Is Your Sole Income from Gambling?

Is Your Sole Income from Gambling?

Yes
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No
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roy1968
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Postby roy1968 » Thu Jul 10, 2008 1:35 pm

Yes these are paid for tipsters between £10 and £100 per month but i don't mind paying for the info. In the last week i've had winners at 5/1,16/1,7/2,9/2,5/2,4/1,7/4,4/1,10/3,7/2,18/1,3/1 & 7/1 out of 37 selections. Maximum work 30 minutes per day. I had bought all sorts of books, courses, etc in 20 years and still had trouble finding decent priced winners.

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Postby biyle1 » Wed Jul 16, 2008 4:16 pm

no ! just doing it for the fun ! altho the extra cash comes in handy from time to time

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Postby northlight2004 » Fri Jul 18, 2008 2:55 pm

I have been betting on horse racing since a friend of mine put a few quid on Frankie's seven timer at Ascot. He had 6 of them doubles and upwards. I won a five-figure sum. Since then, I have had many ups and downs as I thought it was easy. It is not, it must be one of the most difficult things to try to do.

I now have very few bets and follow the same type of horses each flat season. Best result by far was backing Northlight for the Derby whilst he was still a two year old at 33 to 1. This year, 10 wins from 12 bets, but not enough to make a living though. Overall, am up since started keepinng records in 2000.

I also bet on premiership football. This was after someone introduced me to betting when Euro 1996 was on. Having followed football since a child I was surpised at the lack of knowledge that bookies displayed in that tournament. However, football betting has changed and I think winning has become harder. I now specialise on premiership football annd look for value. Most weeks I do not bet, but when I do I seem to find what I consider to be value with the mid-range teams such Everton, Villa, Portsmouth. Once again, very few bets.

Have only just found out about betting forums like this. Lots of good advice on these sites. These include

1. Look for value.
2. Specialise.
3. Never chase.

I would add

4. Do not stand in the bookies ever. Bet on the phone/internet.
5. Avoid festivals like Cheltenham, Royal Ascot, Galway. A 2 to 1 winner pays the same regardless of course etc.
6. Read magazines like the World Soccer.
7. Do not watch the Winning Line annd turn of the volume when watching C4 and BBC racing, other than to listen to the commentary.
8. Get to know the profile of types of horses that win certain races.
9. Eliminate losers rather than pick winners.

I think the post above regarding the need to keep betting objective is sound advise. I work as a researcher and I need to keep everything objective when working. The two roles are very similar IMO.

I am sure there are also many other factors required to make betting profitable.

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Postby man o bong » Mon Aug 11, 2008 8:46 pm

We are looking forward to sseing your tips then buddy :win:
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zicocole
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Postby zicocole » Fri Aug 15, 2008 10:13 pm

Gambling is so hard!!!!

I've been at it 22 years & what have I learnt absolutely nothng. My new tatic is to gamble on the opposite result to my prediction.

It seems to work wonders!!!!!

My tip - at least 90% of us lose so gamble expecting the worse & anything else is a bonus.

Luv ya all & bet carefully

Regards

Steve

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Postby NeilThe Beaver » Mon Aug 25, 2008 12:51 am

My gambling kinda funds my gambling, if that makes sense. If i have losses at the bookies i make them back on poker and vice versa. Not being a serious gambler i aim to break even. Last year i made a profit which i used to, shall we say, learn about other styles of betting.

My main bets are football, with a few bets on the nags and rugby league.

It keeps me happy and i only ever bet in what i guess are probably small stakes. Lets face it there are alot worse things to spend your pennies on in the big bad world.

And the best thing is my internet bets fund the following months bets and any "cash" bets that win fund the missus going shopping :D :(
Even a blind bird gets a worm sometimes

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Postby Murph1984 » Thu Sep 04, 2008 6:29 pm

It used to be my main source of income before i found poker,with mixed success it has to be said.

In the early days i lacked discipline and chased losses.For the last 3 years i have been earning my living playing poker.In the beginning i totally gave up sports betting when i began poker,as poker was in my own control and i found early that i was quite handy at it :P

As time passed,it dawned on me that i could return to sports betting and now implement all the self discipline that poker has taught me into it.

Since then i have been doing ok,have improved tenfold since finding OLBG it must be said.I dont gamble anything like the stakes i used to as i believe i have a far greater edge and expectancy in poker.I have 2 completely seperate bankrolls for poker and my sports betting.

I now enjoy sports betting a lot more thanks to poker.

BTW i answered no,as,despite what my parents say,POKER IS NOT GAMBLING!!

I tell them its only the people playing against me that are gambling,and they just roll their eyes like im guessing 95% of you have just done :lol:

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Postby dhoni182 » Fri Sep 12, 2008 4:53 pm

no, i just do it for a hobby and i must say that i get better by learning from my mistakes. I make about on average a £50 a month (not alot but its fun)

ive learned to research everything you can on what your betting on.
go into the bookies and do your bet and leave straight away look at no other odds or specials
do not try and win big, small bets = more smaller wins = profit slowly but steadly
:)

do not do accumalitors, i only have 3 or under amount teams on my slip, usually 2
stay away from first goal scorers (from my experience any way)

bet on what you know, for example if you don't keep in touch with swedish football dont bet on it

horses and dogs are gay! :P its like a lottery to me anyway

and my golden rule is
give your self an amount to bet with every week (mines £10) if you lose, so what you lose, but most importantly if you win NEVER UNDER ANY CIRUMSTANCE GO BACK TO THE BOOKIES AND BET AGAIN UNTILL NEXT WEEK WITH YOUR NEW AMOUNT

:win:

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Postby madbobmagee » Mon Sep 15, 2008 10:30 am

horses and dogs are gay!

How do they reproduce??? :P :P

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Postby veggie » Fri Sep 19, 2008 12:48 am

At the moment gambling is my sole income.
My previous employer went bust last month leaving me at the mercy of DSS. still waiting for them to get their act together!

I have reasonable knowledge of tennis, but very little of horses - can anyone tell me why I place more bets on horses?

Since discovering this site a month ago, I have nearly doubled the money I put into my on-line betting account.

One thing puzzles me though, I have read a lot of comments here and elsewhere from people stating how much money they are making.
WHY DON'T YOU SHARE THESE TIPS WITH THE REST OF US?

Seriously, if you are fairly confident about a bet, put it on your tips page, or better still put it in the relevant forum, that way we all have a chance of beating the bookie.

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Postby Murph1984 » Fri Sep 19, 2008 10:47 am

One thing puzzles me though, I have read a lot of comments here and elsewhere from people stating how much money they are making.
WHY DON'T YOU SHARE THESE TIPS WITH THE REST OF US?

Seriously, if you are fairly confident about a bet, put it on your tips page, or better still put it in the relevant forum, that way we all have a chance of beating the bookie.
:win:

Couldnt agree more.

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Postby albiontilidie » Mon Sep 22, 2008 12:44 pm

no would love to in years to come but only 20 atm and been betting for 4 years or so learning the rules and learning by my mistakes, atm making a nice amount of money nothing big at all but hoping it will make more and more as i can raise the stakes that i am betting with

but with all things im hopin and at the very early stage

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