I bet on sports. Football is my preferred sport to bet on. For years it was only the NFL. But over the past 5 years the CFL has been my most profitable wagering opportunity. Any other bettors here?
Actually, the CFL can be a nice play - it doesn't get a lot of attention among the books in Vegas, so if you keep your eyes open you can pick up some favourable lines.
...I'll do SportsSelect in the football season, mostly CFL with some NFL games that look interesting...certainly not retiring on it, but it adds a little fun to the weekend's games...
I don't think I could handle gambling. I take my sports pretty seriously as it is. If I added gambling... yikes. I'd probably give myself a stroke before I'm 40. :lol:
I bet against the teams I want to win, hoping for some consolation if my teams go 0-3 or 0-4. Damn ties screw me up a lot tho, sigh
I picked up betting for sake of a seasonal run with small change back when I moved to Las Vegas in 2005, which I continued until I moved after 2007.
I have been at it for the NFL and NCAA only ever since too. I do better on the NCAA and usually for the NFL playoffs too. I have yet to bet a CFL game for real and only bet one game on paper once that I lost.
After I watch more action next season I’ll have a look at some of the lines. Also I might play some World Cup action this year too.
Like most anyone who has lived in Las Vegas or who has played a lot, I am highly superstitious and following my gut has worked to keep me out of a lot of bad bets more than it has won me, but that’s the bigger battle I tell you because it is far easier to lose it than to make more of it.
It was great in Vegas though because with every Tuesday night with only $22 or so, I would place two or three bets total and usually make out with two drinks and one win at worst and in many cases come out ahead for small change on top of those free drinks.
And in Las Vegas they always make the drinks right too unlike most anywhere in the dump of an East Coast or Midwest USA except perhaps Manhattan lest you go to a high class pricey joint.
Good luck and keep your system simple as I have learned from others with more experience. :thup:
sorry to be so stupid but where do i go to bet on cfl ? ( or is that info prohibitid on this board? )
Don't see why it would be prohibited, Sport Select is government run anyways.
Try Google if Sport Select isn't in your area, I know there's a major site that lets you bet on CFL but since I'm not a big gambler I can't remember.
here in alberta, every little gas station and grocery store has sports select. i gamble a lot on CFL, but i dont always win. other sports, well i got schooled on the march madness today. i bet on NFL and NHL as well.
Government's sports select is inferior to foreign sportsbooks (such as Pinnacle) because only parlays are allowed. But parlays are harder to achieve a profit. 2009 season is unusual because blindly betting all underdogs (on pointspreads) is profitable overall. In previous seasons, some systems have been profitable. Examples: fading pointspread picks of TSN Schultz, fading overrated championship teams, betting on underrated teams such as future champions or most improved underdogs, fading worst team and betting on best team only.
I do proline all the time. CFL, NFL, NBA, NCAA and sometimes soccer.
I do bet365, it's on-line and is a CFL sponsor. You can bet on everything their from Australia football, darts, snooker etc. I try to stay with just football CFL, NCAA and NFL. I find I win more with the CFL since the lines are usually good especially the underdogs. College is good for bowl games (not just the big ones either). I have been rocking the Music City Bowl over the past few years I think I might take the trip down to Nashville this year.
See why also I would move to Alberta? Man Canada’s awesome! :thup:
The only reason we don’t have pervasive sports betting in the US with sports though most states have a lottery is due to the lobbying power that wants to keep Las Vegas’ historic monopoly intact. Now nearby Delaware has sports betting as does Montana.
Many folks still go offshore, which is harder and riskier, because the Feds cracked down back in 2006. :thdn:
Don't get too excited. The government-run sports betting only allows parlays, and the odds are a disgrace. Any book that tried to offer those would be run out of town the first week.
Anyone who wagers seriously does not use SportSelect.
Great point and I didn't notice until after my post. I don't play those that often only perhaps 2-4 times a season and usually a 2-way.
Normally just straight bets with the spreads or on the money line for me. I'd just play offshore from there I guess.
It is hard to get paid, this is true.
when playing the point spread or the combo play its not bad. you just gotta do a little research. If it was really easy to make money, then what would be the point of the government losing money? just a thought. if you dont like what sports select does, then start a betting ring with your friends based on different odds. amazing how people will complain about anything.
[quote="canadianhothead"]when playing the point spread or the combo play its not bad. you just gotta do a little research. If it was really easy to make money, then what would be the point of the government losing money? just a thought. if you dont like what sports select does, then start a betting ring with your friends based on different odds. amazing how people will complain about anything.[/quote I tried playing pro line awile back ,sure game "not available"= B S
i feel so quoted