If you are just getting started in baseball gambling, here are few tips to get you on the right track.
**A Warning Here**
**Betting on sports can be very exciting and great fun however it should be treated purely as entertainment. I encourage you, if you choose to gamble on sports, to gamble sensibly and only gamble money you can afford to lose. Remember, it’s entertainment, why not keep it that way.**
With that out of the way, here are a few fundamental steps you need to address to get started:
Find a bookmaker
First things first. You need to have somewhere to place a bet. You will need to find a bookmaker to accept a bet on a game. This could be casino or an online kubet. Now, depending on your location this may not be possible for you. There are laws governing betting on sports and you will need to know what the laws are in your state or country. This email is not a statement of law nor is it intended to suggest that sports gambling will be legal in your location.
Set up a bankroll.
This is a good place to very conservative with your money. Only set aside an amount of money that you know you can live without. Recognize that if gambling was so easy to win at, then there wouldn’t be all those fabulous casinos that have been built around the world with LOSERS’ money.
If you have selected basball to bet on
You should have a working knowledge of the sport of baseball or any sport you are going to wager on. I am sure that this is obvious, however, it needed mentioning. You should know how teams score or accumulate points, runs, goals, etc. Also, you should know how the game is played and know who are the teams, players, and managers or coaches are.
Place a bet
The type of bet you want to place can be a bit confusing with all the choices out there. Here are the main bets: Straight Bets, Parlays, and Over/Under.
Straight bets: A bet on who will win an event
Parlay: Betting on a combination of results from several events. An example is betting that Team A will win over Team B and that Team E will win over Team F.
Over/Under: Betting on whether the combined number of points/runs/goals in an event is over or under a predetermined amount set by the bookmaker
Depending on with whom or where you place your bets, each sport can also have different types of outcomes you can bet on. For example, you can bet on who scores first, the first half score, how many field goals are kicked and so on.
Determine the type of bet you feel most knowledgeable and comfortable with.
Be conservative with the amount you bet
When you are first starting out in baseball gambling, it’s smart to place smaller bets until you understand the nuances of the types of bets and the payouts for these bets. Also, while there is “beginner’s luck”, it is more likely that you will go through a few losses while you get your education on betting on sports. So why not keep your education costs to a minimum. Once you start to get the hang of it, then you can start to increase your wagers.
Use A Betting System
Emotional betting can ruin a bettor. Gambling needs a business approach. It’s either a good bet or a bad bet. Take good bets and forget bad bets no matter what your “gut” tells you.
A baseball betting system can guide you and teach you strategy on how to place good bets. Some betting systems that you can purchase also supply you with baseball picks that have already been analyzed and are ready for you to place bets on.
Using a betting system to develop a betting strategy and it will keep you from getting emotionally involved and placing bad bets.
Don’t chase your money
Sometimes you have to know when to take a break. If you experience a losing streak of several games, it might be time to take a break and re-assess your betting strategy. Don’t fall into the trap of betting on more games that aren’t within your strategy to try and recoup your lost money.
Be realistic about winning and losing
If you are new to baseball gambling, you should have reasonable expectations about winning and losing. You really can’t expect to win all of your bets or even lose all of your bets. Many experienced bettors only expect to win around 55% to 60% of the time. However, because of the different ways odds on bets are calculate and the amount of money wagered each time you bet, you could actually lose money even though you win 55% to 60% pf the time! Conversely, you could actually make money winning only 40% to 45% of the time.