Originally Posted by jet1
I don't pretend to be an expert with betting but I reckon any bookie based in a ground is inundated with daft bets put on by home fans .....bookies (in the ground itself) ain't ever gonna offer good odds for this reason .....bet away from the ground for maximum effect!
The thing is though bookies cant just shorten the odds in the ground if they have a large national or even global presence. They'd get slaughtered if they did that so Boyles just cut the prices knowing they'd get business anyway.
My opinion is that Boyles took more money on our game at the SoL than everywhere else put together, hence they could get away with the shit odds. Some people never shop around for a price, just going with whatever they get in the SoL as it's the only place they bet.
Some of the Irish posters on here had a right pop at me last time this came up for daring to slag off their beloved Boylesports, so it's nice to see it's not just me thinks they are a crap firm to bet with. I had no issues with their crap odds, it's up to bookies to price something up short if they don't want any liabilities on it, if they can capture a few mug punters thats the punters' lookout.