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11-05-2002, 11:07 AM
Sportsbooks aren’t vulnerable in many ways, but one way bettors can take the books to the cleaners is with the underdog moneyline parlay. On a day like last Saturday, when undefeated teams like...

11-06-2002, 04:16 AM
What is a virgin line? Is this the private opening line that is offered to prof. gamblers first, as a test line, with adjustments made depending on how the prof. gamblers bet, and then given to the public? Or is the virgin line the first public offering, adjusted after the prof. gamblers privately bet on it?

The virgin line appears to be the private opening line, so that moves toward a team is toward the team that the sharp guys bet on. They sure did well last week in college.

11-06-2002, 08:53 AM
Virgin line is the first public offering of the line.

11-06-2002, 10:10 AM
One year I got the private line moves on college bowl games and these early moves were nearly 70% winners. These were the test line moves that resulted from prof. gamblers being allowed to make bets before the lines were made public. Mirage and other books do this to make early line adjustments before posting them for public betting. Suppose they set Miami as a 6 1/2 point favorite and get private bets on Miami from sharp gamblers. They then move the line to 7 1/2 and offer it as a virgin line to the public.

I got these moves that one time from an article in a newspaper sports section, but have never have seen them again.

11-06-2002, 02:16 PM
Yeah, I wouldn't think that those casino's would let that info out to the general public all the time because it would cost them.

11-06-2002, 07:23 PM
is it also call the pirate line