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Wager Types: Straights

wager typesLearn about the wager types for your entertainment!

Spread

The Spread is a type of line that consists on an amount of predetermined points (or goals) you add or subtract to a team or player (side), to even them out. This is also known as handicap.

With the spread, both teams get balanced with equal chances of winning the bet: the favorite’s advantage is reduced, and the underdog’s disadvantage is evened out.

You can bet the Spread straight up on a desired side (team/player) or total. The juice of the wager is 10/11 or $110 to win $100.

Moneyline

The Moneyline is the value given to a Side and it indicates how favored (or not) a line is by setting a price on it; thus, the more favored a team is, the more you will have to lay on it to win the same amount.

You may pick the Moneyline straight up and select which team is going to win regardless of the spread.

Totals (Over / Under)

The Total is mainly based on the spread. Wagers with Totals comprehend the total points or goals scored in a game by both teams. You may select OVER or UNDER the posted line. The juice of the wager is 10/11 (or 110/100).

Buying & Selling Points

This feature allows you to buy or sell points on the spread to your advantage. It can be used on your Straight wagers and Parlays at a set up money line (Regular Juice is -110):

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Run-Lines
This is a type of wager in Baseball that combines point spread (number of runs scored) with moneyline. Its action is based on listed pitchers; and thus, if there is a pitching change, wagers will be graded as NO ACTION. The pitcher must throw at least once (without including warm-ups).

Puck-Lines
This is a type of wager in Hockey that combines point spread (number of goals scored) with money line.

Futures

Futures or Future Bets are those wagers that you can place on odds that have been posted in advance with the forecast of the probable winner of various major events including the Super Bowl, the World Series, NASCAR, Wimbledon, the Stanley Cup, the NBA Championship and others.

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Propositions

A Proposition is a special wager offered by WagerWeb on unique and various topics. These wagers can be on sporting events, politics and even trial outcomes. The wagers use the money line format of payoff odds. Some Propositions may be “Who scores the first touchdown in the Super Bowl?” or “Who will win the next presidential election?”

Halves

First Half Wagers

This refers to a bet placed only on the FIRST HALF of the game. Wagering can be on moneyline and on the spread, sides and totals. You can now buy and sell point on totals!
When available these are located under the 1st HALF menu of the selected sport.
This type of straight bet can be included on IF-BETS and PARLAYS as long as it’s not side to side or total to total of the same game.

Second Half Wagers

This refers a bet placed only on the SECOND HALF (comprehending 3rd quarter, 4th quarter and overtime) of the game. Wagering can be on the moneyline and on the spread, sides and totals. You can now buy and sell point on totals!
When available, these are located under the 2nd HALF menu of the selected sport.
This type of straight bet can be included on IF-BETS and PARLAYS as long as it’s not side to side or total to total of the same game.

Quarters

This refers to a bet placed on the 1st, 2nd, 3rd or 4th QUARTER. Wagering on this can be on the moneyline and on the spread, sides and total. This is currently available for televised NFL, NBA and NCAA games.
When available these are located at the bottom of the wagering page (under 1st, 2nd, 3rd o 4th QUARTER of the selected sport).

This type of straight bet can be included on IF-BETS and PARLAYS as long as it’s not side to side or total to total of the same game.

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Online Gambling

online gamblingIt is easy to “zone out” when gambling online. After a while, time and money are gone and we don’t really remember how it happened.

Betting with credit or a linked account instead of actual cash can make it feel less real – like it’s not even really money we’re gambling with.

Being alone means there is no-one to talk down a bigger bet, to remind us to slow down or take a break, or to support us after a loss.

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Tips for avoiding problems

  • Set a limit for yourself on how much you will spend.
  • Calculate how long you had to work to earn that money.
  • Use a site that has limits on daily spend.
  • Limit where you bet, don’t have multiple accounts.
  • Use a debit card instead of a credit card – this will help you see that it is your income you are spending.
  • Check your player history on the sites you use and/or your bank and credit card statements to keep a clear idea of how much you are spending.
  • Read the fine print on marketing promotions like ‘free bets’.
  • And remember, like any form of gambling, online poker, betting and sports wagering is not a good way to make money.

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If I use the betting exchange agencies, won’t I have a better chance of winning?

The bottom line is that over the long run the operator is always going to win and the punter is always going to lose. Betting exchanges can seem like a good deal. They take a commission on wins and are set up so that punters are betting against each other. But someone always has to lose for every win. Whether you win or lose you are still paying the betting exchange money. That’s how they are successful.

I’m the best poker player that I know, I see people on tv making lots of money playing poker professionally, couldn’t that be me?

It is true that there is a strong element of skill in poker and some people can manage to play professionally and routinely come out ahead. Professional poker players play online in a very controlled manner and they do not chase their losses or bet more than they can afford. When playing online you are in competition with millions of players around the world who are waiting to take someone else’s money. For someone to win, others have to lose.  Even if you do play with perfect strategy, the cards are still chance and even the best players can and do lose.

I want to fix the problem by myself, how can a counsellor help?

A counsellor can be a great support at helping you get motivated to stay on track. They won’t judge you or tell you what to do but they will help you work out whether you need to make a change. They can also help with some strategies to quit or cut down and provide some tips for getting through the first few days when the urge is strongest.

Source – gamblinghelponline.org.au

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Richard Fahey: Bowen arrow at York

online gambling  (sportinglife.com)- Dante week at York is always a big one for the yard and it would be great to get a winner or two at our local track. I’d be surprised if Spirit Of The Law is one of them in the opening 888sport Stakes. He just seems completely out of form at the moment and may need some help from the handicapper but we’ll keep running him and hope he starts firing.

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We’ve four in the Infinity Tyres StakesArctic Feeling has been a revelation this year and while he’s nearly as high as he’d be able to be competitive off, you can never draw a line through him.

I thought everything went wrong for Tatlisu at Ripon last time. They spread out across the track and he’s a horse who needs cover in his races. He hasn’t got a great draw for that here but if they go quick up front I hope he’s in the right place to pick them off.

I was pleased enough with Boy In The Bar’s first run for us at Ascot where I feel the ground just dried out a little bit too much for him. He wouldn’t want it too quick and we’ve stuck the blinkers back on him on the recommendation of Robert Winston. We’ll see what effect they have

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Mehdi ran well at Haydock the last day but the more rain the better for him, he’s definitely best with some cut.

If La Dorotea finished in the first three or four in the Tattersalls Musidora Stakes I’d be absolutely delighted. She shouldn’t beat Together Forever or Star Of Seville on ratings though.

George Bowen has been aimed at the Conundrum HR Consulting Stakessince winning at Wolverhampton in March. I was delighted with that run and he’s definitely come on for it. He’s a horse we like but he’ll need a career best to win a very competitive race.

Intiwin and Darrington are both drawn wider than I’d ideally have liked and I just wonder whether they are quick enough to win from out there at York. They will be coming home well though.

The British Stallion Studs EBF Novice Stakes is an interesting race despite only having a field of four. We run Black Magic who pleased me when winning on debut at Pontefract and has pleased me at home since. This is a sharper five furlongs which I’m not sure will suit as he’ll stay six furlongs but if he can hang onto them through the race you never know.

Innocent Touch hasn’t hit form this season although I did think he ran a little better at Newmarket last time. He wouldn’t be without a chance in the AGP Ltd Celebrates Steve Johnson’s 50th Stakes. I was told Gabrial The Duke didn’t want soft ground but he won well on it at Musselburgh the other day. You can’t knock him and he’s in great form right now.

Moving onto Thursday and the Betfred TV Hambleton Stakes. Gabrial ran a blinder at Chester the other day and has gone up two pounds as a result. We’re running him back quickly and you can never be sure how they’ll go but he seems in great form.

Loving Spirit would like rain. He just seemed to get tired on his first start for us at Newbury and should have come on for that but his best form is with cut.

I was delighted when Zuhoor Baynoona won on her reappearance at Bath, she did it well from a bad draw. The handicapper clearly disagreed and left her mark unchanged but she’s going in grade for the British Stallion Studs EBF Westow Stakes. She’s a filly we like but this is a tough test for her.

Another Touch is a quite a nice colt who makes his debut in the Stratford Place Stud Licence To Thrill EBF Stallions Maiden Stakes. This looks a very warm race on paper and while we do like our fellow, whether he’s up to winning this first time out I wouldn’t like to say.

We also run Bahamian Sunshine. I hope he shapes well as he’s owned by four good friends of mine who were very keen to have owners’ badges for the day!

Finally we have Tiger Lilly in the closing Investec Private Bank Stakes. She’s not ideally drawn in 16 for her reappearance but she’s a filly who stays very well and tries hard. I’d never draw a line through her.

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Slot Machines

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Slot machines are just about the only game in the casino where the odds are not quantifiable. In other words, the player doesn’t know how the game was designed. Check WagerWeb and find the best online betting site!!!!

While there is no skill to playing slots, there is some skill in selecting which machine to play and ways you can maximize your return. What follows is my advice, if you must play slots at all.

  • Always use a player card. Slots may be a lousy bet, but the casinos treat slot players very well. A $1 slot player will probably get comped better than a $100 blackjack player. Of course, don’t play for the reason of getting comps. You’ll give them a lot more than they’ll give you.
  • The simpler the game, the better the odds. The fancy games with big signs and video screens tend to not pay as well as the simple games. However, slot players always tell me the fancy games are more fun.
  • The higher the denomination, the better the odds. For that reason, it is better to play one coin per line on a 5-cent game than five coins per line on a 1-cent game.
  • Don’t forget to cash out and take your ticket when you leave. It is easy to forget after hitting a jackpot.
  • Try to play slowly and as little as possible to get your fix.
  • In some games there is a skill feature, like Top Dollar. In such games, advice is usually offered, which you should take.

Source -(wizardofodds.com)

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Understanding the Odds – Spreads

online betting siteOften, the matchup between two players, or teams, is so lopsided that no one would be interested in betting on it. That’s where the spread comes in to make things more interesting. The spread adjusts the total score to make the competition more balanced.

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he following scenario will make the concept very clear. Let’s stick with our matchup of Federer vs. Verdasco from the previous article. Instead of betting on the match winner, this wager is on the total number of games each player wins in the match. The odds might read like the following –

Total Games Won – Federer -6.5 -110 vs. Verdasco +6.5 -110

As you can see, the moneyline is now even on this wager. In both cases, a wager of $110 would bring back a $100 win if the right player is chosen. The payout is even because the spread has balanced out the competition between the two players. After the match is finished, we see the following result –

Totals Games Won – Federer 18 vs. Verdasco 12

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In this fictitious match, Federer won all three sets by a line score of 6-4, 6-4, 6-4. So which side of the total games won wager would be a winner? Despite losing the match in straight sets, a bet on Verdasco would have been the winner in this case. The spread of +6.5 games for Verdasco gets added to his total of 12 games won to give him 18.5. That is a half-game ahead of Federer in this case, and so a bet on Verdasco would be paid out.

It’s easy to see how the spread can make betting more interesting. Hardly anyone would bet on Verdasco to win more games than Federer without the presence of a spread. However, when adding 6.5 games to his total, the match gets far more competitive. Understanding the influence of the spread is a vital component of making smart live tennis wagers.-(livetennisbetting.com)

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Understanding Sport Betting Odds

WagerWebHow To Read Sports Betting Odds

Point Spread – If A Football Team Is -7, Then That Team Must Win By 8 Points To Win The Bet

Over / Under – If A Over / Under Is 42 In A Football Game, The Total Of Both Teams Needs To Be Over 43 To Win

Moneyline Betting Odds – If The Money Line Has Team A -150 Against The Colts, I Must Bet $150 To Win $100 And If Team A Wins, Then I Would Win My Bet

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There are three forms of regular betting odds that you will see at every sportsbook that you visit, whether online or in person. These are the ones that you see right off the bat and the ones that really matter when you are betting on sports.

First there is the moneyline wager, which is the bet on who will win the event out right with no point spreads or other variables. You simply pick the team you think will win and place the bet. However, without using the odds, the payouts are usually much different then they would be with the odds in place.

When betting on the moneyline, the favorite will always have a negative symbol in front of the number and the underdog will always have a plus sign in front of it

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Then we come to what could be the most common type of bet, which is the point spread. Betting the spread allows players to wager on the difference in score between the two teams. For instance if the spread is 7 and you pick the favorite to win, that team will have to win by 7 to push or by 8 to win.

There is also the total score or the over/under, and this line lets you bet on whether or not the total score between all competitors will go above or below a predetermined amount. You simply look at what the Over / Under is and then bet on which you think it will be. If the number is 42 in a football game and you bet the over, you would need 43 points total between the two teams.

With the spread and the total you will occasionally see that the odds are distributed with “half points,” which are in place to prevent a “push,” or no one winning or losing the bets. As long as there is a winner or loser, the sportsbooks will make their money on the juice and be happy.

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Different Formats Of Betting Odds

SportsbookAmerican Betting Odds

American odds have become incredibly commonplace, despite the fact that they are not as easy to read as other formats. As an example, American Odds read like this:

Odds To Win Super Bowl:

Team A: -150

Team B: +200

Team C: +600

Team D: +1000

With American odds, the number represented is how much you have to bet to win $100. If the number is preceded with a “+” sign, then you would risk less than $100 to win a wager worth $100. And, the opposite is true when the number is preceded with a “-” where the bettor would have to risk more than $100 just to win $100 of the wager.

In the example above, you can see that Team A has the lowest number of the group and are considered to be the favorite to win this bet. If you wagered on Team A to win the Super Bowl and they end up winning, you are going to need to risk more than $100 to win $100 as indicated by the “-” symbol preceding the payouts. In this particular example, a bettor would need to wager $150 to win $100.

On the opposite side of that, the other 3 teams in contention all pay better than 1 to 1 odds (risk less than $100 to win $100). Team B is at +200: risk $50 to win $100. Team C is at +600: risk $16.67 to win $100. Team D is at +1000: risk $10 to win $100.

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Fractional Odds

Fractional betting odds are the easiest to understand. Just about every single sportsbook that caters to Americans has the option available for fractional odds. And, while they may seem daunting at first, you don’t really need to understand complex fractions in order to utilize these odds. Lets look at an example:

Odds To Win Fight:

Fighter A: 4/7

Fighter B: 3/2

In order to best understand these lines, you first need to look at the ratio to 1. In the example above, 4/7 odds is less than 1 and the opposite can be said for the other side as 3/2 is more than 1. Once you have determined this, you can figure out the favorite.

  1. Once you have determined this, you can figure out the favorite.

To figure out which side is favored, you simply need to figure out which is the lower number. In this case, Fighter A is at 4/7 odds which is less than 1 and Fighter B is at 3/2 odds which is more than 1. Fighter A’s wager is the clear favorite as it is the lower number.

So, how do you figure out what these pay? Again, we refer back to 4/7 being less than 1, and 3/2 being more than 1.

Anytime fractional odds are displayed at a value of less than 1, the bettor must risk more than they intend to win if the wager is a winner. And, the opposite can be said for if a fractional value is more than 1… that bet will pay more than what is risked.

As we said before, 4/7 odds are less than 1 so in this case, the bettor must risk $7 to win $4 from the wager. Then, 3/2 are more than 1 so when risking $2, the bettor will win $3 off the wager. As you can see, the payouts are in the fractional odds, you just need to know which way they go based on if they represent a value greater than or less than one.

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Decimals

Decimal odds are slightly more confusing than most other types of odds. In fact, we prefer not to use them when we bet but that is just our preference. Regardless, we are going to give you a little insight into these lines, as we want to give you insight about all of the common types of odds available.

If you look into these odds, you will definitely come out a little bit confused unless you are from Europe where these odds are commonly used than American or Fractional odds. The multiplication game is not as straight forward with decimal odds. Let’s take a look at another example:

Odds To Be Next President:

Candidate A: 1.50

Candidate B: 2.45

When looking at decimal based odds, the same thing applies to them as all the other forms of odds when trying to determine the favorite… which ever is the lowest number is favored. In the example above, the favored candidate is Candidate A at 1.50 however Candidate B is only a little bit behind at 2.45

Figuring out the payouts is where decimal odds can get tricky, but you’ll soon learn a little trick that will make these very easy to understand.

The best way to start off look at these odds are to consider them to be monetary amounts based on what you will win if you wager $1 or one euro, one pound, etc… which includes the original wager. Be sure to keep that in mind when looking at the other odds types.

If Candidate A wins the election, every $1 wagered will win $.50 plus the original $1 wagered which equals $1.50 or 1.50 odds.

Candidate B: every $1 wagered earns $1.45 which equals $2.45 or 2.45 odds.

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Why Gamble Online?

Gamble-OnlineGambling has been around in one form or another pretty much since the start of civilization. It’s an activity that has often been frowned upon, largely due to the fact that there’s risk and money involved, but it’s fair to say it’s far more socially acceptable these days. It’s certainly nothing to be ashamed of.

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Online casinos allow people to play the games they enjoy from the comfort of their own home. In fact, playing online may actually be better than travelling to a ‘real’ casino for several following reasons.

Pros of online gambling

Players have the ability to choose from a huge range of games – as the cost of running games online is minimal, casinos can offer a huge selection

Every game is available – unlike in a real casino where a favorite machine may be taken, online there is no problem with fighting off other people

Because the cost of running games for online casinos is so low, many offer a much wider range of betting limits online. Some casinos, for example, offer 1 cent Blackjack games.

Many online casinos want to entice players to sign up so offer a range of bonuses. This ‘free money’ gives a player an incentive to sign up, although often attached wagering conditions make winning with this money difficult.

Competition is fierce meaning players are often able to take advantage of numerous bonuses, prize draws and competitions that are regularly won. Generally, better odds are also available online particularly with reference to slot machines. Again this is down to low operating overheads and competition.

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Why Gamble At All?

There are a whole range of reasons why people choose to gamble, but there are two in particular that probably apply to most people. The first is simply that it’s a great form of entertainment. There are a number of different ways to gamble, and they can all be entertaining in their own way. Placing a wager can add to the excitement of watching a sporting event; casino games can also be a good deal of fun and pitting your wits against opponents on the poker table can be both challenging and enjoyable.

The second reason is, somewhat obviously, the fact that it’s possible to win money through gambling. Most people really enjoy the thrill of winning, because it’s a great feeling regardless of whether it’s a huge amount of money or just a little bit of extra cash. Indeed, for many gamblers the buzz of winning is just as important to them as any money that they actually win.

Advantages of Gambling Online

When compared to traditional forms of gambling, such as visiting a casino or placing bets over the telephone, online gambling offers a number of advantages. For one thing, it’s incredibly convenient. Whenever you feel like playing or betting all you have to do is turn on your computer and log in to a gambling site. With the increasing number of mobile compatible sites you can even make wagers and play games from your smartphone or tablet.

There’s also the fact that you can bet or play at almost any stakes that you want. Most sites have very low minimums and very high maximums so everyone is catered for. Another huge advantage is the bonuses and rewards that sites offer their customers. It’s a very competitive market, and many of the top sites are incredibly generous to both new and existing customers.

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How To Live Betting Successfully

live-bettingRight Money Management

This is something all bettors should pay attention to regardless of their betting strategy and it applies to in-play betting as well. Setting the bankroll or the amount of money you plan to use for this purpose is one of the first things a bettor needs to do and since the live betting market is all about single bets, you should always place the same amount (approximately 5% of your total bankroll) on individual bets as this would give you the highest chances of creating profit in the long run.

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Only bet on sports you follow closely

In-play betting is unique in a way that it gives you the best opportunity to cash in on your understanding of a certain sport, so in order to increase your chances of winning you need to only bet on the sporting events you follow closely. Obviously, there is no point in wasting your money on sporting events you know nothing about.

Watch the games when possible

Great thing about this betting type is that you can watch a part of a game before placing your money, which can often prove to be the difference between winning and losing a bet. You can check the teams’ line-ups, tactics and style of play before betting on the game, so you should by no means pass on this excellent opportunity. If the match you are betting on is not broadcast live on TV, you can be sure that one of the online bookies will Live Stream it on their site.

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Only bet on sports you follow closely

In-play betting is unique in a way that it gives you the best opportunity to cash in on your understanding of a certain sport, so in order to increase your chances of winning you need to only bet on the sporting events you follow closely. Obviously, there is no point in wasting your money on sporting events you know nothing about.

Watch the games when possible

Great thing about this betting type is that you can watch a part of a game before placing your money, which can often prove to be the difference between winning and losing a bet. You can check the teams’ line-ups, tactics and style of play before betting on the game, so you should by no means pass on this excellent opportunity. If the match you are betting on is not broadcast live on TV, you can be sure that one of the online bookies will Live Stream it on their site.

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Bankroll Management

WagerWebEmploying a good, consistent sports betting bankroll management system will reduce the chances of extreme losses and help turn a hobby into an investment. Check WagerWeb and find the best online betting site!!!!

What are you trying to do when we focus on money management? Simply, trying to manage your money to minimize the chances for loss and, more specifically, minimize our risk of going broke.

Here are some tips to help keep your bankroll in the black.

Reason for Betting on Sports

How do you determine how much your maximum bet is? Depends on your reason for placing sports bets. Different bettors are looking to accomplish different goals

If you’re placing bets for pure entertainment, betting $100 per game on Monday Night Football will only set you back about $5 a week if your picks break even; that’s cheaper than going to a movie every week, and if it adds excitement to your sports viewing it’s well worth the cost.

If you’re more serious about wagering on sports, you have to treat your wagers as investments. In this case, you’re basically running a business in which your bankroll is your inventory. In this case, you might set your max wager amount a little higher when you see good opportunities for investment, i.e. good lines on games that you can easily handicap.

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Use Sportsbook Tools

Bankroll management tools built into various online sportsbooks can be your best friend. Online books that post your account balance clearly on every page of the site and those that have user-friendly account management tools can be the bettor’s best friend. When selecting an online book to do business with, look into their user interface and what kind of financial tools they offer to help you keep track of your wagers.

Use Flat Betting to Maintain Profit

Flat betting means placing similar or identical bets on every game that you bet on. Varying your bet size can turn a winning day into a losing one, a situation in which you win more bets than you lose but still lose money.

f you’d used flat betting, placing the same wager on all three games, you would have turned a profit. In this example, you place a flat bet on all three games, putting up $220 to win $200 on each. Even if any one of the teams loses, you’d still profit $180. Varying your bet size puts you in a situation where picking more winners than losers doesn’t turn a profit. By placing flat bets, all you have to do to end up turning a profit is pick more winners than losers.

Bankroll management is an easy concept to learn but a difficult one to keep in practice. All gamblers have a tendency to want to take a big risk in search of a big payoff, but sticking to a fairly rigid set of rules about your bankroll can keep you from blowing your budget based on a hunch or an emotional wager. Work out your total gambling budget, your max bet size, and stick to the tips above to maintain your bankroll

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