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Postby Gags Sports » Thu Feb 09, 2006 4:15 pm

perlick29 wrote:My question for you gags is how do I get involved with casinos or whatever bookies that you might use. I have been a good prognosticator of outcomes over the last 2 years including helping someone else make some good money by doing as you said, only picking the premium 3 or 4 games that we like. Now I would like to try a bit of it myself. Maybe a PM on how to do this or, if you feel comfortable a post here would be appreciated. ;-D


I sent you a PM :)
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Postby Jenkins » Thu Feb 09, 2006 5:19 pm

Over/Unders are the way to go. Take the under no matter what in a Peavy/Prior like matchup in Petco. Take the over in a Vicente Padilla start in Coors.

Picking the winners with the moneylines are tough. Totals are tough too, but you will only lose 10% juice.

Betting on baseball is certainly tough in general, but if you do it for entertainment, I recommend the totals.
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Postby Area51's » Thu Feb 09, 2006 5:19 pm

I've done well over the last few years on betting on the season props, like Dodgers to win plus or minus 81 games, although I try to not bet on teams I like or hate.

Knowing the game over the long haul like that tends to really help, although crazy things happen every year.

Also, a decent team will win a lot more games than you think on the last game of a series, trying to avoid a sweep...again crazy stuff can always happen.
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Postby Jack-In-A-Box » Tue Feb 14, 2006 5:10 am

All these replies and not a word from the guy who would have the most knowledge of such. Guess good ole PETE is to busy for the cafe. Then again, maybe we could ask some NHL guys about this subject? }:-)
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Postby thegambler » Tue Feb 14, 2006 5:18 pm

I have been wagering on sports off shore for about 6 years most of which was a debacle and costing me $1000's.

Nothing is as easy as it seems when it comes to sports gambling. My advice is to always respect every team and every player out there. Nothing is automatic.

This goes for all sports but there are a lot of ways to win and lose a ball game so if you have "there gonna kill'em itis" take a deep breath and walk away.

I am still gambling depsite the big losses I took in the beginning. I have learned(the hard way) to treat it like a hobby instead of a get rich quick scheme. The funny thing is if you are a true gambler the $50 wager is as intense as the $500 or the $5000.

Good luck kid.
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Postby Gags Sports » Tue Feb 14, 2006 5:32 pm

thegambler wrote:The funny thing is if you are a true gambler the $50 wager is as intense as the $500 or the $5000.


I'm not sure if I'm a "true gambler" or not (according to your definition), but the dime bets I've placed certainly are more intense than the $50 bets I've placed.
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Postby thegambler » Wed Feb 15, 2006 1:23 pm

Gags Sports wrote:
thegambler wrote:The funny thing is if you are a true gambler the $50 wager is as intense as the $500 or the $5000.


I'm not sure if I'm a "true gambler" or not (according to your definition), but the dime bets I've placed certainly are more intense than the $50 bets I've placed.


I never should have used the term "true gambler." The point I was trying to make is gambling can add a lot of juice to almost anything so take it slow and see what happens.
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Postby eviljoshing » Wed Feb 15, 2006 3:54 pm

I bet on baseball. I bet 100 a game, never more and never less. I use Bodog (dawg). I don't do parlays and I pretty much ignore the money line. I use pitchers last 5 performances against a team and tend to do a current line BA vs. Then compare bullpens. Bullpens can KILL you. Be very sure you like the closer on a team if you are betting on that team. I tend to avoid betting on the Yankees as their lines just make the best ridiculously not worth. It will be interesting to see Toronto's and the Met's lines this year. With all the hype, they may have some solid bets for and against them. If you have questions on sources I use for info, feel free to aim me at mailto:kangajosh@aol.com
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Postby Cleveland Steamers » Mon Mar 27, 2006 9:50 pm

What is the best online sports betting site? I plan to join and start betting a few dollars on games on TV just to make the games more interesting (for me and the roomates).
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Postby Gags Sports » Mon Mar 27, 2006 10:02 pm

Cleveland Steamers wrote:What is the best online sports betting site? I plan to join and start betting a few dollars on games on TV just to make the games more interesting (for me and the roomates).


Just a few:

sportsbook.com
bodog.com
betus.com

I use sportsbook most frequently. Beware of the mailings they send to your address though, they are a pain in the butt.

If you're betting to make money, it is wise to grab an account on multiple sites and check all of them for the best odds/lines.

If you're betting solely for entertainment purposes, one site will do, and you're bound to lose.
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