Posted: 12/7/2012 9:57:34 AM
I bid you all a
good evening. The purpose of this thread is to illustrate that taking a
proper business philosophy towards sports wagering, along with discipline and
proper money management, can yield you long term profit. To that end,
this thread will serve to illustrate the approach which puts the odds in your
favor, and therefore, hopefully make you money.
I have been a
long time reader of the Cover's forum, and have been wagering for a couple of
years. Sadly, there are so many threads that are worthless, distracting,
and truthfully, unhelpful.
I have been
wagering for a couple of years now. My favorite sports to watch and wager
are NCAA Football and Futbol. Perhaps this goes hand in hand with wager
success rate? Regardless, Futbol is the world's game. Pure,
simplistic at heart.
In 2011, I
learned quite a few lessons about wagering. I began with a $500 bankroll
during the college football season. Using my business approach, at the
time, I turned $500 into $9,000 by Week 10 of the season. Unfortunately,
a couple of things hurt me.
1. I had
never won so much before, and I was not playing disciplined amounts. I
"shot for glory" so to speak. When I got up big, I was making
$3,000 - $5,000 plays.
sports do not work well for the business strategy below. So, along with
making very large plays, I was also taking on more 'risky' sports.
ended up in 2011 about where I started. It was quite the ride though and
The 2012 season
could not come soon enough. I set out again with $500 at my disposal.
Utilizing the same method, I have grown my roll to it's current state at
This doesn't mean
I didn't take losses along the way this year. I certainly did. I
took an early season loss when then undefeated USC played Stanford. A
couple weeks later, I took another large loss when the Florida State Seminoles
lost at N.C. State.
I was playing reasonable amounts compared to 2011. With USC, I lost
about $1,800 and with Florida
State I lost about
$2,000. However, in each case, I still had over $3,000 remaining in my
account, enough to make a comeback.
How does this
relate to futbol? Well, the same principle strategy I utilized in college
football, can be (and is) utilized in this sport. A couple of
is unique in that every game a team plays is like a playoff game. One
loss, and the team is likely out of the national championship. This means
that every game, a team's motivation is high. Typically, you don't have
to worry about let-downs. Because of this, I am confident of placing
$2,000 - $2,500 on a combination of teams.
With Futbol, and
many other sports, this motivation factor does not exist. There are too
many games in a season. Therefore, one should not be risking $2,000 on
this business strategy. Instead, with my $10,000 roll, the most I will
play on a futbol wager will likely be $500. Please keep that in mind as
we progress through the season.
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