A Million Reasons to Play Ball at BA

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Everyone knows that Bet America is my favorite ADW – and not just because I used to write for them or because they have greyhound as well as horse racing. Discounted pp’s for both thoroughbred and harness racing and free pp’s for dog racing aren’t the main reason I keep coming back to play on BA either, although they’re nice and convenient.

Plus, unlike another well-known ADW, I don’t have to remember to bet on the tracks I buy programs for to cover their cost. My memory isn’t what it was, so sometimes if I get a “free” program at the place with the double spires, I end up paying the full price because I couldn’t find anything I wanted to play on the program and forgot to make a cover bet.

The reason I play at BA is because I really like their handicapping pages. Most of the time, I don’t even bother to buy a program, because I have enough information right on the BA site to pick winners and exactas at both thoroughbred and harness tracks. Their speed and class ratings for maidens very often give me the winner right at the top and it isn’t always the favorite or the one that looks “obvious” either.

Now though, I have another reason to make BA my first stop of the day when I fire up my laptop or turn on wifi on my phone. For the rest of the baseball season, I could win a million dollars on a free bet. Now, I’m as greedy as the next person, so when someone offers me a chance to win a million dollars every day until October, I’ll take it.

Here’s how you can get in on the action too. You don’t even have to put up any money upfront and get reimbursed. It’s free! Right now, they’re having a special sign-up bonus where they’ll match your initial deposit up to $300! That’s $300 worth of bets free!

  1. Open an account at BetAmerica
  2. Navigate to the MLB section of the Fantasy Sports lobby
  3. Enter any contest labeled “$1Million Home Run Derby”
  4. Fill out your roster of 9 players (SP, C, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, SS, LF, CF, & RF)
  5. If all 9 players hit a home run that day, you will become an instant millionaire!

Even if you don’t know a thing about baseball, why not pick a player in each category and hope they hit a home run that day? What do you have to lose?

Of course, while you’re at BetAmerica, you could play a few races and rack up some reward points too, because some of the best tracks are on the rewards list. I like getting paid for playing races I’d play anyway. If you haven’t already, take a look at the handicapping pages and click on the different views of each race. Pay particular attention to Speed and Class in Maiden races in both thoroughbred and harness races.

 

 

 

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Dog Racing Tip – Breakers In Route Races

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This is an article from Book 4 in the Greyhound Handicapping Series Books 1-6 available in paperback or on Kindle. You can read all 6 books for free with Kindle Unlimited and each book has 3 bonus mini systems.

In previous articles, I’ve mentioned that I like early speed dogs in route races. Many people don’t, because they think that long races favor closers, not breakers. This is true to a point. Dogs that can close at the end of the race are more likely to be in the money.

But the beginning of the race, where early speed dogs get out ahead of the pack, often decides who’s there at the end of the race. In other words, dogs that get out relatively fast and then have enough stamina to hang in long enough to close at the end are really favored in long races.

This is why I like dogs that get out well, whether they’re in long races or sprints. This said, there are some dogs that break that aren’t good bets in route races. Because of the way 660 yd. route races are set up, very fast breakers have a disadvantage and I’ll tell you why.

They are very likely to fly the turn, because that’s where the dogs break in these route races. Instead of breaking onto a nice long straightaway, like they do in sprints, the dogs come out of the boxes and go right into a turn.

Dogs that break very fast are liable to be expecting a straightaway and their momentum can carry them right off the turn. Few of them recover from this and run in the money. Most of them get back out onto the track, but just lope along at the back of the pack, or attempt to catch up and fail.

This is why I scrutinize the program in route races, looking for dogs that are likely to end up going off the turn at the beginning of the race. If I see one, I look at which dog or dogs it’s likely to take out with it. This is the kind of setup that can determine the outcome of a race in the first few strides. Look for this situation when you handicap route races and avoid some bad bets.

Handicap for free! If you haven’t looked at Bet America lately, or if you’ve never considered it, give it a look. Right now, they’re having a special sign-up bonus where they’ll match your initial deposit up to $300! That’s $300 worth of bets free! Try handicapping some races with it on paper and see how you do.

If you don’t want to pay for programs, but want as much information as you need to pick winners, Bet America is the best Advanced Wagering Deposit option online.

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