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There Are Three Things Required to be a Successful Gambler: DISCIPLINE, DISCIPLINE and DISCIPLINE.

As a punter, the odds are heavily stacked against you winning – mainly because of the bookie’s overround and the commission payable on all winning bets to the betting exchanges. As such, there is little latitude for error. You must remain disciplined at all times if you are to profit long term.

Fail to Plan, Plan to Fail

Before betting for the day begins, it is worth spending a little time preparing for the day’s betting exploits. As the saying goes ‘If you fail to prepare then be prepared to fail.’ or words to that effect. In other words, a plan or strategy for the day should be created. All that is then needed is to follow the plan. In this way, there are no decisions to make in the heat of the moment.

How to Prepare for Technology Failure

Once upon a time, in order to place a bet, it was necessary to pay a visit to the offices of a bookmaker. Today, this has all changed and bets can now additionally be placed over the phone and via the Internet. However, with this convenience and new technology, there are also associated risks that could have strong financial implications if things go wrong. This article looks at how to prepare for possible technology failure.

The Art of Bookie Bashing

These days, bookies will do anything to get new business. They will even offer cash incentives. Some bookies will even continue to offer cash incentives – just as long as you remain their customer. Here’s how to take advantage and profit from their generosity.

Daily Profit Target Setting Makes No Sense

A number of people who bet on horses set themselves a daily profit target. When the target is reached, they cease betting for the day. The theory behind this is that the more bets that are placed, the more likely it is that a loss will be incurred. So, in order to retain the profit made on a given day, once the target is reached, betting for the day ceases.

Horse Racing Arbitrage Explained

Arbitrage isn’t about buying or selling anything, it’s about deciding whether the price of an item will increase or decrease and then taking advantage of the price movement. In this series, we take an in-depth look at horse racing arbitrage, with practical examples.

Steamers and Drifters Explained

A Steamer is defined as horse whose implied percentage chance of winning increases by 5%, or more, in the last two hours of betting. A Drifter is defined as horse whose implied percentage chance of winning decreases by 5%, or more, in the last two hours of betting.

Odds Movement

The strike rate of a horse, in general, is reflected in its odds. While there are exceptions to the rule, statistics indicate that horses whose odds movement shows a downward trend in the last five minutes of betting before the start of the race win more frequently than those whose odds increase in the last five minutes of betting.

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