That’s an overview of the two. So, Poker vs value betting – which is most profitable? Most people want to know which makes more money, how long it takes to make that money and how long they can keep either system going for. Read on, as I break that down.
In poker, there are a lot of variables, but firstly it depends on how good you are at the game. If you’re experienced; you know good strategy, proper technique and you’re playing for profit more than thrills, money can be made. There’s always the chance of big tournament payouts, but it’s more helpful to look at regular, smaller games. If you’re fringe professional level and in that top 5% of players who make a profit in a year, the experts believe you can make $20,000 (£15,347) – $30,000 (£23,021) per year. If you’re in the top 1%, you can expect to make over $50,000 (£38,335). In terms of losses, you don’t need huge amounts to play, but to be making anything near a worthwhile return/to play comfortably, a starting bankroll of £1,000 would be required, which doesn’t guarantee a return. This could need to be topped-up many times over.
There’s a lot more of ‘trusting in the process’ with value betting. To use ValueBetting, a player needs little knowledge or experience. There’s never really an opportunity of a big payout, but slow consistent payouts overtime for the users. With a bankroll of £1,000, you can expect to make £240-£290 a month, every month. Not every bet is a winning bet, but when enough bets are placed, variance reduces and the value shows. To ease concerns, Rebel Betting are offering a profit guarantee, which shows their confidence in the system.
To get to a good, consistently winning level of poker, it takes time. Even if you’re an experienced poker player, you’ll most likely need to spend a lot of time reading on technique and strategy improvements to get in that top 5-10%. Then there is playing the games – an average game lasts 90 mins and you’ll want to play a couple a day on average at least.
Again, ValueBetting is a lot more predictable. The initial setup, including reading a suitable amount of literature, setting your account up, adjusting settings, would take up to three hours. After that initial stage is done and when it comes to using the ValueBetting service, it’s a simple case of double-checking the bets are correctly aligned to the odds in the service (odds can change fast) and placing the bet. Really this shouldn’t take more than a few seconds or a minute. So, if you’re placing the recommended 30-40 per day, that’s up to 40 minute – that is, if you get a consistent stream of value bets that you want to bet on.
You’re unlikely to ever face anything in the way of restrictions when it comes to online poker. You can earn serious amounts without fear of account restrictions etc. If you’re looking for something to do in your spare time which carries more of a thrill, poker has that over value betting. You’re also more likely to do something for longer periods that you enjoy. However, I assume you’re reading this as you want to make money short and long-term, and not just aimlessly gamble online.
Due to there being losses along the way, your bookie accounts will last a lot longer with value betting compared to arbitrage betting for example, where there is a guaranteed win in every bet. Inevitably, given enough time and winnings, restrictions will be placed on your betting accounts – this could take weeks, months or years. But there are many tricks and tips on how to avoid bookmaker limitations. And if you get limited on some bookmakers, just move on to the next one. Value bets also take place on exchanges and sharp’s which will never restrict your accounts, so you can conceivably make money for years, even if betting opportunities decrease with certain bookmakers.
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