The world of sports betting has been around for years. Many people have 'played the game' and enjoyed a few winning runs but few have been successful in the long run. However the most successful punters have adopted various styles of betting – known as 'systems'. These systems have been developed and honed over the years – mainly originating in other forms of gambling. Here is a guide to some of the most commonly used gambling systems.
The Parlay System has the effect of 'pyramiding' your profit. Pyramiding is a parlay wager whereby the original wager plus winnings are placed on successive wagers. Commonly used in horse betting, you make the bet & if you win all the money it is re-invested in your next bet. This method does require a good run and amazing odds in order to make it lucrative and as such it is not commonly used as a Sports Betting System. However it can, if a good run is achieved on good odds, and with a reasonable opening bet, bring in some lucrative money.
In this system you double your bet each time to cover each loss. Can mean investing ridiculous large amounts of cash, just to see results. The process is that you make your bet and if you lose – then you double your bet, lose again and you keep doubling the bet total till you win. Then you go back to the original bet price and start the cycle again. Has very small long term success rate in gambling. However it needs to be done on even bets so rarely used in sports except when done for just one team – one team cant lose 10 + times in a row right? This System requires a high bank balance to begin with and will not win you lucrative amounts of money in return unless the odds are phenomenal. It is sometimes used by less-experienced betters as a Sports betting system, however it is a desperate system in which you will never recover your original bet.
The system is the opposite of the Martingate system. In this situation you double your bets every time you win. This system requires thorough prior planning and strict keeping with the planning. To start with you set your starting amount and the streak limit. This will be dependent upon the odds in the game and your own money reserves. The System can be effective as long as you do not lose your inhibitions and carry on a run past your limit. Keep the limit low so you do not over stretch yourself. However by keeping the sequence limit low and putting in considerable money due to the doubling up of bets it can be high risk and for limited money. It needs to be on 50/50 bet or close enough to be worth it and as such is not used regularly as a sports betting system. It can win you good money if have luck though.
This is a chase type sequence which can be effective with luck and patience. In this system you bet one unit on an even money bet, if you lose then you place another bet of the same amount; win and the sequence ends there. The system takes into account that you will lose money to start with, and you keep betting the same amount until you score a win. At that point if you are in profit then you stop and go back to beginning. If not then you increase your bet and then keeping betting at new unit price until you win. If you've struck a profit then stop, if not increase stake by one unit. You will bet just enough to give you a accumulative profit of one unit. Short to medium term run will get you profit. However a long run will give you a loss!
In today's sporting bets, luck is not enough for the top gamblers and as such more complex but effective Betting Systems have come into play. One of these, arguably the world's most successful is the John Morrison System …
The John Morrison System
The well known John Morrison System is now fast becoming the best Sports Betting System in the world, making other systems all but obsolete when betting on NBA, MLB and NFL matches. But overseas readers should not be put off by the fact that it only concentrates on US sport. Due to the internet and emergence of online betting you can now place these bets on the web from the UK, Australia, France or anywhere in the world. The system feeds off a whole raft of up to date statistics including past year records, currently players and team form, and a host of other variables in order to determine a 'safer' bet.
The result is that his system can be hugely consistent when it comes to winning and therefore the rewards can be massive.