Sports betting is a lot of fun and you get the results right away, but I have to agree with some of the other posters here and say that sports betting is riskier than stock markets. Also, if you do sports betting for a long period of time, you tend not to make much profit overall in the long end of things. It is really just more of a fun thing. In my opinion, stocks, though not without their own risks, are a safer option. I would not consider sports betting to be an investment but something fun that can potentially make you money.