If you’ve ever asked yourself why you pick winners and still go home broke, you’re in good company. Nine out of ten people who bet at the dog track lose. You can be sure that most of them go home wondering what they did wrong.
If you’re reading this, you’re already smarter than most people, because you’re willing to learn and change so that you can make money at the dog track. So, look over these common mistakes bettors make and see if there are any that apply to you. Like they say, you can’t fix it if you don’t know it’s broken.
1. Not getting to the track early enough is one of the biggest mistakes bettors make. Time is a big element in gambling. When you don’t have enough time, it’s easier to make mistakes. So get there early or don’t go. Treat going to the track as business, not as pleasure, if you’re in it for the money. And even if you do go for pleasure, losing money isn’t a lot of fun.
2. Not having a betting strategy. If you don’t know how much money you have in your pocket and don’t plan how you’re going to spread that money over the races that you want to bet, how will you be sure that you have enough to bet them all?
3. Not reading your program well enough to really know whether a dog is a good bet or not. Most people just scan the program, looking for things that stand out like early speed, a lot of wins and whatever the chart writer wrote in the last couple of races. This is NOT the way to pick winners.
4. Not being able to sit out a race that you know you shouldn’t really bet. There’s an old saying, “Good handicappers have iron pants.” It’s true, you can blow all of your winnings and more just betting side bets. Then a good bet comes along, one you planned to bet, and you don’t have the money. It’s heart-breaking when that happens and you’ll beat yourself up about it all the way home.
5. Not learning the art of handicapping, because you think it’s all luck not skill. This is the mindset that most of the crowd has, which is why it’s so easy for good handicappers to make money. We’re betting against people who play their house numbers, kids’ birthdays and their friend’s names. We’re betting with a system that we’ve developed over years of paying attention to the dogs and getting all the inside information that we can to help us know when dogs are ready to win. They’re picking using “magical” thinking. We’re picking winners with a proven system based on skill, not luck.
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