Posted: 11/1/2011 12:37:48 PM
Originally Posted by Barnstorm
I never had an addiction to it, but I realized with the juice it's tough to win. And bad beats just drove me crazy.
So now I just play contests. I think buy-in contests may have a good future.
I play the Carib Contest. $200 buy-in for a season's worth of action. $65,000 first prize. And you can win $5K weekly.
And another $50 buy-in contest on a Forum that has a $1,000 first prize.
And I play some free contests with decent prizes.
I do not miss the action of single games at all.
I had SD/KC over last night, and it should have gone over, but 7 FGs and a bad call here and there sunk it. I was pissed, but it's just one game in a contest. Move on to next week's slate of games. No chasing.
Money management is tough for everyone, even non gamblers. Just you look at was has happened with housing markets, people went over their heads, credit card debt, etc.
I've done the same thing with the carib contest, a bit over $10 a week and you get 10 games a week full of action, an a idea of how skilled you are. Just unfortunate that the leaders are somehow hitting like 65%