Goodness me, these aren’t so much strange times we’re living in as completely surreal.
I don’t know about you, but I have started to become a little overwhelmed psychologically by all that is happening. There are good things to come from social media – information, important messages for people to read, social contact for people that perhaps grow lonely as a result of ‘social distancing’. But there are also bad, not the least of which I believe, is that it can very easily lead to crippling anxiety. It is so easy to use Twitter say, to be informed, but reading negative fact and statistic followed by negative fact and statistic can lead to introversion and a feeling of helplessness. If this is you, take my advice, and stop. Distance yourself a little. Get on with other things. Sure, watch the news, but don’t let this take over your life.
So, in these rather odd days, it is good to see the SBC producing betting-related material to read and enjoy. Why not use what extra spare time you might have to educate yourself with regards to gambling, as much as you possibly can? Read up on subjects such as the principles behind ‘value’ betting and why securing value is so vital to healthy betting performance, the psychology of betting and how to cope with losing runs, how to set up betting banks and how to calculate what is sufficient in terms of funding to ensure profit once tipster fees have been deducted? There are a myriad of betting subjects to gen up on, and a lot of information can be found within the pages of the SBC website.
Another thing you can do, perhaps after reading up on the above subjects and more, is to execute a health check on your betting operation. Is your staking correctly balanced between your tipsters, are you able to get the advised prices your tipsters give you, or at least very close to them? What about the risk profile of your tipsters? Are you ok with what is involved in following a certain tipster? Or does doing so cause you anxious moments, because if they do, then something is very definitely not right.
Explore this site thoroughly. If you’ve not done for a while (if at all), then re-read the Pro-Betting Guides and the SBC Insights. It’s a bit like exam revision. You read something once and you take some of it in. You read the same piece and you take more of it in. Read something enough times and you ensure success when you are tested. It is the same with betting. The more of the basics you learn and remember to execute, the more success you will have.
Next week I’ll look at some useful books and betting podcasts you can listen to.
And here is something else you can do…why not use this time and the comments section below to make suggestions in terms of the books and articles you’ve read that you’ve found useful or betting related podcasts you enjoy listening to. It would be great to get a list together of helpful sources of information and entertainment to fill in the hours.
March betting performance
I was going to add a ‘to date’ to the above. Not sure it’s necessary though…
Bet Alchemist (100 point bank): Staked 33pts, +7.55pts, roi 22.88%, roc 7.55%
Staked 81pts, +4.787pts, roi 5.91%, roc -4.79%
Racing Service 1 (200): Staked 47pts, -9.6pts, roi -20.42%, roc -4.8%
Staked 108pts, -7.2pts, roi -6.67%, roc -3.6%
Golf Insider (400): Staked 28pts, +53.4pts, roi 102.69%, roc 13.35%
Staked 102.3pts, +55.7pts, roi 54.45%, roc 13.93%
PGA Profit (500): Staked 69pts, -49.43pts, roi -71.63%, roc -9.89%
Staked 121pts, +26.63pts, roi 59.36%, roc 20.53%
Precision Value (200): Staked 24pts, -1pt, roi -4.17%, roc -0.5%
Staked 178pts, +7.999pts, roi 4.49%, roc 4%
Racing Intelligence (200): Staked 89pts, -22.7pts, roi -25.51%, roc -11.35%
Staked 309.5pts, +3.773pts, roi 1.22%, roc 1.89%
Scottish Football Income Booster (100): Staked 13pts, -6.073pts, roi -46.72%, roc -6.07%
Staked 70pts, +7.677pts, roi 10.97%, roc 7.68%
Racing Service 2 (50): Staked 6.25pts, -0.25pts, roi -4%, roc -0.5%
Staked 30.5pts, -1.75pts, roi -5.74%, roc -3.5%
Total for March: ROI -7.39%, ROC -1.91%
Total 2020 to date: ROI 8.02%, ROC 7.14%