It would be very easy to say that a good bet is one you make a profit on. But then this would be a very short article. So let’s look at the subject in a bit more detail. Because, as you’re about to read, there are a lot of factors on which good bets depend. The main aim, of course, is to ensure that you don’t make any mistakes and thus make a good bet. In doing so, we will consider the following topics:
- The general conditions
There is a lot involved in placing a good bet. In order to prevent a good bet from becoming a bad one, you’ll need to do some research. Suppose you do no research at all and place some money on an Arsenal home win against Wolverhampton Wanderers.
Through research, you will find plenty of reasons why going for Arsenal is a good choice. It could be that Arsenal are particularly strong at home and that they have a complete squad. With even more research, you could find out that Wolves are not doing so well in away games, have not been in great form recently or that key players are injured.
Read the general terms and conditions
Suppose you think you’ve just placed a good bet, but then it turns out that it’s not even valid. There are lots of terms and conditions to follow with online bookmakers and not reading them can have costly consequences. For example, if you have a free bet, but don’t realise it’s only valid for 7 days and expires after the expiry date, without you even being able to use it. Make sure you read the terms and conditions to make sure your bets and promotions are valid under the bookmakers’ terms and conditions.
The duration of a bet
Betting is also a form of entertainment, so betting on events that last longer can be a good choice. Betting on the 100 metre dash or a greyhound race is fun, but those races don’t last longer than a few seconds. You know almost immediately whether you have won or lost.
Many punters like to bet on the first goal scorer in a football match. But what if someone else scores and does so in the first minute of the match? Betting on the last goal scorer or on someone who scores whenever is much more fun in that sense. Then you are basically on the edge of your seat until the last minute of the match.
Each selection you bet on is assigned certain odds at online bookmakers. It’s a good idea to check out various betting sites before placing your bet. On our website you have access to all those odds.
Betting on a selection with a 1.50 odds and then finding out that another bookmaker has a 1.57 odds is pretty frustrating. The higher the odds, the more interesting the bet.
You may think that a bet you want to make is available at better odds than they should be. If you’re lucky enough to be able to bet on a quote of 8.00 when you think it should be much lower and you win, you’ve done very well.
This is probably what happens most often with an ante-post bet. For example, a country might have a 10.00 quote on winning the next World Cup. But if you think they have a much better chance in reality, then it is wise to place the bet at that point, a long time before the tournament. If your hunch is correct, they may well win the World Cup at much lower odds than you would have bet on. Imagine them reaching the final with a 1.80 quote to actually win the tournament and your betting slip is at 10.0. Then you have done well.
Online bookmakers offer a range of promotions, especially welcome offers. It’s a highly competitive market, so this is a way to attract new customers.
So there are many ways in which a bet can become a good bet. Think carefully about every bet you make. Go for the highest odds, preferably a bet that lasts a while and keep an eye on promotions that can increase your winnings.