Has the Internet Made Winning On Horse Racing Easier?

In the internet age more things have been made possible than ever before, but when it comes to winning on the horses, has the internet made it any easier to pick a winner?

It would be next to impossible to offer a definitive yes or no answer to that question. What the internet has definitely done though, is make betting a lot easier and more convenient, and there’s so much information right at our fingertips these days.

Let’s look at some key ways the internet helps the modern day punter.

Sports Betting Apps

Sports betting apps have been around for some time. Some are general and cover a number of sports, while others might be specific to the horse racing industry.

The idea of these apps is to be able to make placing a bet when you’re out and about super easy. You can also receive real-time updates on results, place your bets and collect your winnings all from your smartphone.

When it comes to racing, you can view the latest odds for each horse, see the scratchings instantly, and even get tips from the experts.

Apps of all kinds have certainly made life easier, and it’s definitely the case in the world of sports and horse race wagering too.

Specialist Punter’s Websites

Websites entirely dedicated to horse racing seem to be everywhere these days. Just like with the sports betting apps, these sites give you up-to-the-minute information on every race, only there is a lot more detail on the websites.

You can read blog posts and articles about recent races and the individual performances of horses, or even read up on some tips and betting strategies that professional punters employ to increase their odds of winning.

On many sites, you can also view information about major races that might still be months away. As a prime example, you can look up the latest information on the possible Melbourne Cup 2019 horses and start formulating a strategy well in advance.

Prior to the days of the internet, you had to buy the daily or weekly newspapers to glean any information, and then that information was either historical or only offering details up to the current weekend of racing.

There wasn’t much in the way of future forecasting for races coming up in the next weeks or months. In fact, it was often hard to know what was coming up ahead of time.

The Internet Helps You Formulate Strategies

With such a wealth of information right in front of you online, available for you to consume 24/7/365, it’s definitely possible to put together some potential winning betting strategies. Even if you just do what other punters are suggesting, it could work for you. Or you could study a variety of strategies, see if they work on paper without placing any bets down, then maybe combine them or formulate your own betting strategy out of them.

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The internet can at times give you information overload, but it’s far better to have too much valuable information than not enough.

The real hard part is deciding what information is worthwhile and what’s basically a waste of time. You can probably only really know this by testing things out for yourself.

If the plan is to strive to make a regular and consistent profit from horse race punting and you plan to utilise the internet to help you achieve that goal, then you really want to spend quite a lot of time, in the beginning, doing study and research before placing any serious bets.

While learning how to study form and formulate potentially profitable strategies, perhaps just place small wagers down for your ideas to test them out without much monetary risk.

Experiment small, then start betting more seriously once you’ve nailed down some formulas that consistently pay off.

The Takeaway

The internet has definitely made life a lot easier for the modern day punter, but it doesn’t guarantee you’ll win. To get it right consistently takes a lot of research, dedication and discipline, but with the help of the world wide web at your fingertips, you stand a better chance of learning how to do it right.

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Author: Ben Burd

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