World Cup 2022 betting FAQs: Everything you need to know ahead of Qatar

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Group of People Waving Flags in World Cup Theme. Source: Depositphotos

We may have been made to wait a few months longer than expected, but on Sunday, 20th November, the FIFA World Cup 2022 begins in Qatar. This will be a unique version of international soccer’s most famous competition, as it will be the first time the games have visited the Arab World. This will also be the first World Cup not to be played during June and July but the last to include 32 teams. From World Cup 2026 – jointly hosted by the United States, Canada and Mexico – the number of teams qualifying for the finals will increase.

Which team is the favourite to win the World Cup, according to the top online sportsbooks? How can you predict the outcome of any of the several fixtures from Qatar? Is there a way to land a free bet on the play, and which tech is needed to watch the tournament free from the comfort of your home or when on the move? All will be revealed in our World Cup 2022 frequently asked questions article.

We have enlisted the help of an online gambling expert and World Cup enthusiast who tells readers everything they need to know before the big kick-off. We answer your questions and bring you up to speed with the aim of ensuring you have the best Qatar 2022 possible. Find the questions that best suit your needs and read the quick and simple answers. There’s even information on how you can create an account with an online bookie and land a free bet.

Can I bet on the World Cup?

You must check that online sports betting is legal and regulated in your region before attempting to wager. Keep in mind that across the US, there are many states that now permit gambling on sports following a historic 2018 rule change. 

There are still some states that remain fiercely anti-gambling. A simple online search will bring you up to speed on the latest rules regarding sports betting in your home city or when on the move. This includes the minimum legal age to bet.

Which team is the current favourite?

Brazil is the most decorated international soccer team at the World Cup. It’s no surprise to see online betting apps unite in their support for the Samba Boys. Visit the World Cup betting page of any leading bookie, and you will find Brazil as the main attraction. 

The only slight difference is just how strongly they are fancied. Some betting apps can’t see past Brazil, while others expect a more competitive renewal. Other teams near the head of the World Cup outright betting include France, England and Argentina.

How can I watch the games for free?

The top betting apps allow registered members to place a wager on the World Cup matches and then watch the play at no charge through an HD-quality live stream. These come with expert commentary, the latest stats, live scores from around the grounds and predictions. 

There are also in-play betting odds that allow you to place bets on the game as it happens. Watch the game through the live stream and stay alert for any clues that may lead you to some betting value.

Which is the best betting market?

There are more pre-match and in-play betting markets available on the World Cup, as well as outright options. If you want a quick bet, you can wager on over 100 markets on a match, including the winner, both teams to score, handicap, half-time/full-time, totals and more. 

There is a bet for everyone and a fair share of eye-catching specials. Some of the World Cup deals you’ll find include price boosts, cashback, free bets and more. Click the promotions tab on your chosen app before placing each bet to see what’s available.

How do I get a free bet?

Look for an online bookmaker that is accepting new customers – they all will be on the approach to the World Cup. And a bookie that gives all new players a welcome bonus. These deals come in many different shapes and sizes, but the most popular at present is the free bet. Open an online betting account, make your first deposit and place a bet. The free bet tokens due will then appear in your betting account balance.

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