When betting on sports, it can be surprisingly tough a cookie to decide whether or not you’re actually winning. This is probably because most of us prefer to commit to memory those times we won money and banish forever from our thoughts our losses.
The reality of the matter is actually not nearly as messy as what one may be tempted to think. And ultimately, it all comes right back round to strategy. The concept is simple: a winning strategy will win, and a losing strategy will (mostly) lose.
Which brings us to the issue of short term vs. long term. Since in the short term, just about anything can happen – and most probably will too. The long-term, however, is a different kettle of fish altogether. Working hard at something by committing to play the so-called “long game” is also called nurturing and working at building a career.
The Three-Step Approach
We’ll now fast-forward to you having decided to stick with the sports betting program. Since a step-by-step approach works best nine out of ten times, that’s what we’ll do next.
Onwards to step one then – make an actual bet. Start betting using actual money wagered on actual sports. Mogging about tracking imaginary bets isn’t the same as actually betting – not even close. Even starting out small is fine. Just as long as you’re actually in the game.
Step two is important and not to be skipped, which is to keep proper records. Jot down everything as you go about the second step; what you bet on, the date, how much was bet, the eventual result or outcome of the bet; be sure to write it all down.
Step three is basically more of the same of step two – keeping records for a long enough time so as to track on actual paper whether you’re on average winning more or losing more. Step three is furthermore useful in a couple of ways. Not only will you be able to see clearly whether you’ve been “good enough” at doing your homework, finding out all there is to know about your sport or team of choice, learning how to interpret value, etc., but you’ll also be left with just about the best hands-on tutorial available. Stick with this long enough, and you’re bound to notice improvement.
But only if you’re willing to play the long sports betting game.
“Doing” Is What Makes Or Breaks
Important to keep in mind always is that playing any long game can only ever result in success when you’re also willing to put in the required effort. Working long-term at a job in sales by only ever getting in your car and not once leaving your parking lot to go see potential buyers won’t result in any actual sales. And since nobody in their right mind is going to pay you for staring at your console all day, it won’t be too long before your long game is turned “no game” – with or without your say-so.
Long-term success playing the sports betting long-game is all about keeping on keeping on, going the extra mile trying to know information not necessarily known by everybody else, and just a little bit of the luck on the side.