It's a funny thing how passionate some people feel for and, (usually) against provincial sports lotteries. I have read of government conspiracies, people wishing to commit acts of violence toward proline players, and moreover, a general disrespect for those posting in this forum, on more than one occasion. Some of which is funny, but a lot which is mediocre rambling at best.
For the record, I respect others opinions on proline. It's easy to see how the house has an advantage, with the player forced to pick 3 (or 2) games at less-than-competitive odds; nevertheless, that are at least 3 advantages to playing "proline" vs. online which I would quickly like to detail for you.
1 Legality. For some people this isn't a moral or legal issue, but admittedly there are some grey areas in online gaming, regardless of what country one resides. Proline is legal, and there's no fear of your account being frozen, hacked in to, or your bets limited.
2. Immeadiacy. You win today, you cash tomorrow. Not exactly vegas, but as long as 7-11, has enough money in the till, you're paid. I really don't know how long it would take to make a cash from an online site, undoubtedly it varies from site to site, but I think we've all heard a story about someone waiting for a check. Further, there are a number of posts, written on this site, about cheques that have bounced which makes me feel somewhat leary.
lastly, and most importantly...
3. Odds that don't Adjust from Wed-Sun. I don't want to plug anyone's Sunday morning radio program, but there's a guy who does a segment called "Proline Value" in which he makes note of the major discrepancies between Vegas and proline. The spreads could be as far as 3-4 points apart by kick-off.
That's it. Fire away at me if you want. I can take it.
I don't think of myself as a proline player, more so an opportunist.