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Lazy Gamblers Guide - Relax, Betting Lines and Dollar Symbol

The Lazy Sports Bettor Guide

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The traditional way for sports bettors to try to make money is by handicapping games and looking for value on the offered lines. While finding good lines is important for every sports bettor, handicapping can be hard. Sportsbooks invest a great deal of time into getting good lines, because they make money by doing so. Read more…

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3 Old Time Sports Betting Tactics That Still Work Today

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Pull up any news source you prefer and it won’t take long to find a story about sports betting going mainstream. Ever since May of 2018 – When the United States Supreme Court ruled to repeal a 26-year old federal ban on sportsbooks operating outside of Nevada – the floodgates have opened. Seven states have Read more…

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How to Fake Your Way Through a Round of Golf

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I have a confession to make. I am a pretty awful golfer. There, I said it. For most people, this isn’t that big of a deal. This was the case for me as well before I made my transition out of the poker world and started my own business. You see, I played poker professionally Read more…

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How to Calculate Margins in Sports Betting?

Calculating Margins in Sports Betting

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Sportsbooks provide a popular service by offering betting lines. People wager on these lines in hopes of winning bets and making profits. Of course, bookmakers don’t offer their services for free. They instead expect to make a long-term profit like any other business. Creating favorable margins is how sportsbooks create these profits. But many novice Read more…

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The Legality of Horse Betting in the US

Horse Racing Betting on the Internet in the United States – How Legal Is It?

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Online gambling is all the rage lately, and between poker, casino games, and sports betting, you can wager on pretty much anything through your laptop or smartphone. Even so, outside of the legal states of Nevada, New Jersey, and Delaware, the vast majority of those bets are placed through offshore websites operating illegally – unless Read more…

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Sharp vs Square Sportsbooks

How Sharp Bookmakers Differ from Square Bookmakers

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Online sportsbooks share many similarities with each other. They cover many of the same markets, have common website layouts, and usually offer welcome bonuses. But betting sites also differ in various areas too, including the type of bettors they serve. Specifically, some bookmakers are totally geared towards recreational gamblers (squares). Others are willing to accept Read more…

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Pride FC, the UFC, and the Evolution of MMA Rules

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These days, the term “UFC” is practically synonymous with MMA. Fans in America are now accustomed to the unified ruleset, ten-point scoring system, and fighting in a cage, but did you know that these haven’t always been the rules? In fact, are you aware that in Japan, right now, the agreed-upon ruleset for mixed martial Read more…

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Sports Betting for Dummies – Learning the Ropes of a Legal Sportsbook

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It’s been less than four months since the U.S. Supreme Court changed the American sports betting landscape with a landmark ruling. Back on May 14, in the case of Murphy vs. NCAA, the Court issued a 6-3 decision in favor of New Jersey, which has spent the last seven years trying to legalize sports betting Read more…

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Betting MLB Playoffs 2018

2018 MLB Playoff Betting Tips

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The pennant races are in full swing as Major League Baseball (MLB) slides into August and September, which can only mean one thing – the postseason is fast approaching. For baseball fans who back a contending team, there’s nothing quite like the thrill of playoff action. Every pitch matters immensely, the intensity on the field Read more…

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