by Bryan B.S.
08 Dec 17
Bettors have been trying to beat the house for centuries with mixed results, some of them have succeeded in taking a jackpot of cash home and others have failed miserably with their betting strategies. Nevertheless is a good idea for bookies to know a few of the most common betting strategies that are being used these days in order to avoid a nasty surprise and keep your betting site safe.
Most bettors rely on information to make their betting decisions, form SportsCenter to online sports news sites, they are always on the hunt to get the fresh updates about injuries, buying and selling of players, or internal conflicts within a team. They want as much information as they can get in order to predict possible outcomes of how this information will impact the team performance.
They think that if they gain inside information they can beat the book, therefore is a good idea to run a sports news blog along your betting site, this way you will know exactly what news your bettors are getting.
Support the Underdog
It's no secret that the most popular teams are the ones that get most media coverage and consequently most bets on their side. This is good for bookies because a popular team is not always the strongest or fastest. Knowing this, there are some bettors that always look for the less popular team to bet on. This is not necessarily bad for the bookies as long as they keep a good balance on both sides of the spread, because if you get one big bet for the underdog and just a few small bets for the popular team, then you may have a problem to cover the winning profit with the money you get from the losing bettors.
As you can see, the betting strategies used by today's bettors are not very complex and most of them rely on the bettors' own ability and experience to predict the outcome of an event. Thanks to the comprehensive set of tools provided by the pay per head company you can easily spot a bettor that is trying to pull an ace under the sleeve to beat the house.