Half Time - Full Time
You have probably seen this on the Internet before: “a simple and quick method that allows you to win between 2,000 and 3,000 Euros per day!”
It proliferates on unscrupulous websites talking about sports betting. Some people call it the “Betandwin Loophole”, others “the recurring profits method” or even the “Half Time/Full Time” method. Some of you have lost a lot of money using this method, which is why we are talking about it.
First of all, you need to know that this method allows only one thing: making you lose money!
What is a Half Time-Full Time bet?
As the name suggests, you bet on the result at the end of the first half and on the result at the end of the second half. In order to win your bet, you need to find both the correct result at half-time and at the end of the match.
What does the Half Time-Full Time method consist in?
The Half Time-Full Time method consists in betting indifferently on the results whose odds are over 6. In other words, the least likely results!
Why doesn't it work?
This methods relies on completely false mathematical principles!
When authors declare that “By betting on 6 results whose odds are over 6, you have 6 chances out of 9 (i.e. 66-percent chances) to win at least your initial bet and up to 50 times or more your bet. To put it simply, 1 single winning bet can largely make up for the losses!”, they are totally lying to you!
Betting on 6 results out of 9 does not meant having 6 chances out of 9 to win. This would be true only if all results were equally likely to occur and if the bookmakers did not apply any margin on the bets they offer.
By betting only on all odds over 6, you are betting on the results that are the least likely to occur and ignoring the most likely results. You have therefore very little chances to win!
Those bets are the most profitable for the bookmakers and the least profitable for you!
The margin applied by bookmakers on Half Time-Full Time bets is 20 percent on average, compared to around 10 percent for other types of bets. They are the most profitable bets for bookmakers! The handicap for the gambler is therefore much too important to expect to win on the long term with this type of bets... This is all the truer when you bet indiscriminately on 6 out of 9 possible results for the same event!
Why did it spread on the Internet?
Websites publishing this method have only one goal: to incite you to open a betting account at all cost, by promising fabulous profits!
What result for this method?
“By repeating this technique on the number of Football matches played every day in England (and in Europe), your potential profits are huge: between £2,000 and £3,000 per day!!”
Nothing could be more false! We carried out a statistical simulation in which we followed the Half Time-Full Time method to the letter. Let's imagine you bet once a day using this method: you have about 60-percent chances to go bankrupt before 100 days!
The only goal of those methods is to rip you off. If such a method to win that easily against bookmakers really existed, they could all shut up shop. The only way to win money on the long term with sports betting is to know the sport, to analyse the matches and to find interesting odds on probable results!