Wherever their is betting, myths and superstitions will not be far behind.
A particular myth that I hear all the time is that “the bookies fix the odds using inside information so you can’t win”.
This seems to be a popular myth among cynical and bitter old men who have been casual bettors their entire life and inevitably made a loss.
They don’t blame their losses on the real reason, which is almost always their lack of commitment to specializing in specific areas of a sport and knowing it well enough to spot when the bookies have got their odds wrong and priced a selection too high.
The would much rather blame their losses on external forces outside of their control. In this case the bookies must be fixing the odds using inside information.
I’ve even overheard an old gambler saying “the horses are all fixed!”
What is that even meant to mean? Fixed in what way? The over round?
Of course the bookies fix the odds in their favour. It’s called the over round and it’s how they make a profit.
But that doesn’t mean they don’t get the odds wrong sometimes and certainly doesn’t mean they can’t be beaten.
Not only is it possible to beat the bookies every now and then, it possible to beat the bookies so often that they close your account with them.
It’s happened to me, it’s happened to countless others and it might have even happened to you.
If so, congratulations!
This can be a bit of a hassle at first, but there are ways around it such as betting exchanges and other methods that fall into a grey area which I won’t mention here.
The fact of the matter is that the odds are not fixed and it is very possible to make a profit from your betting in a number of ways.
A lot of these ways are covered throughout the articles at Winners Odds.
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Until next time,