Added - March 10, 2014
There's a concept in sports betting called the gap, and that's the area where the odds maker believes that the true chances of each team winning and losing lie. For example, a sportsbook might be thinking that a game between Chicago and New York will have about a 55 percent chance of Chicago winning. To give themselves some wiggle room, they will create money lines so that you can bet on Chicago winning more than 58 or less than 52 percent of the time (ie: a bet on New York).
For each possible bet that you could make, you need to find the gap as the first step in your analysis. For example, suppose there's a line that has St. Louis at +140 and Denver at -120. The gap for this bet would be that St. Louis wins between 54.5 percent and 58.3 percent of the time. You are allowed to bet that St. Louis will win less than 54.5 percent of the time (by betting on Denver) and that they will win more than 58.3 percent of the time (by betting on St. Louis), but you aren't allowed to bet in ...Read More
Added - March 3, 2014
If you're a big fan of betting on skill-based online games, then you're probably a very competitive person. You want to win, and you're willing to put in the time, effort and energy to improve at your game of choice in order to do so. There's a saying that you should work smart instead of working hard, and while working hard isn't necessarily a bad thing, there's a lot of truth in that statement. Here we want to show you a way to work smarter when it comes to improving at the games that you play online for cash.
The first thing to consider is tactics. You'll want to organize a list of quick tricks that you figure out in your game along with screen shots or rough drawings of examples. When you recognize a tactical trap, you'll want to study it and figure out different variations of the same theme. This will make the pattern-recognition part of your thinking process kick into play, and you'll get much better at discovering these tricks while you're in the process of playing. Not only will you be able to take advantage of ...Read More
Added - Feb. 24, 2014
The game of poker, no matter which particular style of poker you're playing, centers around creating strategies that fall between two extremes. On one extreme is the need to exploit your opponents as much as you can so that you can extract as much money from them as possible. On the other extreme is the need to play in ways that make it hard for your opponent to know exactly what you're doing so they can't adjust against you an exploit you in return. These two objectives are conflicting because exploiting your opponent is seen as an attacking gesture while protecting your own play is seen as a defensive gesture. Balancing these two ends of the spectrum is essential if you want to become zat poker.
Due to the nature of poker, when you're pushing to exploit your opponent by adopting an aggressive set of hand ranges, you're making yourself exposed to counter adjustments that will just exploit you in turn. If you're up against an opponent who isn't paying much attention or who you don't believe can figure out what you're doing, then it's fine to exploit them to ...Read More
Added - Feb. 17, 2014
Craps is a complicated game, but it's hard to learn to play any type of game if you don't have a way to get started. Our goal here is to show you how to get started off in craps with a way of playing that will give you a high payout rate combined with an opportunity to learn more about the mechanics of the game. To do this, you're going to need to know one basic bet, and that bet is the pass line bet. You'll also need to learn a couple of terms, but this is all you'll need to know for getting started.
When a shooter starts a round of play, he or she makes what's called the come out roll, or just the first roll. Whenever you place a pass line bet, it starts out as a bet on this first roll. A total of 7 or 11 gives you a 1:1 payout immediately, and a total of 2, 3 or 12 will lose your bet immediately. If it's any of the other numbers, then another phase of the game is entered.
The place numbers are 4, 5, 6 ...Read More
Added - Feb. 10, 2014
If you're looking to find advantages when it comes to sports betting, then you have to learn how to analyze money lines. A money line of +130, for example, means that you will need to bet $130 to win $100. However, a money line of -130 means that you will need to bet $100 to win $130. The + sign signals a bet on the favorite to win, and the - sign signals the underdog. By analyzing these figures and comparing them to how often you believe each side will win, you can try to find scenarios that you think are profitable to bet with.
For example, suppose that there's a match between Team A and Team B where Team A is +130 and Team B is -110. There's a number called a reference point that you find by dividing the loss amount on a bet divided by the sum of the loss and win amounts. For a bet on Team A, that would give you 130/230 = 56.5 percent. This means that if Team A wins more than 56.5 percent, then you would have a profitable bet with them. On the other hand, Team B has ...Read More
Added - Feb. 3, 2014
Playing skill games for cash online is something that players can really get into and put a lot of effort in with a goal of becoming a winning player and making a profit off of playing some fun games. If you want to get on the level that you need to be to pull this offer, then you'll need to be aware of the various metrics used to measure your profitability and level of success. Here we want to introduce you to some of those metrics.
Your win-rate is your key figure that will dominate a lot of your decisions about what to play and what stakes to play at. You calculate your win-rate by figuring out the average amount of money that you stand to win or lose, on average, from playing a game. For example, suppose you play a two-player, heads-up puzzle game that has a $5.75 entry fee and that pays out $5.00 to the winner. If you win 60 percent of the games you play, then your win-rate will be $0.70 per game. There's a simple way to calculate this:
(chance of winning)(profit when you win) - (chance of losing)(loss ...Read More
Added - Jan. 30, 2014
There are a lot of people out there who want to place what fundamentally amounts to a bet on the outcome of the value of a currency or a stock over a set period of time. There are two main ways to do this: forex and binary options. Each of these choices are geared towards different types of people who want different types of experiences, but they have a number of ideas in common. Here we'll show you what to look for with each of these.
The Forex Market
Forex is based on foreign currency exchange. The idea is that you are trying to correctly guess which way the relative values of currencies are going to go. There is a lot of research that goes into this type of financial betting, and it's very much geared towards people who are research oriented. To make a compairson between the financial betting world and the casino world, forex would fall more along the lines of skill-based games like blackjack and video poker. There is definitely an element of chance in these games, but in the long run, superior skill will win out.
On the most basic level, a ...Read More