Sports Betting A Lot Like Poker

Handicapping Tips From Legendary High Roller TONY SALINAS!


The annual World Series of Poker has been going on for a few weeks now here in Las Vegas. Soon will be the start of the Main Event that gets prominent coverage on ESPN.

Every summer I put together an article comparing the similarities between poker and sports betting. You regulars know I play a lot of poker. If I'm not sitting in a sportsbook watching games and doing research, I'm probably sitting at a Hold-em table at the Wynn.

What's interesting is that the poker world seems to change a bit every year, making that summer's article different from the other ones. What I've noticed in the past year most about poker talk is that everyone's talking about 'the grind' of trying to make a living at the tables.

Not too long ago, you had a bunch of college kids flooding Vegas because they were sure they'd make a fortune at the poker tables. They were here to live the good life. They'd make their fortunes, blow some of it on various vices Vegas has to offer, then retire young and live on a yacht the rest of their lives.

Most of those guys were in for a rude awakening. Many busted out and went back home with their tails between their legs. Those who won mostly talk now about what a grind it is. That old saying that poker is 'a hard way to make an easy living' is just as true now as it ever was. Even when you're WINNING, poker can be a grind if you're not careful.

Sports betting is the same way. Personally, I think it's more fun and more profitable when you know how to GET THE BEST OF IT. But, the never-ending schedules can get to you if you're not careful. You have to know how to pace yourselves. You have to know how to get away from the handicapping/betting process a few hours a day.

Ironically, poker is how I get away from the grind of sports betting! There are some very well known poker players who do the same thing with sports betting. That's how they blow off steam. Some have developed a leak where they lose their poker winnings betting sports. I've done a good job of avoiding leaks in both areas. That's why I'm still around!

Whether you're talking about sports betting or poker, here are some keys to remember:

*Bet when you've GOT THE BEST OF IT, pass when you don't.

*Look for tells from opponents that let you know what they've got. Look for tells from the betting public who are prone to drive prices too high on many teams.

*Don't chase with mediocre starting hands or mediocre plays. Money management is vital in both endeavors. That means being disciplined and waiting for the best situations to exploit.

*Take advantage of inexperience. New poker players make mistakes you can exploit. When new situations confront oddsmakers (new ballparks, new players, new coaches or managers), they're often at a disadvantage because they can only guess what's going to happen.

*Don't let life become a grind!

Those five keys do a good job of explaining why I've been so hot in baseball this year. My strategies with streaks, weather, and umpires make sure I'm always in position to GET THE BEST OF IT. I'm sticking with the best options every night. I've been earning extra units betting against public teams, and on teams who aren't getting enough respect. I've been ahead of the curve with new young pitchers. AND I'M HAVING AS MUCH FUN AS I'VE EVER HAD!

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I haven't won a WSOP bracelet yet. I don't play in enough events. I have finished on top at the Hilton Contest though in football handicapping. That's the sports betting equivalent of a World Championship! When you sign up with TONY SALINAS, you're signing up with the very best!

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