Scientific article
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Effects of expertise on football betting

Publication date2012

Football (soccer) is one of the most popular sports in the world, including Europe. It is associated with important betting activities. A common belief, widely spread among those who participate in gambling activities, is that knowledge and expertise on football lead to better prediction skills for match outcomes. If unfounded, however, this belief should be considered as a form of "illusion of control." The aim of this study was to examine whether football experts are better than nonexperts at predicting football match scores.

  • Adult
  • Age Distribution
  • Analysis of Variance
  • Female
  • Gambling/psychology
  • Humans
  • Logistic Models
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Questionnaires
  • Self Efficacy
  • Sex Distribution
  • Soccer
Citation (ISO format)
KHAZAAL, Yasser et al. Effects of expertise on football betting. In: Substance abuse treatment, prevention, and policy, 2012, vol. 7, p. 18. doi: 10.1186/1747-597X-7-18
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ISSN of the journal1747-597X

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