How to Use a Hook in Betting

Many people wager on sports games and events through fantasy sports. The concept behind fantasy sports is simply to use your knowledge of certain games and athletes to try and dominate a sport you are not directly involved in. The catch is that you have to make sure you follow the rules set by the administrators of the games you are participating in. If you happen to miss a game, or break a rule unwittingly, you can find yourself in some pretty hot water. This is where a “hook” comes in.

This is where you as the fantasy sports user take a little bit of extra risk. You could find yourself in a situation where you have to pay back a certain amount of money, or even lose a sponsorship if the administrators catch on. This happened to a “fantasy baseball” user named “Matt Harrison” who got himself in hot water after breaking a “fantasy baseball” rule during the “2013 season. 

The Trouble With “Fantasy Baseball”

In short, “fantasy baseball” is a “wagersport” where the participant predicts the outcome of “actual baseball games played between teams affiliated with major league baseball organizations.” The problem is that “fantasy baseball” is typically played in “real time,” which means that as the seasons progress and more games are played, your “wagers” can change based on the actual “performance” of the teams you are following. For instance, if you have Detroit Tigers “fantasy baseball” fans, you will want to keep an eye on “Tigers performance stats” all year long because a lot can happen in “games played” between August 1 and September 30.

In “fantasy baseball,” you are allowed to “trade players during games,” which simply means that you can make a deal with another user “after a game is over to bring talents together and enhance your chances of winning.” If you “overuse trades during an inning,” or “try to make a huge move during a critical inning,” you can expect trouble from the “fantasy baseball” admins.

The Solution To All Of This

The answer to all of this is “betspinning.” Betspinning is a “wagersport” modeled on “sports betting,” but instead of “sports betting” being the focus, it is the “outcomes of wagering interests.” What this means in practice is that you will want to focus on “events” such as “movies and TV shows,” “politicions,” “commissions for sale,” “card games,” “contests,” “lottery,” and “raffles,” among others. For instance, in the “2013 World Series,” bettors placed bets on the “Outcome of the Series,” with 43% of bets being placed “against the Royals,” while only 12% of bets were “for” the Royals. In the “2011 World Series,” bettors had “interest in the Cards” with 45% of bets being “against” and 29% of bets being “for”. That is pretty interesting information to have about your “interests.” Of course, it is always important to be aware of the “limits imposed by the betting administrator before you place your wagers. 

Risks And Rewards Of Betspinning

The biggest risk you as the “fantasy sports” bettors take is simply getting “caught” by the “fantasy baseball” admins and exposed. Remember, the “fantasy baseball” admins are looking for users “in a manner that is akin to a ‘penny stock watcher’ or “penny stock trader’ tracking the overall performance of a stock.” 

The upside to “betspinning” is that you can simply “ignore the ‘outcome’ of the game when making your wagers.” In other words, if you have “interest in the outcome of the game between the Cards and Royals,” and you make a wager on the Royals, regardless of whether or not they win, you will not be penalized in any way. 

If you are “managing a sports bettor account,” you can get a “vivid sense of engagement” when making decisions about “wagering interests,” as the results of your wagers will “pop up on your dashboard in real time,” just like in “fantasy baseball.” This is a big bonus if you love watching “sports” and using your “knowledge to gain an edge in dominating a sport you are not directly involved in.