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How Mark Cuban’s sports betting hedge fund took flight

Back in 2004, Mark Cuban wrote a blog post that shocked a lot of people in the business world: he announced (but only somewhat seriously) his interest in Mark Cuban starting a hedge fund based on sports betting. The logic was ironclad, and still is…. there is a better rate of return for smart money in sports gambling investing than in the stock market.

Cuban’s idea had a lot of sound logic behind it: the return at a casino is roughly the same as in certain funds for breakeven purposes (but less expensive), and sports betting is different in that there is an expectation of loss, whereas in traditional investing there is an expectation of profit. This changes the way the money is handled, and smart bettors can expect better returns by having more information. And in this, Cuban argued, sports work out far better than the market: most people have much, much more information about their sports teams than the companies in their hedge funds.

Still, traditional investors scoffed (probably more out of personal offense than actual analysis): could a group of successful sports bettors actually have a better rate of return than market hedge funds? Two groups have tried, and one group has survived, and even moved to the UK to expand. Both are instructive in that they can show us exactly how sports bettors succeed and fail. Read more

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Betting Tips: Sports betting an investment?

Making money betting on sports? Most sports bettors and gamblers seeking betting tips or picks think that sports betting is about finding a winning pick or sure thing. The reality is, and ask any betting expert, there is no such thing as ‘guarantees’ or ‘locks’. There are nothing more than marketing verbiage to lure in the novice sports bettor or those people seeking a winning prediction on the weekends game.

Just as in the stock market, real estate, foreign exchange (FX) currency markets, or any other speculative market, the guaranteed ‘sure thing’ just does not exist. As a professional sports investor, or as my friends might think ‘professional betting expert’, my goal in sports investing is to find and take advantage of numerous edges over the long run at the sports books. Among this, the most critical aspect to profiting and winning over the years I’ve found is the compound return sports investing can produce from finding the edge with the right betting tips. This YouTube video explains the power of compound returns in sports investing (29 min mark).

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Video: Why you and most sports bettors lose at sports betting…and how to correct it today

In this video you’ll learn why you and the majority of sports bettors end up losing at the online sportsbooks, and why sports investors and Sharps profit. You may have had a few winning streaks, but in the long run most sports bettors lose. We’ll show you why most lost, what you can do to correct it tomorrow, and much more in this 1 hour educational video. We’ll cover…

  1. Why you and 90% of sports bettors lose at sports betting
  2. How you can correct it
  3. Warning flags to watch out for
  4. How to turn a $1,000 bankroll into +$300,000
  5. 3 inside tips Sharps and major sports investors use to win
  6. Viewpoints on sports investing from billionaire Mark Cuban.

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Sports investing vs gambling, what’s the difference?

Sports investingAs a market investor over the last two decades, and a love for sports, the I found the philosophy of investing was a natural transition into my recreational betting. At first it never clicked, but after taking a serious look at my sports betting performance about a decade ago, I came to realize some of the fundamentals that did me very well in the equity markets could be applied to my sports betting.

While bankroll management was the most effective area I begun to change, there are a variety of other areas I changed in my sports betting to hone it into what today is considered sports investing.

Firstly and most importantly, the view of sports must be considered an investment that can offer good returns. For example, see our sports investment portfolio and the performance of expert handicappers and the intelligent tips algorithms. The psychology view of throwing money at a game has an emotional attachment that is different than investing. For anyone who is a prudent investor understand this, where when they see their investment drop in value, if their fundamentals are sound, they can view it as an opportunity vs. a red flag to run for the doors.

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6 bankroll management tips for NFL football investing

sports betting money managementAny sports investor, expert nfl handicapper and sharp bettor understand the importance of how bankroll money management plays into having a profitable season. It’s not all about taking your best NFL picks from a solid nfl handicapper and going for the win. Bankroll management is integral when investing on the NFL, and in this post I’ll cover a few money management tips when betting on the NFL for any season.

You can never have enough education on money management and betting or investing on sports. If you can practice good money management skills in sports betting, you will go a long way. Just as you would with a prudent investment strategy into your 401K, RRSPs or the stock market and averaging down on over sold stocks and equities. You may use a money manager or investment advisor for your investment portfolio, and the same for your sports investing, but regardless of both you should still have an understanding of the fundamentals.

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