What a difference a week makes. 7 days ago I talked about my need for a break. The grind was real and I wasn’t making any money. So as promised I stopped following (tracking) the tipsters on my list.
I lasted two days without having a bet. Come Wednesday I was itching to have a wager, especially with the darts on.
But I decided to change my approach. As I mentioned last week, much of the fun in gambling for me is finding the bets. Reading previews and looking for value. So that’s what I did.
I spent some time considering all the selections from the darts tipsters on my list. Rather than back them all, as had been my previous approach, I picked out my favourite tip. Day 1 I had a nice winner on the Price v Anderson group stage game.
The next day I did the same. I took some time to read a few previews and followed the advice of Sporting Life (sorry can’t recall who the tipster was) and backed Cancelo to score at 9/2 against Liechtenstein. Despite him starting Centre Back the bet landed. Happy days.
Nicolai Hojgaard claims the DP World Tour Championship! 🏆 pic.twitter.com/VbbgYEaxe4
— Sky Sports Golf (@SkySportsGolf) November 19, 2023
Now I was on a high and the temptation to bet on the golf was too much to resist, especially with two very good events. But I didn’t want to continue my approach which had failed me for the past 6 months.
So what I did was compile the most popular selections from the top golf tipsters. For each tip, I’d bet an additional £1. So Adrian Meronk was tipped 9 times, meaning a £9 wager.
None of this each way bollocks either, win only for me. With 7 tipsters backing Nicolai Hojgaard it proved a great strategy. I also had £5 on Aberg in the RSM Classic, albeit the payout was £500 lower than had Hughes landed the win.
I only placed 23 bets last week. That’s less than I’ve been placing most days over the past 7 months. I won £276.48.
Of course winners on both tours won’t happen very often, but it was a much more enjoyable process for me and much less time consuming.
I’ll be sticking to this method of gambling for a while to see what returns it can make me and I’ll keep you up to date on a weekly basis.
Sometimes enjoyment is more important than money. In fact that should always be the case. If you’re not enjoying your betting then change your approach. Who knows, it might result in better returns.
Oh and as for the title of the post. I told my girlfriend that I was going to stop betting, referring to my change in approach, so when I told her I’d placed a bet, she wouldn’t let it drop. Perhaps that’s her way of asking me to spend some of my winnings on her?