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2016-01-31 17:11:06 Post No. 1070741
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I'm considering picking up a new hobby, making money on sportbets (while knowing next to nothing about sports). Now I know this sounds like a recipe for disaster, but please keep reading.
I started reading some book on gambling (by a somewhat reputable sharp bettor, I think). The guy obviously knows what he's talking about and he can make better decisions by interpreting the publicly available news better than most.
Instead of doing this, I'm considering line shopping (aka scanning a wide array of bookies regularly and betting on lines that are clearly overvalued by mistake). Of course I'll have to implement some anti-ban features in order not to get banned, and also take into account the bookie's vig, the odds of the bet (probably not wise to bet on a 7.50/+650.00 line) etc
Anyway, my main concern here is whether this would indeed be +EV in the long run (aka will I make money) or am I overlooking something? I think my reasoning is flawed however I can't really say why
not sure whether /biz/ is the right board for this, the rules say nothing on gambling.