# Value betting – what is it?

When we’ve decided to make money from sports betting There are two aspects that we must know. The first is what is the significance of each bet and the second is what impact it has on your budget over the long run.

While the phrase “value betting” is used mostly in the field of betting on sports, the idea is found in many different areas.

In the case of example the moment a gambler steps into an online Casino to bet on the roulette and the house always is the winner in the end. Many gamblers likely know the statistics of it. However, let me explain it a bit.

The roulette game has 36 black numbers, 36 red and zero. The payout to gamblers increases when he picks one of the two.

This means that with a one dollar stake, he earns \$2*36/73 = \$0.986 every time he plays. Also the stake is \$0.014 regardless of what was the bet.

The gambler might be luck once or twice but over the long term, they always lose. That’s why casinos are so profitable.

Each round of roulette is a bet of value for casinos. Since it offers an advantage in terms of statistics over gamblers.

If you place a bet that is worth it that you’re a casino. The bookie is a gambler. He is always losing over time.

A formal definition of value bets is when the probability of a certain outcome is higher than is represented by the odds of the bookmaker. When you place value bets, you’ll be able to gain an edge over the bookmaker, precisely since the casino will have an advantage over gamblers.

As an example, suppose we choose to bet for Manchester Derby. Manchester Derby. Man City as the home team is winning five of its last five matches and has not lost a single game at home over the past two years, and is free of injuries. Man United, on the contrary is in poor performance- they’ve lost three matches in a row. Their manager is set to be fired and the principal forward will miss the game because of suspension.

Okay, we’re fairly certain that City will prevail. But is the odds worth it? If the odds are 2 (50 percent chance) We would all be grabbing this chance instantly – it’s an easy worth-to-bet. If it’s 1.6 then we’d be interested in the possibility, but we’ll require more details and stats to determine if there’s worth it or not. If it’s 1.3 or less, we’d say not pass, as there is no benefit here.