Use Sports Betting to Pass the Time When Travelling

By Swindon Link - 17 October 2022

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If you’ve ever spent time overseas then you know how great travelling is. You enrich the mind, meet new and exciting people, and see the wonders of the world. The only downside to travelling is that you do a lot of waiting, whether that be for a connecting plane, train, or coach, and this can get a little on the dull side.

As such, using the latest betting sites can help kill the time and you never know you may win.  

And winning is what it is all about. So, here are some betting strategies to help you make the most of your online time.

Budget and Staking Strategy

It is important you set a budget for each session. This will stop you from betting more than you can afford and it will stop you from chasing losses. Professionals never do this because they set their budget for each session.

The next step is to make a staking plan. This is the percentage of your budget session for each bet. This is normally 2-5% of your session budget leaning towards the latter if you are having a good night.

This prevents you from blowing all your cash in one bet, and it lets you enjoy your sessions and you have a better experience.

Bet on Sports You Know

Most sports betting sites give you thousands of options to place a bet. You can bet on the obscure to everyday sports, and in leagues on the other side of the world. Although this looks great on paper it is good practice to bet on sports you know.

This gives you several advantages as you will know something about the games, and as such improve your chances of winning.

That said, there is no such thing as a ‘safe bet’. Even if the odds are hugely stacked in favour of one player or team, there is always a chance no matter how slim that the underdog will win. So think about that.

Some online bookmakers specialise in certain sports. It is a good idea to use a specialist site as the bonuses and offers are more geared towards that sport. As a result, you’ll have a better experience and should get better outcomes if you’re successful.

Always go for the Best Odds

This sounds a little obvious but always go with sites that offer the best odds. Regular players have accounts with a few trusted sports books so you can assess which bet gives you the best odds. Even if you are working with small stakes, you want the best returns possible for a successful outcome even if it is only a few extra pennies.

Double Check Each Bet

As you put bets together it is easy to make a mistake especially if you are tired. Ensure you double check your bet before confirming it as once this is done you are locked in. If you are in a real bookmakers treble check as it is easy for the person serving you to make a mistake, and you won’t be able to change it once the game is over.

Finding Good Bookmaker Sites

If you are planning to kill time when travelling use only bookies that have good, easy to navigate, and reliable mobile sites. You’re not going to fire up a desktop computer at an airport so you need a sportsbook in your pocket.

Other aspects to look at is the licensing to make sure it is legit. Here, don’t be surprised if you find the site is licensed in Malta. The country has favourable tax and regulation laws where bookmakers are concerned.

Check reviews are good and remember anything too good or too bad is probably fake. It is a good idea to check bookmaker forums and social media for the brutal truth before making the decision to create an account.

Make sure you’re happy with how deposits and withdrawals are handled and check to see if there are limits on how much you can stake, withdraw, etc. You want to avoid unpleasant surprises after all.

Finally, see if you can discover what their customer services are any good. Avoid sites that skimp on this as sooner or later you’re going to have to talk to someone, and you want to resolve issues quickly especially when travelling overseas.

Bonuses and Offers

Online bookmakers often use bonuses and offers to get you to play. Every so often, they offer special one-off promotions normally that tie into big sporting events such as the Six Nations or World Cup.

The thing to remember about bonuses is that you should assess the offer and really check the terms and conditions. Many bonuses come with a wagering requirement which is a multiplier of the bonus. So if your bonus is £10 and the multiplier is 4x, you’ll have to stake £40 (£10 x 4) before you can withdraw any winnings.

Enjoy your betting and love your travelling.

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