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While skateboarding has gained popularity as a competitive sport following its Olympic debut at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, the betting market surrounding it is still developing. However, this year marks a significant step forward as odds will be available on the entire SLS Championship Tour for the first time. Initially, these odds will only be accessible at a few betting sites and casinos in select U.S. states, but as skateboarding continues to evolve and attract more attention, we here at xtremebets expect a rapid expansion of betting opportunities in the next couple of years.


This development is great news for all of us who have eagerly awaited the opportunity to wager on our favorite skaters. The future looks undeniably bright for both skateboarding and our enthusiastic community of fans and punters alike.



When it comes to betting on skateboarding, having a well-thought-out strategy is essential for success. While consistently betting on favorites may seem like a profitable approach, it often requires a substantial bankroll to capitalize on low odds, and let's not forget the dire consequences of enduring a prolonged dry spell without a single victorious bet. 


To help you develop a winning skateboard betting strategy that doesn't solely rely on betting favorites, we have compiled a list of tips on how to approach upcoming skateboard events and identify the handful of skaters who offer the best value.




  • Know the skaters:


To make informed betting decisions, it's crucial to familiarize yourself with the top skaters, their strengths, weaknesses, and recent performances. Pay attention to their consistency and ability to adapt to different types of courses. Make sure to keep up to date with the latest news on injuries and current form by following the skaters on social media. We also recommend going back and watching any existing video parts to get a feeling for a skater's capabilities and what type of features they favor.


  • Know the course:


Analyzing the street/park course is vital for assessing a skater's suitability for a particular event. Examine the layout, size, and features. Does the course cater more to technical skaters or is it more suitable for someone who favors bigger features? 


The SLS Championship Tour usually releases images of the course about a week before each event, which gives you plenty of time to look it over in detail.  


  • Know the stats:


Just like in all sports, there is the occasional upset, but for the most part, skateboarding is a predictive sport. So, digging into the numbers is what is going to set you apart from the casual bettor who is not doing enough homework.


With odds only being offered on the SLS Championship Tour at the moment, make sure to stay on top of other events such as X Games, Tampa Pro, Dew Tour, and World Skate events to see how your potential picks perform between SLS Championship Tour stops.


  • Line shopping:


Just like shopping around for the best deal available is a good idea before any purchase. The same is true with betting and even though lines are more consistent than ever from sportsbook to sportsbook, shopping the lines to find the best odds is still an essential part of any sports betting strategy. Any bettor who limit themselves to just one sportsbook, and doesn’t take the time to line shop, often cheats themselves out of potential profits in both the short and the long term.


To successfully line shop, compare a line across two or more sportsbooks to see which offers the best odds. Obviously, the more sportsbooks you have access to the better variety of odds you will have to choose from, so having access to multiple sportsbooks is a key part of successful line shopping.


  • What do the experts say:


Always check out our SLS (Street League) picks and predictions at before each event.


  • Practice Responsible Betting


Betting on skateboarding events can add an extra layer of excitement and engagement while watching competitions. Betting responsibly is crucial to ensure a positive and enjoyable experience. 


Keep the following points in mind:


  • Set a budget for your skateboarding betting activities and stick to it.

  • Avoid chasing losses by betting more than you can afford to lose.

  • Remember that betting should be fun, and if it becomes problematic, seek help from appropriate resources.









There are a few different ways you can cover your bases when betting outright winners. You can take the easy route and stick to betting favorites hoping one of them can pull through and give you a small return. It is never a bad idea to bet on the top skaters in the world. However, as we mentioned before this strategy will require a sizeable bankroll and chances are that you will go broke if you go an extended period of time without hitting a winner.


Instead of betting for example €100 on one of the favorites, we suggest you spread your wealth between a handful of skaters that you have identified as potential value bets and split it up between one favorite, one or two mid-range guys, and one or two longshots depending on your bankroll. So, how much should you put on each surfer? Well, we recommend following these guidelines: Favorite 40-60% of the total bet, Mid-range 20-30%, and longshots 10-20%. That way you have the board covered.



With approvals for betting on SLS pending in multiple international markets, we here at are currently working hard on finding you the best deals out there for when betting on Street League becomes available in your country or state. So, stay tuned.

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