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    SteveRyan
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    The fine line between winning a lot and winning a little.

    Check out this math.

    Let's say you place 5 bets.
    Each bet is -110 odds and you spend $100 on each bet.
    So, your total investment is $500.

    If you win all 5 bets, you will get a max pay of $954.55
    Subtract the $500 investment.
    Your total profit is $454.55

    However, if you lose ONLY TWO of those bets...
    Your total profit is now $72.73

    How quickly the money disappears.

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    ManOfValue
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    Winning is tough. its a grind and you have to be in for the long haul. Most people on here know that..

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    Sam Odom
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    So... See if Sammy got this right

    If one loses 40% of his bets , his profits are reduced by 83.99%

    Is that right

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    jjgold
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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveRyan View Post
    Check out this math.

    Let's say you place 5 bets.
    Each bet is -110 odds and you spend $100 on each bet.
    So, your total investment is $500.

    If you win all 5 bets, you will get a max pay of $954.55
    Subtract the $500 investment.
    Your total profit is $454.55

    However, if you lose ONLY TWO of those bets...
    Your total profit is now $72.73

    How quickly the money disappears.
    Its why when you bet -103 matchbook you have a massive edge or any other low juice place
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    Covy
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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveRyan View Post
    Check out this math.

    Let's say you place 5 bets.
    Each bet is -110 odds and you spend $100 on each bet.
    So, your total investment is $500.

    If you win all 5 bets, you will get a max pay of $954.55
    Subtract the $500 investment.
    Your total profit is $454.55

    However, if you lose ONLY TWO of those bets...
    Your total profit is now $72.73

    How quickly the money disappears.
    Not sure who lays just 100 on a juiced bet. 110 to win 100 is the way to go. Profit will be $80.00 then.

    5D reduced juice: (-105) 525 to win 500. $90.00 profit. Extra $10.00 saved, and that adds up to $520 over the course of a year.

    Keep in mind this is only $100 bets as some bet higher and more often.
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    cant call it
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    Thats why the losers lose and winners win. If you make 100 bets and are + money.... You are doing pretty good. I would say, better than 95% of the rest of the world.

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