If with the second question “where to bet” everything is much easier, then the answer to the question: “how to bet on sports” betters (players) search and devote whole years and not everyone can answer it. But we will still try to give correct and useful instructions, and at the same time explain in an accessible and understandable way where to start and in which direction to move to a novice player.
Check out and determine the possible outcomes and types of bets
If you decide to start placing bets on sports, the very first step is to figure out what the bets are. Single (a bet on a certain outcome in a duel), an express (a bet on several outcomes), a system (a set of express rates) – all these are the types of bets that every reputable bookmaker accepts. For more details, see the types of rates.
It should also be understood that bookmakers do not stand still and are constantly developing, thereby offering their players new various interesting and even more gambling options for outcomes. So, for example, recently, gambling on the Asian Handicap has become especially popular. For more details, see the types of outcomes (handicap, time-match, total, etc.).
Live betting takes a separate place in this niche, i.e. on-the-go bets, which have recently become even more popular. This is primarily due to the high value of the coefficients, and given that live rates are considered the most risky, the level of adrenaline among the players is simply off scale. Nevertheless, a significant number of players prefer to play their game and place rates in this particular niche or sport.
Choosing a sport and competition for your bets
It should be understood that gambling on sports events that you have no idea about is complete absurdity. But this does not mean that you should not rate on cricket, but only rates on football, rather the opposite! The fact is that every fan and amateur today “understands” football (when it comes to significant games, leagues and championships), but bookmakers really understand it much better. And in order to consistently receive even a small profit from sport bets, a player must understand events at least a fraction of % better than a bookmaker. Therefore, you can hardly be able to beat the bookmaker in the English or German championship from the start.
Another thing is less popular sports, as well as insignificant leagues and championships. Nobody says that before starting to gamble on sports – from the very beginning a player must thoroughly understand and know all the layouts in some, say, the 3rd Norwegian football division. But for this you have the Internet with a huge amount of news and statistical information about sport, which can eventually allow you to become a real specialist and professional in the chosen direction.
Thus, sports, like betting, should be loved and given time. Therefore, your events for betting should be unpopular sports or insignificant leagues and championships, which, together with regular information and knowledge, will allow you to achieve stability of winnings on rates.
Strategy is the most important element of the betting game
One of the most important attributes of a gambling game is “Strategy of the game” or “Strategy of gambles”. In any bookmaker’s office there is such a thing as “margin”, i.e. the profit that the bookmaker initially pledges into each rate. Ideally, a line without margin would look like this: for events with equal chances of winning (heads / tails), the odds should be 2.0 and 2.0, i.e. odds are 50/50. But in reality, the bookmaker will put up odds of 1.9 and 1.9 for such an event at best. This difference can be the profit of the office, or simply “margin”. All bookmakers have margins today ranging from 3% to 15%. Thus, a player must be at least 10% “smarter” than the bookmaker to win!
This is why the strategies were developed. There are no dozen strategies themselves: Flat, Miller, Martingale, Danish strategy D’Alembert, Oscar Grind, etc. See sports gambling strategies. All of them are aimed at maximizing the player’s profit, and most importantly, minimizing possible losses. For novice players, strategies are simply an irreplaceable tool, since any of them, with the exception of “catch-up”, will not allow you to immediately lose your bank and be left with nothing. But a game without a strategy, no matter how hard you try, in the end can definitely lead to bankruptcy!
Most strategies are based on the theory of number series, but there is no single best strategy. All of them are good in their own way and each corresponds and will suit a specific person, with a certain psychotype, mentality, psychoanalysis, etc. Before you start gambling on sports online, remember for yourself once and for all the golden truth: there is no better or win-win strategy! The only strategy that provides stability in winnings due to the difference in odds for the same sporting event in different bookmakers is the “sure bets” strategy, but there are also some moments there.
For each specific player and sport, his own strategy or group of strategies can be suitable. But dull copying will not necessarily give results. A strategy is a plan of action over a long period of time. Therefore, only by trial and error: studying the theory and principles of gambling, as well as constantly drawing new information and learning to understand sports, you will modernize the strategy taken as a basis or come to your own unique model of playing the game, which will allow you to receive the long-awaited stable profit on rates. There are positive players, but you can only get into their ranks thanks to a properly selected, independently developed or developed strategy and hard work!
If you have studied all the above points, then it is quite possible to proceed directly to the gamble on sport. But this does not mean that you will start to win or, at least, you won’t lose and will stay with your own.