Definition of Handball Betting

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What does the term "handball betting" mean in the world of sports wagering? What is meant by the term "handball betting"?

Handball is an immensely popular game in many parts of the world, especially in Europe.

In fact, there were more than 27 million registered handball players in the world as of 2016, and this number continues to grow.

The game, which is played on an indoor court and is extremely fast-moving, is an Olympic sport as well, returning to the Summer Olympics in 1972.

Handball betting term explained.  What is it and what are the biggest competitions?In addition to the Olympics, here are some of the big handball competitions:

IHF World Men's Handball Championship
IHF World Women's Handball Championship
Pan American Games
All-Africa Games
Asian Games

Here are some of the major handball leagues:

England Handball Association
Andebol 1
Ligue Nationale de Handball

Just to name a few.


Professional handball is a very high-scoring affair, with most game totals being somewhere in the area of 50-65 goals.

When it comes to betting on handball, the three most popular ways to wager are:

Handicap (your team will be given or deducted goals, based on who the favourite is)

Total (how many goals will be scored in a game)

To Win (who will win straight up)

In addition, most sportsbooks will allow you to bet on who will win the first half, and how many goals will be scored in the first half.


Handball is one of the world's most exciting games, and most sportsbooks will offer extensive odds and betting options.