This controversial topic is something that is often at play in many sports, and because of this the bettor needs to beware. Placing a bet that someone will win in a specific sport can put a lot of pressure on the players.
For example, if a player catches wind that they are in the running to win a certain competition, they might decide steroids are the way to go. In this case, the bet could go two ways.
Either the player does amazing and wins, and you win enough to pay off that debt you’ve had hanging over you, or the player ends up overdosing and crashing during the event. Your debt remains the same, and now you have a gambling debt to keep it company.
The final thing you should keep in mind is the intensity level of the sport you are placing a bet on. Placing a bet on a team based sport such as hockey, football and soccer is generally safer than betting on Olympic events, or even wrestling matches.
In these types of events there are many outside factors working on the competitor, especially since the competitor is required to be in the best shape possible. You don’t know whether they ate properly for the day, or whether they are well rested.
These events (wrestling, and Olympic events) can be some of the most strenuous and costly in regard to health, and thus a bet on these should be taken very seriously and with a lot of careful thought.