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I'm not much of a gambler at all, aside from small office pool stuff. I'm just curious what most gamblers use for their resources. What site you trust for predictions (against the spread), anaysis, etc.?

I'm interested in takin a look at some of the info they provide and might consider jumping in just a tad :silly:. College and NFL favorites and recommendations are welcome.

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Deep Skin,

I don't know if you ever saw the movie "The Gambler," but the character in the movie was a guy with a psychological gambling problem, much like an alcoholic. He bet on just about every sports game. It can be very addictive and destructive for some people, because the odds are always stacked against you. So it might be wise for you, to take heed and not get involved too much in this. Some people really get hooked on gambling -- there is a Gamblers Anonymous -- much like a drug addiction. :(

There are of course a few professional gamblers who make a very good living betting on sports games, especially in Las Vegas. They are well known in Las Vegas and the few that I have seen interviewed, indicated they concentrate only on one sport which they know inside out, and they do not bet on EVERY game or even bet every week. Instead they look for a particular game where the point spread seems out of line to their professional eye. Then they bet a decent chunk of money on those one or two particular games. The true professionals I have seen interviewed, naturally are very guarded about their methods and sources.

From what I have seen of the odds on games in Las Vegas, in order to win some decent money, you really have to risk a decent chunk of money. Who wants to risk $100, to win $110, if you get my drift. :laugh: Personally, I didn't like the odds there on games. I have bet in casinos in Las Vegas, Monte Carlo and Macau, but it was always for fun and only for what I could afford to lose. :)

As for using and paying for a "betting service" or handicapper to give me their weekly premium bets, I haven't had any experience with them, but I would be very skeptical. If they are so great at picking games, why would they want to help me out, other then take my money? :shoothead

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Points well taken. I'm pretty confident I'll be able to have discipline. As i said, I hardly ever get involved in anything betting-related. This season I was just considering betting on a game every couple weeks or so. $20 max kinda stuff, something just for fun.

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There are SOOOOO many resources available these days. Best things to do .

1- Dont use a bookie. Go online and find a few offshore bookmakers.

2- When you find a game you like, check as many books as you can find and see if any of them give you an extra 1/2 or full point (It happens about half the time).

3- Dont play sucker bets. Avoid teasers and parlays unless you just feel like losing alot.

4- Never EVER bet the Redskins game.

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The Gold Sheet out of Las Vegas is a premium tool. Tons of worthwile information without a hefty price tag like so many of these "Handicappers."

I've enjoyed betting both football and basketball for a number of years, and if you are well informed, you can do just as well as the guys who want $100 to give you a "lock" bet.

Trust your instincts, don't get discouraged by a little slump (we all have em), and NEVER try to double up to get back what you've just lost.

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I'll try and give this one more bump to see if anyone has any other nice suggestions.

C'mon, help a fellow Skins fan out :)

By the way, my first pick of the year, BYU to cover, came through last night.

Let's see if we can get a decent list of websites that give the best analysis of upcoming games, free prognosticators with impressive track records, things like that. If you don't want to divulge your secrets, I understand :).

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Make sure to get extra credit when you sign up, most legal offshore internet sportsbooks give you a credit of an extra 20% although you have to be careful, some of them give you some or all of that credit with "free plays". Find one where they give you 20% extra for your deposit with no strings attached. Simply do a search on football sportsbooks, most of them are legit, they wouldn't bother burning you unless you took them for probably over $10,000, it wouldn't be worth it. I have no complaints so far with them, one other thing you have to watch for is they can be a pain to withdraw your money back out of, can take weeks and cost you money. That is the other thing you have to find out first, how convenient they make it to withdraw your funds (if you are one of the LUCKY few who have anything left at the end of the season, that's why most sportsbooks will add 20% to your initial deposit, odds are you will burn it up before the season's over, because several times a year you will risk it all on one game, that's my problem, Atlanta upsetting Green Bay at home in the playoffs did me in last year. The Bucs had to rescue me in the Super Bowl just to get even. Try Bet on Sports, I seem to recall them being pretty good.

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Don't waste your money on handicappers or services, TRUST ME! I have spent several thousand dollars in the past on these services, and they all such and a few of them are ruthless, pieces of **** that will harass you with phone calls trying to get you to send them more money for their latest "LOCK", meanwhile they give out both sides since they don't care or know what they're doing, that way they look like geniuses to 1/2 of their subscribers, they regard any customer of theirs as a chump that deserves to be stolen from!

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