Getting ready to sit back and enjoy a cup of tea while the Ashes are decided is one of the joys of being an Aussie sports fan. However, the wait for the cricket to begin can be somewhat stressful. Especially when you’ve got an important task to prepare for before the match starts. That is, of course, to place your bets on who you think will win. And to do that, you need a betting slip. Let’s take a look at how you can make one for your armchair races.
Get Into The Habit
As with most habits, sports betting can be made a lot easier with a little bit of preparation. The first step isn’t actually to make a betting slip, but to get into the habit of doing it. In other words, make sure you always keep a betting slip with you when you go to the bookmaker’s. This will help you to place your bets more easily as you’ll know exactly where you left off last time. Plus, you’ll be less likely to make the silly mistake of going to the bookmaker’s without one. The slip is your safety net in case you do place a bet without one and end up somewhere else. For example, if you accidentally visit a different bookmaker when you meant to be at the first one, you’ll need the slip to back out of your bet. It’s also a good idea to make multiple copies of the slip – one for the original and one or two more for backup. Just in case you lose the first one. In that case, you’ll need a spare copy to place your bet again.
Know The Differents
One of the things that can cause you trouble when betting on sports is not knowing the differents. Differents are the rules that various bookmakers, casinos, and other sports-related businesses abide by. If you don’t know what differents are, it can be difficult to place correct bets. For example, if you’re not sure if horse-racing results are released immediately after the race or if there’s an interval between the race and the release of the results, you’ll need to research this before placing your bet. The differents usually apply to groupings of races and can vary from race to race. Sometimes, the differents depend on the day and time of the year as well. Some bookmakers might only release weekend results during the year. While others might only publish the results of races that take place on Friday or Saturday nights. Once you know the differents, it’s a lot easier to make the right choice and ensure that you get the best possible outcome from your bets.
Consider All The Options
With a little bit of research and preparation, you can make sure that you get the best possible outcome from your bets. And to do that, you need to consider all the options. For example, if you think that a certain athlete is going to win a certain race, but you also know that the favorite has a bad history of pulling out dead heats in past races, you might want to consider avoiding betting on this particular race. In the past, the favorite has always turned out to be the runner-up, so you’ll need to consider if this is going to continue in the present as well. This is especially important if you have a small stake on the line. You don’t want to risk losing money on a bet that doesn’t turn out the way you want.
When you’re first getting started, it’s a good idea to bet on the smaller events first. These are the races that you can study most easily since they’re smaller in scale and don’t involve as many differents. The smaller the better when it comes to sports betting. This makes things a lot simpler since you won’t be overwhelmed by the rules and differents. If you feel that you’re starting to get the hang of things and are ready to move up a level, you can start betting on the bigger events. However, make sure that you stick to the smaller events first so that you can master the ropes before trying out for the big games.
If you’re not familiar with handicapping, watching videos is a great way to learn. Handicapping is the process of taking a look at the form (or style) of an athlete or horse and analyzing it to determine an appropriate betting ratio or level of confidence. The great thing about watching videos is that you can do this at your leisure. And perhaps most importantly, you can learn at your own pace. Watching a few videos won’t necessarily teach you everything there is to know about handicapping. However, it should put you on the right track. Especially if you have a desire to learn. In other words, if you want to be confident in making the correct choice when betting on sports – you can start by simply watching a few videos from trustworthy sources.