For many of us, the last three months or so may feel like an extremely long wait, but now sporting events are returning in a big way and finally the wait is over. In Europe, this return has come in the way of football as the big four leagues in the UK, Germany, Spain, and Italy are finally back underway – whilst there have been some other cancellations as the French league is noticeably missing from this list, that doesn’t deter from the opportunities ahead.
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For UK bettors, there are changes to consider – there has recently been a change to credit card betting as a ban has been issued preventing operators from allowing this option, there have also been changes to the gamstop initiative as it has now been made mandatory for all operators to register into or be at risk of losing their gaming license – there are a growing number of betting sites and casinos not registered with gamstop however, this list shows the non gamstop ones available to players all over the world – aside from this preventative measure, however, how else can you stay safe whilst betting online?
Pace yourself – You may be a little impatient to get back into things and eager to start betting once again, however there’s no need to hurry back into things. These events are taking place at a rapidly increased schedule, with each league hosting up to eighteen games per week in order to meet a September deadline for the next season, there are plenty of games to come for you to bed on and not getting carried away too early is key – especially when a lot can change.
There’s going to be some uncertainty in odds – As these games have been delayed for so long, keep in mind that there are going to be more upsets than usual – with rule changes for substitutions, the increased risk of player injury due to this increasing schedule, and the likelihood that some teams may just be a little rusty and out of practice will no doubt lead to some odds that don’t make sense. Simply betting on current odds may not be wise as there’s the chance that they may not be as accurate as usual. As teams begin to show how they can perform over the coming weeks, these odds and stats will update to reflect this, so holding off on a few games may provide many of the answers you need before becoming too invested.
Remember to have fun – The act of both watching and betting on these games is supposed to be a fun activity and it can be easy to get carried away and forget that, it may also lead you to make bad and unreliable bets. Keep in mind that the goal here is to have fun – enjoy the games that you’re watching and have missed, and remember that win or lose the betting you’re doing is just an optional choice and enjoying the process is just as important a part in this.