By Garry Robinson
At the casino you can play dice. The odds against rolling a total of
seven with a pair of dice is 5/1.
Powerball is consistently the biggest paying lotto game in Australia.
The chance of winning Powerball is 1 in about 55 million.
Ozlotto and Tattslotto is much easier. You have one winning chance in
For regular lotto the chance of winning the major prize is one in 7
The easiest to win is 6 from 38 Pools with one chance in 2.7 million.
A $2 lottery ticket has one chance in 180,000, and a $5 ticket one in
Yes why risk Racing? The cost of standing out the first and second favourites
with the field in the 1999 Melbourne Cup was $1012. The return was $30,000,
that’s one good reason.
In a 10 horse race the chance of picking the winner with a pin is one
in ten. Backing the favourite , you increase your winning chance to better
than 3 in 10.
The chances of making money at Racing are clearly better, and the more
knowledgeable you are the more likely that you will win. It makes sense
, therefore to look at as many Racing books as you can to learn the facts.
One new book that was recently released is Roger Biggs’ Thoroughbred
Handicapping Tables. This is a book that not only contains a lot
of interesting information, but also sets it out in a way that is usable.
The main things which affect a horses chances are, barrier position,
state of the track, recent placings, fitness , weight change, and beaten
All these factors and more are covered in Thoroughbred Handicapping
Tables. A glance at the charts will quickly tell you whether or
not your selection is a valid one. We can recommend Roger Bigg’s new book Thoroughbred Handicapping Tables and have admitted the new
book to our Winform Bookshop.