Winning betting systems, methods and tips can be found everywhere on the internet, but unsurprisingly, very few of these systems are ever likely to deliver on their promises of untold winnings from betting online. There are however, some methods and approaches that the bookmakers would rather you didn't use. This article looks at some of these and how you should be taking advantage to increase your winnings.
Winning Tip 1
Lets start with an old favourite, the "each way steal". This is a bet that the bookies hate taking, but are obliged to do so. Basically, due to the way in which the place part of an "each-way" bet is calculated, in certain races the odds that a bookmaker has to pay out on a horse placing are much higher than the true statistical probability. To take advantage of this, it is possible to place the each-way bet and lay part of the win bet off on the betting exchanges, giving you a statistical return greater than the true odds. In essence you will have a long-term profitable edge.
Winning Tip 2
The next tip to remember is that the bookies are looking to make as much money as possible, and advertise their bets accordingly. You should always try to avoid the bets that are heavily promoted by the bookmakers. These are usually multiple bets of some description, advertising a huge payout for winning bets, but with very little statistical chance of success. You are much better off, and will be much more profitable, sticking to straightforward single bets, especially in markets such as tennis or football.
Winning Tip 3
One exception to this "bookie advertising" rule however, is with regard to the bonuses bookmakers advertise in order to encourage people to join up and start placing bets. They are obviously looking to offset the cost of the joining bonus with the winnings they expect to make from your losing bets over the long-term. But if you are disciplined, it is possible to place the required bet with your bonus money, and place the opposite back or lay on the exchanges to "cash-in" the free bet. Many people make a decent monthly income moving from bookmaker to bookmaker doing this, before returning to take advantage of further "re-load" or one-off bonuses.
This, however, is just the tip of the iceberg. If you are prepared to make the effort, remain disciplined, and follow a strategic approach to your betting, it is perfectly possible to make consistent long-term profits from betting using many different approaches. The bookies make their profits using the application of statistics and probability, now it's your turn to use these weapons against them.