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Betting tips and advice

Tips and advice for controlled and responsible online betting

Have a betting strategy

If you bet on the fly you’ll have a good time, but only until your money runs out. Suffering financially because you made poor decisions is not fun. By creating a betting strategy, setting limits and looking for valuable betting opportunities you can be systematic and controlled in your betting.

Gamble responsibly

A small percentage of people become addicted to gambling, and it can quickly spiral out of control. Some people lose thousands of dollars, damage relationships and ruin their careers. Gamble responsibly. Set limits and stick to them. If you think you’re struggling with gambling, the sooner you seek help the better.

Signs of gambling problems include:

  • struggling to control gambling impulses
  • spending more time and money gambling than you intended
  • neglecting other areas of your life
  • spending too much time thinking about gambling

There is plenty of help available through free resources in each state in Australia.

Pro Tip:

Love gambling on a whim? If the idea of rigidly sticking to a staking plan puts you off, create a smaller slush fund exclusively for random, spur-of-the-moment betting. Enjoy it!

Use the tools, track your bets

Part of the fun of betting is exploring different betting strategies so make use of the betting tools to help you calculate the right amounts to bet to maximise profits and minimise risk.

Using a staking plan will help you stay in control of your betting funds.

It’s also a great idea to track your betting wins and losses. If you’re making profits, you’ll enjoy seeing your gambling efforts pay off. Or, if you’re on a losing streak you are far better placed to address it promptly. By not tracking your bets you make it easier to remain ignorant of problems and potentially lose control.

Start small

When you’re starting out with betting keep your bets to small dollar amounts. Beginners make mistakes, that’s part of any learning. By keeping your bets small you ensure you don’t blow it on a risky bet. As you gain confidence you can increase your bets. Never bet more than you can afford to lose.

Use bonus bets

Betting sites offer free bets to entice new and returning customers. An experienced better knows how to use bonus bets to ensure maximum returns. Betting agencies want to entice you to bet more, so keep that in mind when qualifying for and using bonus bets. Spending excessively to qualify for a bonus bet is false economy. When using bonus betting selectively, you can apply a matched betting strategy for guaranteed profits or just bet for enjoyment. Bookmakers are competitive, so shop around to see who can entice you with the best bonus offers.