Lefty's Food Club Bets

Welcome to Lefty's Food Club Bets! I've been playing Food Club for eight years and it's my favorite game on Neopets. I am a regular in the 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 a consistent betting strategy 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 the sidebar.


Tuesday, April 23, 2019 - #7291

Important: The gates close between 1:45 pm - 2:15 pm NST. Results have been processing late at about 3:24 pm NST and continue to get a little later each day.

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Current Bets
RoundBet InfoAmountOddsWinnings
7291Shipwreck: Buck Cutlass
Treasure Island: Ol' Stripey
11982 NP8:195856 NP
7291Shipwreck: Buck Cutlass
Harpoon Harry's: Orvinn the First Mate
11982 NP14:1167748 NP
7291Shipwreck: Buck Cutlass
Harpoon Harry's: Scurvy Dan the Blade
11982 NP4:147928 NP
7291Shipwreck: Buck Cutlass
Hidden Cove: Puffo the Waister
11982 NP26:1311532 NP
7291Shipwreck: Buck Cutlass
Hidden Cove: The Tailhook Kid
11982 NP8:195856 NP
7291Shipwreck: Buck Cutlass
Hidden Cove: Gooblah the Grarrl
11982 NP4:147928 NP
7291Shipwreck: Buck Cutlass
Treasure Island: Sir Edmund Ogletree
11982 NP6:171892 NP
7291Shipwreck: Buck Cutlass
Treasure Island: Lucky McKyriggan
11982 NP6:171892 NP
7291Shipwreck: Buck Cutlass
Treasure Island: Fairfax the Deckhand
11982 NP14:1167748 NP
7291Shipwreck: Buck Cutlass
Harpoon Harry's: Bonnie Pip Culliford
11982 NP4:147928 NP
Total Possible Winnings1126308 NP


Apr Results



View winnings history (screenies) here.




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 risky, 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 will yield 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 some attention to Food Adjustments, I believe that the opening odds are the best indicators of outcome.

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