News - Wed 28/04/2010 - 14:06 EDT

Drunk Bets

Sports Betting Tip # 3:

Drunk Bets Are Bad Bets… …usually.

Sports and alcohol have always been a good mix, especially while enjoying the game. While there is absolutely nothing wrong with responsibly enjoying a game, doing so irresponsibly during the handicapping process can cost you in the end.

Think about it. Casinos all over give away alcohol to their patrons. Casinos do not give away free alcohol just to be nice; it is part of their business model. We all know that alcohol is a social lubricant and will decrease reasoning and impulse control in large quantities. All gambling establishments are betting on this.

Drunken Bets

Just like playing poker or blackjack, betting on sports also requires a clear head to be successful. All handicappers perform research on each match-up that they are interested on placing a wager. Being intoxicated during the handicapping process could negatively affect the outcome.

Having a buzz during the handicapping process could allow you to misconstrue stats and facts of a match-up. Though the math that is often involved in handicapping is typically elementary, being under the influence can easily cause a mistake and result in a loss that wouldn’t have been made if sober.

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Every handicapper discards a pick for one reason or another. However, after drinking your reasoning and control is impaired which can allow you to be easily swayed. This decrease in judgment opens up many people to do many things they wouldn’t do when sober. This includes placing wagers.

Successful gambling takes discipline and proper money management, and this requires a clear head. While drinking in moderation is fine, and studies have shown it to be beneficial to your health, don’t start the party until turn your computer off and sit down to watch your games. Gambling is a world of highs and lows. Not allowing alcohol to affect your decisions while gambling will help decrease many of those lows.

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