How to Start Betting with No Money Invested

For those of you reading this, you’re probably thinking, “This guy must have some money to be talking about this stuff.” And you’d be right! I do have money to be talking about this stuff. But I also have a pretty strict set of rules about how I want to allocate my money. One of the biggest reasons behind this is that I don’t want to get involved with any risky or speculative behaviors. I want to be certain that I’m making the right choices for my money. So, if there’s something you want to avoid, there’s probably a way you can avoid it. And sometimes, the best way to avoid something is by being sure you’re not doing it in the first place!

So, here’s the deal. I don’t have any money to invest. Period. Here’s the problem: I still want to bet. And I still want to enjoy the freedom that comes with sports betting. (Actually, I have a bit more than that. I also want to make money off of it. But let’s not get ahead of ourselves.)

To continue enjoying all the perks of sports betting without the risk of getting hurt (or broken heart. Or both. We’ll get to that), I’ve decided to find a way to start betting without risking a dime of my own money. And I’ve found a way that, so far, has worked like a charm.

Here’s the process that I’ve used. And it’s really not that hard. So hard, in fact, that I’m surprised more people don’t do this. But then, maybe people are afraid that they’ll lose money. Or maybe they just want to have fun without the commitment or responsibility that comes with real investing. Either way, I’m here to tell you that you can have fun, and still enjoy all the perks of betting. With no risk to yourself. (Well, maybe some minimal risk. But you have to be willing to accept that. Or, at least, not be terribly upset about it.)

Find A Way To Fund Your Bookie Account

This first step is the most crucial. You can’t start betting with no money invested if you’re going to be betting on sporting events. (Well, you can. But it’s going to be really, really hard to make any money, let alone your money back. Trust me.) So, you’re going to have to find a way to fund your sports bookie account. Now, you have several options here. You can set up a regular payment or you can use some of the credit cards that have betting bonuses (more on those below).

If you’re using a credit card, make sure that it’s one of the few that allow you to make credit card qualifying bets. Also, make sure that the credit card has a lot of rewards and bonuses (and that you’re aware of them). With the right credit card, you can get a free trial or a bonus when you make a qualifying bet. (Just make sure that you’re aware of all the terms and conditions of the offer before you make the bet.)

Choose A Sports Bookie

This is just as important as the first step. You need to find a good sports bookie that offers good odds and understands your needs. If you’re looking for a website, try choosing a well-established brand. You can also ask friends or family members for their opinions on different sports bookies (hint: it’s always a safer choice to ask for opinions rather than just going with the first website that pops up on your search engine).

Once you’ve found a reputable sports bookie, you can open up an account and make a deposit. (Make sure to read the terms and conditions of this offer thoroughly before you accept it. You should also do the same with every other offer that you receive from a bookie. It’s good to be aware of all the terms and conditions before you use the service.)

Deposit Money To Your Account

Once you’ve found a way to fund your sports bookie account, it’s time to deposit money into it. This step is pretty straightforward. Just visit the site, make a deposit, and start placing bets. Make sure to read the rules and regulations posted on the site before you start betting (or, at least, be sure that you understand them). Most of the major sports bookies operate under an umbrella of legal responsibility. So, while you’re free to place bets, you are also accountable for all of your actions. (If you’re looking for a place to gamble without getting ripped off or hurting your wallet too much, these are the best sports books for beginners.)


Once you’ve started betting, it’s time to enjoy. Just remember, though, that this is probably not going to be a moneymaking venture for you (at least, not without a lot of luck). But for those of you who do find it profitable, you can rest assured that no risk was involved in this process. There were just a lot of patience, and a will to succeed. (And maybe a few lucky guesses here and there.) So, while it’s not for everyone, it’s certainly doable.