Don’t Be a Square: 10 Tips for Betting on Football

Written by  on September 9, 2016

If North Texas is his best bet on a Saturday then that is his bet. Slim underdogs regularly win outright.

Certainly not back into the pockets of the average bettor. If you like an underdog, it is best to get your bet in as late as possible, where there is heavy action from squares on favorites.

“A square is the average, unsophisticated gambler whose decision making is based on hunches, media manipulation, or spurious systems that cannot overcome the bookmaker’s inherent mathematical advantage,” Konik explains. The NFL, for example, will have very similar numbers at most of the betting shops you visit. Consider Underdogs – “In the long-run, it’s easier to win betting on the underdog,” Konik says.

3. Avoid Exotic Bets – “For very skilled handicappers, with a proven track record, there can, at least in theory, be value in betting parlays,” says Gordon on the type of bet that combines two or more individual wagers. “If you listen to their advice, you are sure to lose.

However, Konik adds that there are some bettors who actually know how to beat the bookies.

8. The payout is just the same as far as he is concerned.

So, is it possible for the average square to become a little sharper in making football bets this season? According to professionals like Vacarro, Konik and Gordon, amateur bettors have the best chance to win if they demonstrate a little patience and follow the 10 basic tips below.

Even Hollywood is not immune – think Two for the Money with Al Pacino and Matthew McConaughey.

“Most people with an understanding of football gambling bet between 3 percent and 5 percent of their bankroll, increasing when they win and reducing when they lose,” Vaccaro says. “In trying to bamboozle potential customers, many services make claims about having scouts all over the country that give them inside information and promise 70 or even 80 percent winners, as if the bookmakers were the biggest suckers in the world. “Over the course of several seasons, the percentage of bettors who turn a profit is minuscule.”

1. Thanks to the juice, the only one who profits in this scenario is the bookmaker. If you are going to go with a favorite, it is best to place your bet early in the week when the sharps are laying heavy money on the points. Focus on Conferences – “The best way to win money betting football is to develop a niche and follow it closely,” Moseman advises. “He is not jaded by teams and does not bet with his heart. “Common wisdom says that over the course of a long football season the average man or woman will pick approximately 50 percent winners. Chasing losses is the fastest way to the poor house.”

“A square or recreational player might have a vague plan, but after two Corona’s he will definitely run to the window and make a hasty decision on the USC-Notre Dame game because he wants to be involved in the party atmosphere,” Vaccaro says. “Because alcohol clouds your judgment and usually helps you to make rash decisions you usually wouldn’t otherwise make.

7. “As for me, the best bet in football is betting the point spread or over/under totals on individual games. If you want advice about sports betting, find someone who has a successful track record. “Squares usually bet later in the week and they tend to pick the favorites. “Teams play inspired ball at home. Bet at the Right Time – “The sharp bettors tend to bet underdogs, and they tend to bet them early,” Moseman says. Big underdogs often find ways to cover the spread and they rarely give up toward the end of a game in front of the home crowd.”

Another difference between squares and sharps is how they approach betting on game day.

“The bookies fear and despise a tiny coterie of professional bettors known as ‘the sharps,’” Konik says. Also, being “in action” can make a dull late-afternoon game (Buffalo vs. Giving 11 to 10 odds is almost always the cheapest price you can give.”

So, how much should you bet a game?

Moseman agrees and especially likes home underdogs. Avoid Chasing Bets – “Don’t do it! There is no worse way to mismanage your bankroll than to chase your bets after a losing day,” cautions Moseman on the dangerous practice of trying to immediately win back your losses. In fact, sports bettors must pick 52.4 percent winners just to break even.”

Betting on football games; whether it’s through a local bookie, an offshore Internet site or a Nevada casino (still the only legal place in America to make football bets), most of us have done it or know of someone who has. These books change their numbers according to the betting patterns of their customers, so it is not entirely uncommon to find two or three point differences in the lines.”.

And where does all that money go?

“The standard bet requires gamblers to lay $11 for every $10 they want to win with the extra $1 or 10 percent known as the juice,” Konik says. “In the NFL, a game will often be totally turned around by one or two plays, or even a single penalty. “When you’re in a good rhythm and winning, you want to increase your bets.

5. “The sharps are usually members of a betting syndicate privy to the most up-to-date information on injuries, weather, game plans, and, most important, the real power of the teams involved. So underdogs tend to be slightly undervalued – except by the sharps.”

And remember, in the immortal words of “Fast” Eddie Felson, “Money won is twice as sweet as money earned.”

“The talking heads on TV know nothing about sports betting,” says Sevransky. Money Management – “This is without a doubt the most important aspect of betting on sports and possibly the most neglected,” says Morey “Doc” Moseman, a professional gambler and sports consultant with DocSports.com for nearly 40 years. He loses year after year, according to Dan Gordon, a top football handicapper and author of How to Beat the Sports Books (Cardoza Publishing 2005). Shop For Numbers – “Another important aspect of betting on football is shopping for the best number,” Moseman explains.

But that doesn’t mean you have to bet like a “square” and throw away your hard-earned money.

While these tips don’t guarantee you’re going to win, hopefully they can make you a little less square and a little more sharp in your picks this season. The only locks that exist are those that need keys to open them.”

“A sharp or smart has a plan of what he wants to do,” says Vaccaro, the director of sports operations and public relations at Lucky’s Race and Sports Book in Las Vegas. They use powerful computers that can process millions of bits of data and produce a more accurate point-spread line than the bookmakers.”

But even though the math says it’s virtually impossible to win on a consistent basis, Americans continue to bet on football. Oakland comes to mind) seem like the Super Bowl. Locks Don’t Exist – “Anyone who has watched sports for about a month realizes that the difference between winning and losing, especially against the spread, can be infinitesimally small,” Gordon says. “For example, if you have a $1,000 bankroll for the season, you should generally bet no more than $50 a game.”

“The biggest mistake that amateur bettors make is they increase their bets when they are losing,” Sevransky says. On college you will be able to find different lines at different sports books.

“In an average season, fewer than one bettor in twelve turns a profit,” Gordon says. There is a wealth of information on the Internet; it is just up to you to find it and research it daily.”

Also, it’s probably a good idea to disregard advice from the myriad of ex-players and football experts you see on television each week.

9. Otherwise, you’re better off doing your own research.”

Ted Sevransky, a well-known Las Vegas gambler and sports consultant with Sportsmemo.com, agrees.

Although exact figures are impossible to calculate, according to Jimmy Vaccaro, widely considered to be Las Vegas’ most influential bookmaker, Americans probably wager more than $50 billion a year on NFL and college football combined. “Most people prefer to bet on the ‘better’ team, the one that will probably win the game. He is not taken in by being involved in USC-Notre Dame just because it is the biggest watched game of the day. “Thus, the bookies love and cherish the squares.”

Michael Konik, a sports writer and best-selling author of The Smart Money (Simon & Schuster 2006), explains why it is so hard for the recreational gambler to win at betting on football. There are almost an infinite number of scenarios that can happen in a single football game.

10. To be a successful sports bettor you need to operate with a clear mind.”

Newspapers and popular sports sites routinely publish the lines or point spreads for games, and football insiders offer their picks to viewers each week on ESPN and other cable networks.

4. And why not? We have unconditional love for the sport and betting $50 or $100 on a game adds an extra rush of adrenaline. The only touts bettors should consider are the ones who talk about the long haul and realistic winning percentages, which are in the upper 50 percent to lower 60 percent range.”

6. Not all games work according to this formula, but it is usually a good rule of thumb.”

So, how much are we gambling each football season?

“There is probably no better bet in sports than playing an underdog at home,” Moseman says. “If you become an expert on a smaller conference like the WAC, you have a good chance to beat the house because sports book operators do not have the time or resources to follow this conference the way you can. Research Football Services – “Most sports services realize that most people who sign up with them are insecure,” Gordon warns. Drinking and Gambling Don’t Mix – “There is a reason the casinos in Las Vegas supply you with free drinks while you are gambling,” Moseman says. “There will be more discrepancy in the numbers at different sports books. “The key to proper money management is to be sure not to bet more than you can afford to lose.”

2. But, when you’re struggling, that’s when you want to reduce your bet size until you get out of your slump

2012 Olympic synchronized swimming tickets oversold

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The Paralympics go from August 29 to September 9.

It was not immediately clear whether the committee discovered oversold tickets in other events.

The committee said it discovered the error while comparing final seating configurations at Olympic and Paralympic venues against the millions of ticket orders placed. The London Olympics are scheduled to take place July 27 through August 12. They found that four synchronized swimming sessions were oversold.

The newly-built Aquatics Center, with its giant wave-like roof, is located at the Olympic Park and will play host to synchronized swimming and other water sports, including swimming and diving. The majority of spectators for those events will be seated in two temporary wings that will be taken down after the Games, the committee said.

Story highlightsThe error affects four synchronized swimming eventsAbout 3,000 customers were told of the errorThe Olympics are scheduled to open July 27

London 2012 Olympic organizers said Wednesday they oversold thousands of tickets for the synchronized swimming events at this summer’s Games.

Organizers last month contacted around 3,000 customers who had applied for tickets to the four sessions and told them of the error.

“We are exchanging their synchronized swimming tickets for tickets in other sports that they originally applied for,” a London 2012 spokesman said in a statement.

College Football: Pictures, Videos, Breaking News

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List of Animals Affected and Endangered by the Gulf of Mexico BP Oil Spill

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the centuries, human development of these areas has made nesting areas harder

to find, and contamination by oil washing ashore will only lower the chances

that some of these marine turtle species can survive in the Gulf

of Mexico.

Dangers to sea turtles from

spilled oil include contamination of the fish and other small animals they eat,

as well as damage to underwater seaweed beds where they feed. When dispersants

are used to drive floating oil to the bottom of the Gulf, these seabeds become contaminated. All of the turtle species

in the Gulf use the soft sand beaches in the region to build their nests.

. The most endangered of these species, the

Kemp’s ridley turtle, nests along the beaches of the Gulf in the early summer,

and the area immediately surrounding the damaged oil pipe was one of this

turtle’s last remaining feeding grounds in the Gulf.

Inhalation of toxic fumes from the BP oil spill when

the turtles surface to breath can also prove deadly. Of the seven

remaining sea turtle species on Earth, five are present in the Gulf of Mexico.

Already listed as endangered

around the globe, the turtle species that inhabit the Gulf

of Mexico are further threatened by the oil spill

A Beginners Guide to Navigating the Casino Without Losing Your Shirt

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Players have the option of hitting or standing, while the dealer must follow specific rules — generally, he must hit if the total is 16 or less and stand with a total of 17 through 21. In the short run, anything can happen. Some games have surround-sound chairs for what manufacturers call “immersion” gaming.

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Slot machines are the easiest and most popular form of casino gambling. About 27 percent of Americans visit a casino at least once a year, according to the American Gaming Association, and that number grows as legalized gambling continues to expand beyond the traditional centers of Las Vegas and Atlantic City. Her blackjack fling started with a victory.

If you find yourself ahead after a couple of hours of fun, then remember the dealer’s advice for the nervous blackjack player: Run for the hills!

Whether you’re a beginner or a veteran, the most important fact about a casino is this: The house always has the edge, no matter what game you play. That’s not right. In some games, all the players on a group, or “bank” of machines might share in a bonus round. You could hit a big jackpot or you could lose your buy-in within a few minutes.

Blackjack, if you take a few minutes to learn the basic strategy of when to hit or stand.

Video Poker, if you make the effort to look for good pay tables and learn simple guidelines for which cards to keep and throw away.

Baccarat, including the “mini” form found on the main casino form.

Craps, a game that looks more complicated than it actually is.. The goal is to beat the dealer. The answer depends on your own assessment of how much you’re willing to spend for a night at a casino. If you “bust” by going over 21, you lose even when the dealer also busts, because the dealer is the last to act. Never play them. That can range from a penny to several hundred dollars. Casinos make more money from slots than from any other game. Over the long run, the casino will win because of how the games are structured.

Poker is popular, but it differs from all other games because you play against other gamblers rather than against the house. Slot players don’t have to worry about making the “right play” or doing something that could affect other gamblers.  

One question all casino visitors ask themselves is how much money to take. Many are tied to popular movies, TV shows or musical artists – think “Lord of the Rings” or “Pawn Stars” or Dolly Parton – or even games such as Wheel of Fortune, Monopoly and Battleship. The RNG’s sole function is to spit out groups of numbers. The card makes you eligible for offers of discounted or free food, hotel rooms or other amenities based on the amount of your play. Since blackjacks will come at the same rate at each type of game — once in about every 21 hands — playing at 6-to-5 table costs you about $6 an hour.

The challenge for bettors is to find a game that they enjoy and that has a house edge they’re comfortable with. Casinos have evolved into one of the country’s premiere entertainment options. They want to gamble but they’re not exactly sure what to do.

Before you put money into a slot, check the machine’s display to see how much one credit is worth. The casino gets its cut by collecting a “rake,” typically $4 or $5, out of every pot.

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Regardless of what you might hear elsewhere, there is no strategy for winning at a slot machine. “Run! Run for the hills while you’re ahead!”

Many books and Web sites teach basic strategy for blackjack. She put out the $10 minimum bet and was dealt a two-card 20 for her first hand. Some want a four-star restaurant and a live musical.

Blackjack is the most popular card game by far. Slot players put their cards into the machine; table game players present their cards to the dealer.

Casinos offer a variety of games to entice everyone from those dreaming of a life-changing jackpot to people simply enjoying a night out.

The house advantage on slots can vary by casino, but typically it’s about 10 percent. Some machines let you choose the value of a credit, such as 25 cents, 50 cents, $1 or $2. So if the dealer’s up-card is weak — especially a Four, Five or Six — it’s better for a player to stand on a “stiff” hand of 12 through 16 than trying to hit and get closer to 21.

“You know what you should do now?” the dealer asked, barely suppressing a smile as he prepared to deliver the punch line. Take what you are comfortable spending. A rule of thumb is that the higher the base denomination, the less the house advantage. They’re generally easy to learn and play.

Games with a low house edge include:        

One of the built-in advantages for a player is that blackjacks traditionally pay 3-to-2, or $15 for a $10 bet. The number combination generated at the instant you hit the spin button determines what symbols will be displayed and whether you win or lose.

Casinos also offer a variety of “carnival games” that are variations of poker and blackjack. Those who follow basic strategy can reduce the house edge to 0.5 percent or less, making it the closest thing to an even-money game the casino offers. Some folks are comfortable eating at a chain restaurant and catching a matinee. With slots, the outcome is determined by a computer program called a random number generator, or RNG. Those include Three Card Poker, Let It Ride Blackjack Switch and Spanish 21. At that game, the player with a blackjack gets paid only $12 for a $10 bet. She pulled out three $20 bills and gingerly placed them on the felt, confessing to the dealer this was her first time playing the game.

Finding yourself amid the thousands of games, dealing with the noise, lights and other casino distractions, and ogling the vast amounts of money and chips can intimidate anyone.

When you plan a casino trip, figure out how much you’re willing to spend for that night’s entertainment. Slots can account for 70 percent or more of the money casinos make from gambling.

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However, that doesn’t mean you should just throw your money away on long shots. Use your players club card whenever you gamble there. Sure, some players will win big. Many players mistakenly think the object of blackjack is to get a hand as close as possible to a total of 21 without going over. The process is simple: Push a button; win or lose; repeat. A cynical adage holds that casino executives figure that whatever you bring through the door is theirs – you just happen to be holding it for the moment. The machine itself is the entertainment. A few favorites: www.WizardOfOdds.com, www.bj21.com, www.BJInsider.com, and authors Stanford Wong, Henry Tamburin and Arnold Snyder.

A penny machine is a misnomer. In other words, for every $100 put into machines throughout the casino, the machines return an average of about $90 over the long run. You should be mentally prepared to lose it all.

Many people making their first casino trip or trying out a new game are like that uneasy blackjack player. As a rule of thumb, the easier a game is to play, the higher the house edge.

Just bear in mind that you’re there to have fun. The vast majority won’t. Each number corresponds to a specific symbol on the display. Dollar machines pay out more than quarter machines, and quarter machines pay out more than nickel machines.

When you enter any casino for the first time, head to the players club booth and join.

Slot machines appeal to people looking for a pressure-free way to pass the time. If you go out for dinner and a show, you know how much that’s worth to you. Some casinos offer games that pay 6-to-5 for a blackjack. Although each credit is worth only one cent, players can wager as much as $3 a spin by playing multiple pay lines and more than one credit per line.

The black-haired woman nervously thumbed through her purse as she took the end seat at the blackjack table. Smart gamblers find a game they enjoy and learn the strategies that reduce the house edge as much as possible.

“No problem,” he assured her. It’s all pure luck, as opposed to skill games such as blackjack and poker. This was a friendly table, he said, and he or the other players would be happy to help a novice. Never bet with money you need for the mortgage or medical bills. Slot manufacturers spend millions of dollars to make machines that entice people play longer

“Arbitrage”: Critics rate Richard Gere’s new film

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Gere, allow me to apply a little buzzicidal ointment. The New York Post’s Klye Smith wrote, “And as for that so-called Oscar buzz for Mr. All Rights Reserved.

The 63-year-old “Pretty Woman” actor stars alongside Susan Sarandon and Tim Roth in the drama about a man desperate to complete the sale of his trading empire.

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(CBS News) Richard Gere is back in the shoes of an investor powerhouse, portraying fictional New York hedge fund magnate Robert Miller in “Arbitrage,” which hits theaters today.

Mary F. He ends up making a mistake that forces him to turn to an unlikely person for help. Pols of TIME: “The main reason to see ‘Arbitrage’ is Gere, whose steady improvement with age (he just turned 63) is not remarked upon enough.”

© 2012 CBS Interactive Inc. Gere is one of cinema’s great walkers, graced with a suggestively predatory physical suppleness, and he slips through the movie like a panther. He’s the film’s most deluxe item.”


Peter Travers of Rolling Stone: “Richard Gere’s performance in the sinfully entertaining ‘Arbitrage’ is too good to ignore…he is at the peak of his powers.”

Peter Debruge of Variety: “Between this cast and the conviction Jarecki brings to the table, the film feels incredibly accomplished for a first feature.”

Roger Ebert of The Chicago Sun-Times: “Hitchcock called his most familiar subject ‘The Innocent Man Wrongly Accused.’ Jarecki pumps up the pressure here by giving us a Guilty Man Accurately Accused, and that’s what makes the film so ingeniously involving.”

Richard Gere in a scene from “Arbitrage.”

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Christy Lemmire of The Associated Press: “Gere is so charming, so irresistible when he’s on top of the world – when he’s got all those plates humming in unison – that he kind of makes you root for his character to get away with it all.”

But not everyone agrees. Kyle Smith of The New York Post gave it 2 out of 4 stars: “‘Arbitrage’ is a decent enough way to spend your time compared to, say, waiting on line at the grocery story. Clint Eastwood’s chair has a better shot at an Oscar nomination.”

. But why grade on a curve? Every episode of ‘Law & Order’ I’ve ever seen has a more complicated and plausible plot, punchier dialogue and more New York authenticity, all in less than half the time consumed by this poky would-be finance thriller.”

The critics have chimed in on the new Nicholas Jarecki-directed film, with Rotten Tomatoes giving “Arbitrage” a very respectable 81 percent rating. Gere and Sarandon previously appeared together on the big screen in the 2004 romantic comedy “Shall We Dance.”

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Gere has attracted attention for his acting in the film, with Manohla Dargis of The New York Times noting, “Mr

10 Tips for Betting on Football

Written by  on September 6, 2016

Betting on football games; whether it’s through a local bookie, an offshore Internet site or a Nevada casino (still the only legal place in America to make football bets), most of us have done it or know of someone who has. Avoid Chasing Bets – “Don’t do it! There is no worse way to mismanage your bankroll than to chase your bets after a losing day,” cautions Moseman on the dangerous practice of trying to immediately win back your losses. And why not? We have unconditional love for the sport and betting $50 or $100 on a game adds an extra rush of adrenaline. “Teams play inspired ball at home. “Over the course of several seasons, the percentage of bettors who turn a profit is minuscule.”

Although exact figures are impossible to calculate, according to Jimmy Vaccaro, widely considered to be Las Vegas’ most influential bookmaker, Americans probably wager more than $50 billion a year on NFL and college football combined.

8. Thanks to the juice, the only one who profits in this scenario is the bookmaker. “There will be more discrepancy in the numbers at different sports books. Money Management – “This is without a doubt the most important aspect of betting on sports and possibly the most neglected,” says Morey “Doc” Moseman, a professional gambler and sports consultant with DocSports.com for nearly 40 years. If you are going to go with a favorite, it is best to place your bet early in the week when the sharps are laying heavy money on the points. Also, being “in action” can make a dull late-afternoon game (Buffalo vs. “The sharps are usually members of a betting syndicate privy to the most up-to-date information on injuries, weather, game plans, and, most important, the real power of the teams involved. “Because alcohol clouds your judgment and usually helps you to make rash decisions you usually wouldn’t otherwise make. Locks Don’t Exist – “Anyone who has watched sports for about a month realizes that the difference between winning and losing, especially against the spread, can be infinitesimally small,” Gordon says. “Most people prefer to bet on the ‘better’ team, the one that will probably win the game. Focus on Conferences – “The best way to win money betting football is to develop a niche and follow it closely,” Moseman advises. So underdogs tend to be slightly undervalued – except by the sharps.”

Moseman agrees and especially likes home underdogs. “Common wisdom says that over the course of a long football season the average man or woman will pick approximately 50 percent winners. “When you’re in a good rhythm and winning, you want to increase your bets. The only touts bettors should consider are the ones who talk about the long haul and realistic winning percentages, which are in the upper 50 percent to lower 60 percent range.”

6. Avoid Exotic Bets – “For very skilled handicappers, with a proven track record, there can, at least in theory, be value in betting parlays,” says Gordon on the type of bet that combines two or more individual wagers. Bet at the Right Time – “The sharp bettors tend to bet underdogs, and they tend to bet them early,” Moseman says.

Also, it’s probably a good idea to disregard advice from the myriad of ex-players and football experts you see on television each week. “For example, if you have a $1,000 bankroll for the season, you should generally bet no more than $50 a game.”

So, how much are we gambling each football season?

“There is probably no better bet in sports than playing an underdog at home,” Moseman says. The NFL, for example, will have very similar numbers at most of the betting shops you visit. The only locks that exist are those that need keys to open them.”

Even Hollywood is not immune – think Two for the Money with Al Pacino and Matthew McConaughey.

“In an average season, fewer than one bettor in twelve turns a profit,” Gordon says. Not all games work according to this formula, but it is usually a good rule of thumb.”

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9. These books change their numbers according to the betting patterns of their customers, so it is not entirely uncommon to find two or three point differences in the lines.”

4. “In trying to bamboozle potential customers, many services make claims about having scouts all over the country that give them inside information and promise 70 or even 80 percent winners, as if the bookmakers were the biggest suckers in the world. Oakland comes to mind) seem like the Super Bowl.

10. Big underdogs often find ways to cover the spread and they rarely give up toward the end of a game in front of the home crowd.”

“The talking heads on TV know nothing about sports betting,” says Sevransky.

And where does all that money go?

Suggest a correction

1. In fact, sports bettors must pick 52.4 percent winners just to break even.”

“A square or recreational player might have a vague plan, but after two Corona’s he will definitely run to the window and make a hasty decision on the USC-Notre Dame game because he wants to be involved in the party atmosphere,” Vaccaro says. Otherwise, you’re better off doing your own research.”

So, how much should you bet a game?

So, is it possible for the average square to become a little sharper in making football bets this season? According to professionals like Vacarro, Konik and Gordon, amateur bettors have the best chance to win if they demonstrate a little patience and follow the 10 basic tips below. “If you listen to their advice, you are sure to lose.

5. “Thus, the bookies love and cherish the squares.”

“A sharp or smart has a plan of what he wants to do,” says Vaccaro, the director of sports operations and public relations at Lucky’s Race and Sports Book in Las Vegas. “As for me, the best bet in football is betting the point spread or over/under totals on individual games.

Another difference between squares and sharps is how they approach betting on game day.. To be a successful sports bettor you need to operate with a clear mind.”

“The biggest mistake that amateur bettors make is they increase their bets when they are losing,” Sevransky says. Shop For Numbers – “Another important aspect of betting on football is shopping for the best number,” Moseman explains. Drinking and Gambling Don’t Mix – “There is a reason the casinos in Las Vegas supply you with free drinks while you are gambling,” Moseman says. “The key to proper money management is to be sure not to bet more than you can afford to lose.”

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Michael Konik, a sports writer and best-selling author of The Smart Money (Simon & Schuster 2006), explains why it is so hard for the recreational gambler to win at betting on football. Consider Underdogs – “In the long-run, it’s easier to win betting on the underdog,” Konik says. “If you become an expert on a smaller conference like the WAC, you have a good chance to beat the house because sports book operators do not have the time or resources to follow this conference the way you can. The payout is just the same as far as he is concerned. Giving 11 to 10 odds is almost always the cheapest price you can give.”

Certainly not back into the pockets of the average bettor.

“Most people with an understanding of football gambling bet between 3 percent and 5 percent of their bankroll, increasing when they win and reducing when they lose,” Vaccaro says. If you want advice about sports betting, find someone who has a successful track record.

But even though the math says it’s virtually impossible to win on a consistent basis, Americans continue to bet on football. Chasing losses is the fastest way to the poor house.”

Ted Sevransky, a well-known Las Vegas gambler and sports consultant with Sportsmemo.com, agrees.

7.

“The bookies fear and despise a tiny coterie of professional bettors known as ‘the sharps,’” Konik says. If North Texas is his best bet on a Saturday then that is his bet. “Squares usually bet later in the week and they tend to pick the favorites. But, when you’re struggling, that’s when you want to reduce your bet size until you get out of your slump. There is a wealth of information on the Internet; it is just up to you to find it and research it daily.”

And remember, in the immortal words of “Fast” Eddie Felson, “Money won is twice as sweet as money earned.”

2. Research Football Services – “Most sports services realize that most people who sign up with them are insecure,” Gordon warns. He is not taken in by being involved in USC-Notre Dame just because it is the biggest watched game of the day. Slim underdogs regularly win outright. If you like an underdog, it is best to get your bet in as late as possible, where there is heavy action from squares on favorites. They use powerful computers that can process millions of bits of data and produce a more accurate point-spread line than the bookmakers.”

But that doesn’t mean you have to bet like a “square” and throw away your hard-earned money.

However, Konik adds that there are some bettors who actually know how to beat the bookies.

“A square is the average, unsophisticated gambler whose decision making is based on hunches, media manipulation, or spurious systems that cannot overcome the bookmaker’s inherent mathematical advantage,” Konik explains. “He is not jaded by teams and does not bet with his heart.

Newspapers and popular sports sites routinely publish the lines or point spreads for games, and football insiders offer their picks to viewers each week on ESPN and other cable networks. “In the NFL, a game will often be totally turned around by one or two plays, or even a single penalty.

“The standard bet requires gamblers to lay $11 for every $10 they want to win with the extra $1 or 10 percent known as the juice,” Konik says. On college you will be able to find different lines at different sports books. He loses year after year, according to Dan Gordon, a top football handicapper and author of How to Beat the Sports Books (Cardoza Publishing 2005). There are almost an infinite number of scenarios that can happen in a single football game.

While these tips don’t guarantee you’re going to win, hopefully they can make you a little less square and a little more sharp in your picks this season

10 Steps You Can Take To Stop Gambling Today

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This includes credit cards, debit cards, access to bank accounts, checks, loans, etc. The only time casinos won’t let you gamble, is when you don’t have what they want……money.

There is but one good throw upon the dice, which is, to throw them away. Know that there are 1000′s of recovering gamblers. You help yourself and others triumph over a common enemy. Don’t know where to turn to for help? Email jason@livegamblefree.com

Author’s Bio: 

To learn the secrets to stopping gambling now, & to get 1 on 1 coaching from Jason visit http://www.livegamblefree.com or email Jason at jason@livegamblefree.com

These 10 steps are an excellent start to stopping gambling today.

If you have any unanswered questions or need to be pointed in the right direction email jason@livegamblefree.com

When you absolutely must stop gambling right now, here are 10 steps you can take today.. Carry only a very small budget for food each day and thats it.( absolutely no more than $5). Call them ANYTIME you need to. Connect your gambling with the the negative consequences its brought into your life.

STEP 9: HAVE A PLAN IN PLACE FOR YOUR NEXT URGE

When your next urge comes, what will you do? You’ll need to know the answer to this. If needed, list them out. You make lifelong friends who will always understand and care.

This step can be done by attending Gamblers Anonymous, Celebrate Recovery, & finding online support and help.

STEP 1: GET RID OF YOUR MONEY

If you want to stop gambling right now, the first step begins by stopping to carry money. In the moment, you’ll want a plan of action to take when the urge to gamble attempts to overwhelm you.

STEP 6: BAN YOURSELF FROM GAMBLING (ONLINE AND OFF)

If you go to a local casino, take a caring friend and ban yourself for life.

If you play online, contact the online casino and have your account closed permanently, & demand to be banned from their site. Put up pictures of them & when you see it, remember that’s who you’re stopping for.

Recognize that if you gamble, you’re letting them down.

Remind yourself of all the bad things that have been caused by your obsession to gamble. (Email the author at jason@livegamblefree.com for online communities you can join today). He’s overcome his own addiction to gambling & has helped many others do the same. Inpatient Treatment is another. It may sound funny, but joining a group of fellow recovering gamblers gives you strength & power over your gambling. There are 1000′s of people who once were severely addicted to gambling, haven’t gambled for months and even years. Good help seems to come from ex-gamblers themselves because they’ve been there, & they understand. -Author Unknown.

STEP 4: SUBMIT YOURSELF TO A PROGRAM OF RECOVERY

What does this mean exactly? It means you must submit,commit, & trust in the program of recovery you choose. In the beginning the constant thoughts and urges to gamble can be intense. A gambling problem is very strong, plays many tricks on on our minds, & tries to convince us of many lies. If you want to stop starting right now, block all access to money.

STEP 8: STAY HOPEFUL

Only those who never give up on themselves & their program of recovery beat gambling. Gamblers Anonymous is one. You trust that the program will solve your gambling problem, as long as you never give up on it.

STEP 2: GET HELP TODAY

To overcome something as powerful as a gambling problem or addiction, we must get help from others.

Help is out there in many forms. Its best to find someone who’s been in your shoes, but hasn’t gambled in quite some time.

Make sure you like them, they have your best interest in mind, & truly do help you. If you gamble online, get gamblock today.

STEP 5: CARRY RESOURCES WITH YOU AT ALL TIMES

Get or print off pro gambling recovery literature & carry it with you at all times.

Read it daily, especially in first months. Know what to do & who to call if a thought or urges to gamble hits you….(and unfortunately they will).

STEP 10: GET 1 ON 1 SUPPORT.

Stopping Gambling isn’t easy.

STEP 7: REMIND YOURSELF WHY YOU’RE STOPPING, & FOR WHO.

Make a list of the people you love & love you back. Carrying recovery reading & phone numbers help. There are therapists, counselors, & life coaches out there trained to help you stop. He is an author, life coach, sponsor, & former GA chapter president, husband, & stepfather.

STEP 3: JOIN A COMMUNITY OF RECOVERING GAMBLERS

Recovering in numbers is key. (because it is the truth).

Jason is a recovered compulsive gambler of over 5 years and a certified professional life coach. Have phone numbers listed for people to call who support you in your recovery. Combat this with the previous 9 steps & a one on one coach, sponsor, or therapist. Know that if they can do it, you can too

Make Money from Home with Ebay- Ebay Arbitrage Strategies

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In general though, auctions closing at less peak traffic times or on slower days will be where the values are most easily found. Take a look at the auction listings and see how the ones with the highest closing prices were written and then incorporate the basic layout in your auction listing.

Once you have done your basic price research, you will know the possible upside potential of the items you are thinking about buying to resell. Be certain to make your auction listing better than the one that did not sell, or adjust the closing time of the auction a bit to help improve the selling price. What is arbitrage exactly? The term arbitrage comes from the financial world and means the simultaneous purchase and sale of the same product or commodity. As a rule, auctions closing during the evening hours throughout the week and during daytime hours to early evenings on the weekends do the best price wise. Ebay stores are much less expensive for volume listings and will result in lower overall selling fees increasing your profit margins. Even more astonishing is how rapidly you can build a full store inventory of highly profitable items with very little front money. With autobid, you set the upper limit of your bidding range so there is no worry that you will end up paying more than you wanted to for the item. If you are careful in your research and look for high quality, high profit margin items to resell you will easily be able to generate a solid income through the use of Ebay arbitrage. If you have enough money to let your items sit around for awhile before you resell them, making use of an Ebay store rather than auctions is a good way to go. You look for very low priced items at auction which are closing soon and are a steal to purchase. People who make money from arbitrage buy low and sell at a higher rate without holding onto the product or commodity for more time than is absolutely necessary. First, it helps if you have an idea of what collectibles and other unique goods are worth. Another advantage of using the autobid feature is that you do not need to baby sit the auctions you are bidding on at any time, the program does it for you. Everyone loves a deal on Ebay.

Make money with Ebay at home is both an excellent and legitimate way to earn extra money fast. You will also need to take the condition of the item and the number of listing competing into consideration when making your selections. Go to the advanced search section, put in the description title of the item as it is listed and tick the box which shows closed auctions. Your search will now bring up the history of the closing prices of similar items and what they have closed for. Autobid allows you to make your initial bid and then authorize your bids to rise at a set amount if someone else out bids your offer. Knowing your prices is helpful, but not essential to your success.

Another way to improve the profitability of your Ebay business is to decrease the cost of your Ebay listing fees. Make the decision on an item and move on looking for other great items to resell.

The higher your potential profit margins the better your chances of making a solid return on your investment for your time. Do give yourself every opportunity to improve the selling price of your Ebay auction listings. Some people elect to do both, turning the more expensive parts of their merchandise around more quickly by listing a portion of their items at auction and then promoting their store via their auction listings. Most auctions closing in prime time will go for prices either at or above market value, although some will close lower than they should. Focusing on unique products with high desirability will allow you to turn over your merchandise quickly enough to keep even the most rabid bargain hunter browsing through your Ebay stores looking for your best and latest deals.

How to Make Money on Ebay

Upon winning an item you should make your payment immediately to the seller via Paypal to speed the transaction. You take your profit margins off the difference between what you buy for, what you sell for, less your listing and closing fees.

Making money selling with Ebay arbitrage is not difficult, but you will need a few basic skills to get you started. Utilizing both a storefront to lower selling costs and auction listings for fast product turn over and store promotion is a useful strategy.

One of the best make home from money with Ebay strategies ever is Ebay Arbitrage. Usually these items have very poorly written auction listings, new sellers, or sellers with questionable feedback ratings. One other point, your auction listings must also close with enough time for you to have the item mailed to you before you can reship it to another, so be careful of your time frames. The only thing you are after is a way under priced product that you can relist immediately and resell quickly for a profit. Provide one and you will make the sale.

After you have established that you have an item which is potentially profitable, you can go ahead and place your bid. If you question the worth of a product you are considering buying, your best bet is to sign into your Ebay account and do a search for the item you are considering purchasing for immediate resale. The easiest way to do this and avoid auction fever, with the resulting over payment, is to set up autobid. As soon as you have sent your payment, rewrite and relist the item for auction. Look for items with at least 200% markup wherever possible and a solid history of 50% or better auctions closing as sales. Time is money, so limit the amount of time the item is in your possession to maximize your profitability.

What You Will Need to Make Money on Ebay with Arbitrage. You are looking for items with huge value that you can pick up for a pittance, relist either at auction or in an Ebay store immediately and resell quickly. They make their money off the flux in prices in the marketplace.

Arbitrage on Ebay is just exactly what you may be thinking. If you have some money to invest and don’t mind waiting a bit to maximize your returns selling through an Ebay store is a good way to accomplish your goals. The higher your potential profit margin, the lower you can list your auctions to guarantee the auction will close with bids

11 Great Day Trips From Boston

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Throughout the summer months these islands play host to various events

including music, sports, and natural habitat exploration. Plymouth is only a 45 minute drive from

Boston.

3. This

beautiful coastline offers a taste of Maine complete with a rocky coast,

beaches, lighthouses, and of course lobster. Plymouth, MA – If you remember your

elementary school history, you are probably familiar with Plymouth, MA and the

arrival of the Pilgrims. Amusement Parks – If you’re looking

for a little excitement for you and your family, several amusement parks are

within driving distance of Boston. During the Halloween season,

special events in Salem make this town a great place to visit. In addition to the museum, you can visit the

quaint town and the parlor that inspired the movie Mystic Pizza.

8.

The 11 Great Day Trips from Boston listed here are just a

few ideas of trips you can take from Boston. You can tour the mansions or simply take in

the sites as you drive around the town, or simply walk the cobblestone streets.

There are also several vineyards located

near Newport as well as several other agri-tourism sites. For a different type of

park, you can visit the Davis Farmland or the Davis Mega Maze. You can catch the ferry from Long Wharf in

Boston, or get more information on the internet.

5.

Whether you are interested in history, amusement rides, shopping, or the

outdoors, there is something for you to do within a short drive of Boston.

It is also perfectly located to venture out and explore all New England

has to offer. You can also travel to Provincetown on the

tip of the Cape directly via a ferry from Boston. This historic town was the home of the Salem

witch trials in 1692.

10. Foxwoods – For a unique New England

experience, you can visit the Foxwoods Casino. Don’t miss the museums or the

Man at the Wheel Statue located down on the waterfront. The town is surrounded by water

and provides quick access to the sea with fishing trips, whale watches, and

boating. Newport, RI – This beautiful coastal town

is a mixture of mansions, museums and an exciting downtown. Salem, MA – If you are interested in

history, you may enjoy a trip to Salem, MA just 30 minutes north of Boston. Boston Harbor Islands – Just offshore from

Boston is a series of islands awaiting exploration. A little closer to the city is Canobie Lake Park in Salem, NH only a 40

minute drive. Cape Cod – Just an hour or two from

Boston, Cape Cod offers enough activities to keep you busy for a week.

This is obviously a limited list, but includes 11 suggestions of great

daytrips you can take from Boston:

11. Not only is there

plenty of gaming, but Foxwoods includes nightly entertainment, a salon/spa, and

great dining. For more information there are a few informational

websites that give an overview of the region.

1. Southern Maine Coast – From Boston,

the Maine border is just under an hour. Lake Winnipesaukee – Located in NH, picturesque Lake

Winnipesaukee

comprises 72 square miles of water, includes about 253 islands and is

surrounded by 3 mountain ranges. This is a combination petting zoo and elaborate

cornfield maze. The town is lined with shops

and restaurants and has many festivals and events during the summer

months. From Boston, Foxwoods is

just under a two hour drive south.

9. If you have a car you can simply

drive and stop along the way whenever you choose. Make sure you reserve some time to

just relax at the beautiful beaches.

4. At the

lake you can hike, swim, fish, golf, visit an arcade, or just relax. This museum

includes ships and real demonstration of maritime life.

If you are interested in outlet malls you can visit Kittery on your way,

or you can head directly to one of the beach towns of York, Oqunguit, Wells, or

Kennebunk. Gloucester, MA – Touted as America’s

Oldest Seaport, Gloucester is an artistic community with a maritime

flavor. From Boston you can travel to the Cape in 3

ways. Several historic

sites including the House of Seven Gables, the Corwin/Witch house, and the

Salem Maritime National Historic Site are located in Salem and open for

visitors. Both these parks are

located just over an hour west of Boston.

2. There are many great towns

and beaches on Cape Cod you can visit with countless ice cream parlors you can

test.

This tribally owned casino is the largest in North America – eat your

heart out Vegas. If you live in Boston some of these ideas may

give you a new trip to add to your own favorites.

7. Six

Flags New England is located near Springfield, MA just under 2 hours from

Boston. There are many day trips

within just a short drive of the city, and most New England towns offer enough

sites to keep you busy for at least 1 day. A daily ferry provides passage to many of

these islands for only $14 for adults. In addition you can visit many other

historical sites and museums in this small New England town. Gloucester is just a 45 minute drive from

Boston. The town celebrates

this history and you can participate by visiting Plimoth Plantation, where you

can see reenactments from this historical period. This historic Seaport town is 2 hours from

Boston and is the home of the the Museum of America and the Sea, America’s

largest maritime museum. Newport

is a 1 hour and 30 minute drive from Boston.

Boston is a

great city with many things to see and do.

6. For those looking for a slightly more

adventurous trip, the Cape Cod Central Railroad travels from Hyannis to Buzzards

Bay and includes dining and a comfortable way to see this region. Mystic Seaport, CT – For a taste of

New England’s maritime tradition, you can visit Mystic Seaport. If you are looking for a city to use as a

base for your next vacation Boston may be your best bet