online sports bettingDespite the Turkish government’s steadfast prohibition of online gambling operations in the country, illegal betting sites (kaçak bahis siteleri) for sports betting continue to flourish. The Turkish people are, after all, passionate about sports and part of their passion translates into their penchant for betting on outcomes of competitions.

women's tennis competitionTennis is among the many sports that enjoy popularity not only in terms of viewership but also participation in betting activities. Mainly because the country has been a regular host of the many exciting tournaments organised by the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) and the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA). The Istanbul Open for one demonstrates the steady rise in the popularity of tennis as an engaging pastime, especially among young tennis talents drawn by the elegant nature of the sport.

As a matter of fact, many were inspired by the feats achieved by İpek Soylu at the height of her career as a professional female tennis player. In 2016, Ms. Solyu won 3 WTA doubles titles and the Elite Trophy, which was the successor event of different WTA Tournaments, which was held from 2009 to 2016.

Since then tennis in Turkey, particularly the four major tennis competitions, has been seeing a steady rise in popularity, which sports betting fans helped keep alive.

Popular Wagering Options for Placing Bets on Tennis Matches

The most popular wagering options for placing bets on tennis matches are similar to the betting options taken on other sports competitions like football, basketball, volleyball, handball and the likes. Tennis wagering options preferred by Turkish gamblers include the following:

Tennis Moneyline– This is the most favoured option because it simply requires choosing a tennis player on which to place a moneyline bet. Newbie gamblers can refer to the betting manual provided by sports betting sites, explaining the significance of the plus and betting signs of the moneyline bets.
Tennis Spread is a betting option that depends on the number of sets that the favourite and underdog players prevailed as winner so that the corresponding bettor can take home the ante or prize money.
Over/Under Tennis Bets

– This type of bet involves predicting the number of total games played in a particular tennis match. S bettor decides between an over or under number of games compared against a specified threshold number.
The aforementioned are only examples of the betting options placed in tennis competitions, as there are other types offered by online sportsbooks.