If you want to bet on sports, you can sign up for a free account with Sportsbet. You will need to provide personal information such as name, address, email, mobile phone number (which will become your username), date of birth, and password. You will also be asked to agree to the site’s terms and conditions. After completing this step, you will be able to place your first bets.

A Sportsbet account allows you to bet on any market within more than 30 different sports disciplines. It also offers Live betting in the Inplay section and upcoming markets on the Upcoming page. To make a bet, simply select the market that you would like to place your bet on and then enter the amount that you wish to wager in the special window. Once you have submitted your bet, the site will then confirm it and the winnings will be added to your account balance.

Sportsbet is owned by Dublin-based Flutter, a $50bn betting giant listed on the London stock exchange. Flutter is also the owner of PokerStars, Betfair, and FanDuel. It is currently undergoing a merger with Irish betting giant Paddy Power.

When you bet on a sporting event, you are basically betting on the probability of an occurrence happening during a game or event. Sportsbooks set odds on these occurrences and then let you bet on which side of the event you think will win. A bet on something that is expected to happen will have a higher probability of winning and will pay out less than one on an event that is more of a long shot.