Bit of a bump to this thread. I'm doing a feature on the life of a sharber as part of my journalism degree.
I was wondering if there was anyone around the Sheffield/S.Yorks area that would be willing to chat to me about the art of sharbing and the life of a sharber.
I've sharbed myself and realise that anonymity is vital. So I won't reveal anything that may identify you to the bookies i.e names, specific areas, identifying features or chains/shops you bet at. The article will only be submitted to the university and will not be published in a place where it will gain any meaningful audience. If this changes I will seek your permission first.
I dont live in those areas so cant help but I would be suprised if you get much response or help, I am not really sure what you even want to know. If you take out any usefull information to the bookmakers you also take out any interesting information to your "feature". So it would be incredibly dull and pretty pointless.
I would suggest you go into a bookmaker and find someone playing on a FOBT and research the life of a gambling addict, because you will genuinely find it easier to get information and as far as your tutors will be concerned it will be just as good an article.
Have a plan and stick to it
article would be pretty shit if you dont reveal anything
find coupon price which is bigger than betfair lump on lay on betfair
find enhanced price or goalscorer promotion lump on lay on betfair
hit multiple shops
possibly tip staff or buy them a drink if you ever see the out and they think youve had a big win
life of a sharber
live in constant fear of being robbed if you are carrying a lot of cash
have to hire mates from your gym to go collect the cash with you just in case
sit in car outside bookie 1 eye on smarket screen seeing if their stupid site has finally accepted your bet
other eye on trafic warden and checking no chav is about to smash in your window and pinch your laptop
have to pinch wifes mascara to draw on a moustache at certain shop, cant make the mistake of using an actual pen again, also too embarassing to buy your own, and too risky what if wife finds mascara that isnt hers in the car, she wont think its a present
if youve done it yourself cant you interview an imaginary person who is actually you, its not like your source will be checked
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