A Couple Of Handy Gambling Tools


As a gambler you can never have to many tools, particularly if you are into sports betting or horse racing. Some tools I come across are really useful – others are not worth the time to use. These tools fit into the useful category.

Odds Conversion Ladder: – this is a very handy little lookup table to convert odds from ratio to decimal and back again. Need to do some quick conversions – 7/4 = ?? 11/4 = ?? – Use the table for a quick conversion.

Bet Calculator: – this is a great tool. Enter in your bet amounts and odds and get a prediction of your winnings (or losses). You can also predict some of the fancy bets like all up and doubles.

Odds Comparison: – whilst not exactly a tool, I cannot live without this link. Best Betting provide a service whereby you can compare the odds of your prospective bets across a range of bookmaking or sportsbooks. Want to get the best price on Man U v Villa – check them out – at the time of writing you can get 0.35/1 Man U and 11/1 Villa – best price for a draw 4.4/1 – a very hand “tool” to have in your arsenal.

Lets face it, if you are going to have a bet then you need all the help you can get to ensure you get the best price possible.

I use the odds comparison tables to find the best odds, however they are not all presented as a ratio so I use the conversion table to convert them all to the same format for accurate comparisons. I then use the bet calculator to determine how much to bet on each selection. A very handy trio of tools.

Gambling Tips That Help

The best gambling tips are those that help you to win. You could say that any tip that doesn’t help your bottom line isn’t much of a tip, and you’d be right. With that in mind, here’s a few…

In blackjack there are a few things to keep in mind that should help you be placed in a better winning position. There are the “always do” type, such as, always split 7’s against the dealer’s card if it’s equal or lower in value. Always split 8’s and aces regardless of what the dealer’s card is. And always split 2’s and 3’s against a 6, 5, or 4. The last of the “always do” tips is, always stand when you have a hard 17 or higher.

Poker has its tips to learn too. As the song says, “know when to hold ‘em, know when to fold ‘em.” That’s good advice, and there’s no easy way to learn how to do it properly. You just have to know. If the cards you are holding are such that you wouldn’t consider raising, then don’t call either. Also, don’t bluff because you can. Use bluffing sparingly, then your opponents won’t ever know for certain what’s going on. Less is more.