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    Which Type of Sports Bettor Are You?

    Which Type of Sports Bettor Are You?

    By: SBR Lou Moretti | Tuesday, October 25, 2016



    There's more than one way to skin a cat, and more than one way to break into your online sportsbook's piggy bank.

    Before making a deposit this NBA season, ask yourself the following question: What type of sports bettor are you? Once you've come to grips with the type of player you are, you can focus on honing your craft and sharpening your skill set as an online sports gambler.

    Billy Walters wasn't Billy Walters the very first bet he placed. He became Billy Walters over time by making intelligent decisions and wagering when he had the best of it.

    Sportsbook Review has broken down the types of players most commonly encountered in the sports betting world. Which one are you right now, and who do you want to be after the end of the NBA season?

    The Professional

    You've got eleven monitors hooked up to SBR Odds monitoring each odds fluctuation and are ready to pounce on a sportsbook line. You are actively comparing the value between each market and understand that when you can risk $105 instead of $110 on a given side, you are doing your long-term bankroll a favor. Small edges matter, simply ask any Las Vegas casino how they make their livings.

    The Face Painter

    Your closet could be mistaken for an official team locker room and you've DVRed every regular season game that your team has played even back to the VHS days. You could probably moonlight as a beat writer for your favorite team and know more than half of the coaching staff about each player's strengths and weaknesses. You don't bet on your favorite team much to avoid mixing business with pleasure but do enjoy sprinkling some coin on their winning the NBA Championship.

    The Semi Pro

    Gambling is a way to supplement your income. You aren't ready to quit your job and don't spend every waking hour gambling, but you understand the basics of shopping for the best odds, using handicapping tools such as SBR's betting calculators, and exchanging ideas with other sports bettors at SBR Forum.

    The Bonus Chaser

    You've scanned all 200+ betting sites in the rating guide and have rolled the dice even on poorly rated sportsbooks. You are the ambulance chaser of the online sportsbooks industry and look to make a buck wherever possible, even if the fate of your account balance is hanging in the balance. The chase is better than the catch some of the time, but it's a calculated risk and one you're comfortable with when seeking sportsbook bonuses.

    The Guy Who Thinks The Refs Are Crooked

    You've never seen a game you think was officiated fairly, except for maybe the games which you cashed a ticket. You think sports games are as rigged as Donald Trump maintains the Presidential election is and that the referees are conspiring against your selected side. The name Tim Donaghy reinforces your position when betting on basketball.

    No matter which of the above you identify with, make sure you've got the best of it this NBA season and deal with only the industry's best sportsbooks.
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    Great Article!!!

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    equal parts face painter, semi pro and bonus chaser
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    THe Professional

    THat guy is a Euro bettor and using 3rd party betfair software

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    Sammy = Chaser

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    Simply a guy who is happy to break even. No delusions of actually making enough money gambling that would change my life.

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    I try to be selective, but that doesn't generate enough of a volume of plays.

    The PRO is (IMHO) a guy who can hit 58-60% WITH a substantial volume of plays.

    Like the Creedence song goes (It aint me..)

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    You left out the "Bored Pensioner" with nothing better to do....

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    Beating the closer guy over here.

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    Guy who thinks all refs are crooked checking in.

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    semi pro

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    I'm the The Guy Who Thinks The Refs Are Crooked and a action junkies who can't stop betting on dumb shit

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    The Guy who constantly finds new ways to lose another bankroll

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    Is that Sammy in the photo??

    Most are recreational players

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roscoe_Word View Post
    I try to be selective, but that doesn't generate enough of a volume of plays.

    The PRO is (IMHO) a guy who can hit 58-60% WITH a substantial volume of plays.

    Like the Creedence song goes (It aint me..)
    A pro is someone who lives off of gambling. It's the literal definition.

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    The BOSS

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    Can't put myself in any of the descriptions. I'm a casual bettor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jjgold View Post
    Is that Sammy in the photo??

    Most are recreational players
    Recreation. Me, too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tony_come View Post
    The BOSS
    Toniest Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo ooooooo

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    If I take reigle 9's post literally, I cannot be a pro because I have enough money to live off of no matter what I do. I am a pro gambler because I am hooked up to Vegas books and odds and have the ability to "pounce" on a line at any time. I also know that lines at sports books are not necessarily the same, especially at the beginning of the wagering cycle for that week. I also understand the importance of creating middles, making future wagers in June, and every other aspect of wagering including how to handicap using the "Big 3" handicapping techniques (Fundamental, Situational, and Technical).

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    Why copy and paste this article? It's in sportsbookreview.

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    He left out the loosing gambler

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    why does this belong in Sportsbook and the Industry? With that being said you are far from a professional if you think SBRodds is a "professional" product.

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    I am none of those. I am a pro. I have one laptop, and all of the info I need. It is simple... did not see that in your list of options

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    Quote Originally Posted by FreeFall View Post
    why does this belong in Sportsbook and the Industry? With that being said you are far from a professional if you think SBRodds is a "professional" product.
    lmfao- i was just gonna say that. Unless you like odds that are 10 minutes old

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    Semi-pro. I can't line shop because my money is all in one book.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jjgold View Post
    THe Professional

    THat guy is a Euro bettor and using 3rd party betfair software
    JJ you always have the inside scoop. Is Walters gonna do any time?

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    Walters will not do anytime

    75% of his net worth was not from sports betting

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    The Square Bettor.

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    Tremendous article and breaks down the categories very well

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    The shizz

    Cause I drop big shizz on the sports books

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    Semi Pro. Every year win win win

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