Sports Betting Tips for New Players

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Sports Betting Tips

With lock-down measures easing around the world, sports are slowly coming back. With it, comes the sports lovers need to gamble on the events, have fun and hopefully make money. The football season may have just ended but it’s just a few weeks before the major leagues start their new seasons. The US Open is starting in a few days and boxing is thriving with Povetkin scoring an upset knock out over Dillian Whyte in Essex. Whatever sport you’re into, there’s something for you. But are you maximising your chances of winning? This article will provide some useful sports betting tips to help your chances next time you have a flutter.

Pick the Right Sportsbook

The gambling market is saturated with sportsbooks. There are so many options available it can be overwhelming to a new sports bettor. Sites like Bettinglounge are dedicated to providing information on the best betting sites around. This means the most ethical, best value and best operationally too. Don’t just pick the first sportsbook you come across, do some research and sign up to the one that will treat you as their number one customer.

Sign up for Bonuses

If you are signing up to a new site and not getting any bonuses, you’re doing something wrong. All the major sites should offer bonuses in exchange for your custom. This can come in the form of a free bet or matched deposit. Either way, you should be taking advantage of these bonuses. It’s free money! Why wouldn’t you? There’s nothing better than winning money on a free bet.

Find Your Niche

Did you know that there are over 200 recognised sports? It’s amazing that there is such a variety of games for people to play, watch and bet on isn’t it? This is a problem when it comes to betting though. Generally, those who win from sports betting know something about the field. They have a dedicated interest in it and know intimate knowledge that gives them some kind of edge. I recommend sticking to betting on a sport that you know well. Otherwise, you may as well just play roulette.

The old saying “knowledge is power” is true for gambling too. A football fan who knows that West Ham United are terrible at home with an injury to a key player can profit with astute betting. Stick to betting on sports you know well and you will have a better chance of earning.

Sports Betting Forums

There’s a wealth of knowledge available from other sports bettors. Some are professional and are paid for their tips. Sports betting forums are a great place to learn about betting, how to identify when a bet is good and when odds are in your favour. A quick google search brings up over 6.8 million results. Why not join a community and enhance your knowledge of betting?  

Know When to Stop

It’s easier said than done for some people, but knowing when to stop is an important skill in all forms of gambling. Don’t gamble with money you can ill afford to lose, when drunk or tired. These are all recipes for disaster and will almost certainly cost you money. If you want more information on this area, check out our responsible gambling page.

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