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Fixed Odds Sports Betting: The Essential Guide: Statistical Forecasting and Risk Management Paperback – 1 Dec 2003


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  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: High Stakes Publishing (1 Dec. 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1843440199
  • ISBN-13: 978-1843440192
  • Product Dimensions: 19.6 x 12.7 x 2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 152,398 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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40 of 40 people found the following review helpful By "doctorofdanger" on 19 May 2004
Format: Paperback
This isn't the perfect gambling book, but it easily stands comparison with the best of what is out there and is streets ahead of much of the competition.
Its focus is principally on the risk management side of things - an essential, and much neglected (in the other books in this area), facet to making a profit consistently from gambling.
Some of the graphs and tables can make for heavy reading, but the essential truth is there and a quick flick through most of them just serves to reinforce the truths which are clearly developed in the main text.
Where this book scores most highly is in its positioning of sports wagering as a form of investment (with justifications) and in its thorough comparative evaluation of various staking strategies and the risks associated with them.
On its own the book won't make you a successful gambler, but I'll bet (ha ha) that you won't find ANY successful gambler (long term) who isn't comfortable with or at least intuitively familiar with the concepts developed in this book. As such it belongs on everybodys reading list as they seek to break into that magic 3% of gamblers who actually make a profit.
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24 of 24 people found the following review helpful By N. Pearce on 4 July 2004
Format: Paperback
this book will not really tell you what to bet on, but it does deal pretty exhaustively with an often neglected side of gambling; which staking plan to use.
a lot of people give no real thought to how much to stake on their given selection and the relevance of this on the risk to their bank roll, and potential returns over the long run. this book is therefore essential reading for any serious punter who wants to learn about a variety of staking plans, and how each affects the risk of losing your bankroll, not making a profit or making a profit, and of course the effect that each plan has on the potential returns from your selections.
so good i lent it to a mate, and i haven't had it back yet! (you know who you are)
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By James on 11 Mar. 2012
Format: Paperback
Profitable betting is about finding an edge, whether it's subjective (your opinion) or objective (ratings systems), and turning this edge into profit using a sensible staking plan.

This book deals with various staking plans and shows how each one performs over the long term, essential reading if you want to turn your edge into profits.

There isn't a lot of information on finding an edge, though, and for this I would recommend another book: Profitable Football Betting by Paul Steele. Although it is nearly 10 years old, the ratings systems can be applied to the present day.

Read these two books and keep up to date with the latest football news/results and you will have a good chance of making a profit!
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By ccccpn on 25 Jun. 2004
Format: Paperback
I found the book very interesting. I thought that providing information (charts principally) without ramming a methodology down the readers throat particularly sound. An excellent
book written for the non statistician, with an excellent section on bank roll management, and how to deal with the risk/reward conumdrum
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By J. Creighton on 5 Aug. 2007
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Covers teh subject of risk management and bet placing perfectly, tons of information, graphs information.

More of a 'This is what will happen if yo do this' type of book than one that tells you just how to pick a horse, so heavily maths based.
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A decent introduction to the concept of value betting. The focus is very much on staking strategies and little attention is given to rating systems. There is no discussion of weighing subjective evidence such as motivation or fatigue. Good use of simulation highlights the need to set stake size correctly in order to balance the desire for bankroll growth with the need to avoid bankruptcy. There is some decent material on overrounds in different markets and the it is the only book I've read that talks about finding 'arithmetic value' - comparing the odds against the market average. This is a useful book for the bettor who wants to take the game more seriously . I would like to give it four stars but it is not well-rounded enough for a general beginners guide and lacking in the modelling insights that could be useful to more experienced players. The author also has a tendency to write a paragraph when a sentence would have sufficed.
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