A Guide to Succeed At Sports Betting
Author: J. Stephens
In over 20 years of gambling on horse racing and
sports I can honestly say for around 15 of those years I lost money
regularly. I guess looking back you could say it was a learning curve
but it was without doubt a painful one. I tried all things believe me,
paying money to the "best" sports expert services, prediction software,
reading books varying from spread betting to handicapping and more.. I
would see an add for "horse racing system" and just could not resist
,then watch my money top up my bookies pension fund. you see the fact
is this YOU CAN'T WIN MONEY AT BETTING unless you have these 3 Things.
1: You need an Edge.
Information is crucial, as a sports punter you can never have enough
information, whether your betting on horse racing, football or hockey
you need knowledge, from the up-to-the-minute injuries to weather
conditions and of course the teams latest form and confidence. It may
not seem important but I can tell from years of experience it's
crucial! Thankfully most of the hard work is done for you these days
with a multitude of resources at your disposal with the internet and
2: You Need a Method.
Having had my bank wiped out on more than one occasion I talk from
experience when I say most of the betting methods out there are fake.
Sadly I had to waste thousands of pounds trying several systems to
realize this. Football methods, horse racing systems, NBA methods, you
name it I tested them all. Nevertheless if you can find a progressive
system that is proved to have worked over a number of years, your job
is half way done. You can find methods I have been using for over 3
years on my site, as well as Free horse racing methods and also my own
systems which is a combination of all the best systems I have found
over the years.
3: Do Not get Emotional
A popular saying found in poker schools is "Scared money never wins"
but in my experience it applies to all levels and aspects of gambling.
When staking money on sports events confidence is the key right? losing
runs and winning runs all come down to confidence, when your feeling
great and 'on a roll' betting seems like the easiest game in the world
yet when a losing run comes along it feels like you may not pick
another winner again. The fascinating thing is that both losing runs
and winning runs DON'T EXSIST! It's simply a state of mind and has no
connection whatsoever on the event your betting on although it may not
seem like from a subjective point of view
The point is this, if your serious about making money from gambling you
have to learn not to get emotional about it because I I can tell you
from experience emotions annihilate bank balances quicker than anything
I have found that it is very simple when you are sitting there, in
front of your PC, and your about to make a fortune you let your
emotions get in the way. When this happens you make an emotional
judgment rather than a calm one and nine times out of ten you lose
So how do you take the emotion out of betting? Well over the years I
have formed a few tricks so that I know when I am getting emotional and
have a break and am now winning more often than I lose
Unfortunately it has cost me a lot of money along the way.
Also now, when I buy a new 'system', I do not just jump straight in and
bet the mortgage on it.
I still look at new methods on a regular basis but now my manner is
much more 'businesslike' than it was before and I quite simply know
when to take the hit and walk away. It may well be a case of taking
three steps forward and two steps back that it means that I'm still one
A few of my simple, but powerful suggestions are:
Do not bet when you are tired
If the bet is big, go and make a cuppa and focus prior to placing it
Go and do something else for five minutes and just clear your head of
that tunnel vision
Ask yourself - can you afford to lose?
There is no such thing as a method that wins 100% of the time. How you
react in the times when you are not winning is the vital. Take emotion
out of the equation and believe me, you will continue winning by
learning when to accept a loss.