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    BettingWizard
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    What is the point of making small bets?

    If it hits, you will feel stupid for not putting more on it.

    If it loses, then it means you're better off staying with just your big bets


    Why not just selectively make bets, and put big money on the ones you are REALLY confident in? Only way you make money is by hitting your big ones anyway.

    You rarely see somebody hit 5 small bets and lose one big one, for example. It's almost always the opposite.

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    What school of betting wizardry did you attend? DeVry?

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    Bankroll management and risk of ruin

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    That's a strange way to look at things.
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    Quote Originally Posted by yisman View Post
    That's a strange way to look at things.
    why's that? how often do you hear somebody say "well went 1-1 today, but hit the big one"

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    1. Recreation
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    there are some of us here that get a lot more fun out of going to a basketball/baseball/football game if we have $50-100 on the outcome.
    even if it's not a strong play, there's a lot of entertainment value to throwing $100 on the over and hoping for scoring, and no i never regret winning even if it's a small bet!
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    some people just make a bunch of small bets because they love the action
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    Takes $500.00 minimum action per game for me to get even a little bit excited

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    Recreational. I like the high of betting on the game knowing I didn't risk the mortgage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BettingWizard View Post
    why's that? how often do you hear somebody say "well went 1-1 today, but hit the big one"
    Because bets of all sizes matter towards your progress.
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    What's the point of worrying about other peopIes bets

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    Small is relative. But yeah, when someone bets $10 on one game and then $500 on the next, it does seem to render the $10 bet pointless.

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    soprts betting is a marathon not a race, thats why, the best gamblers bet as small as they can when they are not winning

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    Quote Originally Posted by BettingWizard View Post


    Why not just selectively make bets, and put big money on the ones you are REALLY confident in? Only way you make money is by hitting your big ones anyway.
    I dare say that most that would try this will find themselves REALLY confident in more games than they would have sticking to smaller action. And your strategy assumes you will never have a losing streak just because you are REALLY confident. It don't work that way.

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    Small can be better, but i don't think most better feel like that. It's really really fun and scary to have a lot of money riding on one game.

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    what he is saying kinda makes sense......although I know it would last longer with moneymanagment

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrmarket View Post
    What school of betting wizardry did you attend? DeVry?

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