THE FAT JACK'S TIPS ON HAVING A WINNING YEAR:
LINE INFORMATION FOR ALL SPORTS - If your line is within 2.5 points of our line, I recommend you play the game. If YOUR line is worse than the one released, I recommend playing 1/2 on the play. I do NOT recommend buying points.
MONEY MANAGEMENT- I DO NOT RECOMMEND YOU VARY YOUR BET AMOUNTS. THERE ARE NO "SURE THINGS" IN SPORTS BETTING. INJURIES AND TURNOVERS HAPPEN THAT CAUSE EVEN THE BEST PLAYS TO LOSE. IF YOU PLAY THE SAME AMOUNT ON EVERY SELECTION, IF YOU ARE RECEIVING QUALITY SELECTIONS, THE LONGER YOU PLAY, THE BETTER CHANCE YOU WILL HAVE A WINNING SEASON. CONSISTENT WINNING SELECTIONS OVER THE SEASON IS THE KEY TO A WINNING YEAR.
RELEASE TIMES FOR SELECTIONS
FOOTBALL SELECTIONS are typically sent the day before the games are played BUT can be sent as late as 1 hour before the first scheduled game on a given day. IF you have NOT received an e-mail with ANY INFORMATION ON ANY GIVEN DAY, 1 HOUR BEFORE THE FIRST SCHEDULED GAME, PLEASE CONTACT THE OFFICE. This does NOT include days that don't have games in your package. On days with baseball games only, IF YOU DON'T RECEIVE AND E-MAIL BY 3:00 PM CST THAT DAY, THERE ARE NO FREE PLAYS THAT DAY.
We always try and send a recap email 10 minutes before our first selection each day for those that sign up late on game days. For those that sign up after games have started, please be patient, if you received a receipt, we will send your selections before our next selection begins.
IMPORTANT- Please read your email/text carefully. There will often be a possibility of multiple release times on a Saturday and Sunday. Each release will indicate there is a possible later release coming that day.
BASKETBALL SELECTIONS - are generally released later than football. As a rule, no later than 5:40 pm CST during the week and 10:45 AM CST on the weekend UNLESS there are tournament games during the week. THEN the release times may vary. Check your emails and texts for release times as we go thru the season. We try and always let you know when selections will be ready. Like you, we bet the games and understand getting the bets in is essential. We always try to give plenty of time to get the plays in before kickoff/tip.
We are not here to tell you EXACTLY what to bet, other than to play responsibly and within your means.We have players that play $50.00/game and 50k/game.Winning players don't let emotions determine their bet amounts and they stay consistent. If you want to win, staying consistent is important.
For those of you looking for a general guide, here is a breakdown of how much we recommend you play on each sport in relation to one another.
**I PLAY MY TOP BET AMOUNT ON THE FOOTBALL SELECTIONS. ALTHOUGH IT IS MUCH MORE THAN THIS, LET'S USE $200.00/GAME AS THE GUIDE.
FOOTBALL- $200.00/GM. If your line is within 2.5 points of our line, I recommend you play the game. If YOUR line is worse than the one I send out, I recommend playing only 1/2 on that play. I do NOT recommend buying points.
BASKETBALL- I play 1/2 on hoops. So IF you are a $200.00/gm player on football, I would play $100.00 on the hoops. REMEMBER, the hoops picks cost LESS THAN $40.00/WEEK for the shorter packages and MUCH LESS for the longer ones. IF you are NOT up on the year, and don't like the volatile hoops swings, feel free not to play them for a day or two until they get "hot" again. The hoops picks will make a lot of money on the year but are very inexpensive per pick for a reason. Think of the football selections like a VERY successful stock tip with the best return you have ever made and basketball selections more like options trading. More volatility but ,with us, huge upside.
OPINIONS - Some days, I will pass on a game but offer the best "opinion" for later that evening. I play the same amount on the "opinions" that I play on hoops. So $100.00 in this scenarios. The opinions will show a profit over almost every season. I recommend season clients and guys planning on playing for the entire year, to play the opinions. They are added profit that will add up over the course of the season. If you DO NOT want to play lower rated plays, DON'T. It is always up to you.
NFL PRESEASON, BASEBALL, HORSES - ***Very important*** All of these plays are FREE. You pay NOTHING for these plays. IF you want to play them, please do. IF NOT, DON'T. All of these plays were UP in 2017 and season players are going to show a profit each year with these FREE plays but you should play them at your own risk.I only charge for things for sports I am VERY confident I can show you a profit each year and have a 20 year history of doing so. Translation, if I am giving you the picks for free, I am not AS confident in them so please play them with caution. In the above scenarios, with all of the success we have had over the years, I would play $50.00 on each of these plays.
LINES - GAMES ARE TYPICALLY EMAILED/TEXTED OUT DAYS BEFORE THEY ARE SCHEDULED TO BE PLAYED AND ARE SENT WITH THE LINES AVAILABLE AT THAT TIME. THESE LINES ARE SIMPLY A GUIDE! WE SEND THE GAMES EARLY TO GIVE YOU, THE PLAYER AS MUCH TIME AS POSSIBLE LEADING UP TO KICK/TIP TO GET THE BEST LINE YOU CAN. OVER THE LONG RUN, LINE MOVES WILL EVEN OUT, AND THE GAMES THAT FALL CLOSE TO THE LINE WILL BENEFIT US AND HURT ABOUT THE SAME. LONG TERM PROFIT WILL HAVE LITTLE TO DO WITH THOSE FEW GAMES.
**IMPORTANT LINE INFORMATION**
GAMES ARE GRADED WITH THE MOST AVAILABLE LINE LEADING UP TO KICKOFF/TIP AROUND THE COUNTRY. THIS WILL NOT ALWAYS BE THE EXACT SAME AS THE LINE THAT WAS SENT OUT WITH THE SELECTIONS SENT DAYS BEFORE THE GAME WAS TO ME PLAYED. IN SOME CASES, LINES MOVE A LOT, AND THOSE LINES ARE NOT AVAILABLE LEADING UP TO KICK/TIP (FOR AND AGAINST US) SO TO BE AS FAIR AS POSSIBLE TO PLAYERS SIGNING UP LATER IN THE WEEK, WE GRADE ON LINES AVAILABLE TO EVERYONE LEADING UP TO THE START OF THE GAME.
THE SELECTIONS SENT TO YOU ARE FOR PAYING CLIENTS ONLY. THEY ARE NOT TO BE SHARED WITH PEOPLE AND ARE NOT TO BE POSTED ON ANY WEBSITES.
IF YOU ARE CAUGHT POSTING SELECTIONS OR SHARING WITH PEOPLE THAT ARE NOT PART OF THE SERVICE, YOUR ACCOUNT WILL BE CANCELED, AND YOU WILL NOT RECEIVE A REFUND.
Please be respectful of this as sharing selections moves lines for those clients that are investing in a winning year. Your cooperation is appreciated.
Q-"IF I decide to play w/ an off shore sports book, who do you suggest?"...
A= I am not aligned w/ any of the off shore books. I feel it is like playing on both teams. When you are a client of mine, the more important thing is to have a place to bet that will PAY YOU when we win. Everyone is a good bookie to losing bettors. Go to www,sportsbookreview.com to find out about all offshore sports books. Be smart, IF you are a hihjer player, withdraw often to make sure you are getting your money.
AGAIN, the most important thing is to get as many of the selections as possible each year. That is going to give you the best chance to turn a profit and allow you to play with profit during each season. Decisions are much easier when you are UP and not losing. I hope this helps you. I am very excited you decided to join us this year and always working hard for another great year!
Have a super week & good luck!