Betting on a Fighter
De La Hoya vs Trinidad
Here is a wager combination I located in Las Vegas that I intend to share someplace in this write-up, and this article feels like a great home for it.
Oscar De La Hoya was battling Felix Trinidad on 18 September 1999. I was in Las Vegas the day of the battle as well as was shopping rates, wishing to discover an excellent wager.
Here’s what I located: De La Hoya to win by knockout, 5:2 at Barbary Coastline. Trinidad to win by knockout, likewise 5:2 at Barbary Coast. The battle to go the distance, +160 at the Bally’s, ideal next door to the Barbary Shore.
One of those bets needed to win; the only various other points that can have happened was for the fight to be terminated in the nick of time, with all bets being returned.
$ 200 on each fighter to win by ko at 5:2 would have transformed $400 right into $700 if the battle finished in a ko.
$ 270 on the battle to go the distance would have turned into $702 if neither boxer took care of to knock senseless the various other. (A $269.23 ticket would certainly have turned into $700, had you been able to bet that weird amount.).
Thus a total of $670 spread among three bets would certainly have developed into $700 or even more regardless of the end result of the battle. That’s not betting, that’s investing, and gaining a safe 4.6 percent in less than a day.
After betting on a fighter.
Percentages on each of the 3 wagers to verify that a scalping possibility actually existed, I began considering which of the 3 wagers was best. The three-bet combo offered the punter aside, so at the very least among the three individual bets have to have given an edge. Perhaps rather than all 3 bets providing a small side, two of them were actually bad wagers and the third consisted of a significant gamer side.
I figured that betting on a fighter to win by ko was sexier than wagering the battle to go the distance. Sexier bets attract more action from squares and also are less most likely to provide an edge to sharp wagerers. So I assumed that the battle to go the distance was likely a better bet than either boxer to win by knockout. I was actually repealing from Bally’s when I figured it out. I made a U-turn and also went back to Bally’s to load up on the +160. The chances had gone down to +150 for the battle to go the distance, yet I made the best anyhow.