So, here I am watching another pro line ticket go down the drain! A near certainty I presumed, simple, 3 home teams at heavily favored odds to get me an easy $150.
Let's have a closer look at this, my picks were:-
New York Giants 1.7
New England Patriots 1.05
3 victories = 2.5 = $250 for my $100
Then I went to my English bookie William Hill to see what they were offering-
New York Giants 1.9
New England Patriots 1.07
3 victories = 2.99 = $299 for my $100
Wow, a difference of $49 I hear you say!
But hold on a minute, with my pro line wager my "football teams" need to win by at least 4 points to avoid the game being settled as a Tie (I lose) how much is that little 'stipulation' worth to a "pro punter" - by the way my English 'bookie' William Hill are kinda happy with me just picking the winner, no 4 point stipulation here! If my team wins by 1 point, I win!!
Tonight as I watch the New York Giants fail miserably, was the night I placed my LAST "pro line" wager.
I am sure the same benefits would be afforded to me at, (to name but a few) Sports Interaction- Bodog- Bet365.
Is it worth the convenience of being able to wager at a 7-11 or gas store when we are so plainly being hosed when it comes to the odds and rules involved?
Your thoughts people?