Winning Bets A Plan That Comes Together

One of my favourite shows on TV would have to be The A Team. My favourite A Team member is definitely Hannibal Smith. My favourite quote of the series is Hannibal’s “I love it when a plan comes together!” That’s the kind of feeling I get when I get one of those infrequent winning bets.

Speaking of winning bets, that’s exactly what I got when I backed the Crows vs Nth. Melbourne game on the weekend. Too bad they didn’t televise the game because I reckon I would have really enjoyed it. Even though the Crows let Nth Melbourne erode what was a really good lead in that last quarter.

Winning Bets And Responsible Gambling

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As you can see from the image above I won a whole $6.40. Not a huge amount I know, but considering my stake was only $10t that’s a 64% return. Sounds a lot better now doesn’t it. Some may be thinking that a $100 stake would have returned $64! While that it true one has to remember that any bet is a gamble and there is never a guarantee of winning.

That’s what responsible gambling is all about. Even though Lady Luck gave me a thumbs up it could have gone the other way. If it did I would have lost $100 instead of just $10. That’s my betting budget for over two months. Shit, I may have even doubled the wager on my next bet to try and get my money back. I could have lost that as well and then bet even more trying to recover my losses. That’s exactly how problem gambling starts and I’m not heading that route. And neither should you!

While winning bets are a good thing you should never let the euphoria of those winning bets get the better of you. Just because you last wager was one of those winning bets there’s no guarantee that the next one will be. Stick to your responsible gambling plan and you’re bound to get a lot more out of your betting strategy. Even when you lose. Why? Because you’re never betting more than you can afford to lose.


Adelaide Crows Nab Challenge Debut

Man, I’m so happy that the Footy season is about to start again. Even though it’s only the NAB Challenge it’s better than no Footy at all! The first game takes place this Thursday, February 26th at 7:10pm. Hawthorne will be taking on Collingwood at Aurora Stadium in Tasmania. For the full 2015 NAB Challenge fixture you’d best go to the official AFL site.

Being a Crows fan I’m more interested in their match this Sunday against North Melbourne. It’s going to be played at Port Lincoln’s Centenary Oval. The Adelaide Football Club (AFC) recommends members to buy tickets in advance because they expect the game to sell out.

I was thinking to myself, “Wow a sell out for the Adelaide Crows NAB Challenge debut. How good is that?” That was before I found out that the Centenary Oval capacity was 6000. One would think not a huge amount but when you consider that the Port Lincoln population, according to the 2006 Census, was a little over 14000, that’s a really good turn out. So, like the AFC says, you want a ticket you’d better jump to it.

I won’t be going to the game but I will be watching it on TV. Something else I really would like to do is to place a bet on the Crows beating North Melbourne. I asked Lady Luck what she thought about me placing a bet and she gave me the thumbs up by pointing to Sportsbet. The question now is which online sporting site to use.

Bet365 was my first choice but after firing up the app I was really disappointed because they only offered the Hawthorn vs Collingwood match.  :dunno: I tried several ways to try and locate the Adelaide Crows game to no avail.

Next I tried the William Hill. This one fired up easily and finding the odds on the Adelaide Crows NAB Challenge game against North Melbourne was a cinch.

Finally I tried the Sportsbet app. Like William Hill it was really easy to find the odds on this game. The question now is who is offering the best odds?

Best Odds On Adelaide Crows Nab Challenge

Adelaide Crows Nab Challenge


As you can see William Hill’s odds were slightly better as far as the Crows goes and so I put $10 on the Crows to win. Stay tuned to see whether or not Lady Luck got this call right.

What about you guys. Which game has you all excited? Also who are you going to back if you’re going to place a bet on the Adelaide vs Nth Melbourne game?