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The Best Sports Betting Ads

Betting and gambling companies have been responsible for some of the best and funniest sports related ads hitting our television and the internet over recent years. Here are some of our favourites.

The first on our list is from American betting organisation Proline, who show that even if the unexpected happens you can still make some money on it.

There is no better feeling that winning that all important bet, and here our Australian counterparts at TAB show us how to celebrate.

Sportsbet bring us their take on mobile betting, which is apparently the greatest thing since betting.

Paddy Power go over the dire consequences of betting against your own team in this ad; foolish form by Gregos Traitorelli.

What betting ads usually gloss over is that the whole industry is rigged towards finding new customers in the hopes of snagging a few big-paying fish. A compulsive, high-amount punter is worth hundreds of new accounts, which is why bookmakers like Betfair can afford to pay out millions in customer acquisitions.

They typically rely on punters not knowing much about betting odds and taking advantage of creatively-placed betting specials, but the the beauty of the online gambling industry these days is that you have many, many bloggers analysing the game and providing betting tips, doing all the hard work for the bookies.

So if you’re betting online, don’t worry about the complexity – as long as you read up on the betting basics, are smart about where you spend your money in online gambling, and can use insights over emotions when predicting outcomes, you should be fine.

But enough about betting, let’s get back to the ads. Here’s a classic sign-off:

Finally, Chris Kamara stars in Ladbrokes football betting campaign, one of the most memorable of recent times.