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Betting Tutorial:

Summary;-

1) Asian Handicap
2) 1X2
3) Arbitrage
4) Poker Skill

 


 

Asian Handicap Betting
Betting on Asian Handicap will help eliminate a draw bet outcome.

The examples are show below.
The outcome of your bets will be depending on which team you choose. Lets see the examples below. Picks are in RED

My Pick 1 -
South Korea -0.25 Handicap vs North Korea - Bet $100
Final Score 0-0
I lose $50
My Pick 3 -
South Korea -0.25 Handicap vs North Korea - Bet $100
Final Score 1-0
I win $100
My Pick 2 -
South Korea -0.25 Handicap vs North Korea - Bet $100
Final Score 0-0
I win $50
My Pick 4 -
South Korea -0.25 Handicap vs North Korea - Bet $100
Final Score 1-0
I lose $100

 

My Pick 1 -
South Korea -0.5 Handicap
vs North Korea - Bet $100
Final Score 0-0
I lose $100
My Pick 3 -
South Korea -0.5 Handicap vs North Korea - Bet $100
Final Score 1-0
I win $100
My Pick 2 -
South Korea -0.5 Handicap vs North Korea - Bet $100
Final Score 0-0
I win $100
My Pick 4 -
South Korea -0.5 Handicap vs North Korea - Bet $100
Final Score 1-0
I lose $100

 

My Pick 1 -
South Korea -0.75 Handicap
vs North Korea - Bet $100
Final Score 0-0
I lose $100
My Pick 3 -
South Korea -0.75
Handicap vs North Korea - Bet $100
Final Score 1-0
I lose $50
My Pick 2 -
South Korea -0.75 Handicap vs North Korea - Bet $100
Final Score 0-0
I win $100
My Pick 4 -
South Korea -0.75 Handicap vs North Korea - Bet $100
Final Score 1-0
I win $50
You need at least 2 goals to win full for team with the underdog (-0.75).

 

 


 

 

1X2 Betting
The Indication of 1 means Home, X means Draw and 2 means Away

1 wins 1.5
If you bet on (1) South Korea $100 and they won the match

You won $50
The remaining $100 is your capital and will be returned back to your account.

If you bet on (2) North Korea $100 and they won the match

You won $350
The remaining $100 is your capital and will be returned back to your account.

If you bet on (X) Draw $100 and the outcome was draw at the end of the match

You won $220
The remaining $100 is your capital and will be returned back to your account.

 

 

 

 


 

 

Arbitrage Betting
Also known as Sure Bet

This is a modern way of betting which was made possible due to the current technological advancement, availability of high speed internet connections, real-time bookmarkers' odds updates and powerful computers to surf on multiple websites simultanously.

Requirements for such bets:
1. Powerful and fast computer
2. High speed internet connection (at least 512KBPS / ADSL connection)
3. Lots of bookmarkers' account. (We recommend you to visit and open accounts with all the bookmarkers shown in this site to make this type of betting possible and profitable. Small amount of deposits for each account will do to start off)
 

What is Arbitrage betting?
- Betting on all sides with highness odds possibly found on the bookmarkers and profit from it whatever the outcome would be.

Is it illegal?
- No, its legal to do it but some bookmarkers do limit your stake as they fear most of Arbitrage bettors.

The trick behind how it's done...
Lets say there is a match between USA vs Spain.
The table below shows you some examples of 1X2 odds from the different bookmarkers and the picks in RED. Outcome of bet are below this table

USA vs Spain
1
X
2
Bet365
4.5
3
1.8
Bwin
4.1
3.5
2
Canbet
2.5
4
3.7
Interwetten
1.9
5
3.5
10Bet
5
2.5
2.2
Pinnacle
4
2
2.6
Ladbrokes
2.2
3.8
4
188bet
2.1
3.2
3.9
Expekt
3
2.8
3.7
12Bet
4.3
3.5
1.2
Click on the bookmarkers to signup and make a small deposit to try.

For example, lets say we are going to invest $2,000 for this match. by following the selected odds from the different bookmarkers above..

 
1
X
2
Odds
4.5
4
3.9
Stake
$597.70
$672.41
$689.66
Total investment
$1959.77
Profits gain no matter what the outcome
$729.89

 

 

Poker Betting Skill

Is the subject matter of poker betting a ‘stand-alone’ issue, or is it interwoven with any number of other poker considerations?

To answer, let me assure you that if it did ‘stand-alone’, I’d never be at the opposite end of the spectrum with the WAFABA members who are always trying to make their case as they’re playing the game, or when they’re discussing the game….their pursuit of ‘stand-alone’ validation is a near-constant at free poker sites such as wixtips.com

Wait….I owe you an explanation! Since all of you are ‘quality’ players, none of you have ever even heard of the WAFABA group; my apologies. Clearly, there would be no cause for any of you to have ever been in contact with them.

That being so, you are completely unaware of who they are, or what words the acronym shortens. It’s ‘World Assembly For Alpha Bull Associates’. And, presumably, while unknown to me, they must have some useful purpose!

We, on the other hand, have a well-documented, well-defined purpose; winning money. Plus, we know that the words ‘when’ and ‘why’ are of major consequence. Moreover, we fully comprehend that betting is, in fact, dramatically interwoven with many other poker considerations.

Remember, the ‘turnip truck’ is long gone. Or, we never had a need to get off the truck….because we were never on the truck.

Our ‘advantaged’ view tells us that all of the following are closely tied to betting:

  • Patience
  • The Playable Pockets Matrix
  • Flops Seen Percentage
  • Flops Seen Win Percentage
  • Return On Investment
  • Patience
  • Pot Odds
  • Implied Odds
  • Flop Texture
  • Positive Expected Value
  • Negative Expected Value
  • Consistency of Focus
  • Patience
  • Table Position
  • Emotions Management.
  • Oh my….did I list Patience three times?

(Editors note - If you are not familiar with any of the above or below then you are to far ahead and need to go back to the earlier Vadnais articles in the awesome “Building a Bankroll” series…learn how to play poker online basics to intermediate where you walk then jog, then run and then jump in a rocket and go orbital)

Moreover, our ‘advantaged’ view brings the words ‘when’ and ‘why’ into a synergistic, and forever constant, association with the various types of betting that are available to each of us. There are very valid, profitable, and rational reasons for our use of:

  • Pot-size Bets
  • Value Bets (under bets)
  • Over bets
  • Continuation Bets
  • Slow-Plays (no bet)
  • All-In Bets
  • Bluffs.

On 8 to 10 handed tables, when our ‘Flops Seen Percentage’ exceeds 20 to 25%, we’re calling the Big Blind bet way too often.

When our ‘Flops Seen Win Percentage’ is less than 50 to 55%, we’re calling pre-flop bets way too often.

And, in both cases, especially in light of the ‘STATS’ box available to each of us at WixTips we know full well that an adjustment is required in our game play. We’re not looking to become members of WAFABA, we’re looking to re-instate big profits and a winning discipline.

  • Why are we so committed to the Playable Pockets Matrix?
  • Why do we pay so much attention to Table Position?
  • Why are we so inclined to allow Patience, Patience, Patience, to dominate our approach to the game?
  • And, why are Positive Expected Value (+EV) and Negative Expected Value (-EV) an integral part of our game.

Damn! Where these four questions would send WAFABA members into a dizzying spin, they send us into an arena of unparalleled confidence.

We know that each answer provides us with an increased ability to win money….and, money is the primary motivation for all of us to be playing the game.

When Pot Odds, Implied Odds, Flop Texture, and Consistency of Focus….combined together….dictate to us that the actions of Bozo, Pinhead, and Dumbo are going to significantly add to our stack, we’re delighted; and, we fully comprehend, over the long-term, that our net worth is going up.

Plus, we’ll be maintaining our Return On Investment; likely in the area of 50%….or, we’ll be getting our ROI to 50%; then maintaining it.

Why do Emotions Management matter to us?

Clearly, we understand that if we’re not relaxed at the table, it’ll be difficult for us to win.

And, why would Premium Membership be important to us? Well….it’s a source for increased profits; additional money to be added to our respective bankrolls. And, ‘Expanding Your Bankroll’ is not only the title of this series of Articles….it is the ONLY goal tied to the reading of these Articles.

Premium Membership, increased profits, a large ROI? Any of that ring a bell? I hope it does….because back on May 17th of this year a mini-article was posted at WixTips that detailed the reasons for becoming a Premium Member.

The mini-article explained why a Premium Membership would vastly improve your Return On Investment (ROI). And, I wrote about a very good player. I specifically said that the player “is an individual who wins with a consistency that almost all of us would be envious of, almost all of us would look to be duplicitous of”.

Plus, I said “it would be unfair to identify the individual by name. Therefore, the screen name will be held by me in anonymity”; both statements remain in place as of this writing.

Further, I explained that the player uses the monthly allotment of 30,000 Bonus Chips to participate in 500 FreeD Bonus Chip freerolls….with a 2,000 Bonus Chip buy-in.

But, I would like to update the statistics associated with that players results over the most recent 90 day period of time; thus the following summary:

  • 99% money pay-out
  • 99% getting to the final 20
  • 99% getting to the final table
  • 80% getting to the final 5
  • 57% getting to the final 3
  • A touch over 20% finishing 1st

The end result remains the same….every 1,000 Bonus Chips used by this player produces 37 cents of winnings.…or, a total of approximately $11 per month.

Which, at $7.95 per month for Premium Membership produces an ROI of 38%. At $4.95 per month the ROI is 122%. And, at $2.95 per month the ROI is 272%.

Per the mini-article, possibly, none of us can replicate the ‘quality of play’ held by this individual; yet, I doubt that. As previously written “there are way too many ‘good’ players on the WixTips site”. Then again, maybe none of us can attain a monthly win rate of $11; maybe the win rate will only be five-eighths as good; something like $7 per month.

If so, if the win rate ends up at $7 per month, not $11 per month, the Return On Investment still remains a very positive number; it’s 41% (versus the annual Premium Membership cost of $4.95 per month).

And, the 41% ROI takes into account the assumption that the ‘good’ WixTips players are only about 60% as ‘good’ as the ‘really good’ player who wins the $11 per month. Should you become a Premium Member? The question doesn’t mandate a whole lot of thought. Does it?

Fortunately, for all of us, we long ago came to realize how important Pot-Size betting is….how it helps us to attain our ‘winning money’ goal.

Metaphorically, it is our Bible, Koran, Torah, or agnostic template; we can’t be true believers in poker, or poker’s goal of ‘winning money’ without an absolute commitment to the strategy of Pot-Size betting.

If we hold a hand that’s worth betting, we’re most often making a Pot-Size bet.

We’ve used it so frequently that it has, in combination with patience, defined our game….in combination with Pot Odds, delineated our game….and, in combination with Implied Odds, distinguished our game.

It’s use almost always puts our opponents in the position of having to decide between being a gambler or being sane and sensible; and thereby folding.

Yet, from time-to-time, in the interest of alternating our style of play, we are forced to include other types of betting in our battle-ready tactical strategies.

Not necessarily as substitutes for Pot-Size betting, but, rather, as betting that fits with the composition of our pocket cards and the Flop Texture that has been displayed on the board.

On occasion, we need to make use of Value Bets.

  • Essentially betting relatively small amounts of money in relation to the size of the pot.
  • Most often, we’re going to put forth this type of bet whenever we’re holding a ‘nuts’ hand, and, whenever we anticipate that one or more players are going to call.
  • They might even raise, believing that our bet announced a weakness.

Plus, the Value Bet, acting as an inducement to siphon money away from the competition, serves as an alternate to our ‘Slow-Play’ strategy….we require diversity in our game, and the switching back-and-forth from Value Bets to Slow-Play accomplishes a small measure of that desired diversity.

Anything we can do to keep our opponents away from ‘reads’ on our play adds to our advantage.

Sometimes, we need to make use of Over bets….

  • Fundamentally betting a larger amount of money than our customary Pot-Size bet.
  • We’ll do this only in an extremely well defined situation.
  • The combination of a ‘fairly dry’ Flop Texture.
  • One opponent
  • And the holding of what we believe to be the current winning top-pair hand.

For example, we hold pocket Tens, and the flop showed 2/5/9.

  • Importantly, we have good cause for the Over bet.
  • We don’t want to provide any sort of sensible pot odds to the one opponent we’re playing against.
  • Our Tens, with the 2/5/9 flop, are at least a 3 to 1 favorite to win versus two over cards.
  • And, our Tens, with the same 2/5/9 flop, are a 4 to 1 favorite to win versus mid-pair or low-pair.

Plus, to insure that our opponent will not get useful pot odds, the Over bet has got to be very specific.

  • If 450 chips are present in the current pot, and we made a bet of 900 chips, we would be creating pot odds of 3 to 2 for our competitor.
  • Thus, in the above examples, where he is a 3 to 1 and 4 to 1 underdog, he’s not calling.
  • Or, if he holds pocket 3/4, with 8 outs to a straight, he still needs pot odds of 2 to 1….for a long-term break-even bet.

Again, he’s not calling. Unless, of course, he’s a WAFABA member. And, we have no aversion to politely remove chips from the stack of a WAFABA member; frankly, it’s one of our obligations, one of our responsibilities
 

Rarely, will we ever entertain the thought of Continuation Bets (CB)….

  • Betting without regard to the absence of help from the flop.
  • Where our intention is to have our opponent fold.
  • In just about all respects, the CB bet is nothing more than a Bluff.
  • And, we discussed ‘Bluffing’ in Article 1 within this series….take a few minutes to re-read this free online poker Article.

However, at some point in time, through WixTips.com, we’ll get an Article posted that deals with Heads-Up play….then, you’ll be consumed by Continuation Bets; it’s one of a half-dozen keys to winning in Heads-Up situations; whether the play be in a 2 handed ‘sit-n-go’ game, a Heads-Up multi-player elimination event, or final table play between the last 2 players in a tournament game.

Last, we need not discuss ‘Slow-Play’ (the no bet) or ‘Bluffing’.…we’ve already done so in previous Articles.

Nor, do I believe that we need to discuss ‘All-In’ betting; not necessarily because we have already discussed it, but because it’s something we perennially keep ‘on the back burner’.

We don’t ever initiate an ‘All-In’ bet, but, when we’re holding a ‘nuts’ hand we do call an ‘All-In’ bet. And, when we make those calls, collect the pot, expand our bankrolls….we’re always grateful to the WAFABA organization; without their members we’d be in possession of a lot less money.

Best of Luck at The Tables.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

         
         
         

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