When you hear the term "Asian Handicap", your mind starts spinning any number of oriental scenarios. But it's not some new crippling weapon from Bruce Lee or even a Chinese boy in a wheelchair. Nope, it's actually a form of betting that originated from the far east.
Sports betting is very different from casino games in one very important factor, namely, there's no fixed house edge, whereby the casino can take a fixed percentage right off the top of every bet. To that end, if you want to be successful at sports betting, you'll need more than just plain luck. You'll need some skills. So in some ways, you could almost compare it with poker or blackjack at the casino.
Let's start off with a home truth. Most sports bettors lose money. That's it! In fact over 90% of all sports bets are lost, yet that doesn't seem to put off peeps from playing sports bets. When these bettors finally run out of cash, there seem to always be others willing to step forwards and fill their shoes. But what are the factors that can make or break your average sports bettor? Let's have a deeper dive and see.