Tips to make your money work for you
The UK’s love of football betting is at an all-time high, yielding an astounding £13.8 billion and over £333 million in profits between October 2015 and September 2016 alone.
With the annual Betting on Football Conference in May 2017 drawing over 1,000 delegates, 145 speakers and 40 exhibitors, it’s clear that this is a popular pastime indeed - so, how can you join in on the action and take your football betting even further?
By finding exciting free bets to make your money work for you.
Find your Bookie
The first step in football betting is to find a bookie that not only you can trust, but that can provide you with the great bonuses, technology, and support essential for making the best bets for you.
Since most bookies want your custom (and know they have a lot of competition with other market bookies), they will offer you free bets. These are bets which you have to do something (e.g put down a deposit, sign up) in order to receive. They’re fantastic value - for example, you might need to deposit £10, to receive a £20 free bet - which means you end up playing with £30, which isn't bad - you’ve tripled your deposit!
A good place for these kind of free bets is at BetBright, who are the sponsors the Prestbury Cup at Cheltenham and the BetBright Cup at Kempton Park.
The site is really focused on football and horse racing betting, both of which are major UK sports betting staples. Additionally, the odds and margins provided are solid and very competitive, For everything you need to know, there's guided, clear Betbright betting information.
In addition, there are some fantastic promotions, such as the £50 BetBright Free Bet Offer for new customers, as well as money back and regular free bets. And, even if you find yourself wanting to try other types of sports betting, don’t worry - you have plenty of other sports to bet on, and promotions to give you that little bit extra. And, in the event you lose on your first bet, BetBright offers you a 50% refund. Even if it’s not completely free, that’s still a very generous offer which will keep your bankroll healthy.
Once you’ve found a great bookie to make your bets with, you need to know a little bit about how to make those great bets!
Do Your Research
The first thing we can tell you is that you should know more than just the basics about the sport you're planning on betting on. This includes trends, players, coaches, injuries, indoor vs outdoor playing records and so much more. The more information you have, the better.
Secondly, you’ll need to shop around for the promotions which work in your favour, and the odds too. Bookies are always competing for your custom, and they can offer very competitive odds for virtually every match and event - and just by doing a few minutes extra research, you can find better odds than you might have done otherwise. This makes your money work harder for you.
Lastly, it is important to mention your bankroll - and keeping it healthy and in play.
Some quick advice - don’t bet more than you can afford.
It’s a good idea to budget a certain amount before you make your bets, and to work out how many bets you can make with that budget. This not only helps you to stick to the budget, but also extends your playing time, as you won’t run out of cash as quickly.
Don’t get carried away - remember, this should be fun, and losses do happen. If (and when) you find yourself losing (or even on a losing streak), don’t throw more money in for your next bet to try and chase your losses - keep calm and bet on as you would.