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1. ## 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.

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

How quickly the money disappears.

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

3. So... See if Sammy got this right

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

Is that right

4. Originally Posted by SteveRyan
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.

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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5. Originally Posted by SteveRyan
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.

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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6. 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.