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Is John Morrison Sports Betting Champ a Scam or Not?

May 23rd, 2010

Even though John Morrison has a PhD in statistics from Cornell University, I have to admit that I was more than skeptical about the 97% success rate that his website promotes.

We all know how cut throat the sports betting arena is, and I very rarely see a professional live up to their hype, however I did believe with so many followers that he must be good, and his sports betting champ system must have some merit to it.

As a successful business owner, I decided to test this market and recruited a team of newbie gamblers to test drive 19 different systems, strategies and predictive sports betting services available, and John Morrison’s sports betting champ was a must to personally test.

His service boasted a whopping 80 series win, with only one loss in the entire 2007 – 2008 NBA season, making a lot of people very happy, but how can he boast such an impressive record.

His system combines a bit of knowledge for the game with a proven statistical pattern that causes the high win rate. He uses a common system of increased bets over 3 games but it includes a more in-depth process that means he doesn’t bet on every game, but finds a team to bet on over a 3 match period.

We found newbie’s who knew little about the sport or betting, had difficulty understanding the system, however he provides a lifetime service of emailing the correct team to wager on, meaning anyone can profit from the system.

Our own experience with John Morrison’s baseball picks where quite profitable, however we did find that people with limited funds had difficulty when the team played it’s 3rd match, as the wager was far increased to the first match.

This problem has since been rectified, by John adding another filter to the system, meaning there are now less bets to make, but the benefit is the risk is greatly reduced with the maximum bets now very rarely being made.

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Sports Betting – A Primer

May 11th, 2010

Betting on sports is a unique opportunity in the gambling world. Unlike Blackjack, Roulette, and Slot Machines, it does not have a built-in house edge that can never be overcome. No matter how good of a Blackjack player you are, you will still lose 51% of the time over the long term (unless you’re counting cards, of course). It simply cannot be avoided. Additionally, you are not playing against nearly infinite long odds as with lotteries. If approached as an investment, with a cool head and disciplined manner, it can and will be profitable for you. Precision Plays has put together the following primer for sports betting. These are the methods we employ in our wagering and we have shown a profit for our clients each and every year since 2001.

Never chase your losses. Your sports picks will lose and periodically several times in a row. There’s no avoiding it, but by doubling up your next bet or following some progressive scheme where the stakes constantly increase, your losses will only mount. Figure out why you lost and learn from it. Sometimes the reason can’t be determined, but often it can.

Establish a fixed bankroll, unit size, and fiscal period. For example, $1000 to wager over the course of an NFL season. Your unit size should not be more than 2% of your bankroll. In this example, you would bet $20 on each football pick. After 50 bets you would have turned over your bankroll ($20 X 50=$1000). At this point, you can either cash out any money above $1000 as profit or roll it over into your bankroll and increase your unit size accordingly.

Never vary your unit size lightly, unless it is to decrease it. It should ALWAYS be tied to your bankroll. Precision Plays occasionally decreases our unit size on certain bets we feel may cash, but are also riskier (and therefore more profitable). Decreasing unit size should be temporary and rare. A fixed unit is always best.

Never vary your bankroll lightly. It should be an amount you can lose with no financial hardship at all. The best way to increase your bankroll is with profits.

See your fiscal period through before varying it. In the above example, we gave an entire football season as the fiscal period. It does not matter what it is – a half season, a month, even a week.

Several things may happen regarding the fiscal period and these are the best responses:

1. You reach your turnover point before the fiscal period ends.

Simply remove your profits or increase your bankroll and unit size accordingly and continue on to its end.

2. You’ve reached the end of the fiscal period with a loss.

Continuing with the same example, you’ve reached the end of football season and have $800 left out of your original $1000. Our recommendation is to go into the next fiscal period with the smaller bankroll and unit size. In this case, a bankroll of $800 and unit size of $16. Be sure to study your sports picks to determine why they lost, if possible. Never increase your bankroll, unless you show a profit. Making solid sports picks is a learning curve and it is better to lose a little money while learning and improving than a lot.

3. You’ve lost your entire bankroll before the fiscal period ends.

Stop. The fiscal period is there to prevent you from getting into financial trouble. Our recommendation if this happens is to temporarily quit betting your sports picks with real money and make virtual bets, using all of the above methods, until you can turn a virtual ‘profit’. Remember, learning curve – better to lose less money while learning than more. Even better to lose none.

Fixed bankroll, fixed unit size, fixed fiscal period and the discipline these instill are what is called Money Management and it is absolutely essential to being a successful sports bettor and avoiding financial troubles. Money Management is equally as important as studying stats and trends and making solid plays. Some would argue it is even more important.

Shop for odds and lines and get the best one for your pick. A point or half-point in the line can be the difference between winning your play and losing it, and a few cents here and there will add up over the years. I calculated this during the baseball season of 98, noting every time I found better odds and how many cents. Had I played the first odds, I would have profited less by $580. Simply shopping around created an improvement of 2 percentage points in profit for that season.

Make solid sports picks, do your homework, and keep detailed records. There is no perfect way of picking a good play. I know over a dozen professional sports gamblers and each has a different method that works. Some focus exclusively on line and odds movements. Some on long-term trends, some on seasonal and situation trends, others on performance stats, and various combinations of these methods. All have demonstrated success in their wagering. So there is no secret ’system’ or method. Try everything, seek new ways. Once you have demonstrated a profit over the long term, you’ve found the way to do it right.

Avoid the two great myths of sports betting: ‘Vegas’ and ‘the Public’. You yourself are the public. It is made up of, yes, dweebs without the first clue, but also sharp players, decent players and players in between. It is a spectrum. ‘Vegas’ doesn’t exist in the sense of some secret group of geniuses setting ‘traps’, and knowing something about a matchup that you don’t. It is simply an odds marketplace. This marketplace does NOT gamble. It is influenced entirely by supply and demand, like any marketplace. If there is demand for a certain product, say, Oreo cookies, its price will increase, until the demand levels off. If there is great demand, its price will increase greatly. At the same time, Oreo’s competitor, Fig Newtons, will lower its price appropriately, until the marketplace achieves balance. That is how the lines and odds market works.

‘Vegas’ is the inhuman marketplace governed by the laws of supply and demand and ‘the Public’ is simply the millions of consumers setting the prices – odds and lines – by their choices. Consuming some bets (favorites) at a higher rate than others (underdogs).

Remember, the dog is there to win the game. Don’t buy a product simply because it is more popular than another (Yankees -300, Ray-bans $100 a pair). Perhaps another product, a much cheaper one, will work just as well (Devil Rays +190, Cheap Sunglasses $9.95).

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Martingale System For Sports Betting

May 5th, 2010

The martingale’s method of sports betting is the most popular systems available today. The popularity of the system lies on the simplicity of the system and one can understand the system very easily. Few people use it for gambling on games like blackjack and roulette. Lot of casual betters try using the martingale system for sports betting to yield better results.

The concept is very simple; one has to keep doubling the stake every time he/ she loses. And finally if the individual wins one will be compensated for all the other previous looses. By using this system one will also have considerable amount of profit. It is essentially the wagering progression method. If one bet is lost double the stake amount in the forthcoming bets. This will help the individual recoup the past loses and acquire profit as well if he/ she win a bet.

There are few differences in the system when it comes to sports betting and casino gambling. This is due to the games such as blackjack requires even money bets. The sports wagering covers a wide range of bets and odds.If one wants to use the system they will have to pay the vigorish and if the individual is already an good handicapper then the chances of winning is almost fifty percent. A good example of the martingale sports betting system is the when an individual bet on the game with 12 dollars to win 10 dollar and they lose the bet. Add 12 dollar and 10 dollar and get 22 dollar. Then divide the 22 dollars by.8333 and the result would be 26.40 dollars. Bet 26.40 as the amount for bet two and if the second bet is won by the individual then 26.40 dollars can be got back along with the profit. Then all that has to be done is to calculate how much the next bet would be. And so it is said that this system is little different from the traditional sports betting methods.

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Top Ten Extreme Sports

March 23rd, 2010

Extreme sports have a craze all over the world. Here is a detailed analysis on the basis of the Sporting Goods Manufacturer’s Association International’s report. Following is the current Super study of Sports Participation.

TOP 10 MOST POPULAR SPORTS

1. Inline skating 19.2 million

2. Skateboarding 11 million

3. Paintball 9.8 million

4. Artificial Wall climbing 8.6 million

5. Snowboarding 7.8 million

6. Mountain biking 6.9 million

7. Trail running 6.1 million

8. BMX bicycling 3.3 million

9. Wake boarding 3.3 million

10. Roller Hockey 2.7 million

Following are some additional facts on the 12 most popular extreme sports:

o Inline skating:

Out of total population of inline skating, 51 percent are female. However, 58 percent of all regular (25-plus days/year) inline skaters are male.

o Skateboarding:

The average number of days of participation is 44.

o Paintball:

Overall participation in paintball and U.S. sales has grown up each year since 1998.

o Artificial Wall Climbing:

The average age was found to be only 19.9 years in this game.

o Snowboarding:

Sales figures are incredible now. Snowboard equipment sale in 2003 was $141 million.

o Mountain Biking:

Almost 70 percent of mountain bikers are guys.

o Trail Running:

Since 1990, on the whole participation has increased 17.3 percent in trail running. It became 6.1 million in 2003.

o BMX Bicycling:

The average age of a BMX cyclist is 26.

o Wakeboarding:

The average annual income of a wake boarder is $73,400.

o Roller Hockey:

Out of the 2.7 million roller hockey participants, 33 percent of them play the sport on a “regular” (25-plus days/year) basis.

As is said, fear is in the brain! If a person overcomes it, extreme sports are a thrilling experience. If this fear persists in the brain, extreme sports seem to be no less than a suicidal act.

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