Sumo Wresting betting in the biggest competitions
Sumo wrestling is a very ancient sport found in Japan where it is also very popular. Its popularity has made it a favorite sport for some people especially its fans to make bets on it. In order for you to make a bet on a sumo wrestling match you will have to go to a sportsbook either physical or online. You could also alternatively bet over the phone with many sportsbooks.
You should however note that a sports book is not the same as an oddsmaker, the sports book simply accepts sports bets. The oddsmaker is a person who sets the betting odds. When making a bet on sumo wrestling you will need to state the wrestler you are placing your bet on and the amount that you are wagering. Your selection will then depend on the odds offered and so it will be important for you to examine the range of odds available before you make a decision. There are many types of bets you can place. You will find certain sports books offering varieties and combinations than others.
Some of the common types of bets in sumo wrestling are straight bet or single. This is the simplest and most common bet. You simply bet on a winner at given odds. Then there is also the point spread, which is a bet that lets you bet on a winner from two selections who have been made equal allocating appropriate points to the underdog wrestler. The point spread is the number of points allocated and is shown with a (–) sign for the favorite and a (+) sign for the underdog.
The favorite has to win by more than the point spread for you to win; otherwise you lose your bet even if the wrestler you chose wins. Inversely if you bet on the underdog wrestler the wrestler has to lose by less than the point spread for you to be able to win. If the favorite wins by the exact point spread then it is a push or a tie you will certainly get your bet back. For you to eliminate a tie result the oddsmakers sometimes include a half point spread. Since scores use full numbers only, one wrestler has to win outright.
There is also the moneyline that establishes the odds for each wrestler but inversely proportional to what would have been a point spread and is indicted by a (+) sign for the underdog and a (-) sign for the favorite. This can be explained by say wrestler A is the favorite and quoted at -180 and wrestler B is the underdog at +120. The bets offered would be 10:18 odds –on for the favorite, and 12:10 for the underdog. For every $ 180 you bet on A you would win $ 100 or lose $ 180, but for every $ 100 you bet on B you would win$ 120 or lose $ 100.
Our favorite wrestlers in sumo history
1. Hakuhō Shō: born Mönkhbatyn Davaajargal in Mongolia, holds many records during his sumo career, but one of the most amazing is registered in 2009 when the wrestler brakes the records for the most wins in one year, 86 out of 90 bouts. Hakuhō managed to get the same results also in the next year. Special prizes of the athlete include 3 Outstanding Performance, one Fighting Spirit and 2 in Technique.
2. Tochigiyama Moriya is considered to be among the founders of the modern sumo. Born in 1892, his career lasted until 1925 getting the highest rank of Yokozuna in February 1918. This promotion came after winning 2 championships in a row as ōzeki without even a single defeat. His sports achievements include 9 Makuuchi Championships, 1 Makushita Championship and 2 Gold Stars.
3. Haguroyama Masaji, Japanese native, keeps the old time records of 12 years and 3 months as a Yokozuna between 1941 and 1953. Born in 18 November, 1914, the famous athlete’s career lasted until 1953 when he retired. Haguroyama is proud to have won 7 Makuuchi Championships and 1 of each of the following tournaments Jūryō, Makushita, Sandanme, Jonidan and Jonokuchi. His fans brought the rumour that the athlete was “made of steel” only because his hard training and amazing strength.
4. Kajinosuke Tanikaze was born in 8 September 1750, his career starting in April 1769. The astonishing wrestler marks this sports’s history as the first athlete to get the Yokozuna title within his own lifetime. Being the fourth Yokozuna, Kajinosuke holds the title of 21 tournaments championships in the Tokugawa era.
5. Maruyama Gondazaemon, born Haga Gindayu in 23 December 1713 is registered as the third Yokozuna. It is believed that the wrestler had lost only 2 bouts in his whole career which lasted until 1749. His statue stands in Yoneyama, Tome, Miyagi Prefecture.