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    jjgold
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    Anyone Like Parlay Bets

    I stopped betting them and I see myself doing much better.

    They are the biggest sucker bets in the world

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    Yes they are jj, but most people just see the huge payouts and still bet them. Most pros stay away from them.

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    For a small recreational amount, I sometimes parlay a handful of moneyline favorites on NCAAF or NCAAB. I just do it to add another interesting little angle to my Saturdays and I have no doubt I lose money on them long-term.

    Very small $$$.

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    sucker bets perty much sums it up in a nut shell.

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    Yeh a good way is just betting real small ones for fun

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    hey danny,

    let the boy's know that we playem but "only" if we can get 13 or more teams hooked up right?

    smack em buddy !

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    Stay away...remember, what the sportsbooks want you to do you should do the opposite.

    That being the case, every now and then I'll fool around and put in a parlay 6 or something for like $10 knowing full well it will lose. However, what's interesting is I always seem to win the first 5 games only to lose the final game. Go figure!

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    was never able to hit a parlay so stopped a few years ago. found a few good honest cappers and just stick with them. my friend last month hit a parlay for $26k on vip. im trying to get the ticket and post it. the kraziest thing about it that they were 3-4 baseball games and all night games. crazy shit. he is a very different bettor than most guys i know. but i guess whatever floats your boat. i NEVER play parlays.

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    Welcome to SBR kalmikrazy

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    good 2 see u kal....

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    I would like to see that VIP ticket

    Did he get paid yet or is he still betting it??

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    Hello

    Quote Originally Posted by jjgold
    I would like to see that VIP ticket

    Did he get paid yet or is he still betting it??


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    Even though parlays are bad bets they are fun to bet small

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    no parlays and teasers at all...all straight games...go with the percentages and manage your bankroll...GL...

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    Quote Originally Posted by square
    hey danny,

    let the boy's know that we playem but "only" if we can get 13 or more teams hooked up right?

    smack em buddy !

    not this pro

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    ROI is much higher for those that are good. The chart shows ROI hitting 45 %, 50%, 55% and 60%. You'll notice how much better the ROI is for those hitting 55%.


    Perc W L Par W Par L
    45% 45 55 9.1100 90.8900
    50% 50 50 12.5000 87.5000
    55% 55 45 16.6375 83.3625
    60% 60 40 21.6000 78.4000

    Straight -110 W L Profit/Loss ROI
    45% $4,090.95 -$5,500.00 -$1,409.05 -14.09%
    50% $4,545.50 -$5,000.00 -$454.50 -4.55%
    55% $5,000.05 -$4,500.00 $500.05 5.00%
    60% $5,454.60 -$4,000.00 $1,454.60 14.55%


    -105 W L Profit/Loss ROI
    45% $4,285.90 -$5,500.00 -$1,214.10 -12.14%
    50% $4,762.00 -$5,000.00 -$238.00 -2.38%
    55% $5,238.20 -$4,500.00 $738.20 7.38%
    60% $5,714.40 -$4,000.00 $1,714.40 17.14%


    Parlay 6-1 W L Profit/Loss ROI
    45% $5,466.00 -$9,089.00 -$3,623.00 -36.23%
    50% $7,500.00 -$8,750.00 -$1,250.00 -12.50%
    55% $9,982.50 -$8,336.25 $1,646.25 16.46%
    60% $12,960.00 -$7,840.00 $5,120.00 51.20%


    Parlay 6.5-1 W L Profit/Loss ROI
    45% $5,921.50 -$9,089.00 -$3,167.50 -31.68%
    50% $8,125.00 -$8,750.00 -$625.00 -6.25%
    55% $10,814.38 -$8,336.25 $2,478.13 24.78%
    60% $14,040.00 -$7,840.00 $6,200.00 62.00%

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    Good stuff Raiders but I stil think stright plays are the way to go

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    How about poster /player Roo? he single handily brought down FairDeal with his round robin parlays and was banned from pretty much every sportsbook. he only played parlays.

    And there was the guy who brought Jazz to its knees with a bunch of wins including one ticket that cashed for $400k?

    They are not for everyone but I know of a few that made them work.

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    You got be lucky with them and no doubt they are possibly big money makers

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    I will only play 2 or 3 team parlays in baseball with big favorites. Don't like playing anything higher than -150, so I like to parlay 2 or 3 teams that may be higher than that with their aces pitching. Actually has worked pretty well for me so far this year. Other than that, I do think they're sucker bets!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jjgold
    You got be lucky with them and no doubt they are possibly big money makers
    i'd book'um all day long JJ and, take my chances.

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    interesting thread...

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    Bookmakers love when players play these and mainly squares are your parlay players

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    danny

    Quote Originally Posted by bigboydan
    not this pro
    I was here late last night just "Sweeping" up and happened to notice your post man.

    don't know how you took my remark BUT 13 teamer....

    HELLO, it was a joke friend that's j o k e (not my 1st rodeo cowboy I assure u)


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    I like this thread.

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    A 5 game parlay was my first bet ever, and won it. $5 to win $110 haha.
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    I have bet some since then but not like I use to.

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    I usually only bet them when I'm getting bored with straight wagers. Probably not a good thing, but oh well. I never put a lot on them, more for pure entertainment.
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    love them,

    i've been amazingly luck with them this year, so I should give them up while i'm ahead.... just small ones for fun.

    if you played all my parlays in Dave's 3 team parlay contests earlier this summer for 4 weeks, you'd be up 60+ units

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    Small ones in soccer are the best I have hit them a few times

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    I agree with JJ that parlay's shouldn't be played big and are mostly sucker bets, however, in soccer there are leagues which have 70% Under2.5 or Over2.5, these usually arn't big mainstream leagues, in these leagues there are a few times a year every game will go under or over, playing them at very low stakes can pay up huge. Also the last week and two weeks and opening week or two of the German Bundesliga tend to have nearly every game going Over, if you hit this its a huge jackpot and a great start or finish to the season.

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    When I went to Vegas a couple years ago I put a $100 a 3 team parlay and won $700, the next night did the same thing and won again. The day I was leaving I put $20 on a 8 team parlay and later that evening when I returned home I was checking the scores and found out that I won 7 of the 8 games and pushed on the 8th game and won $1500. With that being said I havent won sh*t on parlays since then. just a guesstimate I think im like 0-40 since that fine week in vegas on parlays.

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    Nothing wrong with 2-team parlays paying 13/5 if you are a 53% capper.

    The break-even point at 13/5 is 27.78%. A 53% capper would hit 2-teamers 28.09% of the time.

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    I like the parlays, fun for small amounts

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    $25 to win 64.35, I play one like this every day that I'm funded. Hit TOR/ARZ last night. It's a fun bet. Usually lose. I got a job though.

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