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1  Economy / Gambling discussion / Adjusting your betting unit size based on your current bankroll - Sports Betting on: February 28, 2018, 01:51:49 AM
I personally use 2% of my bankroll (BR) as 1 unit for me (which I feel is the general standard), though I know others are more conservative and set it at 1% = 1 unit while others are comfortable being riskier in using 5% = 1 unit.

Haven't really seen any threads on this recently and I know BR management is pretty unique to each bettor, but I'm curious when the community here decides to pull the trigger and change your betting size based on your current sports betting BR (as the title says).

I've seen betters say that change should happen anytime your BR increases or decreases by 25%, others go as conservative as requiring a 50% increase while maintaining the 25% decrease rule.

Example: If someone changes their bet size at BR changes of 25% AND 2% = 1 unit for him/her, then starting with a $10,000 BR, this individual would continue treating 1 unit as $200 until the BR was at $12,500 or $7,500, at which point he/she would consider adjusting to the new BR.

Thoughts? The first few bets after a size increase always make me a little nervous, haha.
2  Economy / Gambling discussion / Sports betting Strategy -> Betting early vs. late on: February 27, 2018, 06:19:14 PM
For you sports bettors out there, do you prefer to lock in your lines early or closer to the scheduled start time?

Early:
- chance of yielding closing line value (CLV) in locking in a line that beats the market, giving you +EV bets

Late:
- more confidence in lineups, injury situations

I guess it depends on how confident your picks long-term will yield CLV based on whatever model/projections/analysis/tipsters you use. I imagine most casual betters just place their wagers closer to game-time, though they will never yield CLV.
3  Other / Beginners & Help / Reminder to new crypto users: Double, triple check addresses! A Lesson: Malware on: February 26, 2018, 05:50:43 AM
I'm sure this has been discussed at length in these forums before, but just a friendly reminder to double, triple check those BTC addresses whenever sending/receiving BTC (holds true for other crypto too).

Just had a friend who found out he lost 0.1 BTC while trying to withdraw from an online sportsbook to his wallet. Turns out he had malware in his computer that pastes a different BTC address than the one you copied. Trojans like CryptoShuffler and Evrial (which sells for like $27 US on the darkweb) target your computer's clipboard and once you send your BTC to the spoofed address, it's gone (remember, BTC transactions are irreversible). Malware like this can affect other crypto addresses (like litecoin, etc) AND even Steam items trade URLs. Scary.

Apart from the standard security stuff (anti-virus, anti-malware programs, always using VPN with unsecured wifi, making sure OS is always up to date, etc), I must admit I wasn't always very attentive to verifying the address I am pasting is the same one I copied, but hearing his story (and others' online) has prompted me to start confirming every. single. character.

Stay safe, friends.
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