Last month I looked at the importance of ‘mindset’ and how the right mindset can improve your punting. Well I said at the end of that article that I would be looking at importance of a horses previous starting price. This is the first of two-parts on the subject. This month’s article looks at backing beaten favourites and how you… Read More »Improve Your Punting – Part 5 – Backing Beaten Favourites
The Psychology of betting tends to be underestimated by most punters which is a shame as it’s the difference between success and failure. From my long years of punting I estimate that successful betting is 70% psychological and 30% the mechanics of the bet. If you want to win long term at this game, then you must have the correct… Read More »Improve Your Punting – Part 4: The Right Mindset
There’s just one fundamental objective for punters and that is to make a consistent profit. To achieve that objective doesn’t necessarily depend on hours of form study or detailed assessment of each horse chance in the race. Most punters don’t have the time or experience to undertake such tasks. Confusing Stats As punters it’s important to take time out to… Read More »Improve your punting – Part III Confusing Stats
Having A Hunch – The Importance of Intuition in Betting
I’m sure you will have seen the Betway advertising campaign, designed by Saatchi & Saatchi and the notion of ‘having a hunch’ and sticking to that hunch when discussing sports betting outcomes.
The ‘hunch’ is a universal concept in betting, it’s that ‘gut feeling’ that something will or should happen. Many ‘casual” bettors choose their bets through “gut feeling” about what they think will happen during an event.Read More »Intuition in Betting
Profitable Punting Do you fancy yourself as a professional punter, in this article John Burke kicks off the first in a series of 5 which will help the reader make more profit from their punting… At the start of the year I looked at how you can use favourites to make your betting more profitable and how the Favourite-longshot bias… Read More »Improve Your Punting Part 1: Profitable Jockey’s on Favourites