Lefty's Food Club Bets

Welcome to Lefty's Food Club Bets! I've been playing Food Club for close to five years and it's my favorite game on Neopets. I am a regular in the friendly competition hosted on the FC chat thread in the Games forum.

The simplest way to describe Food Club is that it is like betting on a horse race, except you're betting on which pirates will win the daily eating contest. It is a gambling game and there is some risk involved. I strongly advise that you not bet more than you are prepared to lose. You will win some days, and you will lose some days. With some luck and good bets you will see a nice profit over time.

For players just starting out and want to make their own bets, I recommend reading Revenge's Guide and Sir Hatter's Guide for more information about the game and suggested betting strategies. Links to both of them are in my sidebar.


Friday, May 22, 2015

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Current Bets
RoundBet InfoAmountOddsWinnings
5861Lagoon: Scurvy Dan the Blade
Treasure Island: Gooblah the Grarrl
Hidden Cove: Young Sproggie
9118 NP8:172944 NP
5861Lagoon: Fairfax the Deckhand
Treasure Island: Gooblah the Grarrl
9118 NP14:1127652 NP
5861Lagoon: Scurvy Dan the Blade
Treasure Island: The Tailhook Kid
9118 NP26:1237068 NP
5861Lagoon: Scurvy Dan the Blade
Treasure Island: Buck Cutlass
9118 NP14:1127652 NP
5861Lagoon: Scurvy Dan the Blade
Treasure Island: Gooblah the Grarrl
Harpoon Harry's: Bonnie Pip Culliford
9118 NP12:1109416 NP
5861Lagoon: Scurvy Dan the Blade
Treasure Island: Gooblah the Grarrl
Harpoon Harry's: Lucky McKyriggan
9118 NP12:1109416 NP
5861Lagoon: Scurvy Dan the Blade
Treasure Island: Gooblah the Grarrl
Harpoon Harry's: Franchisco Corvallio
9118 NP8:172944 NP
5861Lagoon: Scurvy Dan the Blade
Treasure Island: Gooblah the Grarrl
Harpoon Harry's: Ol' Stripey
9118 NP48:1437664 NP
5861Lagoon: Scurvy Dan the Blade
Treasure Island: Gooblah the Grarrl
Hidden Cove: Sir Edmund Ogletree
9118 NP8:172944 NP
5861Lagoon: Peg Leg Percival
Treasure Island: Gooblah the Grarrl
9118 NP26:1237068 NP
Total Possible Winnings1604768 NP

5851 - 20:10
5852 - No bets
5853 - No bets
5854 - No bets
5855 - No bets
5856 - 20:10
5857 - No bets
5858 - 16:10
5859 - 28:10
5860 - 24:10
May Total - 266:160 (on vacation May 13-18 and only was able to bet for #5856)


Click here to view Screenies of winnings.




My Betting Style

Strictly speaking, I don't follow a system; however, I do have guidelines which I follow.

1. As a general rule, I like to take some risk because it is: (a) more fun and interesting to do so in my opinion; and (b) more profitable over time. However, I don't get too crazy, and most of the time I incorporate safeties in my betting.

2. My favorite type of card is when there is at least one arena with a clearly favored pirate (meaning there is a 2:1 pirate and the other pirates are 5:1 or greater). It's better still when at least two of the pirates are long shots (at 10:1 to 13:1). The more arenas like this on a given day the better.

3. Whenever possible I try to incorporate bets on pirates that have a positive Estimated Value (EV).

4. I avoid making bets that are less then 10:1 (breaking even), unless there's a good chance of a cascade. Then they add up, which is good.

5. While I do pay attention to Food Adjustments, I believe that the opening odds are the best indicators of outcome.




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