Betting strategies are multifarious and depend on both: the kind of sport and the bettor’s attitude to risk. Beside so many other betting concepts a well-known and promising betting strategy is the sure bet. As the name gives it away this strategy is particularly promising. In the paragraphs below we describe why this strategy is so popular on the betting market.
What is a sure bet?
With this betting strategy the main focus is on the variable betting odds that vary from bookie to bookie. In this way you can benefit from the odds variation and place your bets safely and without a risk. To do so you have to react quickly because the odds may change every second.
The goal is that the revenue of every single outcome of your bets exceeds the over-all amount invested. The yield of sure bets is often very low but with a little bit of luck and patience you can surely enhance your betting account.
For placing sure bets it is essential to have accounts on various betting sites and act quickly (visit our best betting sites in Africa section). Also the placed stake should be a little higher than usual to profit more from the (sometimes very) small odds variations. To find a sure bets calculator just follow this link.
Examples for a sure or safe bet
In this following paragraph we show you two examples of how to place a sure bet. This concept can be used for sports with two possible outcomes (e.g. tennis) as well as sports with three possible outcomes (e.g. football).
Example 1 – sure bet a Tennis Match
By placing a bet on a certain tennis match I know that there can only be two possible outcomes – either Player A wins or Player B wins, there is no draw. If the odds variation of two bookies are in our favor we might get a constellation like this:
Bookie 1: the odd for a Player A Win is 2.15
Bookie 2 the odd for a Player B Win is 1.95
This is how a sure bet with 100 Euro would look like:
With a stake of 47,56 Euro on a Player A Win and the odd of 2.15 you will get 102,25 Euros.
On the other hand, you bet 52,44 Euro on a Player B Win and with the quota of 1.95 your revenue will be 102,26.
|Player A||2.15||47,56 €||102,25 €|
|Player B||1.95||52,44 €||102,26 €|
So in either case you will profit from this bet.
Example 2 – sure bet on a 3-Way-Bet
As you can see in the previous example it is possible to place a bet without any risk in 2-way bets but this is also possible for sports with three different outcomes like in a football game. You can also profit from odds variation at different bookies. This is how it works:
Bookie 1: Odd for a Team A Win 14.00
Bookie 2: Odd for a Draw 8.00
Bookie 3: Odd for a Team B Win 1.30
Now we place our 100 Euros again:
We bet 7,40 Euros on a Team A Win and would get 103,6 Euros.
Further, bet on a Draw with the stake of 12,94 Euros and an odd of 8 and we would receive 103,52 Euros
And place 79,66 Euros on a Team B Win with a quota of 1.3, which would make 103,56 Euros.
|Team A Win||14.0||7,40 €||103,60 €|
|Draw||8.0||12,94 €||103,52 €|
|Team B Win||1.30||79,66 €||103,56 €|
So my earnings are, depending on the outcome of the game, between 3,52 and 3,60 Euros.
Can you make money with sure bets as betting system?
Basically, you can for sure make some money with sure bets. But since the earnings per game are (very) low it will take you a good bit of time to increase your account drastically. But worth mentioning is that sure bets can be very useful to clear bonuses. Many bookies offer bonuses where you get some percentage of your deposit once you placed bets of a certain amount. But hence you can/should play sure bets with high stakes these bonuses can be cleared within no time and above all with no risk. Another interesting topic is back and lay betting at betting exchanges.
Which sports are good for this strategy?
The examples above show that you can place sure bets in almost every sport. It doesn’t even matter if they are two-way or three-way bets. If you find the right bookies who give you the quotas variation you need for a sure bet you can bet on any sport you want.
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