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## Journalleviramsey's Journal: SlashCapper6

I'm planning to start posting my sports handicapping here at /., but I'm not going to clutter up this journal with that stuff.

So if you're interested head on over to SlashCapper's journal.

Proudly posting content that's probably illegal in the State of Washington!

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## SlashCapper

• #### Yay! (Score:2)

I've missed Levi Ramsey handicapping. IIRC, you used to do that over on K5, but I gave up on K5 years ago.

"Wheels within wheels
in a spiral array..."

• #### Re:Yay! (Score:2)

That was a truly amazing internet discussion, and I thank you for reminding me of it. :^)
• #### Re:Yay! (Score:2)

Iamthefallen does have a way of boiling it down, doesn't he?

The sad thing is, I can't recall where this conversation took place now.

• #### Huh? (Score:1)

I have heard of % odds, and handicapping in golf, but what in the world is this stuff?
• #### Re:Huh? (Score:2)

I'll assume that you're referring to the +/- prices...

Fundamentally odds are expressions of risk versus reward. In different contexts, different expressions tend to predominate.

I'll use three terms in this discussion. Ri is the risk amount, Re is the total return, and Pr is the net return (i.e. Re - Ri).

Among UK bookmakers, a fractional representation prevails of the form "Pr/Ri", e.g. "4/1" (i.e. 1 unit risked has a profit of 4 units, for a total return of 5 units).

In Continental Europe, the odds

• #### Re:Huh? (Score:2)

Perl expressions to convert between the different styles are left as an exercise to the reader... ;o)

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