basic guide to understanding US Lines
This is to help people understand US lines. Mainly moneylines for busting out bonuses between two US books. It is very simple once you get used to it.
1. Money lines are made on a + or - not decimal odds. This makes things easy once you get used to it. Why you might ask, if you can understand simple math, you will get it eventually.
2. Ideally you want to find a + number higher than a - number. If this happens, you will not lose money. Here are some examples to help understand.
Lets say are you at heroes sportsbook. YOU look at a game line.
You see Akron vs bowling green.
Akron is +140 and Bowling green is -150
Now you go to another US book and look for this same game, and you want to see if you can find Akron at the other book at +150 or higher to bet against bowling green -150 at heroes. (higher i mean +151, +152, +153 etc) If the + number is higher or the same at the - number, you cant lose money. If they - number is higher, you will lose money. If it is -140 vs +139, you lose about 1.00 per hundred wagered. If you have +140 vs -139 you profit 1.00 per hundred wagered.
Or you try to find bowling green at -140 or lower at another book. (by lower I mean -139, -138, -137 etc) Since at heroes you had +140, if you get anything lower than -140, you make money or break even.
Try to think of it in hundreds to make it easier.
IF a line is -130, you have to wager 130 to win 100.
But if the line is +140, you would wager 100 to win 140.
Just a short basica explaination.
Best US books to start with.
Online Casino Games and Sportsbook ? Heroes Casino 50% cash upfront bonus for forum members using this link.
Bet Jamaica - The Player's Paradise 20% cash bonus and 50 free play
http://sports.bodoglife.com/welcome/2449994 only 1 time rollover 10% cash bonus upfront.
BetJoint.com - Setting the Standards in Offshore Wagering... 30% free play. Will cover fee's on deposit and cashout.
Legendz Sportsbook Casino & Racebook: Offshore Gambling 30% cash bonus for moneybooker deposits. and 30% reloads.
All these books are completely safe and top notch when it comes to paying, support and lines. ALso, ask at these books about covering fee's on deposits when there is a conversion. Most will probably cover them. I think betjamaica, legendz, betjoint will if you ask.
Poker Pro, Prop betting master, Pet monkey owner, and Howard Stern super Fan.
Just another of countless brilliant posts kidpoker. Despite being pretty comfortable with UK/ EU based books, I wasn't too sure of US books. After your past couple of guides/ walkthroughs/ posts I'm quickly becoming accustomed to what I should be doing and looking out for, so thankyou for that.
Oh, and what are the odds that kidpoker will win the January post of the month