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Handball

You can bet on handball at Diamond sportsbook each season.  There are a number of major championships that take place in handball and handball odds are on the board each year.  The main handball event that gets the most attention is the IHF World Men’s Handball Championship. The event is held every other year with the most recent winner being Spain in 2013. 

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The World Championship is run by the International Handball Federation (IHF) and there are separate competitions for the men and the women. Handball has been very popular in some countries as there were 36,651 fans in attendance for the Danish Cup final in 2011.

Major Handball Events

The Handball World Championship has been played since 1938. It is played every other year and involves many countries from around the world. The Handball European Championship is played every two years and has the best countries from Europe competing for the title.  Handball in the Olympics takes place every four years with teams trying to win gold.  Handball was first introduced into the Olympics in 1972.

Handball Teams

There are seven players on the court for each team and seven subs on the bench.  One of the seven players is designated as the goalkeeper.  Players can be subbed at any time and there is no limited to substitutions.   The players on the team are normally identified by their position on the field.  On offense there is a left wing and a right wing. These two players are normally the best scorers on the team. There is also a left back and a right back and a center back. There is also a left defense and a right defense and the goalkeeper.  Teams line up on defense in different formations from 6-0 where all six players line up in a wall, 5-1, 4-2 and 3-3.

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Handball Game Play

There are seven players on each team that take the field and attempt to score points by putting the ball into the opposing goal.  Players can pass, keep possession by doing something that is similar to a basketball dribble of they can shoot the ball. Unlike basketball, players can take up to three steps without dribbling. Handball also has a little bit of rugby to it as attacking teams can be stopped by contact. A normal handball match has two periods of 30 minutes each with a halftime of between 10-15 minutes.  There can also be as many as two overtimes and a penalty shootout.

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Handball Betting Options

The main option in handball betting is picking who will win the match.  These odds can be either money line or you can bet the pointspread where you are laying or taking goals.  You may also have the option of betting the total amount of goals scored in the game.  There may also be handball futures where you can bet on the odds for a team to win a specific tournament.

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