안전놀이터 Unlike shooter games that feature content for mature audiences only and fantasy games that are made for specific niche markets everyone can play and enjoy sports video games. Whether as a single user or engaged in teams there are a wide variety of video sports games to satisfy every fan including football, golf, baseball, tennis, racing games and soccer. Though some sports games can branch out to include action/adventure themes and virtual reality character capabilities the jist of these games is simple one on one fun.
Perhaps the most well-known and popular sports video game is the Madden NFL franchise. Named for the Hall of Fame head coach and broadcaster many have joked that the game has made John Madden more famous than any of his other noteworthy accomplishments. Originally launched in 1989 the game has grown immensely during its two decades on the market and now is considered a staple for any serious game player’s collection.
The technology in the Madden games feature the ability to call the offensive plays, audible at the line of scrimmage, choose multiple “hot routes”, make receivers alter their routes in motion and call formation shifts. Later versions of the game also expanded on the game players control over defensive players as well. The latest version, #10, has complete ratings for every player in the league and features commentary from ex-NFL stars including Chris Collinsworth. A fun side note to the Madden NFL franchise is the cover jinx theory. Since releasing covers with star NFL players many of those featured have suffered injuries in the year following their cover shot.
Tiger woods has had his fair share of negative publicity of late but his signature brand of video golf games continue to move off the shelves in mass quantities. The franchise of Tiger woods PGA Tour has over nine versions to date and each has done very well among the gaming community. Developed by famed game maker Electronic Arts the Tiger woods series feature a performance coach who offers tips, advice and challenges to improving your golf game skills, a club tuner to maximize each shot and the ability to adjust your handicap as you progress to match your skill levels with the changing courses. The field is a who’s who of major tournament golf including Tiger himself, Vijay Singh, John Daly and Retief Goosen.
Soccer, or as it’s known around the world, football is one of the most played sports video games. The international governing body of the sport FIFA has launched a series of soccer games beginning in 1993 and now are on version 2010. Being linked with FIFA allows the creators of the game, Electronic Arts, to use famous teams from major soccer clubs around the world including the English Premier League, Spain’s La Liga and the German Bundesliga.
One difference between the previous card game scenario described in part 2 of our Sports Handicapping And Money Management series and sports wagering is that while there was only one betting event at a time at the card table, there will quite often be multiple sports investment opportunities available at the same time.
After determining that 2-5% of current bankroll is the PRO INFO SPORTS “Peak Profit Percentage” to wager per event as detailed in “Sports Handicapping And Money Management – Part 3”, we resolved the question of how many such events would be financially prudent to wager simultaneously. It was calculated that putting to work up to 25% of a bankroll at one time on a consistent basis offers the greatest potential for compounding profits without being unnecessarily risky if enough worthy investment opportunities are available.
Due to the sharp sports odds put up by the linesmakers, the majority of selections will be made from the lower half of the STAR RATING SYSTEM scale. We use this to our advantage by employing the multiple lower-rated selections as hedge investments against the few higher-rated selections and vice-versa. The money Plays that risk a higher bankroll percentage are properly balanced by the more numerous lower-bankroll percentage investments. The following gaming analogy demonstrates the importance of such a strategy:
Imagine 7 barrels, each containing 1000 marbles. The first barrel has 600 marbles marked “WINNER” and 400 marbles marked “LOSER”. Each successive barrel has 10 fewer WINNER marbles and, thus, 10 more LOSER marbles. The last barrel would have a slimmest majority of WINNERS (540) and highest number of LOSERS (460).
As in sports handicapping and gaming, the object for a player is to win as much money as possible in the shortest amount of time by wagering on and selecting WINNER marbles.
To truly imitate wagering conditions we must also stipulate that the bettor is allowed incrementally more wagering chances with the barrels that contain a higher percentage of LOSERS. We can use the Peak Profit Percentage principle to determine what the proper bankroll wager would be for each of the barrels, which is what we have done with our STAR RATING SYSTEM; however, the question remains of how many bets to make on each barrel.
The proper PPP on the barrels with 60% WINNERS should be wagered as often as allowed by the rules; however, while there is a 60% chance that the first marble selected from that barrel will be a WINNER, there is also a corresponding 40% chance it will be a LOSER. If a total of only 10 marbles are allowed to be taken from the barrel, 60% of them “should” be WINNERS; however, 10 marbles out of 1000 is a scant 1% sample and any combination of WINNER and LOSER marbles is quite possible.
To increase the chances of drawing the same percentage of WINNERS as actually exist in any of the barrels, a higher number of marbles must be drawn. If the number of marbles allowed to be selected increase successively from the barrel with 60% WINNER marbles to the barrel with 54% WINNER marbles, so must the wagers. If 900 marbles are allowed to be selected from the barrel containing just 540 WINNER marbles, a winning advantage very close to 54% is nearly guaranteed.
The greedy bettor will “play the lottery” with only the few marbles he gets to select from the barrel with 60% WINNERS and hope he gets lucky with high bankroll bets. This is like a sports gaming investor who only plays a highest-rated play or 2 each week.
Meanwhile, the risk-adverse bettor will wager the minimal amount on all of the marbles and have to be satisfied with a very small profit. This is like a sports gaming investor who will only play a very small percentage of bankroll over many games each week.
The balanced investor will implement the best of both strategies, using the proper PPPs to make higher bankroll percentage wagers on a select few games and lower bankroll percentage wagers over a greater number of games.
This balanced investor stands the best chance of showing the biggest profit over the shortest amount of time because of the lower-rated selections acting as a hedge against the higher-rated selections and vice-versa in case one of them does not return a profit. Utilizing the Peak Profit Percentages and STAR RATING SYSTEM, this is precisely what the PRO INFO SPORTS Money Management strategy is designed to do, and why it is important for clients to invest in all recommended Money Plays at the recommended bankroll percentage.
Up to 10 Money Plays are featured per investment “session”. Some days there may even have more than one session, such as a Saturday with early, afternoon, and late college football and basketball games. On days with a very limited schedule, an opinion Selection should at least be offered with the usual comprehensive sports handicapping information, analysis, and advice if no investment opportunities are rated high enough to be a STAR SELECTION.