NHL Semi-Finals Update & 3 Ways Sportsbooks Protect Their Profit


The NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs has reached the semi-finals stage. Online bookies have already put measures in place to protect profits.

Before getting into 3 of those measures, check out an update of the 2018 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs.

2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs – NHL Semi-Finals Update

The Washington Capitals and defending Stanley Cup Champion Pittsburgh Penguins battle each other in one NHL Eastern Conference Semifinal.

The Caps beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 4 games to 2.

The Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Philadelphia Flyers 4 games to 2.

On the other side of the Eastern Conference bracket, Tampa Bay took down the New Jersey Devils 4 games to 1.

The Boston Bruins, the 2-seed on that side of the Eastern Conference bracket, defeated Toronto in Game 7 victory. Coming back in the 3rd period to take the game at 7-4.

They’ll move forward and take on the Lightning in the NHL Semi-Finals.

In the NHL Western Conference, both semi-finals are set. Top seed Nashville faces off against 2-seed Winnipeg. The Winnipeg Jets dropped the Minnesota Wild 4 games to 1.

The Predators beat the Colorado Avalanche 4 games to 2.

On the other side of the Western Conference bracket, the two hottest teams in NHL face-off. The Vegas Golden Knights take on the San Jose Sharks.

The Sharks swept Anaheim 4 games to 0. The expansion team Knights dropped the L.A. Kings 4 games to 0.

2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs – 3 Ways Sportsbooks Protect their Profit

1. Max betting limits – When it comes to Stanley Cup futures, there are few better ways to protect profit then to set max betting limits.

Online bookies with access to a mass editing tool, can set max betting limits on every player.

Nobody, at this point, knows for sure who will win the NHL Stanley Cup.

However, max betting limits prevents a sports bettor from getting lucky with a huge bet on the eventual 2018 NHL Stanley Cup winner.

2. Schedule limit overrides – If things get too hot on a specific game, smart pay per head agents will set an override on the game.

Overrides encourage wagers on other NHL matchups.

Action that’s spread among various NHL games instead of on a single NHL game stems sportsbook losses.

3. Take games off the board – A good way to prevent losses on a single NHL game, or to protect profits on a game, is to take the game off the board.

Pay per head agents do this whenever they feel a specific game has gotten too hot for them to handle. They also take games off the board when they don’t want a run on a single team in a specific game.

Other ways online bookies protect NHL Playoff sportsbook profits is to broadcast nationally televised games, set up bet alerts to know when a specific player has wagered, and offer cross-sports parlays that are almost impossible to hit.

There’s still time to make a profit with the 2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs, it’s all about protecting your profits, and promoting the right games.

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