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What is the True Winning Percentage of a Professional Soccer-punter?
Many people believe professional-level sports bettors win at least 60% of their bets. It's understandable that people think that, but it's just not true. The fact is, the difference between the percentage of bets won by successful sports bettors and the percentage of bets won by losers is relatively very small.
Anyone can expect to win 50 percent. After all, the only thing required is to flip a coin and pick a side. The bookmakers' profit comes from the difference between what a bettor must risk and what a bettor expects to win. Every time a player wins, the bookmaker withholds slightly more than 9 percent of the winnings ($1 for every $11 risked). Consequently, a bettor winning only half his bets will ultimately go broke.
Professional sports bettors, by comparison, rarely sustain a long term winning percentage higher than 57 or 58 percent, and it's often as low as 54 or 55 percent. People find that hard to believe, and they understandably get even more skeptical when told that, for a genuine professional-level sports bettor, a long term winning expectation of 60% or more is actually too high.
The measure of success of a sports handicapper is not his percentage of winning bets, but the relative amount of profit he made over any given period of time.
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Virtual Casino Gambling
You might be wondering how virtual casino gambling started and how or why this virtual gambling phenomenon has grown so rapidly.Take a quick look into history of gambling and you'll discover why virtual casino gambling was the next logical step and why virtual casino games are set to become even more popular than they already are.
Oh the Thrill and Despair of Gambling
I do not know of many people who LIKE to work hard and just receive a salary at the end of the month. There is a dream in most of us that somewhere along the line, Lady luck will be in our favour and we will receivea small windfalla big jackpotthe national lotto.
Your Lottery Odds and The Fastest, No Cost Way To Radically Improve Them
If I had a lottery ticket for every time I've heard "well I play the Mega Millions lottery because the jackpot is so much bigger"..
The Secrets of the Fives and Nines
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Roulette System: Illegal Tactics Casino Use Against You
Roulette System: "The Almost Illegal Tactic Casinos Use Against You So They Win"This article is going to show you an evil tactic the casino and Las Vegas employsso you lose more and win less. Let's face it,you go to have some fun and win money.
MGM Mirage to build a city on Las Vegas Strip
Plans include a 4,000-room hotel and casino, three 400-room boutique hotels, 1,650 condominiums and 550,000 square feet of a retail, dining and entertainment area. The "Project CityCenter" as MGM officials call it, will stand on the 66-acre site located between Belaggio and Monte Carlo, on Las Vegas Strip.
5s in Blackjack
Counting cards in blackjack is a way to increase your chances of winning. If you're good at it, you can actually take the odds and put them in your favor.
Online Poker Table Selection - How to find the most profitable table to play on
Knowing where and at what times the loosest poker games are played are the number one secret for those who play online poker successfully. Online poker professionals win most of their money from the weak players (fishes-suckers), so finding a table with two or three fishes on it, is extremely important if you want to succeed at this game.
A Crazy Night in Vegas
It was a Sunday afternoon. My friend Kurt and I met for lunch.
Casino Food 101
Over the years, the various gambling games and the gambling joints or the casinos have undergone a change, making the experience riskier, adventurous and unique in itself. An often overlooked, but yet important component in the entire casino experience is the food.
Halftime Wagering Part 1 - Hedging Your Bet:
Halftime wagering is done exactly how it sounds..
YOUR Advantage With Online Poker Table Notes
The importance of taking notes on your opponents can't be stressed enough. The more you play, the more you value the information that you have collected on each player at your table.
How to Win Free Online Poker Games
Online poker is very popular, but not everybody plays for real money. The free games are a good way for inexperienced players to get a feel for how the games are played and develop some card sense.
Slot Machines - The Basics
Slot machines are by far the easiest - and one of the most fun - games in the casino to play. Simply insert your coin and pull the handle.
Alternate Payment Methods Made Easy
Credit cards may be the easier way to purchase casino credits online but they are not always the most convenient or the fastest way to get casino credits when playing online. Alternative payment methods are an easy and efficient way to fill up your account and they are safe and secure to use too.
The Day I Decided To Stop Gambling With Gamblers Anonymous
Everything was going perfect for me in life. Good job, good home, good life and good friends.
How to Avoid the Common Slot Machine Playing Mistakes
Understanding how slots work is important in maximizing your gains and dispelling some common myths that have grown up around slots. Once you know how slot machines work you will avoid the common pitfalls made by uninformed players.
Do the Laundry or Win the Lottery
On the Friday afternoon drive home, I'm relieved the weekend has finally arrived. Sleeping in, afternoons at the pool and?the looming pile of clothes on the laundry room floor! The endless list of household tasks never seems to go away.
2005 World Series of Poker -- Final Tournament Report
Now that the 2005 World Series of Poker has finished, we can tell you what took place in Events #23 through #45. But most importantly we can announce what happened in the Main Event and who won the $7,500,000 top prize and became the 2005 champion.
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