Covering when bookies offer different rules on forfeit

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showMeDaMoney
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Covering when bookies offer different rules on forfeit
« on: February 28, 2017, 07:02:57 PM »

If one bookmaker has forfeits
- refund on match

While the other has:
- refund on set

How do you cover the bet, or is it not possible and just hope that nobody forfeits?
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Re: Covering when bookies offer different rules on forfeit
« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2017, 07:37:12 PM »

i dont think about that. In long run it should be break-even
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Re: Covering when bookies offer different rules on forfeit
« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2017, 08:10:10 PM »

I guess you could minimise the risk, by avoiding:
-> qualifying matches
-> first round matches
-> tournaments under 150k in prizemoney
-> Checking history of player and seeing how many matches they have retired previously.

Its seems logical that the more money that is invested, the less likely the player will retire.
But I do notice that most retires happen when the one athlete is losing.
You can always stand on one leg if you're winning and just crack winners.

But I can't think of a way to fix the mistake(if somehow a player does retire), it may take 10x events to get that money back.

I guess if it does lose, I just have to be careful, only to bet in Tennis when rules are the same.
Or choose the odd, where the rules are the same.
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Re: Covering when bookies offer different rules on forfeit
« Reply #3 on: February 28, 2017, 10:33:18 PM »

If it's a big favorite (such as odds 1.05, 1.10, etc) on the book that voids the bet if the whole match does not end, the risk is low, because you will get a big refund. If the other book settles the bet (because one set was completed), you can win a lot (if the favorite withdrew) or lose a little.
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