Are any of you guys winning gamblers?



  • As above a lot of people I hear say they are sick of losing at the bookies but I wonder how many people actually do really well betting but use this as a bit of side fun?



  • @Tom7471 πŸ™‹β€β™‚οΈ



  • Honestly? No, not a winning gambler.

    But I did "win" at certain sports. Just lost on more sports than won.

    Cut right down since finding this platform - it's the one place where I consistently win. πŸ’°

    I think it's much more than knowing your football. It's about predicting human behaviour & psychology & doing "it" before the majority acts. πŸ‘



  • @Ericali I completely agree. If it was about football knowledge I would be in real shit. I feel my trading skills help me so much.



  • @Timothee-Atouba good man. Do you still bet regularly?



  • @Tom7471 Yes. Very difficult to get decent bets on now, particularly on racing and at big prices.
    But still ticking over aided by tennis. Football is alright on exchanges but profit margins on football are so thin in comparison.



  • I make a fairly decent amount on the horses (mainly over jumps) and have probably a good winner on the football once a month. I would probably say this is my bit of fun on the side as in terms of actual trading I don't do much on here.



  • I was a professional poker player for 8 years. Then I moved to matched betting for a couple of years while also trading the sports markets (mostly horses) with quite a lot of success.

    In terms of actual sports betting i've dabbled over the years and done ok. Probably not much better than even if i'm being honest. Now I lose Β£5 to ridicolous ACCA's every week while piling my savings into FI.

    Football Index is by far the least time consuming and easiest way to make money from gambling I have found yet.



  • The reason i came here was after winning Β£800 on a football coupon thinking i was doing well until i checked my profit/loss for the past year and found that Β£800 only put me up Β£20 over the year. That was me by with it id worked too hard for that net Β£20 profit. My problem is that my heart usually gets in the way of my head when gambling.

    But thats why i love FI i get to bet on what other peoples hearts and heads are going to tell them to do



  • I was a successful gambler till I wasn't. Ramp up the stakes until one bad loss undoes years of winnings!

    I'd turn Β£100 to Β£500 on roulette machine pretty consistently then put it all on a dog or horse. Most times walk out with nothing. Occasionally walk out with a few grand... Trouble is, when I won I was flash... Spend it all in an evening. Or just up my stake the next day etc.

    Gave up gambling for a few years but FI bought me back in cos you don't lose your whole stake. So it's pretty hard to get too reckless. Plus I have family now so have to be responsible ☺



  • @Vespasian32 sounds very rock and roll. FI is great for you then. I guess winning money gambling isn't the hardest thing I guess it's the keeping it and using a proper bankroll to keep making good decisions and making money.



  • @Tom7471 said in Are any of you guys winning gamblers?:

    As above a lot of people I hear say they are sick of losing at the bookies but I wonder how many people actually do really well betting but use this as a bit of side fun?

    I was a fuckin brilliant gambler. I did it for years. My stakes increased in line with my winnings.

    One weekend, I chased a loss. Put a sizeable amount into a nothing la liga game, a guaranteed win ... and lost.

    I threw away 3k that weekend. That was my lightbulb moment, and I realised the potential traditional betting had to destroy a man financially. It finally clicked. The odds are never truly in your favour, and there is good reason why you never see a bookies closing down or going bankrupt.

    So, I packed my bags, deleted my account and walked away from fat Ray Winstone with a healthy 6k profit. πŸ–•

    It doesnt sound it, but I'm genuinely a risk averse person. 🀠 I now have nothing but contempt for traditional match betting companies.

    My mate then introduced me to the football index about 8 months after I'd 'quit' gambling. I was sceptical.

    But this is the safest, most rewarding financial risk I have ever taken. It's almost like a gambling methadone. 🀣

    I've now been here over two years and haven't lost a penny. πŸ˜ŽπŸΊπŸ€‘



  • I traded draws and 1-1s relatively successfully on Betfair for a few years until they introduced the sportsbook and the liquidity went to shit.

    I should have put my Betfair funds into FI much sooner. I was here early enough.



  • Just for contrast: I've never been inclined to gamble just dont have that sort of personality. I do like making money though, I found FI four weeks ago and now have a five figure some invested! Making money whilst having fun.πŸ‘Œ



  • @Impulsesplurger said in Are any of you guys winning gamblers?:

    Just for contrast: I've never been inclined to gamble just dont have that sort of personality. I do like making money though, I found FI four weeks ago and now have a five figure some invested! Making money whilst having fun.πŸ‘Œ

    Investment is just the middle class way of saying gambling.

    Risk v Reward is pretty much what it all boils down to.

    But, you sir are gambling ... gamble gamble gamble.

    Say it, it's not a naughty word! 🀣😘

    Hope you are enjoying the platform so far! πŸ‘πŸ‘



  • @johnboywalker
    I have made money gambling for the past 4 years. not even over a grand a yr. I really want to go for it but I have to protect myself from the sick feeling of making a mistake in a very dynamic game.
    you might be 100% right for 15 mins with excellent odds but it can change very quickly.

    So now when i gamble I use psychology. If a team is on top for ages and the away team have pace its worth a bet as they forget to defend.

    Also when two top teams play go for the less obvious. ie tottenham v man utd. the psychology is Tottenham believe theyve already won



  • @kaka8
    psychoff is the man



  • @Impulsesplurger said in Are any of you guys winning gamblers?:

    Just for contrast: I've never been inclined to gamble just dont have that sort of personality. I do like making money though, I found FI four weeks ago and now have a five figure some invested! Making money whilst having fun.πŸ‘Œ

    Hate to break it to you, but you are a gambler. So you are the sort to gamble. Yes FI is different but important to remember that every virtual 'player' you buy is a fixed bet.



  • If you count matched betting, then yes I am a winning gambler. To the extent bookies close off my accounts and say they don't want my business



  • @johnboywalker πŸ˜‚I'm just chuffed you assume I'm middle class.

    Yes I agree, you dont get anything in life without an element of risk.

    Happy to admit I'm gambling, before all the hardcore gamblers on the forum start getting their knickers in a twist with meπŸ˜‚. Pretty sure I didnt say I wasnt. The difference to me is weather your using money you can afford to be piling in to it or are you taking food out your kids mouths.

    Yes love the forum mate, wish I'd found it sooner. it's different to others forms of gambling is the point I guess I'm making. πŸ‘


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