The ‘tasty light bite’ or ‘tasty little bite’ is a phrase used when referring to the small bitesize portions that fast food outlets serve in comparison to full-sized items. The portions are usually too small for some people and can cause unnecessary weight gain. However, the portions can be a perfect size for others who may be trying to control their weight or diet.
When putting together a betting slip, one of the things that you need to consider is what format to use for the ‘tasty little bite’ or ‘tasty light bite’. There are two basic formats: ‘standard’ and ‘menu-based’.
When using the standard format, you will simply need to make a selection from the available options, such as hamburgers, hot dogs or fish and chips, and enter the total amount you are staking; this is usually the case with most sportsbooks. Although it is convenient for your average Joe or Josephine to use, the standard format can cause problems for people who bet frequently because they may not remember what they had previously selected.
In contrast, the menu-based format allows the user to select one of four predefined options, such as ‘hamburger’, ‘hot dog’, ‘fish’ or ‘chips’, and enter the total amount they are staking without needing to worry about the order of selection.
Using the menu-based format means that you can keep track of what you had previously selected and make changes without having to start from the beginning. As an added bonus, the menu-based format is searchable which makes it easier to find what you’re looking for when checking out food options.
Why Use ‘Menu-Based’ Betting?
The menu-based format is becoming more popular every year and that’s no surprise since it makes placing bets easier for those who haven’t done it for a long time or for those new to the game.
“I think a lot of people who use an online sportsbook don’t use a menu-based format because it’s too much work,” says Mike McDonald, sportsbook manager at MyBookie.com. “It takes some of the drudgery out of placing a bet. You don’t have to dig through a long list to find what you want. You can just input the amount you want to stake and hit the ‘Place Bet’ button.
“In a nutshell, if you’re looking for something specific, it’s easier to find it using the menu-based format. Especially since some sportsbooks, like MyBookie, offer an ‘advanced search’ feature which makes it easier for users to find specific options.
In addition, the menu-based format is more convenient for users who are on the move. Since it’s done on a smartphone, it’s easy to place a bet while traveling. You don’t have to worry about missing out on any important information because you were taking out your tablet to type in the amount you want to stake.
More Ways to Bet
Whether you use the standard or menu-based format, you will need to input the amount you want to stake into the betting slip before submitting it. Once that’s done, you can move on to the next step, which is selecting whether you want to bet on the favorite or the underdog. Finally, you will need to decide whether you want to bet on the home team or the away team.
Depending on how experienced you are, the process of creating a betting slip may seem a little cumbersome at first, but it gets easier with practice. Also, keep in mind that whatever format you use, the more you know about betting the better you’ll be able to place winning bets. So, even though it may seem like a chore, creating a betting slip is actually a fun and educational exercise for those who want to get into the game.