(2004 – 2015)
I knew, that betting on local bookmaker, which has big margins is not profitable anymore. This is why I started betting online. During all those years, I had couple of side jobs and I also studied at the same time. But the more and more I was involved in sports betting world, the less motivation I had for my college.
I was reading books, forums, articles, everything related to sports betting. I started analysing games and making my own bets. At the same time I knew how important analytics is and I knew, that if I will watch games and read news will not be enough at some point.
I knew from my college, that if you want to be successful in the world of data and the numbers, which sports betting definitely is, you must take analytical approach. If not, it is only matter of time, when you will lose.
The most success I had in tennis, basketball and US Sports.
At one point I decided, that I will specialise for one or two sports and I will go as deep as possible. After I made research I decided for US Sports. Mostly MLB baseball. Why? Because no other sports has that many games in half year. And this is not all. Baseball is probably sport with most historical data on the internet.
I was very successful back than, but I also had tough ups and downs, like any other bettor. I was working for some sites and portals and at some point I was also selling picks. People would pay me a lot for my advice.
Not too long, but still I experienced this and I saw everything that is wrong in sports betting world, how people think and why they lose all the time.
Selling picks was the worst decision I made. Most people don’t understand the basics and most people are gamblers, who are looking for someone, that will make them rich over night.
But beating a bookmakers, which are smarter and smarter every day is not easy. To make money with betting on sports requires not only good predictions, but also a lot of discipline, good strategy, good bookmakers and couple of other things.
Because most people just wanted to get picks, so they can bet everything they have in very short time with the hope of big return, they put a lot of pressure on me every day.
Of course I didn’t want to take their money. It would be like selling a bomb to someone, who don’t know how to use it. Unfortunately there are still a lot of very bad sports betting services, that sell picks and take money from foolish people…
This is why I decided, that I will not sell picks anymore. It is not for me, it doesn’t work for most people.
I was still betting, improving and during this time I went trough very bad and very good days. I got married, my daughter was born and I even find some job, to secure myself.
But at the same time, I was thinking how to help people, how to give them something, that will really help them to understand sports betting world and how to help them, that they can make money.
I was thinking about this for whole year. At the same time I was still betting, creating models, testing the models and doing what I love.