Arbitrage opportunities are few and buried, but this
is eased by the Internet. Dozens of websites from
around the world can be examined, since most websites
allow inspection of the lines without registering.
Whatever the approach, the arbitrage bettor's need
is to compare as many different lines as possible.
A number of websites carry odds from several places
at once, which can be inspected for free:
Searching the lines for arbitrage openings is no easy
gig. One active participant reports that many weeks
he puts down only a couple of bets. One bright spot
is that arbitrage can be combined with bonus hustling.
When you discover an attractive line, sign with the
website and get the matchplays or free parlay or whatever.
One place to get an introduction to arbitrage methods
is Jack Moore's The Complete website of Sports Betting,
Lyle Stuart Publishing (1996)
this player, who was previously flinching at the thought
of playing with quarters, is now asked what limits
he wants for the game, he could easily say, "Let
:s make it two-dollar big bets." That is going
to result in a great little poker game, and this player
has the attitude (if not the skill, yet) to get the
best of it.
The critical threshold of value is different for every
individual. For people with average middle-class finances,
tight budgets, and typical disposable incomes, I believe
that dollar bets is generally where real poker begins
to be feasible. More financially liberated guys ]flight
not start to think about what they're doing until
they make $5, $10, or $20 bets. On the other end of
the scale, college students who are working night
shifts to pay for tuition might be able to play real
poker with quarters. In any case, you will have difficulty
maintaining a solid game and developing as a group
until you advance a few multiples above these minimums.