How do you stay disciplined with online betting?

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Postby schneedler25 » Fri Mar 04, 2016 2:03 pm

My best advice on this front would be to stay away from online bookmakers unless you have discipline, its a very fine line to becoming a compulsive gambler and just sticking something on for the sake of doing it, speaking from experience I self exluded from online bookmakers due to the fact that I couldnt win without losing online, as soon as I won something my mindset was well the moneys already there and the fact its not cash in hand as well it just looks like a figure rather than an actual balance to some people, the fact it can take a couple of days to withdraw can also play tricks on your mind and make you think its not worthwhile withdrawing and depositing again once another sport is starting. My own personal experience was that due to the ease of gambling online I started to place what I thought at the time were 'fun' bets on just about anything that was going just because I could, a very dangerous path to take and lesson learned from it painfully.

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

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Postby OlbgDeleted426188 » Wed May 18, 2016 12:07 pm

I just cant do online betting. Realised i hadnt blocked Betfair so deposited £** lost then £** lost. I lost £** in 2 months sticking to high street bookies, go online for hour and lose £**, theres just too much to bet on and too easy to have access to it online, ive now blocked Betfair.
Yes, I undertand you so much. :console:
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.

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Postby carlaemt » Tue Jul 26, 2016 5:02 pm

If you are any like me is not as much about discipline as it is self-control and impulsivity. Like when you're bored or something.
I'd recommend establishing an online betting "plan" or "rules" of some sort for you to do.

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Re: How do you stay disciplined with online betting?

Postby JerryPok » Tue Mar 07, 2017 9:58 am

I see your problem. Actually, I lived it through. Maybe, you should stick to something, which is more likely to be successful? Moreover, now I know that that's more about just having fun and I can stop any time I want without being a loser, you know. I hope that will help you too.

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Re: How do you stay disciplined with online betting?

Postby bhewitt » Mon Mar 13, 2017 8:14 pm

Hi. I have not had the degree of anxiety you have had from losses, but I have had my moments.
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.

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Re: How do you stay disciplined with online betting?

Postby classycasinohero » Fri Dec 15, 2017 7:22 am

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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Re: How do you stay disciplined with online betting?

Postby Sergio521 » Fri Jun 07, 2019 8:52 am

One of the ways to get discipline is to set personal account limits that's been provided by different online casinos. You can choose deposit, wager, loses and so on limits.

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Re: How do you stay disciplined with online betting?

Postby Dave Morrison » Fri Oct 23, 2020 2:27 pm

I think there are a lot of videos, courses, books and etc. what can answer to your question!

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Re: How do you stay disciplined with online betting?

Postby Aurearea » Thu Dec 17, 2020 1:02 pm

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/

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Re: How do you stay disciplined with online betting?

Postby TheBestKapper » Thu Apr 08, 2021 7:14 am

Aurearea wrote:
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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