One of the most common questions for novice players is: is it possible to win betting on sports matches? To begin with, the player is recommended to study the current rules of the betting company and the functionality of the site: for example, sports categories, types of bets, etc.
First of all, sports betting should be perceived as entertainment. This allows you to play “for fun”, without nervous tension, and brings a charge of emotions in case of success. It also makes it easier to endure the setbacks that are inevitable for every forecaster.
Bank management is another important skill. Beginners are not recommended to immediately move on to high stakes. To begin with, you should bet on the amount that you are not afraid to lose. In case of a loss, you should not react recklessly and double the amount in order to recoup. This is a bad start and will only lead to disappointment.
Basic rules for a beginner in betting:
- Do not bet randomly on everything, carefully select matches, the result of which can be most accurately predicted.
- Develop self-discipline and endurance. Each bet should be made only from cold calculation, and not under the influence of emotions and desires. All decisions must be informed and justified.
- Allocate working hours for betting. This is a daily time that you can devote to pre-match analysis and betting without compromising your main work and family life.
If a beginner wants to be successful in betting, he must keep statistics of his bets and look at the long term. The player should always be aware of the state of his financial affairs, know how much money is spent on bets, what profit comes from these investments. Don`t count on huge betting returns. Experienced bettors have a good result – plus 11-12% increase to the bank per month. And this indicator is not achieved instantly, not in one day, betting requires experience, special skills.
5 tips for beginners
Here are 5 practical tips to help you take your first steps in betting.
- Decide what you want to bet on
If you consider betting as entertainment, then be prepared to lose money. Beginners rarely analyze a sporting event. They often bet on their favorite team to make it more interesting to watch the match.
If bets are money for you, then take them seriously. Think of betting as a daily job that requires deep analysis.
- Choose a few bookmakers that are best for you
Offices that accept sports betting can be compared with banks – the larger the bank (bookmaker), the more reliable it is. Major bookmakers have a long history and a good reputation. It is unlikely that a well-known bookmaker will go for tricks that will tarnish its name, but will allow you to deprive you of profit from several bets. And on the contrary, small and “young” bookmakers have not yet managed to earn a crystal reputation for themselves, so they do not value it. Such companies are less trustworthy because they often deceive customers.
- Decide on the amount for the first deposit. Write it off in advance
This will optimize the process and calculate the budget. Often, beginners make bets on larger amounts than planned, succumbing to emotions. This leads to unexpected expenses, so the bank is empty faster than you expected. A beginner must decide how much he is willing to spend on bets at first.
- Choose a sport that you are good at
Adhering to this strategy for beginners means increasing the chances of winning. If you understand a certain sports discipline, then you probably know its nuances, are familiar with championships and tournaments, teams, statistics, news, etc. Experts even recommend deciding not only on the sport, but also on specific tournaments or championships, study them in detail and bet mainly on them.
- Don`t bet only on your favorite teams
There is no place for emotions in bets, only calculation and statistics. Do not bet on teams that appeal to you. Here it is necessary to turn off feelings and sympathy towards the team or the athlete. Otherwise, the probability of defeat increases. Beginners often place bets with a psychological mindset, favoring feelings over reason. Do not deliberately make a mistake that will lead to failure.