Please, please, please, track your bets. Especially if you are a tipster. I know it can seem an arduous task at times, but it really can prove the difference between winning and losing.
I’m not going to bullshit and pretend I’ve got a spreadsheet dating back 15 years of all my bets. I don’t. I have this cycle when it comes to gambling. I’ll wake up one morning and make a promise to myself to become better gambler.
I will create a new spreadsheet in google sheets. I’ll make a list of all the tipsters I am going to follow and devise a staking plan.
Generally the immediate results arevery good. This is my phase where I win money. At the time of writing this article I’m in this winning cycle.
I have a new spreadsheet which I started just 8 days ago. It consists of the following columns.
- Bet Number
- Overall Profit
- Total Stake
The calculations can be done automatically. If you don’t know how to do this, just google it, or ask me. I’d be happy to help.
Over those 8 days I have placed 50 bets. I’ve staked £536.18. My current profit is £249.42 with a ROI of 46.52%. That’s ridiculous and won’t last. This is what happens. I get sloppy and after a losing spell will scrap the spreadsheet.
I will then have a period of reckless gambling. Normally a week or two which probably sees me lose some of the winnings I built up, before I wake up one morning and make a promise to myself to become a better gambler.
From personal experience, tracking my bets makes me more selective. I don’t place careless wagers. I follow profitable tipsters who are likely to win me money.
At the end of the month I can easily see which tipsters have brought me success. I can compare my bets on my spreadsheet with my bookmaker accounts. Bookies often make mistakes and I’ve known them to settle winning bets as losers. If you don’t check, it can easily go unnoticed. Another reason why tracking your bets is helpful.
If you are a tipster and don’t track your bets, then shame on you! It’s never too late to start though and it will almost certainly turn you into a better tipster.