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 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.


Wednesday, February 22, 2017 - #6501

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Current Bets
RoundBet InfoAmountOddsWinnings
6501Shipwreck: Fairfax the Deckhand
Lagoon: Young Sproggie
Harpoon Harry's: Bonnie Pip Culliford
10402 NP16:1166432 NP
6501Lagoon: Young Sproggie
Hidden Cove: Federismo Corvallio
Harpoon Harry's: Bonnie Pip Culliford
10402 NP8:183216 NP
6501Lagoon: Young Sproggie
Hidden Cove: Federismo Corvallio
Harpoon Harry's: Sir Edmund Ogletree
10402 NP12:1124824 NP
6501Lagoon: Young Sproggie
Hidden Cove: Gooblah the Grarrl
Harpoon Harry's: Bonnie Pip Culliford
10402 NP8:183216 NP
6501Lagoon: Young Sproggie
Hidden Cove: Gooblah the Grarrl
Harpoon Harry's: Sir Edmund Ogletree
10402 NP12:1124824 NP
6501Lagoon: Young Sproggie
Hidden Cove: Ol' Stripey
10402 NP24:1249648 NP
6501Shipwreck: Peg Leg Percival
Lagoon: Young Sproggie
Harpoon Harry's: Bonnie Pip Culliford
10402 NP32:1332864 NP
6501Shipwreck: Buck Cutlass
Lagoon: Young Sproggie
Harpoon Harry's: Bonnie Pip Culliford
10402 NP12:1124824 NP
6501Shipwreck: Franchisco Corvallio
Lagoon: Young Sproggie
Harpoon Harry's: Bonnie Pip Culliford
10402 NP8:183216 NP
6501Lagoon: Young Sproggie
Harpoon Harry's: Puffo the Waister
10402 NP12:1124824 NP
Total Possible Winnings1497888 NP

February 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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