I'm in two minds about giving my secrets away but I will detail at least one piece of info this year and you will never look at gambling in the same way again.
I've always had an interest in psychology. In fact, I gained an Hons Degree thanks to The Open University. It's a fascinating subject and part of my gambling armoury - a positive tool of advantage. Psychological research, theories, and principles can be used to give punters an edge. This is groundbreaking stuff and I have a few angles to help punters find hidden value and improve how they work.
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A Contrasting Point on Gambling Psychology
Most psychological research pertaining to gambling has been of a clinical underpinning, investigating psychopathology (addiction).
Few areas of research have been conducted about gambling psychology in terms of how this knowledge may be used as a tool for advantage.
It's interesting to consider stereotypical behaviour or fixed-action patterns which social psychological research has investigated in its applications of business and influence which brings a fascinating angle to gambling, too.
One aspect is the contrast principle, which hypothesizes that people often over compensate when judging variables. This is apparent when assessing form lines - where two form horses re-oppose. The Contrast Theory suggests that the outsider of the two could be of more interest than we imagine.
It's no surprise the previously-beaten horse is often a bigger odds.
However, the contrast principle suggests that the lesser fancied of the two horses could be much bigger odds when compared to its actual chance of winning.
How many times have you seen a horse beaten on a previous start reverse the form?
It happens every day.
The next time it happens, take a closer look at the starting price. It is often the case, these horses win at substantially bigger odds than you would have imagined, even when previously beaten by a narrow margin.
Clearly, horses need to be considered on their own merits and have reason(s) why an improved performance may be on the cards.
One area that's ideal for this psychological theory is when a two-year-old is beaten on its debut against an experienced horse. From understanding basic statistics, we know it's much more difficult for a horse to win on debut and that potential improvement is often forthcoming on its second start. If re-opposing an old adversary, this psychological phenomenon could well relate to a much greater price as bookmakers/layers have a tendency to over compensate.
Consider how psychology can be used to improve your gambling performance.