Just be careful with online accounts I guess is where im going with this is that its too easy to throw money away and chase losses whereas having to phycially go to a bookmakers gives you a little more time to consider what you are doing and there is less chance of you chasing losses either, all the best
Yes, I undertand you so much.
It's a very big problem.
For me: I can't discipline myself. I'm just waiting for the moment when it become so boring for me so I stop playing.
I hate losing so I do my utmost in research of a bet before placing it. I had to ask myself the following question - Why do I bet? Years ago , the answer was that I wanted to win, but if I lost it was all part of the game.
But nowadays I bet to make a profit. I want to have a new kitchen from my winnings, and I will not do this with throwaway bets.
I hardly ever set foot in a betting shop. Crucially (for me) I do not bet with bookmakers online either, just the exchanges. I bet only on the horses. By limiting myself to one event, I have become more focussed.
The big breakthrough for profitability for me was when I decided to abandon win betting altogether. I now concentrate totally on place and lay betting, both of which are not advertised by bookmakers for obvious reasons. I ran a blog in Betting Systems to show what I meant by all this, and made a profit there too. Of course, not every bet won, but what a difference to my old way of betting.
If you do nothing else, consider the following
1) Specialise in the bets you make - you will become more of an expert then.
2) Don't bet with the bookies - all their focus is on making you lose whatever you bet.
3) (Essential) Keep detailed betting records of every bet, so you know where your strengths/ weaknesses lie. I'm hopeless with handicaps and graded races, but great with non-handicap races below class 1.
I agree that, if the discipline is not there whatever you do, it is time to give it up. On non-betting days I just place 'fancies' on OLBG for a bit of fun.
Hope this may help.
For the last 2 months i have been betting in high street bookmakers. Up until 2 months ago I always had bet on-line, but six bad weeks towards the end of last year where I lost over £*** in total made me think what i was doing. A mixture of boredom and not thinking about what i was doing made me lose £*** in six weeks.
I have been betting for around 4 years now and always stuck to £** a weekend on football bets. But out of nowhere I chased a bet that would have won me around £*** from a £* bet, it was a bad beat and i kept depositing and just went on the worse run i ever have been on, my biggest deposit was £*** chasing, and i just didnt think what i was doing till it was too late.
I have now quit all online betting and self excluded myself from sites. I have been sticking to my £** a week betting in high street bookmakers and I have had a couple of winners, i have kept track of my betting and i am £** down. In 2 months being £** down I feel like i am winning, might sound strange but after losing £**** in six weeks on line i feel that i can take my time more and dont have the constant urge of betting on my phone etc, when im betting online i dont see it as real money, i would never put £*** on a bet in a bookies like i easily did on line.
What i have noticed however is the really bad odds being offered on high street bookies compared to online, I placed a 5-fold this weekend just gone which i won, I checked the odds on line before i placed it and it would have won me £** however placing it on the high road just won me £**, the difference of £** might not sound much but that is almost a 20% difference in winnings, which will add up the more winners i find.
I want to bet online as the odds are much better and it is easier to place bets however im worried about having another bad run due to me chasing and showing lack of discipline. Any advice? How do you stay disciplined on line or should i just stick to the high street bookies?
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I only have one safe method. I keep a limit to myself in both senses of betting budget and time of playing. Both are valuable resources after all. I either run out of spending budget or I run out of time then it's time that's it for the day/
Good advice, but not for everyone
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