What is a strategy
In gaming, to reside permanently in the small group of winners, you need a professional approach to betting.
Professional bettors always use a strategy for their bets.
A strategy consists of a set of criteria that defines which runners, when and how much to bet on them.
Ipposnif comes with a bundle of strategies ready to play. They are listed on the left side of this page.
Which is the best strategy
There are a lot of possible approaches to betting and not everyone can fit well with you.
For example, your capital is small but your expectations are great. In this case, you have to exclude all the strategies that need a large capital but can give a return with a low risk.
Or for example you cannot afford, from a psychological point of view, a long row of losses. In this case, all the strategies that back the outsiders are excluded.
Or simply you don't have time to follow the in-play events, in this case, you cannot use strategies that require a real-time action.
With the Manual bet
strategy you can place Back or Lay bets in the number and with the size you want.
It is a no-strategy, because it gives you the task of chosing of "who, when, and how much" to bet.
If you don't know those three and you place manual bets without any criteria, you are actually a gambler.
If you like this exciting but inconsistent way of betting, my advice is to set up a daily stop loss limit and to respect it
The variance: a good reason to use automation
The variance is the ability of the events to occur with a frequency different from what we expect from their mathematical probability.
Basically in every strategy there are phases, sometimes very long, in which the events are persistently against us.
In these phases emotions give us a bad view on the effectiveness of the strategy and it can be difficult to remain committed to it.
Using Ipposnif automation, protected under well defined limits, you will give time to the strategy to show its consistency.
The R.O.I. (Return On Investment)
It is the percentage ratio between the net earnings and the total sum of risked money.
Basically it is a metric of the quality of a strategy: if it is positive you are earning money, if it is negative you are losing money.
If you have a knowledge of the sport you are going to bet on, you can use it to increase the ROI:
you can exclude races or runners, that accordingly with your experience, could not fit well with the strategy you are using. If your knowledge of the sport is valuable, the positive effects will certainly be forthcoming.