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    Sports Betting as alternative investment

    I just want to get an idea as to what the interest is for those interested in having sports betting as part of growth portfolio. Been doing it myself for 5 years now and starting a monthly subscription to where individuals can do own betting on my recommendations. I treat this as a business with careful selections and don't go head-in with anything.

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    Arbitrage

    Reason to this thread is to make people also aware of sports arbitrage betting to be a valuable part of one's portfolio's growth. It's a straight method of arbitrage opportunities as they become available daily and this anyone can piggy-back to receive good ROI.

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    Please explain to us exactly how this works.
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    When you back a team you bet on the team to win.
    When you lay a team you bet on it to loose.

    Arbitrage also known as sports trading is when you are expecting the odds of a specific team to either increase or decrease.
    You then bet in such a way that no matter the outcome, you make a profit.
    The present government has made it illegal for South Africans to lay a team.
    Bookies like Betfair & Betdaq will not accept any South African residents.

    I made quite a bit of money Arb trading before the betting exchanges started closing their doors to South Africans.

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    Sorry - this is not an investment - it's gambling and the type of thing that led to the downfall of Hansie Cronje.
    It leads to the sport being manipulated and definitely not to be condoned.

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    To get to the part of arbitrage is like mentioned but my bets is just for 2 different teams to win at 2 different sports bookies. South Africans have lots of opportunities with hundreds of different sportsbooks. A whole lot can be done with an online payment processer. Most of my bets is in NBA, MLB that just started, NFL and Ice Hockey for which I have build up a pretty good record on straight bets that pass my RPI "risk profile indicator". I have made a few people millionaires on sports betting and it is all legal to bet on sports. By building a good record over years and being subscribed to a lot of handicapping services it becomes easier to outperform.

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    To be fair, this isn't much different from speculating on the stock exchange...
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    chrismine - sports betting can be a part of portfolio and be a very good investment if you know the risk involve. Although no form of betting is entirely risk free, it may be said that arbitrage betting is the safest form (in terms of risking capital) of betting available. Investments in this area have a limited scale and cannot handle the millions or billions that pour into the other investment markets like stocks, bonds and commodities. But investors with a million can see very good annual returns.

    "If the truth be known many who play the stockmarket are the biggest gamblers around."

    They are never labled gamblers, their vehicle is just shares in companies.

    If the only outcome on a arbitrage bet, is only a profit, no matter who won between two teams, how is that gambling?

    Bankroll Management is "key" and that is where beginners and some known players make the biggest mistakes.

    I offer a monthly subscription for you to do your own betting or the opportunity to partner with me and receive a good return on my own personal involvement.

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    adrianh - I will say that maybe in some degree not that much but still arbitrage betting is known as "riskless profit". I would never be sure on the outcome of the stocks without inside information but I will be definitly sure on my profit doing a arbitrage bet before the game starts.

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    If it's that great and you have made guys millions - why bother with a newsletter?

    Equating betting with investing is shares is rubbish. It is highly unlikely that your share investment will be worth zero in the morning - with sports betting, yes (thanks Lions beating Sharks last year in the s15 )

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