We are independent & ad-supported. We may earn a commission for purchases made through our links.
Advertiser Disclosure
Our website is an independent, advertising-supported platform. We provide our content free of charge to our readers, and to keep it that way, we rely on revenue generated through advertisements and affiliate partnerships. This means that when you click on certain links on our site and make a purchase, we may earn a commission. Learn more.
How We Make Money
We sustain our operations through affiliate commissions and advertising. If you click on an affiliate link and make a purchase, we may receive a commission from the merchant at no additional cost to you. We also display advertisements on our website, which help generate revenue to support our work and keep our content free for readers. Our editorial team operates independently of our advertising and affiliate partnerships to ensure that our content remains unbiased and focused on providing you with the best information and recommendations based on thorough research and honest evaluations. To remain transparent, we’ve provided a list of our current affiliate partners here.

What is a Longshot?

Nicole Madison
Updated May 23, 2024
Our promise to you
Sports n' Hobbies is dedicated to creating trustworthy, high-quality content that always prioritizes transparency, integrity, and inclusivity above all else. Our ensure that our content creation and review process includes rigorous fact-checking, evidence-based, and continual updates to ensure accuracy and reliability.

Our Promise to you

Founded in 2002, our company has been a trusted resource for readers seeking informative and engaging content. Our dedication to quality remains unwavering—and will never change. We follow a strict editorial policy, ensuring that our content is authored by highly qualified professionals and edited by subject matter experts. This guarantees that everything we publish is objective, accurate, and trustworthy.

Over the years, we've refined our approach to cover a wide range of topics, providing readers with reliable and practical advice to enhance their knowledge and skills. That's why millions of readers turn to us each year. Join us in celebrating the joy of learning, guided by standards you can trust.

Editorial Standards

At Sports n' Hobbies, we are committed to creating content that you can trust. Our editorial process is designed to ensure that every piece of content we publish is accurate, reliable, and informative.

Our team of experienced writers and editors follows a strict set of guidelines to ensure the highest quality content. We conduct thorough research, fact-check all information, and rely on credible sources to back up our claims. Our content is reviewed by subject-matter experts to ensure accuracy and clarity.

We believe in transparency and maintain editorial independence from our advertisers. Our team does not receive direct compensation from advertisers, allowing us to create unbiased content that prioritizes your interests.

When it comes to gambling, a longshot is a hand, bet, or contestant that is unlikely to win. For example, in horse racing, an underdog horse is considered a longshot. The longshot bet is generally held in very low regard, because the perceived chance of winning with a longshot is decidedly low. However, betting on a longshot can be very profitable. If you win, the payout is likely to be extremely large, as such bets are not expected to pay off.

Betting on a longshot can be a bit like spinning a roulette wheel and hoping to win. The odds are stacked against you, but you never know what might happen. On the other hand, there are some gamblers who spend time researching contestants or teams, using a variety of methods to try to determine which longshots have the best chances of paying off.

For those with a little extra money to spend, making longshot bets may not be such a bad idea. By spending just a few dollars, it is possible to rake in hundreds or even thousands of dollars in gambling profits. However, plunking down large sums of money on a longshot could be a recipe for financial disaster. If you lose, you'll lose big.

There are many books, magazines, and websites that offer tips for betting and winning on longshots. Though it may come as a surprise to novice gamblers, many professional gamblers have developed strategies for making longshot bets. There’s no guarantee that such longshot strategies will work for you, but employing one may be better than trying to place bets with no clear direction.

No matter what strategy you learn or develop for betting on longshots, keep in mind that there is real risk involved. There is real money to be lost when longshots don’t win, and they aren’t very likely to win. Still, many bet on them, considering the thrill, when they do win, well worth the risk.

Sports n' Hobbies is dedicated to providing accurate and trustworthy information. We carefully select reputable sources and employ a rigorous fact-checking process to maintain the highest standards. To learn more about our commitment to accuracy, read our editorial process.
Nicole Madison
By Nicole Madison
Nicole Madison's love for learning inspires her work as a Sports n' Hobbies writer, where she focuses on topics like homeschooling, parenting, health, science, and business. Her passion for knowledge is evident in the well-researched and informative articles she authors. As a mother of four, Nicole balances work with quality family time activities such as reading, camping, and beach trips.
Discussion Comments
Nicole Madison
Nicole Madison
Nicole Madison's love for learning inspires her work as a Sports n' Hobbies writer, where she focuses on topics like...
Learn more
Sports n' Hobbies, in your inbox

Our latest articles, guides, and more, delivered daily.

Sports n' Hobbies, in your inbox

Our latest articles, guides, and more, delivered daily.