If you are new to the world of sports online gambling you may find it easy to become overwhelmed. All professional gamblers were in your shoes at one time or another. Without proper guidance the fact of the matter is you will not consistently win your bets. The good news is there are many resources that can help you achieve the know how required to make a successful living off of sports online gambling. Here are 5 tips to get you started.1. Learn the basics. If you don’t know the difference between a point spread and a parlay you may have some trouble breaking into this world. There is a ton of info online aimed at beginners to get them started. Take advantage of this.2. Gamble responsibly. The advent of online gambling has also lead to an increase in gambling addiction. Until you have a very solid system in place, remember why you started doing this in the first place, to have fun.3. Develop or obtain a system. Every professional gambler uses a system. The key to any good system is maximizing wins and minimizing losses. It may take years to develop a good system yourself, but many pros have already done the work for you and are willing to sell you their system. Often times, buying these are well worth it when you consider the price is what you would spend on a few bets.4. Bet with your head, not with your heart. One of the biggest mistakes made over and over again by newcomers to sports online gambling is betting on favorite teams, or a team they saw put a great performance in, on television the week before. One way to combat this is to just not bet when your team is playing if you have a hard time betting against them.5. Make friends. Many types of gambling take place in public settings with many other people around. Casinos, horse tracks, these places give you instant camaraderie with like minded souls. When it comes to sports online gambling you are often alone. Reach out to other people with similar hobbies, whether it be in real life or through online forums. Not only will you learn a lot but it will help to have someone who understands when you take a tough loss, or better when you land a huge win.