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The Easiest Sports to Bet on at Stake Sportsbook - Best Sports for Beginners

When it comes to sports betting options, Stake has covered every type of sports bettor, from seasoned professionals looking for action across the board to casual punters who prefer to bet on significant events.

We cover every type of sports game, Esports tournament , and sports betting market and live stream as many events as possible. Check out our live streaming guide to learn how you can watch the action go down.

If you’re new to sports betting at Stake, follow this guide on the best and easiest sports to bet on at Stake Sportsbook and the easiest betting markets to understand.

Keep reading to learn more about all your sports betting opportunities at Stake.com .

What Are Easiest Sports & Esports to Bet on?

One of the easiest and most popular games to bet on is soccer. There’s a reason it's called the world game; it’s played everywhere, and with many leagues running globally, it’s one of the best sports for betting.

Here’s a list of the easiest:


The premise of soccer is easy to understand, with each team trying to get the ball into the opposition’s net. The scoring is simple, and you have a large betting market to choose from. But the most straightforward bet is deciding simply whether you think a team will win, lose or tie a fixture.

Horse Racing

Horse racing is one of the most popular sports to bet on and can be a great day out. You can bet on which horse you believe will win a race or each way betting – there are plenty of opportunities to bet in horse racing.

We've developed some betting guides to help you get started, including a guide on how to bet , understanding exotic wagers and a glossary of all key horse betting terms.

While you're at it, you can also read our blog on the biggest and most popular horse racing events occurring all year round!

American Football

You can bet on both the National American Football League and College Football , making for a variety of markets. You’ll find spread betting and totals betting common when searching for American football bets.


Although cricket has a reputation for being a strange scoring game, it’s simple to grasp and can offer some exciting betting opportunities. The most common bets in cricket are the overall winner, top batsman score and total runs.


Boxing is one of the simplest sports to bet on. There is an obvious overall winner betting market for boxing matches, but you can also find other markets. For example, which round will the fight end on or the victory method?


Spread betting and totals betting are very popular forms of betting in basketball games and prop bets. In proposition bets, rather than betting on the outcome of the game, you bet on a specific event, such as a particular player scoring.


Tennis is a popular sport globally, attracting many viewers and gambling enthusiasts. Some common bets are moneyline bets or totals bets, where you bet on the number of games played in a match.

What are the Simplest Bet Types?

Stake offers a wide variety of betting markets, tapping into all the major sports internationally, from professional leagues to the Olympics and horse races.

How easy to understand or simple the bet is will depend on your knowledge of the sport, its game rules, and the betting markets. This is why you must do your homework before placing a wager.

The most common types of bets include:

  • Moneyline bets are where you bet on which team or individual will win the game or match. The odds offered are indicative of who we believe will be the victor.

  • Spread betting is a type of bet also known as point spread betting. Stake.com assigns a point spread to the favourite side, which they must win by for the bet to win.

  • Totals bets are also known as over/under bets and involve betting on whether you believe the total points scored will be over or under a predetermined amount.

  • Prop bets are bets that don’t rely on the game's overall outcome but on a specific event, such as a player scoring a goal or receiving a card.

  • Futures bets are placed on the outcome of future events, like the winner of the next Rugby World Cup or a Dota 2 tournament.

How do I Place a Bet?

If you’re new to sports betting, research before placing a bet. Start with our sports betting guide to learn about the sports and eSports so you can decide which to try.

There are many different options available and a variety of betting methods. You may want to place the same game multi-bet builder on the ice hockey one day and a parlay bet on the weekend’s English Premier League games the next.

It’s important that you learn about cryptocurrencies, too, if you want to start crypto gambling here at Stake Sportsbook.

You can find more information about our local currency options on our community forum, as well as our local currency payment guide.

Betting Tips & Strategies

If you’re following football games or tennis betting, remember it’s key to always do your research. There are many popular sports to choose from, so read up on the best strategies for the sports you like.

Its also crucial to understand how betting odds work. Check out our guide to understanding and reading odds to learn more.

Check out our promotions to see how you can boost your wins, and if you’re a regular, check out our VIP club. Read our blogs to find our all about the available VIP benefits and how you can gain access to exclusive member bonuses .

Responsible Gambling

Online sports betting is supposed to be a form of entertainment, not income. Always exercise safer gambling , and check out our blog for tips on staying while betting online.

How to Deposit & Withdraw Funds to Bet on Sports & Esports

Effortlessly deposit funds into your account to bet on sports and Esports by following these simple steps:

  1. Step 1 – Retrieve your deposit address, located in Wallet > Deposit.

  2. Step 2 – Choose the method that suits your needs. Stake.com supports multiple local currencies and crypto, including Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), Dogecoin (Doge), Litecoin (LTC), and others.

  3. Step 3 – Use your deposit address as the ‘send to’ location for your cypto wallet or exchange.

  4. Step 4 (Optional) – If you wish to make a deposit via fiat currency, you can buy crypto for Stake via Moonpay.

Stake.com offers live support to players via our customer support staff for help with issues regarding sports betting and depositing and withdrawing units .

Moonpay supports multiple payment options, including Visa, Mastercard, Apple Pay, Google Pay, and others, to buy cryptocurrency to bet on sports and eSports. For a full list of supported payment options, please refer to the Moonpay documentation .

Learn how to use the Stake Vault to securely store funds online to fund future gameplay at Stake Casino.

Read more about gambling with crypto and how we keep cryptocurrency secure on our blogs.