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PerformifyModerator
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The Well: B00T
      #9085819 - 02/07/07 10:20 AM

A stranger is being shown around a village that he has just become part of. He is shown a well and his guide says "On any day except Wednesday, you can shout any question down that well, and you'll be told the answer" .

The stranger shouts down several questions, and all are answered. The stranger is impressed, and after thinking a minute he shouts down: "Why not on Wednesday?" and the voice from in the well shouts back "Because on Wednesday, its your day in the well".


B00T has volunteered to take a turn in The Well. This is his thread, and your opportunity to shout any question down The Well for B00T to answer...




If you are interested in volunteering to take a turn in the well, send Performify a PM.


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BananaDan
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Re: The Well: B00T [Re: Performify]
      #9086028 - 02/07/07 10:39 AM

Hey B00T.
Ill start out with pretty much the same questions I first asked Performify..

How old are you?

Where do you live?

How did you get into sports betting?

How long have you been betting sports?

Do you bet sports for a living? If not, what do you do?

What education do you have?

What sports do you bet?

How much did you make betting sports last year?

What do you think are your biggest attributes that make you successful?

What, if any, are your leaks? (replace leaks with suitable sports betting term if needed)

How much time do you put into betting sports? (per day and week, on average)

Do you play poker and/or are you involved in any other form of gambling?

What does your family think of your betting?

How important do you feel it is to be good at math in order to be a successful sports bettor?

Edited by BananaDan (02/07/07 10:39 AM)


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Homer
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Re: The Well: B00T [Re: Performify]
      #9086115 - 02/07/07 10:47 AM

1) How much sushi do you estimate you have eaten in your lifetime?

2) How many links to OOT threads does Thremp IM to you per day with no explanation?

3) Somewhat related to question #3 -- if you could kill one poster from Sports Betting who would it be?

4) If you could become one poster from Sports Betting for a day, who would it be (other than me) and what would you do?

5) Do you ride dirtay on purpose sometimes so you can talk about RIDIN DIRTAY?

6) How many 7-10 splits have you picked up in your lifetime?

7) Explain the easiest way for a mediocre bowler like me to hustle someone with prop betting.

8) What is the biggest middle you've hit and what game was it on?

9) What is the worst bad beat you've suffered that cost you a middle or exposure?


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thing85
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Re: The Well: B00T [Re: Homer]
      #9086166 - 02/07/07 10:52 AM

How often does this forum make you suicidal?

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TheRover
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Re: The Well: B00T [Re: thing85]
      #9086502 - 02/07/07 11:23 AM

which regular posters in this specific forum do you consider clueless retards?

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rjp
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Re: The Well: B00T [Re: TheRover]
      #9086724 - 02/07/07 11:39 AM

Where does your username, b00t, come from?

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B00T
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Re: The Well: B00T [Re: rjp]
      #9088402 - 02/07/07 01:43 PM

ok I'm alive.... I will start answering questions now

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B00T
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Re: The Well: B00T [Re: BananaDan]
      #9088967 - 02/07/07 02:15 PM

I'm 26 yrs old. I live in Rockland Cty, NY which is about 30 minutes north of NYC.

I got into sports betting while I was in college. I worked at a local pizza joint and the owner of it was heavy into betting. He would call his bookie just about everyday and be betting more than the daily revenue of the store that day. He would be pacing around the store carrying a little black and white composition book with all his betting records and research on it. The guy was a true degenerate. He had a sattelite feed from DirecTV with every sports package he could get into a little 19" TV that sat atop a freezer box in the back of our store. He'd be hooting and hollering at any game there was. The days he would win, he'd let me go home early and he was extremely nice to all his customers and you could just tell when he was winning. The days he lost, this guy would pace back and forth throughout the store with a cleaning rag in each hand and literally just run to each countertop, meat slicer, stove, and when I say frantically start scrubbing, it's the understatement of the year. Picture those mexican guys at the end of a car wash with the towels that wipe down your car as fast as they can before you get off the track. Now picture them after taking like 6 hits of crystal meth. That was this guy. Anyway, he got me into sports betting. I used to bet about $50 a game and picked 1 or 2 games a week. After looking back, I think I picked a road favorite every bet I ever made. I never got the concept of homefield, and if I did, I didn't care.

I graduated from SUNY Albany with a B.S. in Economics in 2002.

I was betting sports for a living for all of 2006. Abotu 95% of these profits were from arbing, or taking shots at middles that were largely +EV. I am awaiting the arrival of my passport, and may look into continuing that for 07. It's still up in the air in this point.

I broke 6 figures for all of 06, after counting bonuses, and the Pinnacle rebate. To not sound spammy or self-promoting I had a lot to do with the conception of ArbCentral. The Pinnacle rebate which in my mind was the #1 underutilized profit building mechanism any arber could use.

Being successful: It's a lot harder to answer this since I rarely spend any time capping events. I guess for arb purposes, I know exactly where to look at any given time of day to know when site X puts out their overnight lines, or when site Y is slow to move. A lot of this comes with experience. A good thing is I am totally desensitized to the monetary values. I started out 0/6 in $1000+ exposures, but it never discouraged me.

I used to 8 table 5-10 limit 6max before I got heavy into sports betting. My crapola winrate of .6bb/100 over 200k hands was just enough after getting some sweet rakeback deals kept me quite afloat. I also worked for a year and a half for Raketracker (Morgant, Cup, Toronto, and the former mod of SB Craig) I learned quite a bit from them about how to play poker and the behind the scenes action of the affiliate world. Once I started betting fulltime I switched to S+G's (up to the $33's) and never made too much. Maybe about $3000 total for all of 06. I never really applied myself to poker and studied the game.

My family is supportive of what I do. While working for raketracker and doing other affiliate work in the last 3 years, I always was "left alone" because my affiliate work was enough of a basic income where in my family's eyes it was a "job". They weren't worried that I had to make bets or play poker to support myself.

Math is extremely important although I can never formulate or even follow an arguement or theory being made. (King Yao is a great example of someone who shows the math behind sports betting, yet I don't have a great enough attention span to follow it). In hindsight I guess you don't have to be as sharp as him to profit, but it would definitely help your ROI, the stronger you are. I think it's quite conducive to never analyzing your poker play and being content with where you are.


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Mike_Hunt
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Re: The Well: B00T [Re: B00T]
      #9089340 - 02/07/07 02:36 PM

What's the most money you have ever lost on a race, or a single game? And also, what was your biggest score?

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B00T
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Re: The Well: B00T [Re: Homer]
      #9089521 - 02/07/07 02:48 PM

Quote:

1) How much sushi do you estimate you have eaten in your lifetime?

2) How many links to OOT threads does Thremp IM to you per day with no explanation?

3) Somewhat related to question #3 -- if you could kill one poster from Sports Betting who would it be?

4) If you could become one poster from Sports Betting for a day, who would it be (other than me) and what would you do?

5) Do you ride dirtay on purpose sometimes so you can talk about RIDIN DIRTAY?

6) How many 7-10 splits have you picked up in your lifetime?

7) Explain the easiest way for a mediocre bowler like me to hustle someone with prop betting.

8) What is the biggest middle you've hit and what game was it on?

9) What is the worst bad beat you've suffered that cost you a middle or exposure?




Hahaha

1. I mostly have eaten rolls. I really got into it about 2 years ago after dating some psychotic insanely hot polish chick who loved it. Figure like 5-6 rolls on avg per session and 5x a month is about 300 rolls.

2. About 1 per day. Sometimes they do have an explantion because thremp thinks of me as a brain-dead guy who never has knowledge about anything. (He is partially right though)

3. It would of been Dementia, but thankfully he got banned after welching on some prop bets in BBV. Does Dids post here? I can't stand reading any of his posts, and never realized if his fatass every rolled into this neck of the woods. For a regular poster here, I can't think of anyone off the top of my head that really stands out as a complete jerk. I would of said beetman, but after the arb thread he has definitely posted many more useful things and I enjoy reading his posts.

4. I'd want to become Performify and read the mod forum to see how seriously these people take their "job", and read a lot of his pm's for good insight into what makes him who he is.

5. I have the worst luck when Ridin Dir-Tay on the exposed bet. I lose exposures with -190 favorites, I lose with all the square sides of an arb where I know I am at least a 60% favorite to begin with.

6. Two of them. Matches the number of 300's I have. Definitely a better feeling actually bowling 300 after the 5 299's I had before I ever bowled the 300's. I average over 230 in 2 different leagues this year and have the highest average ever in the local place I am in. I gave up playing hockey and baseball when I was younger and was really into bowling. It's the only sport a smoker can really succeed in.

7. I'd say challenging someone to bowling without using their thumb. It is something with minimal practice that you can destroy someone at who has never done it. We do many prop bets and the sort after our leagues our finished. We play a game called lowball which is trying to get the least score possible, but you must hit a pin each ball you throw. A perfect game would be 20, hitting the 7 pin and the 10 pin each frame for a score of 2 every frame.

Edit: If you throw a gutter ball on the first shot of the frame, you get a strike for the frame. If you get 3 on your first ball, then throw a gutter on the 2nd shot, you are given 3/.

8. I was exposed on a 2nd half NFL total. I had u17 I believe on a game between the Vikings and the Cardinals, and there were only 7 pts in the 3Q. Thanks to a friend he showed me a 4Q O/U total. (I cant remember the #) I hit the middle for a tad under ~$5k. It put me almost at zero lifetime on mistakes.

9. Worst bad beat was probably the day you were at my house. I needed u9 runs in a Nats/Giants game on an exposed bet. It was on 8 in the bottom of the 8th. They score one run on a wild pitch to put it on 9. I was content with it being a push to have my first escape of at least a non-loss. Top 9 score is 7-2 I think, 2 outs 0-2 count and Soriano goes yard to make it 7-3. I've lost middles on buzzer beaters in basketball, a missed free throw with .4 secs left, but that is much more common. I hate Soriano.

Edited by B00T (02/07/07 02:53 PM)


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