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    Using "If bets"...

    Who here uses "If bets" on a normal basis? Do you consider this a good option due to money management? If you lose your first bet, and your second bet is later in the day....do you have the discipline to lay off the second bet, or do you bet at it anyway? Discuss...

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    I imagine this would be best used, when betting numerous bets at the same time slot right? Keeps you from losing too many games early in the evening. I will say, I have very little experience with placing If bets.

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    either your bets are +EV or not
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    Quote Originally Posted by RudyRuetigger View Post
    either your bets are +EV or not
    So if bets are more than likely limiting you. Youre either losing value in the plays that dont end up getting played....or you just delay the inevitable, which is going bust?

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    correct
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    I use it here and there.
    Last edited by paco; 04-12-11 at 08:42 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by paco View Post
    I use it here and there.
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    What situations do you use it in? Like what do you think that makes you say "i want to do an if bet rather than two straight bets"

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    Its good if you have small bankroll or all your money in play

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    I'll put it this way and let you decide, Brock Landers is a big fan of "if bets".

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    Quote Originally Posted by WvGambler View Post
    What situations do you use it in? Like what do you think that makes you say "i want to do an if bet rather than two straight bets"
    I liked both plays but couldn't afford to lose both, so u put ur more confident play 1st, if it wins u all set.


    I only use this when both games start same time.

    It's a losing feature in the long run though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jjgold View Post
    Its good if you have small bankroll or all your money in play

    Quote Originally Posted by paco View Post
    I liked both plays but couldn't afford to lose both, so u put ur more confident play 1st, if it wins u all set. I only use this when both games start same time. It's a losing feature in the long run though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iceminers26 View Post
    I'll put it this way and let you decide, Brock Landers is a big fan of "if bets".

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    What Rudy said.

    I've NEVER used if-bets and never will. If I want to play something, I'll play it. Letting the outcome of a completely independent game determine whether you have action on a play you originally liked is foolish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iceminers26 View Post
    I'll put it this way and let you decide, Brock Landers is a big fan of "if bets".
    If this does not answer your question, nothing will.

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    If bets are great when you want to make two good bets and you only have enough money for one play. Most people would rather do parlay, but if bets are probably better since your 1st play is the only one that needs to hit to break even.

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