Published by Charlene
July 23, 2020
Sports gambling can be a lot of fun and at the same time it can be a painful struggle. One week you can be on top of the world, and the next minute you can’t even save yourself. Here are seven nightmares that sports gamblers might have, and information about if there’s anything you can do about them.
1. The Late Line Change
A late line change is not a bad thing, so it’s vital not to overreact when one happens. Your original bet might still win, and if you try to border your wager you might end up losing two stakes instead of one.
When the lines change, forget about the first bet you made. Evaluate the game with a new line and any new data you have to see if the new line offers any value. If it does, make a fresh wager. If it doesn’t offer you value, don’t make another bet.
2. A Late Injury
A late injury to an important player can change a game, whether it takes place late in the day or even a week before a game or during a game.
When an injury to a key player takes place during a game there isn’t much that you can do about it. You also have the chance to make in-game bets on many sports, though any in-game stake you make after an injury is going to have an attuned line based on the injury.
3. Not Checking Your Gambling Slip
Do you check your bookmaking slip every time you wager? Most bettors don’t check their tickets; however, this is something that you should do every time you wager.
4. The Big Moneyline Upset
This doesn’t happen to pro sports bettors as much as amateurs; however, it does happen. You look at the money line and see a heavy favourite and think that it’s a certain thing. The problem is, in sports betting there’s never a sure thing.
5. Missing the Cut-off Time
This is one thing that you can completely avoid with some smart planning. Few things are far worse than trying to get a wager down and not being able to because the gaming window is closed.
6. Getting Striped from the Sportsbook
If you can’t get gambles down, you can’t even make profits as a sports gambler. If you get barred from a sportsbook, how are you going to get wagers down? You will have to keep a low profile for some time. Manage to Spread your bets around at different sportsbooks to avoid being noticed by anyone taking your gambles.
7. Running Out of Money
The humble fact is as a sports gambler if you run out of cash you can’t place more wagers. And if you can’t place bets, then you can’t take advantage of games and the lines offering value.
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Charlene Washington is a 30-year-old town counselor who enjoys writing. She is creative and inspiring, but can also be very greedy and a bit selfish. She has a degree in philosophy, politics and economics. She has a severe phobia of cats, and is obsessed with over-knee socks. She grew up in a working-class neighbourhood.
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