Novelty names for gambling
Is it worth informing others about your matched betting/arbitrage/AP gambling strategies? How do you refer to it when explaining to family/friends? Gambling / professional gambling / investing / etc or just not mention it? It's early days for me, but already I can see the relative hassle of having to explain to people how you can make money from this without just sounding like a degenerate gambler making excuses (talking up wins and omitting losses, etc).
It's for these reasons I've been reluctant to say anything, despite making money and enjoying what I'm doing.
I've found the best way is to say you're an escort, wait for the utter horror, and then say "only joking, I'm an advantage gambler." It's the only way of getting people to say "thank goodness for that!"
If you have to say, then "sports trader - just like the boys in the city trading equities but I trade sports markets" is probably the most sexy you can make it.
'So gr3p, what do you do?'
'I'm an escort.'
'Only joking, I specialise in hedging sports commodities at a reduced risk level as a means to invest for the short term...'
'You know, a sports trader - just like the boys in the city trading equities but I trade sports markets.'
'I'm sorry I asked.'
Good so far, I'll commit that to memory.
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