While there are several available markets to play in when it comes to sports betting, there are only a handful of ways to place those bets. You can either play online – web or mobile – or you visit a betting shop.
The channel used is largely dependent on the user’s preference. For some, the privacy and ‘quiet’ that comes with betting online is as important as playing those games themselves. There are no distractions and there’s the added advantage of flexibility – can place bets even at midnight.
For others, betting is incomplete without visiting a betting shop. Looking up game codes from where they’re pasted, and having a physical bet slip to take a sneak peek at every now and then are what make up their own ideal betting experience.
Then there’s the rush of trying to quickly play a game or place a bet before the set time elapses – those who bet on virtuals will relate to this.
It’s hard to convince either party that one way beats the other. We’re not even interested in doing that. Instead, we’d rather focus on what can help you make your betting experience better and, over time, help you on your way to making some serious cash.
This article focuses on trying to help bettors who use betting shops. If you’re an online bettor there’s no need to feel left out. We’ve got you covered too as we’ll be giving out some useful tips before the month runs out. That means you have to watch this space so you don’t miss it.
Regularly visiting, or even bookmarking, this blog will be helpful too.
Moving forward, how can you maximize the opportunities of being a betting shop bettor? How can you increase your chances of winning? Here are some useful tips for you:
- Use your home advantage
There’s one unmistakable factor common to all kinds of betting shop. And that is people; quite a number of them inside one place, either jostling to enter the queue or get out of it. Although the amount of people you’ll see largely depends on what time of the day you visit –weekday or weekend, the location of the betting shop and more. The ‘so many people’ part of a betting shop is almost unavoidable!
Another unavoidable thing with this ‘so many people’ is that they all have opinions about one game or the other. This means that your decision making when it comes to selecting your game inside a betting shop may be adversely affected. Yeah, you’re a tough guy (or lady), right?
One very-well crafted opinion is good enough to knock you off your perch and send you – and your bet slip – the wrong way. To avoid this you can use what we call ‘the home advantage.’
How does this work?
Simply put, make your game selection before you leave your house… or at least before you set foot in the betting shop.
By doing this, you get to save time and energy – no more queuing up to look up games – plus your chances of winning is greatly increased.
- Book a Bet
This is more or less like an extension of the first point. As discussed above, you need to be able to select your game BEFORE you visit the betting shop. You can choose to do it the old school way by looking up games for that day, week or even month, writing them down alongside your predicted outcomes then going to betting shop with your long list of games.
You can also choose to do things the new school way by visiting NairaBET’s Book-A-Bet platform which has a list of all games available for betting across all sports. You can then select your games and your predicted outcomes, depending on your preference.
Now this is the interesting part: You don’t even have to write out the list of games you have just selected. Once you’ve made your selection, you’ll notice a bet slip on the right hand of the webpage. This bet slip will contain all the games you’ve selected.
When you’re done selecting, enter the amount you want and click next. You’ll see a code that looks like this:
Can you see the code number ‘5318047’? (See red arrow and circle.)
When the system generates a code like this for you, that’s all you’ll need to take to the betting shop.
All you need to do is walk straight to the cashier, present your code, make payments, and collect your bet slip. This reduces the chances of making any mistakes and thus increases your chances of winning.
- Beat the timer
This one’s for those who prefer to play in the virtual market. On way to increase your chances of winning is to avoid the ‘rush hour.’ You know how it works if you’re trying to make that combo bet on virtual football or tricast in virtual dog racing.
The interval between one match/race and the other is usually between 1-2 minutes. During this time, so many folks will be trying to place their own bets too. You can avoid this queue by placing your own bets during the match/race, when it’s less busy.
Apart from the breathing space you get, you have the time to make your risk calculations instead of just jumping into any kind of market. This will help you to avoid making ‘rush-hour’ (or rush-minute) errors and help increase your chances of winning.
Make your betting experience in physical shops even better by using these tips. Not only will they save you from making costly errors, they’ll also help you increase your earnings from betting.
Which of these tips will you be using as soon as you can? Which one have you tried before? Share your answers with us by leaving us a comment. We’d like to hear from you 😉Tags: bet shop, betting in shops, betting shop, nairabet, nairabet shops