Cornelius Nelan, a math professor at Quinnipiac University in Connecticut, notes the odds are
about the same as rolling a die and getting a one, 11 times in a row.
"It has certainly given me a challenge, although I am not sure if the odds are
a little optimistic," said the Tory politician.
A bet represents value for money if the odds are
bigger than they should be.
If I'm a betting man, what do I think the odds are
that the cosmos has a meaning and I have a place in it?
He added, "The odds are
very good about a proposal coming back then.
The odds are
it will take about three months, which is about average.
The most common question I am asked by novice traders is: "How do you know which way the odds are
going to go?" My first answer to that question is that you don't actually need to know where the odds are
going in order to be successful, but that's another article all together!
I only tip a bet if I think the odds are
in our favour, and although I don't think that way every day the returns from the bets that have been tipped in this column have not been disastrous.
It may too, in time, turn out to be a difficult situation for a tipster to recommend a bet at a particular price - not knowing whether that price will be available to Joe Public when he sees the odds are
different in print.