Lefty's Food Club Bets

Welcome to Lefty's Food Club Bets! I've been playing Food Club for 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.


Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - #6206

Important: The gates close between 1:45 pm - 2:15 pm NST. Results are available when the gates reopen at 2:15 pm NST. Update: Results have been processing late at about 2:47 pm NST.

Chance to bust: 35.8%
Chance to profit: 64.2% (16:10 to 52:10)

Current Bets
RoundBet InfoAmountOddsWinnings
6206Shipwreck: Ol' Stripey
Lagoon: Federismo Corvallio
Hidden Cove: Gooblah the Grarrl
Harpoon Harry's: Scurvy Dan the Blade
9812 NP40:1392480 NP
6206Lagoon: Buck Cutlass
Hidden Cove: Gooblah the Grarrl
Harpoon Harry's: Scurvy Dan the Blade
9812 NP28:1274736 NP
6206Lagoon: Federismo Corvallio
Hidden Cove: Orvinn the First Mate
Harpoon Harry's: Scurvy Dan the Blade
9812 NP52:1510224 NP
6206Lagoon: Federismo Corvallio
Hidden Cove: Admiral Blackbeard
Harpoon Harry's: Scurvy Dan the Blade
9812 NP28:1274736 NP
6206Lagoon: Federismo Corvallio
Hidden Cove: Gooblah the Grarrl
Harpoon Harry's: The Tailhook Kid
9812 NP28:1274736 NP
6206Lagoon: Ned the Skipper
Hidden Cove: Gooblah the Grarrl
Harpoon Harry's: Scurvy Dan the Blade
9812 NP52:1510224 NP
6206Shipwreck: Peg Leg Percival
Lagoon: Federismo Corvallio
Hidden Cove: Gooblah the Grarrl
Harpoon Harry's: Scurvy Dan the Blade
9812 NP32:1313984 NP
6206Shipwreck: Sir Edmund Ogletree
Lagoon: Federismo Corvallio
Hidden Cove: Gooblah the Grarrl
Harpoon Harry's: Scurvy Dan the Blade
9812 NP48:1470976 NP
6206Shipwreck: Fairfax the Deckhand
Lagoon: Federismo Corvallio
Hidden Cove: Gooblah the Grarrl
Harpoon Harry's: Scurvy Dan the Blade
9812 NP16:1156992 NP
6206Lagoon: Young Sproggie
Hidden Cove: Gooblah the Grarrl
Harpoon Harry's: Scurvy Dan the Blade
9812 NP28:1274736 NP
Total Possible Winnings3453824 NP

May Results



View winnings history 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 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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