5 Top Tips for Gambling on the World Cup

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Lillie Mcguire
Posted on June 20, 2014 at 12:06pm

The World Cup 2014 has kicked off and there have already been many surprising results, so you might be tempted to take gamble on an underdog, back the favourites or support your home nation in order to line your pockets. However, gambling on the World Cup is a tricky business so take our top tips and make sure that you have fun whilst gambling.

1. Set Yourself an Affordable Budget

This is one of the most important things to remember when gambling on the World Cup and we can’t emphasize it enough. You should never spend more money than you can afford to lose because, as this World Cup has already demonstrated, the unexpected can happen and this might result in you losing some money.

2. Go With Your Head, Not Your Heart

OK so we all really want our favourite team to win, but wanting it can’t make it happen and even putting money on it isn’t persuasive enough to the fates to make it come true. Ultimately when gambling on the World Cup you need to listen to your head and think about who might actually have a shot at winning.

3. Be At Least Somewhat Sensible

It’s easy to get a little bit carried away when you’re watching football but you need to be careful to reel in your excitement just a tad when gambling on the World Cup. Just keep a level head and you’ll be fine.

4. Do Your Research

This might be another obvious one, but it’s important to do your research before gambling on the World Cup. You might know some basic details about the players who feature in the league that you watch, but what do you know about the rest of the international pros out there? Find out the strengths and weaknesses of each team before placing your bet so that you can make an informed decision on who will win.

5. Have Fun!

At the end of the day (football cliché, sorry) the most important thing when gambling on the World Cup is to have fun. If you stick to the rules set out here in our top tips then you’re bound to have a great time!

Betway Welcome Bonus

Another last tip: make sure you take advantage of the great Welcome Bonuses and free bets when gambling on the World Cup. If you sign up to bet on the World Cup at Betway today you’ll receive an amazing £50 Free Bet!