TumblingBones
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May 22nd, 2019 at 2:48:33 PM permalink
I received an offer from Borgota Sports for a $250 Risk Free First Bet promotion. My problem is that I know absolutely zilch about sports betting. Also, other than watching the Super Bowl, the only sport I follow on a regular basis curling. I am therefore coming at this in total ignorance of how to play this The fine print is as follows:

- Download the BorgataSports app and create a new account
- Place a 1st bet of $25 or more and if your bet loses, get a refund up to $250 in cash back.
- First sports wager must be made within 7 days of signing up for account
- First sports wager outcome must be settled within 7 days of the date you placed the wager

Any suggestions?
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Ayecarumba
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May 22nd, 2019 at 2:53:27 PM permalink
Quote: TumblingBones

I received an offer from Borgota Sports for a $250 Risk Free First Bet promotion. My problem is that I know absolutely zilch about sports betting. Also, other than watching the Super Bowl, the only sport I follow on a regular basis curling. I am therefore coming at this in total ignorance of how to play this The fine print is as follows:

- Download the BorgataSports app and create a new account
- Place a 1st bet of $25 or more and if your bet loses, get a refund up to $250 in cash back.
- First sports wager must be made within 7 days of signing up for account
- First sports wager outcome must be settled within 7 days of the date you placed the wager

Any suggestions?



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sodawater
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May 22nd, 2019 at 3:18:12 PM permalink
Quote: TumblingBones

I received an offer from Borgota Sports for a $250 Risk Free First Bet promotion. My problem is that I know absolutely zilch about sports betting. Also, other than watching the Super Bowl, the only sport I follow on a regular basis curling. I am therefore coming at this in total ignorance of how to play this The fine print is as follows:

- Download the BorgataSports app and create a new account
- Place a 1st bet of $25 or more and if your bet loses, get a refund up to $250 in cash back.
- First sports wager must be made within 7 days of signing up for account
- First sports wager outcome must be settled within 7 days of the date you placed the wager

Any suggestions?



to maximize value you should put the $250 on the longest odds you can find on the site. something like 50-1 or greater would be best.
FleaStiff
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May 22nd, 2019 at 5:02:27 PM permalink
Quote: sodawater

to maximize value you should put the $250 on the longest odds you can find on the site. something like 50-1 or greater would be best.

Go for it. They are offering a CASH rebate rather than credits or freeplay or something. Grab it.
GWAE
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May 22nd, 2019 at 6:50:56 PM permalink
Depends what you want ouf of it. Do you want a guaranteed win or do you want to free roll a large payday?
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WatchMeWin
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May 22nd, 2019 at 7:08:49 PM permalink
Quote: TumblingBones

I received an offer from Borgota Sports for a $250 Risk Free First Bet promotion. My problem is that I know absolutely zilch about sports betting. Also, other than watching the Super Bowl, the only sport I follow on a regular basis curling. I am therefore coming at this in total ignorance of how to play this The fine print is as follows:

- Download the BorgataSports app and create a new account
- Place a 1st bet of $25 or more and if your bet loses, get a refund up to $250 in cash back.
- First sports wager must be made within 7 days of signing up for account
- First sports wager outcome must be settled within 7 days of the date you placed the wager

Any suggestions?



I would put a parlay in and go for the grand salami. Free roll is the best way to bring home a large payout with no fear n no risk. Take a look and see if you can put in an 8-team parlay. Payout wld be nearly 100-1. They are very hard to hit, but if you hit it it is a beautiful thing. I hit an 8 team parlay last week and the payout was 90 to 1 . You could also do a lesser number of teams for lesser payout.
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Rigondeaux
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May 22nd, 2019 at 7:25:58 PM permalink
Quote: GWAE

Depends what you want ouf of it. Do you want a guaranteed win or do you want to free roll a large payday?



Yeah. There might be some limit on the pay other.


But go for it. IDK why so many people are happy to gamble away thousands and then when a +ev chance to hit it big comes, they turn chicken.

Not directed at any one. Just the general tendency I've noticed.

If you can get this on like a 10-1 shot could be pretty sweet.
AxelWolf
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May 22nd, 2019 at 11:39:21 PM permalink
Quote: WatchMeWin

I would put a parlay in and go for the grand salami. Free roll is the best way to bring home a large payout with no fear n no risk. Take a look and see if you can put in an 8-team parlay. Payout wld be nearly 100-1. They are very hard to hit, but if you hit it it is a beautiful thing. I hit an 8 team parlay last week and the payout was 90 to 1 . You could also do a lesser number of teams for lesser payout.

Can you list the teams you took and what lines and prices?
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TumblingBones
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May 23rd, 2019 at 2:23:33 PM permalink
After putting in some study-time reading the Wizard's analysis and advice on sports betting, my take-away is
- stay away from horse racing and stick to football or baseball (HE of ~ 17% on former and ~ 2% to 5% on later)
- always bet the underdog for a better HE
Of course, given the strategy of only making a single $250 bet and then walking away, do I even care about the HE or, as WatchMe suggests, is it better to just go for the big payout?
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Ayecarumba
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May 23rd, 2019 at 4:18:44 PM permalink
Quote: TumblingBones

After putting in some study-time reading the Wizard's analysis and advice on sports betting, my take-away is
- stay away from horse racing and stick to football or baseball (HE of ~ 17% on former and ~ 2% to 5% on later)
- always bet the underdog for a better HE
Of course, given the strategy of only making a single $250 bet and then walking away, do I even care about the HE or, as WatchMe suggests, is it better to just go for the big payout?



I think you have to keep in mind that they will sit on your $250 for a while, so I would prefer to risk it on one event just outside of my comfort zone, rather than hope for a lightning strike 8 team parlay, or a 1000-1 longshot. That way you can enjoy watching the event(s), hopefully, all the way through.

Whatever you choose, I wish you the best of luck!
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