Risk aversion and fear of winning in sports betting
18 Mar 2024

Risk aversion and fear of winning in sports betting

Sports betting behaviour is influenced by a lot of psychological factors, often overlooked but their impact can quickly become apparent. Emotional influences, cognitive biases and a host of other factors can help a bettor or stand in their way directly. A punter enjoys the risks, the desire to win and the responsibility. At least, that’s the theory that encourages responsible fun. Of course, practice looks different, and the...

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The 6 fundamental sports betting questions
13 Feb 2024

The 6 fundamental sports betting questions

On who, what, when, where, why, how much, these are the 6 questions I try to answer every time I bet. Each question must be answered as clearly as possible. Who (what event) do I bet on? What (exactly) am I betting on? When do I bet? Where do I bet? Why do I bet? How much do I bet? The answers to these questions help me to take a responsible approach to betting. And this responsibility concerns me directly, it helps me manage my time...

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How safe are “safe bets”
29 Mar 2023

How safe are “safe bets”

Much has been written and discussed about safety, risks, expectations and organization of sports betting, but too many aspects are far from clear. Every punter conceptually juggles with safety and has his own system of judgement. As far as risks are concerned, even if they have been and continue to be identified, it is very difficult to measure their impact and not necessarily their likelihood. As for expectations, they are natural...

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