Betting on sport makes the game you are watching that much more interesting. If there is money on the line, you will be rooting for a player or team to be successful and it is can be a great thrill when you get your call right.
We all like to think we know what the result or the score is going to be in a respective game and there is nothing better than getting it right when you have backed your estimate with a bookmaker. The bookies though can often be hard to beat. They very rarely make a mistake with their odds. However, here are three tips which hopefully will help you get the better of them at sports betting.
1. Ante Post Betting
More often than not, if you bet in the bookmaker’s ante-post market, you are more likely to get bigger odds than you would on the day of the event. An ante-post market is betting on an event which takes place in the distant future. For example, if you like horse racing and you see a horse which has the potential to win the Cheltenham Gold Cup, backing that horse well in advance will more often than not give you better odds than the day of the race. A great example of this is Sizing John. He was available at +2000.00 for the Blue Riband event at the Festival following his victory in the Kinloch Brae Chase in January, while on the day of his Gold Cup success he was only +700. The earlier you get on, the better.
2. Choose The Right Method That Suits You
Sports punters have never had it so good when it comes to betting. No longer do they need to go into a shop to place their bet, they can now do so online or as easy as a touch of a button on a smart phone. There is a number of different methods to put on a bet. You can do so with the traditional bookmakers, where you place your stake on a win market. If you have ever had a punt before, it is more than likely that this is the form you have used in the past.
But there are more options than just that: There is Bitcoin sportsbetting which suits those punters who like to deposit with different currencies. You will use the digital currency that’s known as Bitcoin to place your bet – which means that no punter has an advantage over others based on their local currency, and also that all your personal details are safe as houses. Moreover, exchange sites allow you to bet against another punters. The benefit of exchange betting is that you can lay your own odds on a game if you feel a team or player will lose. Finally, one of the most interesting ways to have a punt is spread betting. A spread mark will be set in each game and you will choose to buy or sell at that specific mark depending on the market. You do have be careful here though as you can win and lose much more than your initial stake.
3. Take Advantage of Promotions And Offers
There are a number of sign up offers and promotions available today for sports bettors if they open a new online account. These include free bets, sports tickets and increased odds on your first selection. By taking advantage of these, you are getting much more for your money which means the value is very much stacked in your favour. If your initial bet loses and you have a match free bet, you are effectively having a second go without having to deposit any more money. The offers and promotions are exceptional ahead of major events, including the Super Bowl which was won last year by the New England Patriots. The bookmakers are all fighting for your custom so they have to be as competitive as they can be.
Above all else, keep stakes to levels you are can afford and comfortable with and enjoy your punt. Hopefully lady luck is on your side but you do have to accept that you can’t win every time.