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LVNHACK
10-18-2003, 09:03 AM
What is the money line............??????

Cntrygal
11-01-2003, 10:33 PM
I don't think it's a stupid question. Is there a "gambling for dummies" laying around?

cdcox
11-02-2003, 07:46 AM
There is another thread on this page about the money line, but I don't think those answers are correct. My understanding is that the negative number is how much money you have to lay down to win $100. The positive number is how much money you win if you lay down $100. Kind of confusing, but I think that is correct.

KCWolfman
11-02-2003, 09:34 AM
There is another thread on this page about the money line, but I don't think those answers are correct. My understanding is that the negative number is how much money you have to lay down to win $100. The positive number is how much money you win if you lay down $100. Kind of confusing, but I think that is correct.
That is correct. BTW, that is the way it is calculated and explained. I merely use the math to describe the situation and go about it by figuring the bet as the baseline, not the moneyline.

Anything you bet on a negative moneyline is divided by the percentage of the money bet. For example -180 would be the line. You place a $1000.00 bet and win. You would win $1000.00/1.8 = $556.00. You then subtract 10% for the house $556.00 - $56.00 = $500.00

Anything you bet on a positive moneyline is multiplied by the percentage of the money bet. For example +150 would be the line. You place a $1000.00 bet and win. You would win $1000*1.5 = $1500.00. You then subtract 10% for the house $1500.00 - $150.00 = $1350.00

KCWolfman
11-02-2003, 09:35 AM
I don't think it's a stupid question. Is there a "gambling for dummies" laying around?
Oh and CGal - Yes he is stupid. I hate him because he gets to do the coolest job in the world - other than oiling down Swedish bikini models. Therefore, my jealousy blinds my rationale.

Cntrygal
11-04-2003, 06:12 AM
err..... thanks. I think.



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