Tuesday, September 08, 2009
Fake Gambling Week 1
The rules? Pretty simple, really. I start with $1000, I guess they could be called "BOJ Bucks." I can bet any amount on as many games as I want. All bets are made against the spread. Lines are taken from Vegas.com. The Caesars/Hilton line will be used, but, being a good shopper, I may use other lines. When this happens I will note it.
Not being good at math, I will not calculate "juice," i.e. $100 bet will return $100. In my fake gambling world the bookie has to be happy with beating me (or not...). To start, at least, I won't be placing combination bets (parlays, doyles, teasers), it will just be single game bets including over/unders. I reserve the right to go all whacky, if I hear about an interesting proposition bet, I can bet it providing I find it listed on a legitimate betting site.
Now that the boring rules are out of the way, let's make some fake picks!
Week 1 Stake: $1000
Week 1 Wagered: $250