I know we have a number of professional gamblers who use OLBG - at a guess maybe around 5 who post? I epect more come and look but dont take part yet. Hopefully we will see..
But also quite a few who suplement their income from gambling - be it Poker, Trading on Betfair - so also interested to know how many people would say Gambling was a second wage for them.
No, my sole income is not from gambling, I couldn't even say that it provides me with a secondary income, I am pretty new to gambling (only been looking at it for about 2 1/2 years and gave up on horse racing after finding out I was struggling to make a profit at it after 2 years, now I am concentrating on football a sport I know nothing about.)
I am aware that to make gambling my sole income would be good but I need to do a couple of years researching where my strengths and weaknesses are first.
I aim for £50 a month from poker (used to be £250 back when I played more and the tables were looser) and, since joining this site, £50 from sports gambling. On average, I just about exceed this £100 target.
Prior to joining OLBG, my sports betting wins came almost exclusively from the final stages of World Cups and European Championships – in excess of £1k every tournament since France 98, but never more than £2.5k.
Carefully selected, there is a wealth of knowledge available on OLBG. I’ve made a decent profit from bets I would never have even looked at except for the posts on this site.
( 1 ) If you go into a bookies to place a bet, do just that and walk out...better still have an account(s) cos you can soon see how much you are losing!
(2 ) Only bet what you can afford to lose...never chase losses
Have had interests in bookmaking as well, so been lucky cos I have seen both sides of the fence....Bookies adore punters who do multiple bets...they hate laying win only singles!....Good Luck
lost thousands (about 3) on poker from june 2005 to january 2008
lost about 1500 on sports betting over the last year.
could do with quitting really... but i'm here to find a new strategy before i do.
started playing the lottery recently, so i'm getting a bit desperate loike...
having said all that, i'm not in any debt problems... gambling is just a hobby.. albeit, quite an expensive one at the moment.
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It has taken me years and it is very hard to make it pay. However, I offer the following advice;
1) Forget picking winners. That is easy. To succeed, you must obtain VALUE. It is all about maths. Maths maths maths.
2) In line with above - you must take the best price available. There is a massive difference between 9/2 and 5/1. It may not seem like it, but trust me.
3) NEVER bet at SP. Take opening show or preferably Betfair's SP. Better still, take the best price available. Open accounts with as many firms as you can. Most offer a bonus or a free bet.
Success at gambling needs patience, study, discipline, calmness and at times good luck - but luck is not the most important factor in my experience.
Losing at gambling needs just the right mix of rashness, greed and stupidity.
Harsh words but ones that apply to myself as much as anyone else - I think we all have had occasions when we knew we shouldn't have bet but did anyway!
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