Sports Betting Systems and the Psychology of a Winning Sports Bettor

If I had a nickel for every forum title I read that started out something like “Can you really make money betting sports?” I would be the richest man on the planet. Fact: If every bettor lost all the time there would be no sports betting market. It is that simple. I am a winning bettor. I don’t have to pick the paper up anymore and study statistics all day. It took some hard work to achieve this status. If you are tired of losing money and want to start making profits, keep reading.

Let me provide you with some basic statistics for the sake of the discussion. There are over 6 billion people in the world. Lets say only 3 billion are adults. Of those adults, only 10 percent bet on sports. That is 3 million people that bet sports. Of those 3 million people, only 2 percent actually make a living betting sports. The other 98 percent lose money. That leaves 60,000 people in the world who profit from betting sports for a living! These numbers are extremely conservative; it is estimated that over 200 million people ALONE will bet on the Superbowl in a given year. Not only is it possible to make a living betting sports, it happens every minute of everyday to real people just like you.

I have identified three crucial issues that keep amateur sports bettors from turning professional and turning profits in their sports betting careers.

1. The single biggest problem with those who lose money betting sports is a lack of discipline.

2. The second biggest problem is non-application of any substantial sports betting systems to keep you consistent and on target.

3. The third issue is thinking like the typical square bettor and not like the bookmaker.

I will address all of these fundamental betting flaws and give you a glimpse on how a winning sports bettor thinks and acts.

One of the best ways to lose your shirt over the long run is bet chasing. Scenario: You thought you had the lock of the century last evening with the first game. You lost that bet on some unbelievable nonsense, maybe a back door cover in a game that was long over for both teams. You got angry, saw the next game of the night coming up and impulsively doubled your bet for game two to cover your losses from game one. Then, since you had no real system in place to keep you in check, that game ends up a loser as well and you are now down big. Everyone has done this, and I am no exception. This is the lack of discipline I am talking about. You will lose some nights, just like your 401k will lose value some days. It comes with the territory. Bet just that one game and if it loses, cut your losses there and tomorrow is a new day.

There are tons of sports betting systems that exist, but some are very good if you have the discipline to follow them verbatim. Most sports bettors do not have the time, patience, or inclination to hypothesize, test, analyze, retest, and apply sports betting systems. This is why most sports bettors lose over the long haul. There are professionals who do have systems in place and are happy to share those systems with anyone who thinks they have what it takes to follow the system. You MUST have a system in place that keeps you on the winning path. Betting random games night in and night out without proper research is no formula for success. It is fun, but it is a money loser and that is not why you are here. You are here to become a winner. Remember, you will lose some nights. You will lose and losing is not fun. With a sports betting system in place that has been proven to win, over the course of your investment you will make money. How much you make and how often is entirely up to you applying discipline and consistency to your sports betting systems.

Think like the bookmaker. It has been said that books are only concerned with having an equal amount of bets placed on both sides of the same game. That way, with the vigorous factored into the game, the bookmakers earn a small profit regardless of who wins the game. This is a half truth. Yes, this is one way books make money. If you think that books won’t bait you into thinking a line is too good to be true, knowing that you, the general betting public, will pounce on that bet (a sucker bet or a trap bet) I have a bridge in San Francisco to sell you CHEAP. The real money for the bookmakers is in those games that are bet heavily on one side (and subsequently lost) by the general public. If a line is too good to be true it probably is. The bookmakers know the public loves the favorite. They also know more about tonight’s games than you could possibly research. They know you don’t have the discipline to stop while you are ahead (or down for that matter). They know you have no clue what sports betting systems give you an advantage. They also know that you think like an amateur bettor. This is precisely why you are not making money.

In my betting career one of the affirmations I would continuously rehearse was to never, ever think like the general betting public. Zig when others zag. It became so much more than just that but it was a start. The next thing is to trust the individuals who have paved the path before you. Put a system in place and follow it with precision and accuracy. Those sports betting systems exist and are being used every day. Over time, you will win. Winning translates into profits. Start winning and you will be able to do things in your life you couldn’t have dreamed of before. People every day are winning consistently betting sports. This should be you.

Logic System for Horse Race Betting

The best way to make money is to follow the same system that bookies do. This system can be applied even for casino gambling games. That system is to use logic. Other prominent betting systems are arbitrage and hedge systems. Let us focus on what logic betting system is and how to implement it to get paid better.

What is this logic betting system?

This logic system was developed by mathematicians using logical conclusions drawn from intense analysing different horse races. This is simple and definitely worth a try. Most people lose money on horse races is because they don’t have a plan of investment and they don’t know when to stop. All systems have their own pros and cons.

The governing principle of this system is that 33% of horses that win the races are marked as favourite. Taking that into account, if you bet in 10 games on the winner of the day, you will win 3. Start betting only 2% of your principal amount. Let us say you decide to bet a £150 or $250. 2% of this would be £3 or $5. This is the amount you will bet every time.

Next step in this requires checking the odds. Usually odds for the horses are predicted by analysts and put for public view. The odds should be more than 1.375 for a high percentage of win.

Now for the actual betting plan. Remember this sequence 1-1-2-4-8-16. Bet in the following way when you lose. For the first and second race bet 2% of the stake (£3 or $5). For the third race bet 2*2% of the stake (that is, £6or $10). For the fourth bet 4*2% (£12 or $20). For the fifth bet 8*2% (£24 or $40) and for the sixth, bet 16*2% (£48 or $80).

When you have lost all six games, stop for the day. By this time you would have lost £96 or $ 160. But this is rarely true when you are choosing the winner of the day. Also, when you have won even on game, stop for the day.

Once you have doubled your initial principal amount to £300 or $500, only then can you increase your bet to 2% of this amount. Till then you should keep betting at 2% of the first principal amount only. Now your stake will be £6 or $10. But if you lose money and your balance drops back to £150 or $250, go back to betting £3 or $5.

Your winnings will be low, but it will be steady. Taking that into account, you can win up to 5 times of your initial investment. All you need is patience and the urge to control your greed. By doing that, you can very well retire early.

Betting is an addiction, but you need to keep a steady mind over the shoulders and keep a keen eye over the bank roll.

Betting Systems That Work

Betting systems that work are of course what we are all looking for! It’s not an easy quest and for me has become a 12 year journey. And it never really ends of course!

I am contacted on a daily basis by so called ‘betting gurus’ offering the latest and greatest betting systems that work. I like to keep an open mind and if I feel someone is genuinely trying to develop a consistently winning system I will listen and encourage them. Sadly, many people have little clue about how to develop a winning betting strategy and are just out to make a fast buck.

I am also often asked which sport is best to concentrate on for betting systems that work. Horse betting systems, greyhounds and football betting systems are my own preferences and the areas I focus on. I use both backing and laying strategies. For those not familiar with lay betting systems, they allow us to become the bookmaker and bet that a team, horse, greyhound or other participant will lose.

Many people believe that lay betting is the obvious route for betting systems that work but it really isn’t that simple! Let me explain. Imagine we want to bet in a horse race where there are 10 horses running. Rather than trying to pick the winner we can choose to lay a horse and collect if it loses. This has to be an easy way to make money on Betfair – we have nine horses running for us! The problem is of course that we may have to offer high odds and on the odd occasion the horse we lay does win we are paying out a large share of our betting bank.

Betting Systems That Work – The Options

So where has my quest led me? First let me assure you that really are ways to consistently make money on Betfair. This can be on the main markets I’ve talked about or there may be another sport such as tennis, hockey or snooker you like to bet on. Some of the key things I look for are –

  • A system – or author – with a proven track record. A good system will have published results going back months or years which you can check yourself. If the system is new, check to see if the author is known in the betting world
  • A sound theoretical basis. To give an example, it’s a proven fact that female horses are less predictable in form than males. This may be the basis of a horse racing laying system as there is the element of doubt. What I personally hate is a system such as ‘lay every horse running at Goodwood if it came 2nd in its last run.’ Yes statistics may prove they lose often but there is no logic to it and it’s simply making statistics fit a pattern
  • A reasonable price! I see systems selling for $100, $200 or more and unless they have years of evidence of consistent profits and come with a long guarantee I won’t touch them
  • Realistic claims of profit potential. Even the best strategies can only deliver so much. There are no Betfair loopholes, no secret systems… it’s all hype I’m afraid! Stories of people retiring on their betting profits from using one simple system should be ignored

3 Powerful Tips You Must Know in Live Soccer Betting

When it comes to live soccer betting, there are certain foundational principles you have to acquire. In this entry, I will reveal to you 3 crucial soccer betting tips which will serve you well in the long run. Master the three principles, and you will increase your winning probability exponentially.

1. Know how to read the odds movement. Yes, the live odds movement is a great indicator of what the game’s outcome will be. Betting on soccer successfully requires both the sports and intuitive intelligence in understanding the odds. The majority of sports bettors have no clue what the odds display suggest, that’s why many people tend to lose in soccer betting – they’re handicapped with their insufficient knowledge on reading the odds.

Do note that I mentioned, the “live” odds movement, not pre-game given odds display. Having the trained eye to read the odds and understanding its language is winning half the battle in online soccer betting. If you can’t read the odds, you’re putting yourself at a vulnerable position at the merciless bookies.

2. No guts, no glory. You must have the audacity to bet large if you’d like to profit large. This seems like common sense – but usually, our emotions override our logic in online soccer betting. In fact, the moment where you start losing 2-3 games in a row, most soccer bettors undergo action-paralysis, meaning they fear betting altogether. They’ve lost a significant amount where the confidence inside them is crushed, and they let their account sit at a negative deficit.

3. Indestructible inner game. Your inner game is your control over your mind and emotions. Do not underestimate the importance of this soccer betting tip. You can possess an encyclopedic database of every soccer team’s history in the world, know every soccer player’s discernible traits; know how many cars the star-players have, but if you lack the foundation of a refined inner game for online soccer gambling, you will struggle to profit in the long run.

Betting on soccer successfully will come to those who are well prepared, have the guts, the intelligence in odds-reading, and a well-refined betting strategy. It’s more than just a matter of luck-dependency and knowing the team characteristics.

For more cutting edge tips when it comes to betting on soccer, make sure you check out the 80 Percenter Handbook. Inside, you’ll learn how to read the odds movement, how to play strategically, and how to never again, wire money to the bookies again.