Betting on the KBO League Korean Series Online

This is a guide to help players bet on KBO League Korean Series, one of the major baseball tournaments of the region. The KBO (Korean Baseball Organization) League is the top professional baseball league in South Korea which is also the most popular sports league in the country. In its 41st season, the KBO League Korean Series is the annual final championship series that is played after the regular season.

The top 5 teams of the regular season battle it out in a series of playoffs to crown the winning team. The most titles are held by the Kia Tigers (11), followed by the Samsung Lions (8).

Everything you need to know about the KBO League Korean Series

Everything you need to know about the KBO League Korean Series

The KBO is the governing body that governs 2 professional baseball leagues in South Korea - the KBO League and the KBO Futures League. On their list of sports tournaments is the KBO League Korean Series and the All-Star Game. Being a member of the International Baseball Federation, they are also tasked with facilitating the participation of the national baseball team in international sporting events.

Since 2000, the national South Korea baseball team has been put firmly on the map by coming second in the World Baseball Classic (twice) and winning bronze and gold in the 2000 and 2008 Olympic games, respectively.

KBO League Korean Series plays baseball very similar to the best baseball championships. The rules of baseball in South Korea are closely related to the American Major League Baseball (MBL). They both have a designated hitter rule (US, as of 2022), but bat flipping considered normal in South Korea is seen as offensive in the USA.

Ties are not common in important games in the USA, who allow an indefinite number of extra innings to decide the winner. Whilst ties are very few, the KBO League puts a limit of 12 innings on regular season games and a 15 innings limit in the playoffs which means the teams could tie.

Everything you need to know about the KBO League Korean Series
How is the KBO League Korean Series played?

How is the KBO League Korean Series played?

The KBO League Korean Series is an annual championship that takes place after the regular season (April - September). During the season 10 teams play a total of 144 games by playing each team 16 times. The biggest baseball events attract crowds of 28,000+ spectators and would be more if the ballparks had a bigger capacity.

The top 5 teams from the season compete with the first game played between the fourth and fifth teams, with the fourth team starting with a 1-0 lead. The winner (the best of 2 games) goes on to compete with the third ranking team in the Semi-Playoffs.

The Semi-Playoffs are the best of 5 games with the winner going on to play against the second ranked team in the Playoffs. The Playoffs are the best of 5 games, and the winner qualifies to play the Korean Series with the number 1 ranked team.

The Korean Series is the championship game that needs the winning team to win 4 of the 7 games. Similar to other baseball tournaments, the games are played one game a day until there is a champion. The games are played in a 2-3-2 or 2-2-1-1-1 format that alternates between the home grounds of the competing teams.

How is the KBO League Korean Series played?
How to Bet on KBO Korean Series

How to Bet on KBO Korean Series

When players want to bet on baseball tournaments like the KBO League Korean Series, they first need to find a safe, secure and reputable online sportsbook that offers the sport. These factors can be assumed to be in place by the presence of a license issued by a trustworthy authority. New players in particular should look out for the great welcome bonuses on some sites.

It is also worth checking out the payment and withdrawal methods to find a convenient one for the player. Registering on an online sportsbook involves entering personal details, selecting a payment method, funding the account, navigating to the sports page, selecting a match and placing a bet.

To increase a punter's chances of making good bets, the punter needs to study the game, the teams and individual players. Knowing how the game is played, studying statistics and paying attention to any news about teams and players can all help the bettor to make more informed bets with better chances of winning.

The weather can be an important factor as some teams/players play better under certain conditions and could be the deciding criterion when placing Run Line bets. It is also important to know who the first pitchers and batters are (along with their statistics) as this can seriously influence how the game goes.

How to Bet on KBO Korean Series
The Best KBO League Korean Series Betting Sites in 2023

The Best KBO League Korean Series Betting Sites in 2023

To find the best online bookmaker, check out bettingranker reviews of trusted sites to help players find the right site for them. One of the best for the Korean Series is Betwinner that serves over 53 countries, in 43 languages, using 31 currencies. It has over 90 deposit options, a range of markets and plenty of bonuses for new and established players.

Betwinner offers in-game play, live streaming matches whilst displaying statistics on the side of the page. It has a mobile app available to download for iOS and android, or the website can be accessed directly on a mobile device.

Another recommended online sportsbook is Dafabet which is more geared towards the Asian market, but is also licensed for use in the UK. It is a solid site established in 2004 which accepts 13 currencies and offers the site in 11 languages.

Dafabet has an interesting feature which allows punters to cash-out before a game has finished, albeit with only a fraction of the winnings. They also offer a Bet Builder Tool to help players build their own customized wager. Odds are displayed instantly to give more convenience to the player.

The Best KBO League Korean Series Betting Sites in 2023
Short History of the KBO League Korean Series

Short History of the KBO League Korean Series

The KBO League was founded in 1982 with the first Korean Series being played between the OB Bears and the Samsung Lions. For the first 6 years of the KBO League, the season was divided into 2 with the top teams from each half season facing off with each other in the Korean Series Championship.

This changed in 1986 because the same team won both half seasons the previous year resulting in no Korean Series in 1985. The following baseball championships were played between the top two teams from each half season to ensure a Korean Series. That format has since developed into the current top 5 teams from one whole season competing in the playoffs.

Short History of the KBO League Korean Series