The Catalyst Horse Racing System Review

The system was designed for British horse racing but could be adapted to American racing by simply converting the selection tables.

The author states that by far the biggest advantage you have over the bookmaker is your race selection. Quote from one of the major on course bookmakers “A bookmaker has to price up for every race but a punter can pick and choose which races to operate in. This is the greatest advantage a punter has over a bookmaker”

You also get a free money management staking plans eBook along with the system which I found quite useful. The Catalyst Horse racing system is probably not for those of you that need umpteen selections each day.

It is not going to make you rich any time soon, due to the low numbers of selections, but as part of a betting portfolio it is well worth a good look at. The actual figures may not correlate exactly with The Catalysts own figures, as obviously it will depend at what time your testing period for the system is.

I found during my trial period that the system produced the best results in the high value group and listed races at the bigger meetings such as Royal Ascot Goodwood and Newmarket.

Overall then, we have had a good trial, with good profits and at the end of the day that is what you want. As a system it is not exciting but it is profitable and one that is definitely worth a second look, as part of your portfolio.

Mini-Baccarat – The Unsung Hero of Casino Gambling

The European version of Baccarat has been around 150 years give or take. It’s distant cousin, Chemin De Fer, played under an entirely different set of rules is far older and was a game favored by Europe’s royalty and wealthy industrialists. This is most likely where it got the mystique of elegance as an exclusively “high roller’s” game.

In the mid 1950’s Tommy Renzoni ran the Baccarat game at the Capri Hotel & Casino in Havana, Cuba. It was said he discovered that particular variation of the game being played in Argentina at the time.

In those days the mob ran the casinos in Havana and it was a popular resort for the very wealthy and Hollywood’s elite. In 1959 when Castro overthrew the Batista regime, he promptly closed the casino doors and the mob was forced out of Cuba. They had a sweet deal for a while but all good things must end.

The timing was perfect though, because Tommy Renzoni was brought in for the opening of the Sands Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas to run their Baccarat game. So it was Renzoni, through a stroke of fortune, who introduced the American version of Baccarat to Vegas that is played today.

The American version of the game is as simple as they come. You choose to wager on either the “bank” hand or the “player” hand. Pretty much a coin toss. The only other choice would be to bet on a tie hand appearing (a bet no sane person would make although I see it done all the time). It’s an even money bet on either side with the exception of a small commission charged on winning bank hands.

The reason for this is that the rules of the game favor the bank hand winning slightly more often than the player hand. Without the 5% commission the outcome would be tilted toward the bank side.

The object of the game is to get closest to a 9 total. All tens and face cards have a zero value, therefore a 5 and a queen would be a total of 5. There is no need to even know the rules governing the drawing of cards because they are completely automatic and procedures are directed by the dealers and pit bosses.

Compared to craps, blackjack, roulette or even poker, there are no complicated decisions to make. Decide on the amount of your wager and which side to bet on. Nothing could be simpler.

It is the aura that surrounds the game which tends to make it seem off limits to most casino goers. It’s been portrayed through stories of high rollers and in James Bond (007) movies over the years as the hero playing against the evil villain. Keep in mind, all the players are betting against the casino, not against each other. Although the roped off table areas and high stakes table limits can be somewhat intimidating.

Enter Mini-Baccarat. The casinos, always on the look out to make a buck, devised the mini-baccarat table as a way to make it more accessible to the average casino patron. It seemed to work although it still hasn’t garnered the wide spread acceptance of the more well known table games.

Betting Systems

In reality, mini-baccarat is ideally suited for most playing and betting systems that do well in an even-money, win/lose environment. Because there can be only one of two outcomes, betting systems that depend on a parlay (doubling up) of wagers tend to do well.

It is common to see runs of 2, 3, 4 & 5 on either bank or player hands. I was playing the Tropicana one night and witnessed an incredible run of 22 consecutive “bank” hands. Luckily, having the sense and instinct to jump on a winning streak after the fourth bank win, I was able to capture 18 straight wins. Needless to say, it was a very good night. That’s an extraordinary run but the game does lend itself well to streaks on both sides.

If you toss a coin you have a 1 to 1 chance of correctly calling the outcome. If a player were to parlay their first win (playing for 2 consecutive wins), they have a 1 in 3 chance of winning that wager. If successful, the player would receive a 3 to 1 payoff. $10 parlayed on two wins would become $40. The odds on calling two consecutive outcomes correctly is 3 to 1.

Playing for three consecutive wins would reduce the player’s winning wagers but the payoff would jump to 7 to 1. A $10 wager would return $80.

Another sound betting system calls for a gradual increase of winning bets. This effectively takes advantage of any extended run of wins that will undoubtedly occur and protect the player’s capital if the outcome is “choppy.”

This type of betting sequence would look like this:

10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 40, 50

No wager after the second one in the series would produce a loss for the player.

Following the 1st bet the player is risking $5 and betting $15;

After winning the third bet the player is up $20 betting 25;

On the fourth, the player is up $40 wagering $30;

On the fifth, the player is ahead $65 betting $40;

A series of 7 wins would return $150 and still have a $50 wager as the next bet. All with a starting wager of $10. Following any loss the player reverts back to the starting $10 bet.

With this method the player is increasing their bets with winnings while maintaining a low minimum bet during losing hands. This is the type of smart money management used by professional gamblers that takes full advantage of winning cycles while protecting their bankroll when losing. It insures that their winning bets will be substantially greater than their losing ones.

Although the hands are dealt at a rapid pace, I consider mini-baccarat to be an excellent game, especially for the beginner. It allows them to acclimate to the game and concentrate on their playing strategy and wagers without feeling intimidated by the big money action in the regular Baccarat pit.

If you’ve read any of the stuff I’ve written you know I’m a big fan of Baccarat. As for mini-baccarat, it’s the same game, same low house percentage, low minimums and gives the player a very good chance at some big wins. It might even pay for your next trip the casino.

Best of luck,

Ray W.

A Simple Winning Greyhound Laying System For Betfair

Can you really make money laying greyhounds on Betfair? There are many systems out there for laying horses but greyhound racing is a less popular form of laying to make money. With a simple logical system for laying greyhounds it is possible to make money from this more ignored form of gambling.

Just as with horse racing, there is a lot of freely available information about greyhound racing and each dog’s form. We can use this as a basis for a system to make money laying greyhounds if applied with discipline and some simple rules. With any betting strategy I like to have a very sound and logical basis as the foundation. For example, which team is more likely to win in a football match? The one which will statistically score the most goals! Which greyhound will more than likely win a race? The one which can run the fastest! Don’t dismiss this approach as it really is possible to use such obvious common sense to build a winning laying system for greyhound racing.

Here’s what I do in practise. We can find recent race performance from many sources on the internet telling us about any dog’s recent race performance. A great starting point is to look at the time each dog ran its last race over. From this it’s very easy to find which were the slowest. We also need to check that the race we’re looking at is the same grade as the previous. If the dog is moving up to more competitive higher grade race this simple strategy won’t work. To make the system more sophisticated we can look at the average time over the dog’s last 2 or 3 races. We now start to have a really good basis for a greyhound laying system!

To ensure maximum profits we do need to add some further rules. A key rule is to limit your exposure and protect your betting bank. For example, if we find a dog running in a race which is clearly running much slower than it’s competitors but has odds of 12-1 I would not bet. Slim as it’s chances are if the dog does make it first to the line we are going to suffer a bad hit.

Combining simple logical rules like this we can develop a simple greyhound laying system to supplement horse racing and other gambling systems.

Ultimate Roulette System URS – Is This The Best Roulette System?

The Ultimate Roulette System (URS) is a program based on the techniques written in the book, ‘how to win at roulette’. It is a tool that is said to give you an advantage on the roulette table. There are many roulette systems out there, some are rubbish and some are good, you have to use your common sense when parting with your money.

I have been intrigued by the following of roulette, as it has grown from strength to strength over the last 15 years. Now with Online Casinos becoming unimaginably popular, the ‘winning strategies’ like the ultimate roulette system (URS) that people are always trying to crack are being flooded across the internet. Should you use any of these strategies? This is up to you as there is always a risk when gambling, what ever you do. But a few strategies have worked for me.

Before buying a guide, there are a few simple roulette rules that you should apply to your game. First, always bet small amounts. Never get greedy, betting big amounts of cash on the table is never a good idea – Don’t bet what you can’t afford to lose! Secondly, winning or losing on the table usually comes in streaks. E.g. you may win a 4 or 5, and then lose 3 or 4. Because of this, you should slightly up the amount you’re betting if you win or lower the amount if you lose.

Remember that some of the strategies out there are just scams but there are also a lot of good ones but whether they work or not – it’s always good to have a guide!

Bookie Buster Review – All You Need to Know

If you are like the vast majority of the population, you are interested in the winning strategies and programs that involve sports and race betting. This is a killer industry with a lot of healthy competition. There are all kinds of products that you can purchase to do one single thing: make money gambling. While the prices to purchase any of these programs range in cost from a few dollars all the way through to tens of thousands, I have come across the Bookie Buster Review and it sounded like it could suit my needs and that of many others.

The Bookie Buster Review talks about the founder of the system, Frank Belanger. He created a system that is adaptable to any sport, but most of the 25 sports betting systems that he divulges are suitable for baseball only. And that isn’t a bad thing because Frank went on to prove that his Bookie Buster system works so well that he claims it can be mathematically impossible to lose any bet. Now that is music to the average punter’s ears, but how much truth is in that statement?

One Bookie Buster review claimed that there was quite a steep learning curve with his system. The system comes in the form of an e-book, which is very handy for those of us who face steep learning curves, regardless of the lesson. This means you can highlight the points and strategies as you go along and refer back to them at any given time.

The same Bookie Buster review said that if you purchased this book, although it is considered on the inexpensive side of products with a similar claim, you would have lifetime access to Frank’s daily picks. This is a strong perk, and because it is sold through ClickBank then I can be sure that if the product doesn’t do what it says it will, then I am entitled to a money-back guarantee.