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New to the Online Betting World? 5 Tips to Get Started On It

A couple of months previously, we discussed how to look out for sketchy betting sites. Today, we will be giving you tips on how to successfully make use of online betting for your sports betting life! Online betting is not anything new. In fact, it has been around for nearly a decade or so. What’s […]

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Putting Your Money at Work: How to Actually Increase Your Winning Odds

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3 Swift Tips to Get You Caught Up on the Topic of Sports Betting!

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The Four Bad Betting Habits to Break ASAP

Everyone has bad habits. What is important is that they are identified and broken immediately. If you do not know where to start, today’s discussion will give you a clearer idea of bad betting habits to break. This is particularly important since your money and even your reputation will be on the line. Let’s take […]

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Don’t Be a Lamb for Slaughter: How to Spot Scam Betting Websites

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Three Things You Need to Avoid When Betting on Sporting Events

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New to the Online Betting World? 5 Tips to Get Started On It

A couple of months previously, we discussed how to look out for sketchy betting sites. Today, we will be giving you tips on how to successfully make use of online betting for your sports betting life! Online betting is not anything new. In fact, it has been around for nearly a decade or so. What’s great about it is that the legitimate sites are making it so much easier to place bets and find odds.

If you are fairly new to the world of online sports betting, you had better tune in as Arsenal London breaks down 5 tips about it!

Tip 1: Pick a Legitimate Website

Once again, we cannot place enough emphasis on the need for you to select a legitimate betting website. It is very important that you always remember that there are people out there that will try to take your money away from you. It is crucial that you pick a good website since you will be linking your sensitive information to it like credit card information.

It is often smart to get a dedicated debit account for your bankroll. You can only put in the amount you need at any point in time.

Tip 2: Pick a Sport or Event

Do not be surprised if you find a LOT of sporting options on a website. While there are some websites that are wholly dedicated to just one sport, most betting websites will hold more than one sport. This is because there is more money to be made that way.

Once you pick a particular sport or two that you want to bet on, you can get started on the next step.

Tip 3: Put Your Money In

Some websites have their own particular rules on how to place bets or how to get the money on the site. Remember the bottom part of tip 1? That is to ensure that in the event of a hack (which can happen), no odd charges can be made to your debit card.

Tip 4: Place Your Bet

The instructions on the website should be fairly straightforward. One thing you should always remember is that a legitimate website will never ask you to re-input your login information before placing a bet. You should be especially wary if that prompt comes in a different window or pop-up.

Normally, the whole transaction will be done on a single page. Just finalize your bet and start small if you are not sure if you want to get to know the website you have chosen.

Tip 5: Sit Back and Enjoy!

Welcome to the nerve-wracking part of sports betting: the waiting! Once you have made your bet, you can go off and watch the sport at the comfort of your living room or bedroom. You do not have to keep a sharp eye on the betting website.

If you get the result that you want, you will automatically get an email notification and an instant transfer of funds.

In Closing

Online sports-betting is easy, highly convenient, and can be quite lucrative if you do it properly. Given the 5 tips above, which ones can you apply to your own betting life? What experiences with online betting have you had so far?

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Putting Your Money at Work: How to Actually Increase Your Winning Odds

The whole purpose of betting on sports events is to try to guess the right outcome. However, there are some that have trouble locking down that win. Today, we will discuss ways to increase your winning chances.

Keep in mind that there is no 100% way to ensuring that you will get the result that you want. If someone is telling you that they can ensure you a 100% guaranteed result, they are either going to break the law or they are going to scam you. What we will be touching upon are some of our tried and tested methods of increasing our odds of winning. Here they are:

Due Diligence

Not quite what you might expect but this is one that really works. Due diligence refers to studying up on the past and present performance of the team or person that you are thinking of placing a bet on. When you are looking at accumulative betting wins, it is important to really review the immediate history.

How often has the team won? Who was part of the team when they won? Were there any injuries? What season was it? Who was the coach? What were the odds in the last season? These are all important questions that you can answer if you just study up on it. Information is readily available for anyone who bothers to look for it.

Have an On and Off Relationship with the Favorite Bet

A lot of people who are really into sports betting will tell you that the favorite will not always win. However, the same is true for any team or any sport. So it would be ill advised to always bet against the favorite simply because others will always dissuade you against the favorite.

This is why studying up on performance is important. When the odds are looking good, there is no harm in betting for the favorite. Just be careful when you do pick the favorite, do not let your feelings get carried away.

Compare Bookies

Have you ever heard of the saying “Do not put all your eggs in one basket”? The same can also apply to the concept of sports betting. Not all bookies offer the same odds. What some bookies try to do in order to keep their punters around is by offering ‘special deals’ or loyalty schemes.

Do not get suckered in. This is their attempt to carve out their dedicated source of income. While that in itself is not bad, it does not really play well into your benefit as a bettor. You should still try to look around other betting places and other bookies to see their rates and odds.

Going with something new every now and then is a good way to grow and establish your betting process in the future.

In Closing

Everyone will eventually come up with their own techniques on how to determine their final bet decision. For now, you can make use of the pointers we gave above as the foundation for your eventual betting process. Good luck!

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The Four Bad Betting Habits to Break ASAP

Everyone has bad habits. What is important is that they are identified and broken immediately. If you do not know where to start, today’s discussion will give you a clearer idea of bad betting habits to break. This is particularly important since your money and even your reputation will be on the line.

Let’s take a look at four bad betting habits you need to break ASAP:

Relying On Other People for Your Betting Decisions

Absolving yourself of any responsibility for bad bet picks because you go by other people’s suggestions is just plain lazy. When you are putting your own money on the line, it is important that you form your methods of coming up on who or what to bet upon.

In the world of betting, it is important to remember that if someone has got good information, they will never share this for free. If you spot any “useful” insider tips through social media, it would be in your beset interest to ignore it. Do not forget that there are people out there that will try to lead people to opposing their bet just so that they will have bigger winnings in the end.

Stagnating in Your Comfort Zone

We are not saying that it is bad to have a comfort zone. What IS bad is if you continue to languish in your comfort zone with very little plans of leaving. People who stay in their comfort zones often stick with one team and one sport.

The problem with that is the fact that with time even the best teams can degrade. If you keep betting on the team that you know, you can set yourself up for failure in the long run. You need to make yourself comfortable with checking out other teams and other games. Stagnation could also occur in the place where you make your bets.

If you become too comfortable with a bookie or a website, you may let your guard down and let it get in the way of your growth as a bettor. You should try out different places for your bets. Who knows, you might end up surprising yourself on what you discover.

Ignoring New Tech Trends

The good thing about the time we live in now is that there are always new technological discoveries that help with everyday life. “Every day life” also includes hobbies and activities like sports betting. Each day there are mobile apps and computer software that can help with your understanding with probability and betting.

While you will still rely on your own experience, having a little bit of extra help does not hurt. After all, work harder and not smarter, right?

In Closing

It’s okay if you find yourself struggling to break bad betting habits. We have all been there. What is important is that, once you do identify that you have a bad habit, you are actively trying to break it. Slow progress is still progress and that should not be something you should beat yourself about.

Now with this in mind, which bad habits from the list above are you planning on breaking?

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Don’t Be a Lamb for Slaughter: How to Spot Scam Betting Websites

Since the development of the internet, we have all enjoyed massive convenience like never before. Being able to bet on sports online is one of these conveniences.  When money is on the line, you can pretty much expect criminals want to get in on that. This is why it is important to spot scam websites right away. Today, we shall be looking into some of the red flags of fraudulent betting website.

Red Flag: Shoddy Interface

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It is not easy to build a website—especially if you want people to trust it. A site owner will invest in web developers to make sure the interface is good and easy to use. There will be clear categories and sections for users to explore.

If you see the site you are looking at is too simple or has pages with dubious Latin content, you can take that as a sign that site may not be legitimate. Scam sites will normally only have the pages that they need like a login page and a betting page. If it does not have other parts like resources or updated articles, take that as a big red flag.

Red Flag: Bad or No Reviews

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When you are looking at a particular betting website, run their name through your search engine. Chances are you will see affiliated websites or even reviews and recommendations about it. A legitimate betting website will have a lot of reviews. Ideally, there should be more positive than negative reviews to the fact.

If you cannot find any reviews about the website or worse, an avalanche of warning posts, consider yourself warned! One of the best things about seeking information is that it is usually online, just waiting to be read. Do yourself a favor and take the time to see if the website you are looking at has legitimate and unpaid reviews.

Red Flag: No Contact Information

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If the people behind the website cannot be contacted, how are you going to have them address any issues that you come upon? It is normally good practice to try to reach a website’s customer service before you actually use their services. At least then you will know that there will be people in place to help you if you come across any problems.

Be wary of unreachable numbers or of any customer service that does not speak your language. It will always be better to go with a betting website that has a support system that you can converse with without any language barriers.

In Closing

When you try to place bets online, it is important to keep an eye out on the site that you are placing the bet on. The tips above are only some of the red flags that you should look out for! It is important to remember that not all websites out there can be trusted and it will be up to you to be able to spot the signs of a fraudulent website.

What kind of red flags have you spotted in your own online betting experience?

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Three Things You Need to Avoid When Betting on Sporting Events

Arsenal London welcomes you back reader! We hope that you are all nice and refreshed and ready for a new article about the highly exciting and lucrative world of sports betting. Betting on sports can be a pretty quick way to make big bucks—that is, if you are doing it right! Today, we will be looking at three specific things that you need to avoid when betting on sports!

There are a lot of things that people tend to overlook when it comes to placing bets whether online or in person. Since there have been some pretty famous recorded wins via sports betting, people who are new to the concept just think that betting on the gut feeling will do the trick. To help you out, here are three things you need to avoid:

1.)  Avoid being loose with your money

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When it comes to placing bets, money is the name of the game. When you hit a string of wins, it can be quite temping to keep placing bets without really looking at the big picture. Even when you win a lot, you need to keep a sharp eye on your bankroll.

The bankroll is the total amount of money that you have set aside specifically for sports betting. It should be separate from your total net worth. If you do not have a bankroll, we highly suggest that you build one. When you are loose with your money (aka not have a bankroll), you can expect your funds to deplete before you realize it.

2.)  Avoid making blind bets

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A blind bet is the kind that you make when you just put out your money without looking at the teams involved in the bet. You would be surprised at the sheer amount of people who do this on a regular basis.

The odds are not the only thing that you should look at when you make a bet. You must also consider who is playing, what game is being played, how their recent performances are, and so many other factors. If you do not know any of this going into the bet, you should at least only bet a very little amount of money.

3.)  Avoid using your emotions

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A common practice for some unscrupulous people is to bait other people into making unfavorable bets. If you have ever seen the movie Silver Linings Playbook, you will realize that the reason that they ended up with the bet situation in the end is because the father’s friend tried to bait them all into making an unfavorable bet.

These are the type of people that you really should not keep around you as they are sharks in the water and will eat away at your bankroll if you let them.

In Closing

Sports-betting is an activity that you should not go into without proper planning and critical thinking. Always keep the three tips above in mind what you are thinking about placing a bet. A little dose of realism and careful planning can mean massive returns for you in the imminent future!

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3 Swift Tips to Get You Caught Up on the Topic of Sports Betting!

The world of sports betting is not anything new. If you find yourself getting curious about it, you will love today’s discussion. We have got some three swift tips to get you all caught up on sports betting!

What is Sports Betting?

It is the act or activity of betting or placing a wager on a result of a sporting event. Often, money is what is used toward a general pot or prize. At the end of the sporting event, the person or people who have made the right prediction walk away with the prize—now larger than the original starting bet. It is a very lucrative way to enjoy sports.

There are times when money is not what is used to hedge the bet. Instead, it is something else that the betting parties will agree upon prior to the sporting event. Here are a few swift tips to get you caught up!

Tip 1: You can bet on any sporting event!

A lot of people often just correlate the concept of sports betting to horseracing. However, there are a lot of other sporting events that have a rather large sports betting crowd. There are so many new sporting events out there. There are the games of golf, hockey, baseball, basketball, and so many others!

The concept of eSports has also blown up quite largely in the recent decade. As long as in an event there is a clear winner, you can actually bet on it. We will be tackling some of the different sports that you can place bets on and how their mechanics work—so look forward to that!

Tip 2: You don’t have to be there in person to place a bet!

While there are still on-site betting locations all throughout the world, they are not the sole options for sports betting enthusiasts. There are a lot of betting websites that serve as avenues for bettors to place their calls. What you just need to be wary of is the unscrupulous websites that end up scamming people. Don’t worry! There are a lot of legitimate betting websites on the web.

All you need to do is to do a proper search and determine if they are legitimate. We’ll be discussing how to spot a legitimate website sometime in the future—so you’d best stay tuned for that!

Tip 3: You don’t have to bet large amounts!

There have been instances where bets as small as $2 have grown to over $100,000! It is not the amount of money that you put in that truly counts in the end. Instead, you need to pay attention the critical factors that go behind making a betting decision.

There are several factors and we will be discussing these at a later date as well! Arsenal London is aiming to help you truly get to know the world of sports betting, one article at a time.

In Closing

The world of sports betting is not all that hard to get into. Use the tips above to better your understanding about sports betting and let the good times roll!

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