Fri, 30 May 2008 13:31


An explaination of the teaser betting system.

Betting on any game comes with the goal of actually winning in it. Thus, a player is always compelled to take his chances on any door of opportunity opened to him at the beginning, in the middle, and sometimes, in the final event of the game. This concept is very real, and at times, players find themselves creating betting strategy of their own that is actually applicable to any sports game.

Now, betting is among the trickiest part there is in the realm of sportsbooks. Take the parlays for example. Considering that parlays are propositions-based wagering strategies only leads us to the conclusion that risking and winning are actually on the same high level of consideration.

Since in parlay, this idea is simply observable: a loss in the main wager is a much bigger loss for the player. Why the game starts with a bet that is angled to win through the high odds of the wagers, through which the initial bet is connected, of being actually won. Such complexity sometimes compels players to resort to a sure-win solution and this is where teaser steps in.

Although there are sportsbooks enthusiasts that use straight bet to win, teaser is also recommended by those who prefer to "control" their winnings. This strategy does not really "make everything happen". Instead, it gives the player the opportunity to spread out each wager. This technique, therefore, allows room for less percentage of losses, while it also offers a considerable low amount of payouts for every wager won.

With lower payouts put aside, teasers offer players the opportunity to reduce the instances of ties. Why, with teasers, reduction of ties is possible since the bets are spread out. Say for instance a double-play features one tie. With teaser, the double-play becomes a straight-bet play, while in this instance, the payout's percentage amount is calculated from the new set  of plays. However, there are cases wherein the parlay becomes zero. This is not actually a threat to players since in this instance, the amount of wager is refunded and the whole of the bet is canceled.

However, here is the catch with teaser: the bet is considered a loss if not all of the propositions that are supposed to be under it do not cover the teaser. Of course, this comes with an exception when the teaser reduces to one. But as with the natural process, if just one of the propositions do not win, partial payouts are not offered and the teaser is declared a total loss.

Compared to the action-reverse bet, the teaser does not rely on "if's". On the other hand, one can say that teaser is more of an assurance rather than a chance-filled strategy. Why, in teaser, players can actually calculate their approximate losses percentage according to the amount tendered in each bet. However, teaser is not recommended for regular plays because if one will examine closely, straight betting is the most common winning strategy. Only, teasers are applicable if a player is into having a cushion for the points that he will spread out.