one of these games is a good bet. Many of them are
fun to play, until you count up your losses. In gambling,
new is rarely better. When in doubt, forget the new
games. They are being introduced to lure players away
from the better games, or the better betting options
in some games, such as the line bets in craps.
No casino executive in his right mind would bring
in a new games that players can beat, although mistakes
have occurred. A new games will be introduced, or
a special option will be included in an existing games,
and the word goes out on the gambling grapevine that
"Casino X" is offering a beatable games.
In the flash of a fax, crowds of "advantage players"
will descend on the casino and games.
games that last and become popular (among the uninformed)
are games that could not be exploited by expert players,
and you should know that such games will have house
edges that range from 2 percent to 40 percent or more!
New games stink. Memorize that.
9. A cat may have nine lives but a sports bettor better
have many more if he hopes to make any money. Generally
speaking, the best handicappers don't bet all of the
games, and the very best concentrate on one or two
If you think you have the knack, but you have never
really tried to bet on sporting events, why not do
a season of mental bets. Pretend that you are betting
X amount on the games, record your wins and losses
each week, deduct the cost of making the wagers, and
see what happens. If you find that you have a winning
year, then make small but real bets. After two years,
if you are still confident that you have the knack
to pick winners, then begin some serious playing.
But like all forms of gambling, sports betting requires
that you have enough capital to sustain a long losing
streak. Before the season begins, be it football,
basketball, baseball, hockey, tennis, golf, badminton,
or horseshoes, be sure that you have enough to bet
on every games. This assures you that even if you
were to lose every sin bet, you will have made it
(bloody but unbowed!) through the season!
you turn this fact around, you can use it as a bluffing
weapon when you are in the little or big blind. If
the flop is such that only low-ranking cards would
be helped by it, an opening bet frond volt will often
take the pot right then and there. Your opponents,
who probably hold high cards and aren't helped by
the flop, are aware of your potential to hold those
little rags and might not want to bother to keep you