In Italy sports fans are many, and so are those who make sports betting sites, to the point that these two worlds have become inseparable. Large amounts of money are invested in the sector every day by so many people. More and more people are not interested in sports betting but have gradually begun to enter this practice. However, being a rich and complex sector, it is often possible to remain rather confused on how to move and the risk of losing large sums of money is always around the corner. Before starting to bet, an in-depth study is needed not only for the match you are interested in, but also for the betting world in general. One of the main questions for those entering this world often concerns clarifications on the terminology used. The most common issue is that of bookmakers and quotas. As for bookmakers, they are managers and providers of sports bets. They take care of following the progress of the bettors’ victories and defeats, analyzing in detail the sports market as well as the individual matches. The odds offered by the bookmakers themselves generate a lot of confusion. These are real mathematical calculations that allow you to understand the amount of the potential winnings of a bet. It is a simple-looking system and the calculation on which it is based takes into account the quota itself and the amount wagered. For example, if you bet € 10 on a team’s win, which bid is € 2.00, the payout will be € 20. Generally the odds are higher, the lower the chance of winning. Before making a bet, in addition to choosing the most advantageous bookmaker you need in terms of odds offered, you also need to analyze the sporting event itself and to do so you need study and lucidity. There are a myriad of factors to take into consideration ranging from the individual strength of the team, passing (in the case of football) to the field itself, to the fans, as well as to possible injuries and suspensions of more or less strong players. It is therefore necessary to know the background of the sporting event on which you are going to bet and obviously you also need a good dose of luck. In summary, before betting, an in-depth study must be carried out taking into consideration all the possible scenarios. Furthermore it is essential to rely on legal bookmakers authorized by the law: attention must be paid to fraud, especially in the case of online gaming.