Friday, 17 August 2018

Update To My Recent Betting Activity

I thought I'd provide an update to what I'm doing these days with regards to betting, because I know there are a few people still interested. I've not used Betfair for a good few months now. I self-excluded myself for 6 months sometime in June. This is because I found that I was using it to gamble on the Exchange, instead of using the Exchange how I used for years, and it kind of defeated the purpose of things. I also felt a break was needed, and would probably do me good.

Over the last few years, I've found that I've been placing bets in High street betting shops using their betting terminals. Mainly betting on £2 7/8-fold accumulators with the aim of winning in the region of £800. Not that I ever have btw, but you never know. One day, one of them will win. Basically, it's betting using the 'old fashioned' way I did as a 16/17 year old with the football at weekends. No expectations and frustration when the last one let's you down.

That's how much things have gone downhill, but like I mentioned, I needed the break from using Betfair like I did. I know that when I was profiting on Betfair between 2008 and 2012 I never once visited a High street bookmaker, but I've found doing the odd 'Both Teams To Score' accumulator for example, isn't a bad thing. It's quite fun actually.

I also do £5 at £1 per line once a month in the bookmakers on their Bingo - usually Ladbrokes. Although it's 'total' gambling you 'can' win big if you're lucky. I asked someone in Coral at Bury St Edmunds last week, if anyone has ever won big and they mentioned that a few months ago someone won 15k, so it can happen. It's just like doing the lottery really.

So that's it basically. Ive not had any big losses over the last few years, mainly because I've not bet big enough like I did previously or been in a position to. It's been more about using 'old fashioned' betting than anything else. Sometimes I will do a £10 5-fold with the hope of winning big, but have no expectations. I do plan to use Betfair again in future, but probably not for the rest of this year.

Tuesday, 14 March 2017

First Update In A While

You don't need to be a genius to know why I've not updated on here for a while. For one, I've not been able to use Betfair how I did previously and two, things have not gone well.

When I did this previously, I was dealing with stakes into the hundreds and now, or for the last 3/4 years, it's been more about pounds. This is mainly because of being in a financially poor position in life. I've not been able to do this how I did 5/6 years ago, and although I'm not going to make excuses, things have just not been right. I wouldn't say I've lost my edge. I never really had an edge, it was more about knowledge of sports and the markets in general. Over the last few years, I've had many small losses and it's all added up. I don't know how many times I've "started again" with attempting to build my bank up. I've got to £1,000 around 2/3 times since about 2012, and each time I've lost what I had gained. I know for a fact, I've not had anymore than £1,200 in my Betfair account since around May 2012, and that's too long. Back in May 2012, I had around £12,000 in my account.

I'd say the opportunities are still there on the Betfair Exchange. It's not changed that much. It's just about having the stability in life in order to make it work. Being under pressure constantly like I have been is just no good. I have the blame for this, as I could have taken a time-out. But my need to "try and get back to where I was" and the constant losses, has kind of held me back. I could have taken a longer period away from betting activities in hindsight.

At this stage, I'm on a 30 day time-out on Betfair which I did through their betting portal. Over the last year, I have started to use William Hill, mainly to do a few accumulators, although not in a serious way as I once did with Betfair. Apart from that, I don't use any other betting platform or any casinos -- not with my own money anyway. Like I say, I'm taking a back-seat from gambling for a few months. And maybe come back to Betfair in future to see if I can re-kindle things. Although until I can get a bigger bank,  I won't do this. I've kind of grown "sick and tired" of the losses and probably resigned within myself that it's just not happening.

Thursday, 30 April 2015

March & April

March 1st - April 30th 2015


Australian wallet:


+£189.60

Saturday, 28 February 2015

Jan & Feb

January 1st - February 28th 2015


Australian wallet:


-£495.80

Wednesday, 31 December 2014

December Update

December 1st-31st 2014:


Australian wallet:


+£271.88

Sunday, 30 November 2014

November Update

November 1st-30th 2014:


Australian wallet:

  
-£83.96

RIP Phillip Hughes

Friday, 31 October 2014

October Update

October 1st-31st 2014:


Australian wallet:


+£439.47