The VoltbetSportsDesk offers betting previews on many of the weekly fixtures to give the punter as much information as possible before betting. We also include Betting and Bookmaking 101 articles to assist you with the process.
The first tip of sports betting or any betting for that matter is to ensure that you can afford to possibly lose the money you’re willing to wager. Control your wins and losses, set aside an amount you will be betting with and stick to that amount, no matter what the outcome. It is good to note that chasing bets is almost always a losing battle and there are never 100% guarantees on who will win. Any team or individual out there can lose.
Definitely do your homework and follow your sport of interest closely. Becoming an expert in one field versus a wide range will definitely play in your favour. The internet has a wide and diverse amount of information right at your fingertips. There are also sporting forums available for you to talk to other experts in the field.
Ensure that you do homework regarding the site you’re using to place your bets. Ensure they are licensed and legal in South Africa.
Timing is also of the utmost importance when betting. If you’re going to place a wager with a favourite, it is best to place the bet sooner rather than later. This doesn’t always work, but it is definitely more often the correct route to take than not. The opposite is true for backing the “underdog” – place your bets as late as you possibly can.
The next tip should go without saying. Never place a bet while under the influence. As we all know, alcohol can cloud your judgement and you may be driven to make decisions you wouldn’t usually make if you were of sound mind.