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    Default Guidelines for recordkeeping (revised 10/31/11)

    Updated 4/5/2016 (Re-included 5Dimes for MLB)

    Recordkeeping Guidelines:

    If you are going to be posting picks on a weekly basis, and either keeping a record or having one kept for you, please obey the following guidelines.


    1. Use lines available at either Pinnacle or Bookmaker* AT THE TIME OF YOUR POST. If you got a better line earlier but could not post it, either use the current line or pass on posting that game. *You may use 5Dimes for baseball since BM is dealing a 20-cent line overnight but please make sure to use their 10-cent line and not their 5-cent overnight line.

    2. Keep a running record of ALL YOUR PLAYS, including ALL SPORTS, and all TYPES (halftimes, totals, sides, etc) updated daily if possible, but weekly at the very least. Please include both W-L and units in your record. Records for different leagues should be kept separately.

    3. You cannot undo a pick. If you change your mind, it still counts as part of your W-L record. However, you may pick the other side and eat the vig.

    4. All football and basketball picks must be at -110*. No money lines. No buying points.
    *An exception would be when a game is shaded around a key number like 3 or 7. In that case, please make sure to include the proper juice.

    5. All picks must be unweighted. This means risking one unit on + odds and risking enough to win one unit on - odds. For example, a +130 dog would be recorded as risking 1u to win 1.3u. A typical wager at -110 would be recorded as risking 1.1u to win 1u.

    6. Do not pick the same team more than once for the same game. For example, if you pick a team at -14 and then the line drops to -12 making you like your side even more, you cannot treat your side -12 as another pick. Similarly, you cannot play the same side or total for both the game and 1H. Correlated bets will keep your record from being truly unweighted.

    7. Please do not include exotic bets like teasers, parlays, or props in your record. Feel free to share those picks, but keep a separate record of them.

    Thank you,

    Last edited by Goats; 04-24-2016 at 03:25 PM.

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