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Old November 1st, 2011, 05:21 AM
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My neg flux continues, and I would like to branch out. (Don't want to many eggs in the same basket so to speak..) I tried poker but just couldnt hack it, the game doesn't suit me so I figured i'd read about...sports betting.

What is the definitive starting literature for sport betting? Like Sport bettings Blackbelt in Blackjack.

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Old November 2nd, 2011, 02:58 AM
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Poker is one of the easiest games to beat, sports its one of the hardest. There might be a thousand poker pros for every handicapping pro. This ratio is worse for parttimers and casual players.
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Old November 2nd, 2011, 03:15 AM
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Poker is one of the easiest games to beat, sports its one of the hardest. There might be a thousand poker pros for every handicapping pro. This ratio is worse for parttimers and casual players.
Fair enough I'll stick to BJ then, I ****ing hate poker.
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Old November 2nd, 2011, 07:00 AM
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My neg flux continues, and I would like to branch out. (Don't want to many eggs in the same basket so to speak..) I tried poker but just couldnt hack it, the game doesn't suit me so I figured i'd read about...sports betting.

What is the definitive starting literature for sport betting? Like Sport bettings Blackbelt in Blackjack.

Cheers in advance.

Pierce.
A good starter book would be "Sharp Sports Betting" by Stanford Wong.
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Old November 2nd, 2011, 08:11 AM
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Thanks, ill get that book.

If it goes straight over my head like blackriver suggests ill pop it to the back of the bookcase for a few years

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Old November 2nd, 2011, 08:45 AM
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Bottom line----------juice kills you in sports betting!

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Old November 2nd, 2011, 08:46 AM
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Please excuse my stupidity but...

juice?!
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Old November 2nd, 2011, 11:28 AM
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Please excuse my stupidity but...

juice?!
That may be another reason to leave well enough alone. If you do embark on this path, you will have to start at the most rudimentary level. Professional sports betting requires vast knowledge, and a keen sense of insight and ability to extrapolate actionable data from mountains of information. Very few can be called professional, but those who are sometimes make millions. http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=7253011n

Vigorish, or simply the vig, also known as juice or the take, is the amount charged by a bookmaker, or bookie, for his services. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vigorish [boldface added]

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Old November 2nd, 2011, 11:48 AM
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Thanks Aslan.

As I say I'll have a read if goes straight over my head I'll chuck it on the pile with the poker books :P
 

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