Sporting lines, side bets, parlays and so much more! Sports betting can be a very daunting prospect for the beginner, but with some help and guidance in the right direction can be a very profitable experience.
So that is why we at South African Online Sports Bet are gathering some great tips, advice and all round good information for anybody who has, is or will be trying their "prediction" skills at sportsbooks.Sports Betting And Impatience
What does it take to be successful sports bettor? Well, it takes a whole bunch of things actually, but one of the most important is being able to stomach losses. Winning streaks and losing streaks happen both in sports betting and in life, but there's one peculiarity that sets sports betting apart: even when you win, you feel like you're losing, and that's because even as you rack up profits, the majority of the time you lose money. Interested in how that's possible? Take a look at the statistical analysis below.
Let's consider you bet four games each day and that you are a 55% winner. The probability of you losing all four of your bets is a meager 4.10%. The probability of winning one bet and losing the other three is 20.05%. The probability of splitting down the middle 2-2 is 36.75%. In order to consider it a winning day, you of course have to win at least three out of your four bets. The odds of that happening aren’t that bad actually. 29.95% is a decent number indeed. The probability of winning all four of your bets is 9.15%. What exactly does that tell you? It tells you that in order to have a profitable day, you need to win either all four of your bets or at least three of them, the combined odds on which are 39.1%. What this translates to is that even if you’re an overall 55% bettor, you will lose money around 60% of the time. This is the very reason why winning feels a lot like losing in sports betting. Making money by wagering on games will not give you the thrills you might expect. It’s more like a day job: boring as hell but productive and profitable nonetheless.
When people - even successful handicappers - lose patience, all sorts of bad things start happening. They chase their perceived or real losses, thus destroying the safety cushion provided by their bankroll, losing more money, then eventually ending up quitting altogether. Bankroll management is an integral part of successful sports betting, however, by itself it cannot really achieve anything. Discipline is also needed of course, but it's a lot harder to stay focused and disciplined than one might think. Sticking with your betting system through hell and high water is not an easy feat especially if you tend to question yourself often. Sometimes there is just no way to know whether you are in fact doing something wrong, or if it's just Lady Luck throwing a fit. In such cases, you're best off taking a step back and taking a long hard look at the bigger picture: if you feel that you are doing nothing different from the times when you were profitable, then that's a sign that all you need to do is to hunker down and ride out the storm. Taking a little break in the middle of a harsh losing streak is not a bad idea either. The bottom-line is that you need muster enough patience not to go chasing your losses.
Also, you should take your betting online. Online bookmakers, much like online poker rake back sites and the poker rooms for props, will give their players generous bonuses and loyalty deals to keep them hanging around. All that extra money will bite right into the vig, widening your profit margins. Patience is essential in online sports betting too though.Bangladeshi authorities looking to avoid "power" riots during cricket World Cup
Bangladesh, one of the host nations of the 2011 Cricket World Cup, has apparently learned its power outage-produced rioting lessons well. During the 2010 soccer World Cup, the crowds took to the streets when power outages prevented them from watching the games. In the cricked-crazed country, counting on a similar reaction in the case of a power outage during one of the games is well within reason, so the authorities undertook measures to nip the rioting in the bud. Power companies have been instructed to show games on large generator-powered public screens to make sure no one in Bangladesh misses any of the World Cup action.
The task of providing uninterrupted TV coverage is made nearly impossible in the energy-poor nation by the very format of cricket games, which tend to last about 8 hours. The priority of the organizers will therefore be to secure non-stop coverage of Bangladesh’s games before anything else. Looking to avoid incidents the likes of which broke out during power outages in 2010 when the soccer World Cup was in full swing, and when angry fans attacked power company officials and broke into company offices, the state owned power company DESCO will be stretched to the maximum from the get go as the first game of the World Cup will be the one between Bangladesh and archrival India on February 19. Although most pundits don’t place the Bangladeshi team among the favorites, the recent uptick in shape that the team has shown gives its fans hopes against major cricket powers India and England.
No fewer than 8 World Cup games will be held on Bangladeshi soil: six in the capital Dhaka and two in the port city of Chittagong. Authorities have already experienced problems with crowds that grew frustrated over endless lines for live game tickets.
All Right Reserved
Site optimized for IE8, Firefox 3+ and all new browsers.
Please find here some interesting articles about football betting and generally sports betting.
Please go to the category to find the individual betting articles.
The articles are divided into the following categories:
These betting articles are read the most:
Some of the most interesting parts include Online Bookie Reviews, free bet & bonus details, sports betting news (there's especially a whole lot to read in there) and many more.
What can be found through the links above? Pretty much whatever you are looking to read up on, you will be able to find it here. Even getting started with online betting can be a little overwhelming with so many online betting sites trying to vie for your attention. Which ones are the best? One of the most popular sections is our in-depth Online Bookmaker Reviews, which have been produced through personal experience. The groundwork has been done to help you pick the right bookmaker for you. There are also many free bets and bonuses to keep up to date with, as well as daily betting news and event previews. A lot of this information can be found through the General Betting Articles section.
Welcome to our sports betting articles page where you can find everything from professional sports bettors talking about what got them into the game to those that had to get out of the game becasue they simply couldn't beat the almighty 52.38%. You'll also find other interesting topics related to sports gambling as well. Enjoy!
How I Became a Professional Sports Bettor - The Crazy Snake talks about how he was born into and hooked from the start once he got his first taste of the sports betting life.
Betting Money Lines - Jason Green talks about betting money lines and how they are a great bet in lieu of wagering on the point spread.Sportsbook Promotions
Intertops - One of the biggest bookies on the web! In business since the 80's, you win here, you get paid! See site for current bonus promotions!
Bovada - Bet sports, play poker, wager on ponies and gamble in their casino all from the same account. Voted fairest online casino on the web!
5Dimes - Biggest teasers and parlays found on the web! Bet on games at -105 odds instead of -110! Move the line 20 points in foots and 16 in hoops!
Progressive Parlays - You can lose a few picks and still get paid!Featured Articles
Line Shopping - You price compare at the store? Why not for odds?
Increase Your Odds of Winning - Improve your odds of figuring out who will beat the spread by employing a few simple steps!
How Much You Should Bet on Games - You can never receive enough lessons about bankroll management!
Tips to Winning - Tracking, lack of discipline, playing too many games, chasing losses and not properly handicapping a game are just a few mistakes that novice bettors make.
What is Vigorish? - We have an answer for the much asked question.
How I Became a Professional Sports Bettor - The Crazy Snake talks about how he was born into gambling.
Gambling Quotes - Some of the more popular sayings you'll hear.
Online sports betting companies in the UK are numerous, and all are competing for your custom. That really should be a big boon for you if you are looking for somewhere to go and do your online sports betting, because the competition will mean good value in betting prices, as well as promotions such as free bets to try and entice in you into their fold. While all online bookmakers can fall into the same apparent category, really you have two branches of the whole tree which you can look at. F. » read moreSports Betting Systems
Sports betting systems are commonly used by sports betting handicappers to help them make a profit with their sports betting. Betting systems rely on past data and information from a sport or league in order to find and exploit lines or odds that are poorly priced by the oddsmakers and sportsbooks.
Sports betting systems can use many different factors including statistical, psychological, situational, motivational, or a combination of any of the above to combine with past performances. » read moreHow To Win At Sports Betting
The statement I’m about to make will most certainly shock any sports bettor who reads it. While most of us are under the impression that everyone betting sports wins long term, so long as they bet often enough, this isn’t actually true.
Wait you’re not surprised? Of course you’re not! Everyone knows the bookmaker has an advantage so more times than not sports bettors lose. However, what if there was a way that the rolls could be reversed; what if the sports bet. » read moreBetting in the UK
In the UK, betting is regarded much differently than in the US. Not only are betting exchanges much better known, but bookmakers in general enjoy a much better reputation. Throughout the UK, betting is more like a harmless pastime of sport enthusiasts than the evil scourge of humanity it is sometimes branded as in the US. Indeed, Americans seem to be making a point of looking down on betting, rather than embracing it, regulating it, and moving on to something else to fuss over. Perhaps it sta. » read moreHow to Become A Sharper Sports Bettor
You probably hear a lot of talk about sharp bettors. The term has reached almost mythical proportions in the sports betting world. It’s also a very misunderstood term. Frankly, people give sharp bettors too much credit. They think that sharps are people with inside information, foolproof systems, and more knowledge than a mere mortal could ever possibly have. It’s just not true. The major difference between a sharp bettor and a so-called square is the amount of time and effort the. » read more
There are a ton of great articles here at High Tech Gambling, and this page collects the sports-betting articles for readers outside of the US together.
Since there are fewer restrictions outside the ‘land of the free’ (haha), this page contains a lot more links. You’ll find them in categories, starting with overviews / guides to the many different sports you can bet on, then a look at the sports books and comparison type articles after that, next are strategy articles (both basics and advanced) and at the end of the page links to help you get the best from betting on a range of different computing devices.
There are brand new articles published every week here, so make sure you remember to bookmark this site today!Sports Betting Articles List – Global Sports
Plenty more sports around, you can find some more on the US Sitemap page – and more are being added here every week.Sports Betting Articles List – Sports Book Comparisons
Global sports books are huge, with big licensed brands often listed on the London stock exchange. There are big differences in the odds / lines you will be offered, and the speed and efficiency with which these books handle bets and any issues which arise. Our reviews and detailed, and come from real experience – you will not find any ‘everything is 10/10!!’ here, these reviews are written by sports bettors, for sports bettors.Sports Betting Strategy Articles And Guides
Here you will find some awesome how-to articles aimed at both beginners and advanced punters. First up, the new punters / beginner type articles.
Here are links to more advanced topics:Sports Betting On Different Devices
Finally for this sitemap page, here are some links covering the different devices that you can bet on these days. If you are not taking advantage of the latest advances in betting technology, well, you are doing it wrong!
There are new articles and news posts coming up every single week here, so add either this page or the high-tech gambling homepage to your bookmarks right now!Bonuses and Great Deals at International Bookmakers
Bonuses, welcome offers and promotions make a big difference over time. While 'chasing' these is one strategy, my personal view is that choosing a bookie with the best odds, service and security is more important - with the promos the icing on the cake. Here is a selection of articles covering this important topic.
High Tech Gambling. Copyright © 2017 All Rights Reserved.
© Sports Betting 2018