Posted: 2/27/2011 10:41:21 PM
Post #20 from link given above - a lot of sarcasm (that thread was silly), but lots of truth in this and what I think every gambler could do to most help themselves is to identify which type of gambler you are:
Sorry, didnt see this thread until this morning. We were sailing the passage between St Lucia and St Vincent and I always seem to lose the satellite hookup. My captain told me about this thread this morning, and you can imagine my excitement. I adore threads devoted to my favorite subject - me.
Over the years with my own experience, I have identified 2 types of gamblers. Let me describe:
1. Type A gamblers (95%) - gamble for fun, entertainment, action junkies, chase, bet teasers and negative EV parlays, use CC to fund their accounts, think of gambling money as rent money or spending money, bet haphazardly, dont understand or care to understand theory, never introspect about how to get better, are jealous, dont understand those who win, believe myths about gambling, believe in luck, believe in non correlated trends, dont care to know math or probability, talk about fixes, talk about their own bad luck, criticize anyone who wins, theorize about how people win incorrectly, put emphasis on all the wrong things, spend all their time searching for the winner of the day, are emotional and let their emotions rule them and their decisions, and lose money. These are the equivalent of cavemen looking up at the stars, hypothesizing about how a world they dont understand works.
2. Type B gamblers (5%) - Everything is done to make money, treat gambling as a business, understand winners are not the most important thing in making money, use advanced techniques to make the most money, constantly evaluate process rather than handicapping, use methods other than handicapping to make money, dont chase, dont bet for action, pick their spots, are emotionless, are like machines, understand math and probability, and make money.
Now - its no surprise that 95% of the posters in this thread, and 95% of the posters on covers are type A gamblers, and its no surprise either the jealously of me in this thread. You guys just dont get it, probably never will because you dont have the patience or the fortitude, and you will always be on the sidelines losing money wondering with your buddies (the majority) "how can anyone make money doing this"?
All I can tell you is that I have made money the last 7 years doing this. I can also tell you that there are plenty of others here who are professionals and make money too - I know this for a fact. The bottom line is that I can make more money going 53% than you morons can going 60% - you can laugh all you want but it is your own defense system doing the laughing - because you know its true. I cant post on covers all the times I make money without even making a bet, or how I can make money live betting, or how I sell games off at HT, or all of the other strategies I employ - you guys dont understand all of this - all you understand is the "winner of the day mentality".
Ever wonder why the most popular threads (besides the ones about me) are the ones with the hot handicapper of the day? Pucku or matrixxx or whatever - ever look in those threads and see who is posting there? Guys with less than 3 months on covers.... and ever say to yourself "I wonder why that is?" Why isnt the guys posting in Puckus threads today going to be in the guy who is hot handicappers threads 4 months from now? Because he is already broke. Because he has no idea, even with Puckus picks how to make money and he is BROKE. Dont you morons get this? Look at the date next to my name. You think Im losing year after year after year? You think I post the insight I do, without having some clue as to what Im doing? You know better.
Now, I will answer questions if you like. St Vincent is a nice place but the supermodels are getting antsy to head down to Curacao to party with the boys from Pinny, so Im going to set sail this evening, but I will check back to this thread. I always like helping the boys at covers. I barely even post in the regular forums anymore because the PBOX Nation are the only ones who can talk about hgih level theory anymore - if you post out in the baseball forum you get drowned off the first page in an hour because of all of your "pick of the day" threads - and all of you idiots keep losing money and dont know why - cavemen looking up at the stars.
And for those who say "nobody who bets XXX would post on covers" or "nobody who does this for a living would post on covers" - let me explain something to you: Its relatively a boring solitary existence gambling for a living. You morons have the distraction of going to your mundane 9-5 existence every day which provides the necessary social outlets for you to get through the day. Why wouldnt a gambler seek out people of like mind to "hang out with" even if it is on a message board? You guys dont get it, people like me are MORE likely to post here than you idiots who might get the boss mad if he sees you on here. Cavemen.
If I had a nickel for every time I met a group of guys as dumb as the guys on covers, Id have 5 cents right now.