Farewell for now
Just wanted to say my goodbyes for a while. I've not been the most active member of the board, but I'm taking a break from these activities for a good while.
Unfortunately, I just managed to blow 90% of my moderately small (in comparison to some here!) float on a very ill concieved set of bets on the Champions league tonight. I'm not going to go into details, but it was a combination of one bet not getting matched off at betfair, and my recovery actions multiplying an acceptable but annoying £45 loss into one in the low four figures.
I can live with the loss - happily I'm in the situation where I'm doing this for interest's sake rather than for the money - but it's shown me that I've moved from a low/no risk mind-set to one where I was happy to put significant amounts on the line. This is not acceptable to me.
I've still made a good few thousand from matched betting and some casino offers, and it paid off a good chunk of my mortgage when I cleared it, but I think it's best to take a breather for a while.
Are there lessons here for others? I think so:
But most of all - the golden rule - don't be a bloody idiot!
- If you think it's a dead cert - it isn't.
- When the queued odd start going against you at betfair - cut and run!
- Be prepared to take a small loss - it will save you a lot of heartache in the end.
I'll suspect I'll be telling my wife that I used the money on buying the new TV and PS3 last week and on the holiday we're taking next week. It's probably safer that way...
Wishing you prosperity in your probability based projects,
(I've been waiting to use that one...)
Im sorry to hear that. A very very good post. Bye.
Have a plan and stick to it
As above, sorry to hear that. Goodbye, and good luck.
Equally gutted to hear that mate , I've been there a few times myself feeling like absolute shit , going to bed stressed over big losses hiding it from the wife , it's not good . Your post makes just reminds me that I actually have nothing as long as it's all in bookmakers accounts it's there for my stupidty to lose . I tried loads of times to stop gambling but I can't I have gone to lengths of getting my broadband disconnected but I always end up back gambling , maybe the only way I ever will stop is if I lose it all.
Those words should be on the gates to the world of Advantage Play.
Originally Posted by Flier
Sorry to hear about your losses tonight. I hope you gather yourself and come back with a new approach and make back those losses.
"Pay no attention to what the critics say. No statue has ever been erected to a critic."
All the very best to you Flier.
I really try not to expose myself too much, but have been a real idiot a few times, and that could so easily have been me. Rotten luck, but you sound very balanced about it.
A break is probably the best thing. Hope to see you back soon.
Sorry to hear about that Flier, excellent post though thanks for that. I think most of us have had one of those kind of days where it all goes wrong and the most important part is keeping in control I think.
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