If you consider yourself more than just the occasional Gambler, it is important to remember to shop around for your lines. There is a huge opportunity that exists when dealing with Sportsbooks.
An intelligent Sports Investor will have accounts with several different Sportsbooks. This gives him the ability to shop for the best lines. Not only is it possible to find lines from ½ a point or more in your favor but different Sportsbooks charge different vig. An Investor who maintains a 55% win percentage is great but this also means that this investor is losing 45% of his wagers. This is a substantial amount and it should not be overlooked.
Let’s say you place two bets a day of $250. Over a 30 day period you would have gambled $15000. Using the above win rate of 55/45 you would have won a gross amount of $8250 and lost a gross amount of $6750. Now suppose your book charges you 10% of your losses. This represents a total vig charge of $675. Now, suppose your buddy’s book charges him only 7% of all losses. This represents a total vig charge of only $472.50. A difference of $202.50. Multiply that by twelve months in a year and your buddy saves over $2400 in vig charges alone. That’s almost 10 extra plays per year simply through carefully selecting Sportsbooks.
The moral of the story is create several accounts with the various Sportsbooks that exist and search for the best lines available!
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