Rules for How to make money wagering
June 2, 2008 ás 18:21
Autor: Bruno Read by Readers
There are many methods, many ideas, many hunches, many ways to face bets, none is perfect, and none is 100% trustworthy but altogether can be at the minimum, a source of inspiration. So, we gather here and there some betting rules of several members of the ApostaGanha.pt and we make this article that we hope to be of interest of all punters.
The 7 Commandments of the Breda member:
1. Defining your situation before the bookies.
If it were easy to beat the bookies, everyone would be rich and they would simply go bankrupt. Why do you reckon they offer those little bonuses at the first deposit and a few extra things? No one gives money to anyone. Final stop. Making money is possible, of course it is! But first you have to take advantage from the bets emotion and not letting it change your life. Don’t bet recklessly and share information, follow the winning bets.
2. Knowing what you’re betting on.
When I speak about NBA, I have to have some knowledge, I don’t bet at random. The bookies set up the lines and the handicaps to divide the bettors in two halves, each one to his/her preferred margin. If you know something more than the public you’re already in advantage, that’s why there are forums like this one and others to enable us to help exchanging ideas. This way you leave with an extra 50% confidence in your bet and you can always enjoy with fun the bets you make. Learn and listen to views.
3. Accept your limitations.
Knowing more than others requires some study of the teams, but it also requires some dose of patience and will to learn from the others; you’re not always right and you need to admit it if you’re not sure. Don’t be a stubborn jackass who thinks he/she knows everything.
4. Use credible sources everywhere.
Obviously you need to know where to look for information, specially being us Portuguese and living in the other side of the ocean, not being able to watch the games as if we were in the U.S.A. Look for forums, sites and other things that can help you deciding your choice. I repeat: do not choose randomly! Bookies like guys that don’t know where they stand or that bet only because “the San Antonio are champions and they always win”.
5. Don’t bet in many games.
This one always works. The beginners luck, the one we always make in the beginning! “Look, this brings high odds, and they are all favourites, easy money!” WRONG. Bookies don’t make many mistakes and generally the lines they set up are very hard to beat, we never know where we should put the money on. If you’re betting in all games of the evening, it is very likely that you have already given the bookie some advantage. They don’t make mistakes, especially in a series of games. Concentrate ONLY in those games where you know that you can have some luck and that you have information to make you believe that that bet is a winner.
6. Don’t bet too much.
This is supposed to be a basic rule. Bets should be done for fun and never to try and make money. If you don’t know that, go back to the start of this article. If in the beginning everything is fun, in the end it can all become a nightmare if you’re already using money that you shouldn’t, you’re stressed out because of badly laid bets. This should never happen!
I use a scale from 1 to 10, as bet and as confidence that I have in it. 10/10 is 10% of what I have on the bookie, which already allows safeguarding me if I have a series of bad results, it is obvious that we all have but if you have a good money management, you’ll never be bankrupt.
7. Bet and strike hard on your bet of the day.
After all this, I make one bet a day, twice at the most. After I get some perception I always lay my bet and strike it, if I lose it I lose it, if I win, the better, but believe me, in the long term, luck will not count on anything! Only skill and knowledge, of course.
The lower the bet odd is the higher the fall.
The odds, not the bets, also MESS a lot with the psychology of the typical punter, the lower the odd is the more the typical punter feels confident and is lead to believe in a determined bet success. Very often the typical punter is lead to believe in what he/she doubted initially only and exclusively because the odd is low, it seems incredible but it’s true.
The odds have to be faced like appearances, the society gives much importance to the appearance and many times defines the person X or Y is like this or like that by the appearance, those are stereotypes that we keep creating along life, the SAME happens with the odds, the odds should be faced as the first impression or like a trend, but APPEARANCES sometimes deceive and normally the person we define with absolute certainty to be honest is exactly the opposite and it was on that one that we had put our highest trust. Conclusion? We take on the biggest lesson of all: to never trust in what we are not sure of.
In terms of money this is exactly what happens, the lower it is the odd the higher it is the tendency of the typical punter in laying higher sums and in exponential way or in other words, he/she reaches the point of betting everything he/she has in an 1.01 of odd, because this is the only way he/she will see “tangible” profit. Normally and as it is natural you’ll get away with it many times but ONCE WILL BE ENOUGH to lose everything, and there he/she goes back to square one and depositing again.
Worse, if the day goes wrong the typical punter has as tendency to bury him/her self even more and follows a thinking totally irrational, “since I have had a big loss I am betting everything in this odd to have it back”, conclusion: that odd is of 1.10, 1.20 and even winning he/she practically gets back little or nothing and on top he/she risks losing everything at once.
Finally, to insist in low odds is not to have the slightest perception of bank management, it causes chaos by betting and takes off leeway by choosing the games therefore there are being avoided good odds because he/she just diverted most of the funds in odds that apparently are more trustworthy.
If you reckon team X victory is “guaranteed” and the odd is lower to 1.50 then move straightaway to an Asian Handicap minimum -0.5,-1 and that that handicap odd never be lower than 1.75
Multiple bets that include maximum three games (very often 3 are too many). Multiple bets with more games than these are the same than playing Russian roulette and maybe with even less chances of success.
Bets with a minimum 1.5 odd for each one of the games involved in the multiple. Never put the same game in more than one multiple. Never make more than two multiples a day.
When I lose consecutive multiples I stop for a few days, avoiding the “I-need-to-get-it-back-fast” feeling, it is the death of the player.
I bet only in games and sports which I know well and after a deep personal study and external picks reading.
Bluntly –> NEVER!
The 10 Commandments of the Lobo member:
1 – You will not bet more than 5% over your bet bank.
2 – You will not bet in odds lower than 1.50.
3 – You will not make multiples.
4 – You will not bet in unknown teams or championships.
5 – You will not bet in sports that you don’t regularly follow.
6 – You will not bet LIVE without watching the game.
7 – You will not bet without analysing with time and dedication the game you selected.
8 – You will not lay more than 4 bets a day until you double the bank.
9 – You will not bet in “lotto”, “pairs or odds”, team that kicks off, etc…
10 – You will not play sporting bets GAMES.