Lefty's Food Club Bets

Welcome to Lefty's Food Club Bets! I've been playing Food Club for six 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 good2 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.


Wednesday, August 24, 2016 - #6319

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 2:51 pm NST.

Chance to bust: 34.4% (0:10)
Chance to profit: 65.6% (20:10 to 72:10)

Current Bets
RoundBet InfoAmountOddsWinnings
6319Shipwreck: Federismo Corvallio
Lagoon: Gooblah the Grarrl
Hidden Cove: Franchisco Corvallio
Harpoon Harry's: Sir Edmund Ogletree
10038 NP24:1240912 NP
6319Lagoon: Gooblah the Grarrl
Hidden Cove: Franchisco Corvallio
Harpoon Harry's: Sir Edmund Ogletree
10038 NP8:180304 NP
6319Lagoon: Gooblah the Grarrl
Hidden Cove: Franchisco Corvallio
Harpoon Harry's: The Tailhook Kid
10038 NP20:1200760 NP
6319Lagoon: Gooblah the Grarrl
Hidden Cove: Franchisco Corvallio
Harpoon Harry's: Ned the Skipper
10038 NP24:1240912 NP
6319Lagoon: Gooblah the Grarrl
Hidden Cove: Ol' Stripey
Harpoon Harry's: Sir Edmund Ogletree
10038 NP24:1240912 NP
6319Lagoon: Gooblah the Grarrl
Hidden Cove: Captain Crossblades
10038 NP26:1260988 NP
6319Shipwreck: Puffo the Waister
Lagoon: Gooblah the Grarrl
Hidden Cove: Franchisco Corvallio
Harpoon Harry's: Sir Edmund Ogletree
10038 NP64:1642432 NP
6319Shipwreck: Lucky McKyriggan
Lagoon: Gooblah the Grarrl
Hidden Cove: Franchisco Corvallio
Harpoon Harry's: Sir Edmund Ogletree
10038 NP16:1160608 NP
6319Shipwreck: Young Sproggie
Lagoon: Gooblah the Grarrl
Hidden Cove: Franchisco Corvallio
Harpoon Harry's: Sir Edmund Ogletree
10038 NP40:1401520 NP
6319Lagoon: Orvinn the First Mate
Hidden Cove: Franchisco Corvallio
Harpoon Harry's: Sir Edmund Ogletree
10038 NP28:1281064 NP
Total Possible Winnings2750412 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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