters. Asian handicap is a two-way type of a bet that eliminates the so-called ‘problem of the draws’ that is visible in the regular 1X2 bets. That way, the punters have 50% chance of winning the bet, in comparison with 33% chances in the classic three-way bets.

At first glance, asian handicaps seem very difficult to understand, but after mastering them, placing bets will be much more interesting and profitable. Handicap is a type of bet where the bookmaker balance the odds of both sides of the event. The main advantage of the asian handicap is the low margin from the bookmakers which results in higher odds for such events. Another merit of those types of bets is that you can win the bet, despite that the team you placed your money on, lost. When it comes to the regular or double (quarter) handicaps, the punter secures himself in case of a draw or smaller win with a partial or complete void of his stake.

Types of asian handicapsWe distinguish the following types of asian handicaps: zero, complete, half and quarter (double) asian handicap.

  • Zero handicap is simply a Draw no Bet - the punter wins the bet if the team he placed his money on have won. In case of a draw the bookmaker returns to you the money you placed on this bet and the loss of your team means you lost the bet.
  • Complete handicap AH (-1) - the punter wins the bet if the team he placed a bet on wins with the minimum 2 goal difference. A win with one goal difference is the complete void of the punter’s stake and any other result means the bet is lost.
  • Half handicap AH (-1,5) - the punter wins the bet if his team wins with at least the two-goal difference. The bet is lost in case of any other result.
  • Quarter handicap (double) AH (-0,75) - the punter wins the bet if his team wins with at least two-goal difference. If it wins by only one goal, the punter wins 50% of the stake and gets 50% void of the rest of it.

Even though asian handicaps are becoming more and more popular, not every bookmaker offers that type of bets. The best asian handicap offer for various disciplines of sport can be found at Bet365, Pinnacle, Sbobet and BetVictor websites.