If you’re new to betting or matched betting, the question of how much do I need to start with may seem a bit daunting. After all, you may wonder, aren’t these sports betting strategies free?

While it is true that you don’t need to spend a lot of money to get started with matched betting, you should know that it doesn’t mean it’s free. In fact, there are several ways in which you could end up losing money if you aren’t careful. So before you start investing, it’s important to set up a bank account, learn a bit about roulette, and calculate how much you need to bet in order to break even – or make a profit, if you will. Let’s take a look.

## Set Up A Bank Account

One of the first things you’ll need to do if you want to get started with matched betting is open up a bank account. For reasons that will become clear, it’s advisable to try and keep a minimum balance of £100 in your account at any given time. Doing this ensures that you don’t run the risk of a withdrawal fee, which can dramatically increase the cost of opening an account. Withdrawals from regular accounts usually incur a fee of between £5 and £10.

## Learn A Bit About Roulette

If you’re planning on following the advice in this blog post, you’ll want to familiarise yourself with roulette. While this may not seem necessary for sports betting, knowing a little bit about roulette will come in very handy when you start to enter matches into your chosen betting exchange. By knowing how the wheel works, and calculating the average amount of money you need to bet in order to receive a certain return, you’ll be able to determine the amount you need to wager in order to have a chance of winning.

To give you an example, say you’re entering a horse race and the odds are 5/1 for your horse to win. In this case, you would need to wager £5 on your horse to have a chance of winning £20. Of course, you may not want to do this, as it may be that a different outcome is more favourable to you. In this situation, you would need to calculate how much you need to wager in order to have a 50/50 chance of winning. In most circumstances, you would want to take the long route and bet £10 on your horse, as this gives you a greater chance of hitting the golden circle.

## The Advantages Of Following A Predetermined Path

One of the greatest things about following a predetermined path is that it limits your risk. Now, this doesn’t mean that you’ll never lose – far from it – but it does mean that you’re less likely to lose, and that your losses will be more manageable. For instance, if you follow my tips and enter the right races at the right time, you’ll increase your odds of winning significantly. However, this only works if you’re prepared to accept the risk of losing. In the example above, if you were to bet £100 on a horse, you’d need to win by at least £60 in order for it to be worth your while. Remember: win, place or show. So if you followed my advice and won, you’d have £160 worth of winnings. However, if you followed my advice and lost, you’d only have £40 left.

## How Much Do I Need To Bet In Order To Make Money?

Once you’ve opened up a bank account and started familiarising yourself with roulette, the next step is to figure out how much you need to bet in order to make money. To achieve this, you’ll need to use a combination of the two previous steps. First, figure out how much you need to wager in order to have a 50% chance of winning. Then, figure out how much you need to wager in order to achieve a £10 return on your investment. Finally, multiply these two amounts together, and you’ll have your answer.

Let’s use the example above. If we want a £10 return on our investment, we would need to bet £20 to have a 50% chance of winning. So, in this instance, we would need to wager £20 on our horse in order to achieve a £10 return. Remember: the longer the odds are, the more you’ll need to wager. As an added bonus, if you use a bookmaker that offers a good rate of return, you may be able to achieve some nice short-term profits. However, this would be at the expense of your long-term savings.

## Are There Any Instances Where I Might Win Or Lose?

So far, we’ve only looked at the scenario where you’re entering a single bet. Of course, this is far from always the case, as you may be matched betting for pleasure as well as profit. In these instances, you may find that the mathematics isn’t quite as straightforward as we’ve discussed above. For example, if you’re entering several consecutive matches, you may find that you need to adjust your stake size, based on the size of the pot – the amount of money placed on the table – prior to each game. Let’s take a look at how this works, using the example above. If we’re playing £10 matches, and the current pot is £180, we would need to stake £20 at any point, in order to have a 50% chance of winning. However, if we’re playing for pleasure rather than for profit, this would be a little too much, as we don’t want to risk losing our entire bankroll – it’s better to play safe and stake £15.

## Matching Bettors Together

Another great feature of sportsbooks and betting exchanges is that they can match up interested parties, who might not have anything in common, with each other. This can be a boon for those looking to enter matches where they might otherwise be completely unqualified to do so. For example, if we’re entering a horse race and neither of us have any experience of riding horses, we may not qualify to enter the race together. However, thanks to sports betting exchanges, this is no longer an issue. By entering our names into the exchange, together with a description of our relationship, we may be matched with someone who shares our enthusiasm for the sport.

If we were to enter a horse race together, and I won, my earnings would be based on how much you paid me. If you won, your earnings would be based on how much I paid you. In the event of a tie, neither of us would win anything, as it would be a draw. However, using a draw is usually a bad idea, as it can lead to acrimonious arguments when you meet up with your partner later on. The best policy is to use a trusted third party to mediate these disagreements, should they arise. For example, if you have children, you may want to consider asking a neutral party to watch over their upbringing while you’re away on holiday. This way, both of you can rest assured that your interests will be looked after, and that there will be no nasty surprises upon your return. It’s always nice when plans go smoothly, but it’s better when they go smoothly because you planned them that way. Things don’t always go according to plan, and you have to be prepared to adjust accordingly. This is called flexibility.

## The Mathematics Of Betting

Bets involve a lot of mathematics, and sports betting is no different. As a beginner, all you need is a bit of patience, and a willingness to learn. With time, and a little bit of practice, you’ll be able to calculate bets accurately, and with minimal risk. Remember: the more you know, the less you need, and the less you need, the more you know. So don’t be afraid to ask for help if you’re finding the mathematics a bit too complicated. Chances are, you’re not the only one. Most people find the math behind betting to be quite a taxing brain activity, and it’s not something that comes naturally to everyone.