There are three different types of financial betting for investors to participate in and the most popular of which is fixed odds betting. Fixed odds betting is the wagering of a financial instrument against odds created by a bookmaker or on a betting exchange.
In this type of financial betting, the odds are presented normally in fractional odds with the first number representing how much one could win in relation to the second number, the stake size. A fractional odd of 4/1 means a trader stands to make £400 for a wager of £100. Traders who make wagers on fixed odds are awarded the winnings plus their initial stake.
Fixed odds financial betting can be found regularly in betting on sporting events. The bookmaker presents odds on a variety of sporting events which traders then place wagers. Financial betting such as this type has been around for years even before the Internet was invented. Fixed odds is such a popular type of financial betting because of its history among sporting fans.
Financial betting is a type of gambling event which is regulated by the gaming commission and therefore many traders participate in fixed odds investing.