But how? That's the question!
Looking back!Don't know how long I'm playing with sportsbetting, but for around a year of 10!
I have tried doing my researches before placing bets, setting up a bankroll management, spreading my bankroll over different bookmakers, grinding the internet for golden tips, doing an analysis of my previous bets and tons of other things. But still I have to admit that I'm a loosing gambler.
While my antes are on the low side, I did had some great winnings! Look for instances at my winning supertoto tickets!
Where did it go wrong?Most of the time it was just pure discipline! Forgetting my own bankrule management, placing impulsive bets, betting on markets not known to me.
The combination of the 3 is killing.
What did I do correct?I did manage to set up a bankroll management.
I never played with money needed for real live expenses.
I do understand how bookmakers work and what the odds do mean!
I'm not addicted! I can do without sports betting but I have to admit that I do find it a challenge!
The current situation!I do have a limited bankroll for the moment at 2 online bookmakers. In my case this is Unibet and Bwin. At the moment of writing my bankroll is: 48,24 euros.
Do the fact that I live in a country where sportsbetting is allowed and more or less controled by the government only a limited set of bookies is available. But I'm satisfied with these 2. Both have their advantages and disadvantages. I'll have to do with them.
Unfortunately my online wallet is empty. I'm willing to fund this wallet once more this year, but that will be it.
Where do we go from here?
BettingI will limit the sports I will be regularly betting on to 2! Football (soccer) and Golf.
I will again start with recording my bets in a spreadsheet.
I will do a research before placing the bets between the odds my 2 bookmakers are offering for most bets. Due to minimal bet rules on Bwin, this will not be possible for the system bets I will be placing. Minimal bet @ Unibet is only 0,10 euros, while Bwin has a minimal bet of 1 euro.
Here I will limit myself to only tournaments. Place or win bets are allowed on both the PGA and European tour. Per tournament max 1 win and 2 place bets. In general it will be, 0,5 euros for the win, 1 euro for a place bet. So max 2,5 euros per tournament. 5 euros per week.
When it is a co-sanctioned tournament, it will be 2 win and 4 place bets.
Here I will allow myself some freedom.
I will however minimalize the competitions I will select my games from to: Bundesliga, Premier League, Ligue 1, Serie A, Eredivisie, La liga, the Jupiler Pro League and cup matches of these leagues. Off course, the Champions League and European league are also valid markets.
I still need to work out which bets I will play.
Only NFL, only 1 bet per week, with an ante of 1 euro. Maximum 2 games combined on the ticket.
Major sporting tournaments:
Will depend on the tournament and sport type. But these will not be ruled out.
I just need to stay away from regular competitions in others sports.
BloggingThe only way for me to keep my focus and restrain to my betting rules, is also to blog.
I was doubting about starting a complete new blog, of reviving this one. I decided to re-animate this one, cause it is already know with the search engines.
I will try to write some previews for the bigger sport tournaments and will be updating my stats, profit ans losses and so on.
Also I will try to create a top set of other gambling punter websites which are transparent which their predictions in advance and a result page.
This will be done for Football betting and Golf betting.
Also I will try to work out some betting articles.
Fine-tunning the page lay-out.
GoalsMake a profit on the end of the year, betting wise.
Still blogging at the end of the year.
All things above are just guidelines and will be fine tunned during the year.
Also, things can change due to an increase of the bankroll. I will set-up my betting rule during the year, see what works and what doesn't.