It would appear that some people have taken a liking to Saddam Hussein, the former dictator of Iraq. After several delays, the former leader of the “Axis of Evil” is set to arrive in Baghdad tomorrow. For some, betting on the return of the infamous mass murderer is now a lucrative business opportunity. What are the odds of Sadam being captured or killed by the end of this year? Let’s take a quick look at how to fight the betting odds, as well as what are the implications of betting on the Iraqi leader’s comeback.
The Mechanics Of Betting
Before we begin, let’s establish the basics of betting. Just because you disagree with the premise of another person’s wager doesn’t mean you have to play along. Moreover, bookmakers (the businesses that offer betting odds) always advise against it. If you’re thinking about placing a wager, either ask the bookmaker for advice or don’t enter the wager at all.
It’s also important to note that, while you may want to ignore the other side’s wager, you should absolutely not do the same regarding the bookmaker’s own odds. Regardless of whether or not you agree with the line, the bookmaker is the one you’re supposed to avoid, as they may cheat you. Lastly, make sure you’re aware of the various ways in which casinos may be regulated in the state in which you live. Some games may be prohibited completely, while other games may be available only to citizens aged 18 or over.
Odds vs. Spreads
An odds-only or spread-only betting round represents the simplest form of betting. In this type of wager, you’re simply placing a straight bet on the outcome of a certain event. For example, if I said that the total amount of rainfall this year will be between 10 and 20 inches, you would place a straight bet on the outcome, either 10 or 20 inches. While this may be a logical approach, it’s also the most risky. The reason for this is because the house always has an edge in these types of wagers, since they can adjust the odds to fit their needs.
If you’re going to be placing a wager on Sadam Hussein’s return, it would be smarter to do so in conjunction with a bookie (sportsbook or poker bookie). A sportsbook will give you the advantage of having both sides of the bet, while a poker bookie only offers odds. In such a situation, you would place a bet on whether or not Saddam will return to Iraq, as well as how long he will be there for. You would also place a contingent bet on whether or not he will be captured or killed, with the latter being the more attractive of the two options. Let’s say, for instance, that the sportsbook offers 1/2 a point for every $2 wagered, while a poker bookie offers a 50/50 shot at winning. You would need to wager $20 on the outcome to make up the $40 necessary for a $2 wager, assuming no losses on either side of the bet. In this way, you’re not simply putting your own money on the line, but you’re also helping to protect the bookmaker’s investment in the event that you win.
Why Are People Betting On Sadam?
When people bet on Sadam, they’re not doing so because they want him to return and face justice. They’re doing so because they believe he’ll be able to provide them with a good return on investment. He has, after all, been responsible for the deaths of countless innocent people, as well as the displacement of millions more. It’s not hard to understand why someone would want to rid the world of such a heinous person.
People are also willing to bet on Sadam because there’s a lot of money to be made off his arrest or assassination. You’ll notice that many bookmakers have established separate wagering pools for the purpose of betting on the arrest or slaying of Saddam. Should he be captured, it is quite possible that he will be tried for his crimes and be sentenced to death. Moreover, there is also the distinct possibility that he could be tortured and executed by the Iraqi government, especially considering the dictator’s well-documented history of horrific human rights abuses. With so much at stake, it’s not difficult to see why so many people would want to get in on the action.
Playing The Long Game
Should you choose to wager on the return of Saddam, it pays to play the long game. This is particularly important if you want to maximize your odds of winning. The reason for this is that even though you’re not directly wagering on the event, your participation in the game is. In most cases, you’re better off avoiding bets associated with a specific date, as it’s quite possible that the odds will change before then. In a situation where you can’t avoid putting your money on the line, it’s better to spread your wagers over a longer period, as this will increase the chances of you hitting a winning streak.
Similarly, if you want to minimize your losses, it’s best to avoid betting on events that you can’t win. For example, should you bet on Iraq being invaded by neighboring countries, you’re better off not participating in the wager. Invasions are usually pretty easy to predict, as the neighboring countries will have their own agendas regarding the former dictator. Should they choose to invade, it won’t be difficult for them to find a reason to go to war with Iraq. Should that happen, you will definitely lose your money, as there’s no way of knowing whether or not you’ll come out on top. What’s worse is that if you do lose, you’ll have to deal with paying off large sums of money that you don’t have, should the Iraqis choose to collect the debt. This could be problematic, as you may end up in a war that you did not choose and did not want to fight.
Avoiding these types of wagers is quite simple, as you just need to look out for suspiciously large sums of money appearing out of nowhere. In most cases, this will be a clear indication that a scam is in progress. Should you find yourself in such a situation, it’s always best to contact the company that you’ve lost money to, as they will usually be able to help you out. Sometimes, it’s also necessary to contact your local police department or FBI, as there are certainly enough scammers out there that want to take your money and run, but don’t do anything illegal. As long as you keep your wagers within reason, it’s quite easy to have fun with gambling, even when following the exploits of a notorious dictator.