In my very early years of betting I found myself doing what no one should ever do if trying to profit from gambling and that’s ‘forcing bets’.
What I mean by forcing bets is having a loss and then looking to recover quickly and that would mean clicking and backing anything (usually favourites) in the false security your lost money will be recovered faster.
It is a strong urge and a hard one to shift. In the days when betting offices were the only option you would simply head for the door when your pockets were empty or when there was nothing more to bet on.
These days it’s made even worse with the prevalence of online betting. It’s never been easier to bet on anything and at anytime of the day or night.
Online betting, especially using exchanges has been a godsend for many punters in carving out an edge but only for the most disciplined of us.
Online betting can also be the quickest way to lose your shirt if you are someone who looks to force a bet and the bookies know this, offering market after market to fill every micro second of the 24 hours they are open.
Preoccupation is one way I’ve found to overcome this urge if I’m every tempted. What I mean is simply find something else to do.
Clean out the garage, office, spare room etc. I do find it hard to get going with these tasks but find if I do something small first then I gather momentum and seem to carry on finding more junk to throw out and before you know it I end up with a black bag full! When we had a recent bout of racing postponements and little football activity I decided to save money by looking for cheaper car and house insurance quotes and so saving money all round and kept away from any ‘forcing’ bets for the sake of it.
Another angle when there is nothing strong enough on any day is to maybe read up on your favourite sport, especially the psychological side to sports players or teams. There are many great books on the subject and they provide great fodder and some fascinating insights on why players/teams behave the way they do. This will also give you an edge.
The important point is to STOP forcing bets as more often than not you will lose your valuable seed money that could be used for your higher strengths fancies.
So remember, stick to the brief and don’t waiver!
Surely Profit is Profit?
It’s my mission here at Betting Doctor to bring you tips and tricks to improve your betting/trading along with various articles.
Also from time to time I will introduce you to services that may appeal and will do all the hard work for you in terms of delivering tips to your inbox.
These could be from any sport where I feel the service is worthy of following.
It does puzzle me when some say they don’t join a service because they don’t like the sport it plays in? Surely we are all in this game to make money, so does it matter whether it’s tidily winks or tennis we bet on to make our wedge?
If it’s a matter of ‘click and go’ betting then Golf for example offers great potential for profit due the normally big odds of winners when they arrive. Likewise, Tennis and Football for in-play trading profits where you can skim an edge and target high volume. So if the profits appeal to you then give them a go whether you like the sport or not is my advice, if not, you may be overlooking a decent source of income just because the arena it operates in is NOT your cup of char.
Testing Pod Update:
Both Teams To Score (BTTS)….
Another up and down week but still well in profit and watch out for a staking plan myself and Les have been working on that will increase profits from the very same selections given free over the past 5 months.
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