Handball is a fast-paced team sport particularly popular in Europe. It is also known as team handball and Olympic handball. Handball betting online is a great way to add to the fun of watching handball matches.
Handball Betting Basics
Taking part in handball betting online requires a basic education of the sport. Handball has roots stretching back to medieval Europe where there are records of similar games being played. By the late 19th century handball as it is known today was being played in Europe and the basic rules had been developed.
Handball is played on a rectangular court with a goal at each end. Two teams of 7 players attempt to throw a ball into the opposing goal. The team with the most points at the end of two 30 minute halves is the winner.
Players are allowed ball contact with any body parts above the knee. Advancing the ball can be challenging because players are allowed only 3 seconds to move 3 steps, pass, dribble or shoot the ball. If they move 3 steps, 3 more seconds are granted to pass, dribble or shoot the ball. A traveling penalty is given if more than 3 steps are taken and results in transfer of ball possession. There is no limit on dribbling but only the top of the ball can be touched.
Types Of Handball Betting Online
Many European online betting sites offer handball betting online. Several international and domestic tournaments held every year allow fans to enjoy handball betting online. Wagering options for handball betting online include:
- Handball Match Betting
- Handball Point Spread Betting
- Handball Goal Betting
Match betting is simple for fans new to handball betting online. A match bet is a wager on which team will win a handball match. Handball betting sites use the point spread system to place a handicap on one team to equalize both teams for betting purposes. When placing a point spread bet the team that is wagered on will have to win by a certain number of points as opposed to simply winning. Fans that are interested in goal betting have many options including wagering on who scores the first goal, the total number of goals scored during a half or a game, whether a total score will be odd or even and more.