WinView offers a variety of contests and most of them are probably different than what most sports fans are used to. This can be a double-edged sword. On the one hand, trying all of the contests WinView has to offer can be quite exciting.

At the same time, it is easy to get overwhelmed. If that is the case, the first piece of advice would be to check out our primers on WinView’s NFL, NBA, MLB and NHL games. If you enjoy watching the sport, you should give it a try, and we give you the knowledge you need to enjoy the game and win some money at the same time.

To that end, WinView offers free entry contests so you can play until you get your feet under you and learn the nuances of the game. Once you have some experience, you should get a better idea of which paid entry contests you enjoy and which ones are winnable.

The easiest answer to “what contests should I play?” is “whatever games you are watching.” If you know you’re going to sit down for Patriots-Steelers game, why wouldn’t you play a contest? You don’t have to risk a lot of money to have a more enjoyable viewing experience.

That being said, there are two simple yet important pieces of advice for choosing your contests. The first is to play to your strengths. If you are a Packers fan, play a Packers contest. You should know they are a pass first offense and their running back generally won’t see several carries on one drive. You should also know that the potential for long touchdowns is there with Aaron Rodgers behind center. If you have local knowledge, use that to your advantage.

Another way to get an advantage is to target less popular contests with rooms that are not full. You may not care about the Dolphins-Bills game, but neither does anyone else. As Wee Willie Keeler once said, you have to “hit it where they ain’t.” If everyone is playing the Patriots-Ravens game, there is probably money to be made elsewhere.

Once you choose a sport and a game to play, you have to choose the room type you want to play in. You will be eligible for beginner rooms for your first 20 paid entry contests, so you should probably take advantage of that for as long as you can. From there, you can choose a 50/50 room, multiplier room, or a classic room that will vary in size and payout. If you are the type of player who likes to take on safer props at lower payouts, you may want to stick to 50/50s or double-ups. If you prefer to take bigger swings, then something with a higher payout will be more your speed. There is certainly a WinView contest that is right for you, you just have to find it.