You can survive a couple hours without high-definition television.
Especially if it gives you a little bit more of an edge in live betting.
I was talking with a friend on Saturday during the Wimbledon women’s final between Serena Williams and Agneisajskaieazakaszseieka Radwanska, and we both kept bringing up the live odds available at each of our online sportsbooks.
As you may or may not know, most books are constantly changing their odds, updating them after almost every point.
“Shoot,” my friend kept saying, “Just missed out on that bet. It sure doesn’t give me much time at all.”
“That’s because you’re about five seconds behind,” I said.
If you think today’s Wimbledon final (where Roger Federer is currently tied 2-2 in the first set with Andy Murray) will be a back-and-forth match, there will probably be some opportunities to lock in profit if you time it right.
But in an activity where you’re in search of any edge you can find, why handicap yourself by operating a few seconds behind? It’s just a couple hours of crappy standard definition.