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Jun 12, 2008
Many are tempted to place a bet on a sports game. Why? Well, for starters: its fun and really gets you involved in the game in a different way than just being a spectator. When your team wins, you really win. Sometimes you can win big if you bet right. Sports betting can be a social activity when everyone in the office contributes to the football pool for a big game to see which teams are going to win when. But most of all, sports betting encourages us to be competitive and to feel like winners ourselves.

But not everyone wins when they place a sports bet. Actually a lot of people wind up losing. This is not something where you have a guarantee of winning every time. It truly pays to pay attention and be prepared, as it can make the difference between you going home with a pocket of cash and going home without any cash at all.

Never Bet More Than You Can Lose. This sounds very basic, but in the heat of the moment, lots of sports betters are tempted to place higher and higher bets. If you fall into this category, you need to come up with a way to protect yourself. Carry with you only the cash you need to place that particular bet. Don't bring additional funds like credit cards. Don't place bets you know you just can't afford right now, that's not fair to you. Sports betting should be fun!

Do Your Homework on Your Sport. Sometimes you may be tempted to bet on what a buddy says is a "sure thing" but it is a sport or a team you really don't know very much about. Take the time to do your homework on your sport for your sports betting and you'll see strong returns. The more you know about the teams you bet and the sport in general, the more confidence you'll have when you place those bets. Betting on sports you know nothing about puts you in a vulnerable position.

Plan Your Bets Ahead of Time. This goes along with doing your homework. By planning your bets ahead of time and also planning just how much you'll spend, you are organizing your sports betting activities. You'll enjoy your sports betting but won't let it get out of hand. It is best to bet on games and teams that you know a lot about rather than events you know little about where you might "get lucky" but often could just lose your shirt.

Keep Your Stress Level Low. We are all under some type of stress all the time the only people that aren't under stress are dead! But when you are overstressed, this is not a time to be placing sports bets. You'll be tempted to make decisions that don't have the best judgment behind them. You want your judgment to be strong at all times. So do everything that someone with a reasonable stress level does: get enough sleep, eat properly and exercise often. You'll feel great and you'll place better sports bets.

Don't Be Pressured Into a Sports Bet. This has all happened to us: you go to the pub or the bar with your buddies and there is fifteen minutes to place a bet. They say do it and you aren't totally sure but you decide to do it. You have a sinking feeling in your stomach as you hand over your money. Don't be that guy again.

Don't be pressured into a sports bet anytime. Smile and say I think I'm sitting this one out and buy everyone a round. They'll be so happy with their drink they won't even notice you didn't bet and you'll go home with much more money in your pocket than had you placed that bet.
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