Lefty's Food Club Bets

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


Monday, August 21, 2017 - #6681

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Current Bets
RoundBet InfoAmountOddsWinnings
6681Shipwreck: Fairfax the Deckhand
Treasure Island: Sir Edmund Ogletree
Harpoon Harry's: Gooblah the Grarrl
10762 NP28:1301336 NP
6681Shipwreck: Buck Cutlass
Treasure Island: Sir Edmund Ogletree
Hidden Cove: The Tailhook Kid
Harpoon Harry's: Gooblah the Grarrl
10762 NP40:1430480 NP
6681Shipwreck: Buck Cutlass
Treasure Island: Sir Edmund Ogletree
Hidden Cove: Young Sproggie
Harpoon Harry's: Gooblah the Grarrl
10762 NP32:1344384 NP
6681Shipwreck: Buck Cutlass
Treasure Island: Sir Edmund Ogletree
Hidden Cove: Squire Venable
Harpoon Harry's: Gooblah the Grarrl
10762 NP104:11000000 NP
6681Shipwreck: Buck Cutlass
Treasure Island: Orvinn the First Mate
Harpoon Harry's: Gooblah the Grarrl
10762 NP52:1559624 NP
6681Shipwreck: Buck Cutlass
Treasure Island: Captain Crossblades
Harpoon Harry's: Gooblah the Grarrl
10762 NP36:1387432 NP
6681Shipwreck: Buck Cutlass
Lagoon: Franchisco Corvallio
Treasure Island: Sir Edmund Ogletree
Hidden Cove: Ol' Stripey
Harpoon Harry's: Gooblah the Grarrl
10762 NP32:1344384 NP
6681Shipwreck: Buck Cutlass
Lagoon: Scurvy Dan the Blade
Treasure Island: Sir Edmund Ogletree
Hidden Cove: Ol' Stripey
Harpoon Harry's: Gooblah the Grarrl
10762 NP32:1344384 NP
6681Shipwreck: Federismo Corvallio
Treasure Island: Sir Edmund Ogletree
Harpoon Harry's: Gooblah the Grarrl
10762 NP24:1258288 NP
6681Shipwreck: Buck Cutlass
Treasure Island: Stuff-A-Roo
Harpoon Harry's: Gooblah the Grarrl
10762 NP36:1387432 NP
Total Possible Winnings4357744 NP


August 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 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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