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4 simple and popular NFL betting strategies

If you’re new to betting on the NFL, there are a few strategies to consider before laying down your hard earned money at the online sportsbooks. For any new NFL bettor, most sports investors and bettors will tell you that betting is not gambling. I know it may sound contradictory, but once you get invested into understanding how betting on sports works, you’ll soon understand that gambling on sports is throwing your money at chance.

Serious bettors and investors know that when approached properly, betting can provide an excellent return on investment (ROI). Between bankroll management applied to your bets and employing straightforward NFL betting strategies, can provide any sports bettor or sports investor a strong possibility of a profitable return. Let’s take a look at some of the more popular, yet simple strategies for betting on the NFL and college football. Once you’ve established your bankroll and your management strategy to place on the games, these common and popular betting strategies below will help guide you to stronger returns.

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Sportsbook juice and the power of 52.4%

In the world of sports betting, there are far greater losers than winners. Both short and long term, there are reasons why 90% of sports bettors lose, and if losses are sustained long term, the average win rate among sports gamblers is around 45-48%.

Knowing this rate of return, some sports bettors may feel better off flipping a coin. But even that does not take into account the costs incurred from the online sports books when they take a commission on your winnings. For those of you new to the sports betting world, this ‘commission’ is known as ‘vig’ or ‘juice’, which on average ranges about 10%. Read more

10 types of sports bettors, which one are you?

In the sports betting market, there are a variety of personalities or types of sports bettors who frequent the online sports books. Especially around major sporting events as the NFL Superbowl, to MLB World Series and one of my favourites – FIFA World Cup predictions, we see a variety of individuals who visit the online sportsbooks, and seek handicapper or tipster services.

From gamblers to recreational sports bettors to Sharps to investors, we’ve always maintained a focus on attracting and nurturing those individuals who view sports betting not as gambling, but as another investment vehicle to include in their investment portfolio among 401K, stocks, bonds, options, etc.

Think about it. When you understand the financial markets as the NASDAQ and NYSE are influenced by uncontrollable factors such as big player moves, and price swings resulting from psychological and emotional factors, you’ve got to wonder how much data-driven insight can play a roll to win. 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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Betting Strategy: Arbitrage betting For beginners

Betting has always been a game of two sides, going to your local bookies and placing your hard earned cash down in the hope of it coming back with some profit attached, but there was always the chance your hard earned cash would end up in the bookies pocket.

Arbitrage Betting eliminates the possibility of losing money whilst betting. Quite simply an Arbitrage Bet or ‘Arb’ as they are commonly known is a guaranteed no lose bet, and this guide will show you how to find, and take advantage of these situations.

The recent explosion in internet gambling has made this all possible, with bookies websites seemingly springing up every week this has given us the chance to take advantage of this betting technique.

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9 out of 10 NFL bettors make these mistakes

nfl betting mistakesBetting on NFL and college football is a common past-time of most sports fans who follow football. Whether they’ve found a legal way to bet at an online sportsbook, Vegas or among friends and fantasy leagues, the thrill of making or purchasing your weekly NFL picks and throwing some of your hard earned dollars or part of your bankroll can be equivalent of watching your lotto numbers come up on the screen.

In the longer term, only a small percentage of NFL bettors make a profit. Key point is long term. Sports investors (and sharps) on the other hand have shown much higher percentages of long term profits, and greater profits than that of the average stock market investor. Read more

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Bankroll your online sports book with Bitcoin?

Bitcoin and online gamblingWe decided to cover this topic as it relates to a popular subject among investors and sportsbettors around the best methods to deposit and withdrawal funds from your bankroll to one or many online sportsbooks.

Online sportsbooks constantly struggle to find payment processors to bring onboard to help sports investors and bettors to make deposits and withdrawal of their winnings.

The Bitcoin payment solution solves a lot of common pain-points among bettors as it offers ease of use with instant deposits and withdrawls, and provides a provable fairness and transparency of the transactions, and all transactions by the sportsbook.

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Infographic: What type of sports bettor area you?

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Why 90% of sports betting systems don’t work

I’m sure you’ve seen them online, heard through sports betting forums or various other online outlets, those posts or banners flashing the attention grabbing headline of the best betting system, or winning sports betting system, or we win 90% of our sports picks.

The unfortunate case with the handicapper market is that it’s a saturated market of self-proclaimed sports betting professionals claiming to have the latest sports betting system that produces the best winning picks and giving away free picks. The unfortunate, and fortunate case of the sports betting and handicapper industry is that the 80/20 business school rule applies.

The reality is that 80% of the sports betting systems in the market don’t work, or unqualified. I would even go on the line to say it is closer to 90% and the factors that play into their prediction systems or methods are why the majority of NFL bettors lose.

Even so the general line of thinking with the avid sports bettor, investor and sharp, “why would someone sell their winning picks when they could bet on the picks themselves”. It’s a valid comment and applies to most betting systems touted in the market.

But then there is the other 20%, and in the handicapper market our teams years of experience has taught us this more 10%. That is 10% of sports betting systems can work, with a caveat attached. And when the services are used as their recommended, it separates the difference between the sports gambler and sports investor.

Just as in investing in stocks on NASDAQ or Dow, its still a gamble or bet if no advantageous information is received before the stock moves. And even being on the inside, their can be still risk, which a prudent bankroll or money management and strategy (or betting) strategy must be applied.

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Are free sports picks really free? Think again

free sports picks really free?Think about the last place you saw a free sports pick. Got it. Ok, now think why was it free. Why is someone giving me something for free so that I can win at the sports books.

We’d like to all think they’re just good guys trying to help you out and no strings attached. And in some cases in the forums you’ll find a few genuine Joes just doing that. Are they sharps who are making the big profits at the books? No. These guys are generally your guy next door who has had a good run or profitable season and an active member of the sports forum community.

So why then do you see some many free picks offered everywhere? Here’s why:

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