staking in sports betting and gambling

Staking: Popular methods to improve your sports betting

Will staking improve your sports betting profits? In an analysis of 500 bets, five different techniques were tested. Only one produced a concrete result. Why?

We’ll get to the ‘why’ in a moment, but the point on staking has been hammered repeatedly over and over by serious sports investors, handicappers and the professional sports bettors – in the end you have to gauge your bets carefully. And yet there is a strong case to suggest that the amount you bet is actually more important than what you bet on. So in this post we’ll look at a few popular staking methods used by sports investors, and unveil which is the best.

Most Betting Techniques Will Eventually Fail

Sports betting, like any type of investing, is based upon gain versus potential loss. In soccer betting, this is doubly true, where there are so many opportunities available to completely lose your money and investment. When loss isn’t taken into account, virtually any betting system will fall apart. Professional Blackjack player Ed Thorp learned this sad lesson as casinos kept trying to beat his “method”, which he eventually explained was simply carefully betting against possibilities. Read more

3 NHL betting mistakes most hockey bettors make

Three Mistakes: Most NHL bettors fail at winning because of these 3 betting mistakes

Betting on the NHL has its own unique tactics that can make it trickier to predict than other sports. Novice bettors who don’t pay attention to these betting oddities can make huge mistakes on their own bets, which can be easily avoided. In this post we’ll cover three common mistakes hockey bettors make betting on the NHL. Once you familiarize yourself with these three mistakes, check out our other post on 4 tips how to become a bettor NHL bettor and the current Intelligent Tips and Expert NHL picks available.

The NHL has a number of rules to ensure parity between the teams at the sports books. Much more than NFL betting, which requires some research but can also be invested defensively by novice bettors or gamblers, NHL betting takes research and conservative betting. So the three biggest mistakes that bettors make that seem minor in comparison to other sports. Read more