Sports Betting: psychological tips|en
The game with the bookmakers, as in all of our lives, it is important to set a goal. If you do not put yourself a specific goal when you bet, you can very quickly lose. You start betting every day, you will start to put on great odds to win back the loss arises, you suddenly begin to make impulsive bets, and the whole game suddenly acquire a not very pleasant character for you. And yet, force yourself to stop for a few minutes and think about a few things, which are explained below:
Who am I to tell you how to play and where to put their bets? You're right, I can only advise, but in any case not to command. There are no correct answers to the questions which you should bet to win. All this depends on (among other reasons) of your risk appetite. The answer to the question of where to bet, you can give only if you determine your risk tolerance. A player who wants to win a lot of money quickly, often elect a risky way of betting on the big factors. Opposite it is the type of player who is quite happy, if he manages to extract 10% of the profits from bets placed. He has a low propensity to take risks. It puts only the clear favorites at small rates, and often make only small bets.
Long-term or short game
This is one of the most important things you need to decide for yourself. Do you want to play a long-term or short game? If you play a long game, you might want to bet against the favorites for the team, having a relatively low mathematical chance to win. In this case, you do not have to win every bet, but when you finally win, your winnings will be great, because the odds on outsiders are high.
The question is: Do you have the patience to put on outsiders? Or you will lose patience and start to change the strategy?
The player puts on a short game on the big favorites for a small factor, and often large sums. He feels that he wins often enough, but when he wins, the resulting gain is very small, and when he loses, he quickly rolled back. This arises from the fact that all the bookies are afraid of favorites.
Bookmakers always underestimate factors favorites, because most of the players put it on the favorites. In other words, putting only big favorites, sooner or later you will find yourself a loser, since the coefficients that give the bookies favorites, always understated relative to those that would have to be in accordance with the theory of probability.
The image of the action
Many people are betting just to have great pleasure to watch on TV for the football game or other sporting event. This is normal. They do not particularly care whether they win or lose. They regard his loss as a kind of payment for entertainment. And because these people do not make bets every day, they relate to sports betting as one of the types of recreation. Opposite them make professional players, who set themselves the goal of winning money, big money. Very often, these players make their bets constantly, put on favorites, which are so afraid of bookmakers, and often, these players are not willing to play the long game at higher rates. But what happens if a player suddenly starts winning?
Yeah, right, it will begin immediately to increase rates because he had the impression that he was unlucky, or that he is very smart, and he begins to play an increasingly large until finally he realizes that his money ran out. This is a consequence of human psychology. It turns out that we, for unknown reasons, always want to lose all the money won. When we win, we do not stop saying to ourselves: "Well, everything is enough, I have enough." No, we continue to play, and then suddenly start to play. And everything starts to go downhill. If you started with $ 100 and reached $ 500, you have a beautiful figure. However, instead of to take 400 dollars profit, you continue to play with all the money, and you suddenly left only $ 300. Never mind, at this point you still have 200% of the profits, but you think that you have less money than it was before, and you continue to play. And lost with a high probability all your money faster than even aware of what happened.
It's very destructive behavior, but you can avoid it, if you follow a certain discipline.
When you win, do not feel invincible, and do not start to increase their rates. Continue to put the same amount as in the beginning, and remember, even if you think that the win is very easy to lose all that you won, it is also very simple. Of course, we must strive to use their chance when you have a period of luck, but always remember that it is very easy to let things turn out of control. When you lose, do not try to commit irrational acts (sharply increasing rate, change the strategy, to put on a lot of games, etc.) If your strategy has worked before, it will work in the future. It is a matter of discipline and patience. Once bad luck will be interrupted, and it is time to show your speed to you. Perhaps, in these times is to interrupt the game for a few weeks, do something else and come back to the game later.
Do you have time to gather information about the participants of the match, or you put the rate just to get the pleasure of watching the matches? Consider what time you are willing to spend on the game, and act accordingly.
How much money is in my possession? How much can I afford to lose? Never borrow money on the game. Never play with money that you have planned for the current household expenses, or other things that are more important than playing with the bookmakers. Always remember that you can lose all your money. Set a goal, take all the winnings when you reach that goal, and start playing again. Example: if you start with $ 100, set a goal to get to $ 500. If you get to the $ 500, you get $ 400 as a prize, and continue the game with your original $ 100. In this way, you will see the fruits of their labor, real money, not just the virtual amount in your account at the bookmaker server.