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Old 06-16-2001, 07:12 AM
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<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:[/size]<HR>Originally posted by REALITY:


A COMPETENT BOOKMAKER PUTS UP A SERVICEABLE LINE AND DOES A REASONABLY GOOD JOB MOVING THE LINE AFTER IT IS BET.

A BETTER THAN AVERAGE BOOKMAKER PUTS UP A LITTLE BETTER LINE AND MOVES THE LINE A LITTLE BETTER AFTER IT IS BET.

WHAT SEPERATES THE GOOD BOOKMAKERS FROM THE GREAT BOOKMAKERS IS THE OPENING LINE.

THOSE BOOKMAKERS WHO CAN POST AN OPENING NUMBER THAT WILL BE CLOSER TO THE CLOSING NUMBER ON A CONSISTENT BASIS WILL OUTPERFORM HIS PEERS YEAR IN AND YEAR OUT.

A NUMBER THAT IS WEAK AT IT'S INCEPTION WILL BE WEAK THROUGHOUT.

THIS EXPOSURE IS THE MAIN FACTOR THAT EATS AWAY AT THE HOUSE'S BOTTOM LINE AND WIN%.

IT IS THE DIFFERENCE IN WIN% BETWEEN WHAT BIG POST UP SHOPS WIN AND WHAT BIG CLEARING HOUSES WIN.

IF A BOOKMAKER WITH OUTSTANDING TECHNICAL SKILLS IS FORCED TO CONSTANTLY PLAY CATCH UP WITH A WEAK OPENING LINE THE BEST HE CAN ACCOMPLISH IS AN AVERAGE SEASON YEAR IN AND YEAR OUT.

HE WILL BE A COMPETENT BUT AVERAGE BOOKMAKER.

A BOOKMAKER WHO HAS THE ABILITY TO POST STRONG NUMBERS ON A DAILY BASIS AND HAS EXCELLENT TECHNICAL SKILLS CAN OUTPERFORM THE INDUSTRY STANDARD YEAR IN AND YEAR OUT.

EVEN IN BAD SEASONS HE CAN EXCELL THANKS TO THE QUALITY OF HIS OPENING LINE.

STRONG OPENING NUMBERS THAT ARE CLOSER TO THE CLOSING NUMBER ON A REGULAR BASIS ALLOW THE BOOKMOOKER THE LUXURY OF POSTING AN OFF THE BOARD NUMBER AT THE END IF HE NEEDS A BUYBACK WITHOUT THE LARGER EXPOSURE HE WOULD HAVE HAD WITH A WEAK OPENING NUMBER.

THIS REDUCTION IN EXPOSURE IN THE MANAGEMENT OF THE LINE DUE TO THE STRENGTH OF THE OPENING NUMBERS IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE GOOD BOOKMAKERS AND THE GREAT BOOKMAKERS...

REALITY

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THIS POST WAS EITHER THE GOSPEL TRUTH OR IT OFFENDED SO MANY PEOPLE ON THIS SIDE OF THE COUNTER THAT NOBODY SOUGHT TO DIGNIFY IT WITH A RESPONSE...

REALITY


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