“It’s how you deal with failure that determines how you achieve success”–David Feherty
I’m trying to get better at my post titles? is it working? someone on twitter mentioned to me that my post titles seem a little bland so expect some weird and wonderful experimental titles until I come to my senses and go back to using the same old boring ones like I do now.
So anyway, back to the Acca post I originally was talking about. Sooooo this Matched Betting thing sounds really good. You go onto the site and search for whats going to bring in some money. After some light research on my part and a whole lot of mental heavy lifting on Mr Fire’s part we decided to try a few Acca’s out. His “few” was one a day for three days, my “few” was three Acca’s a day for three weeks. With me so far?
I started off very organised: I found my Acca (on Oddsmonkey obviously! easier way to find an Acca so I didnt need to do any leg work) , saved and named my Acca and then dutifully added each match to my calendar. See? magically organised.
I laid my bets as needed and even recorded down on my calendar which ones where needed. Perfect right?
Take a look at the profits projected:
Not bad is it really for only a little work. Then the weekend happened, not just any weekend but Mr Fire’s birthday weekend. Guess what we did? kept up to date with our Acca’s. Depressing isnt it? but no, we carried on as the elusive £3 an Acca dream was real.
It all seemed worth it until this happened:
Plus I ran out of money to lay the bets. Have I messed up my research? Do Acca’s actually contain this much of a risk? What did I do? I sat and watched the match.
With my fingers crossed I checked to see if by magic my loses where minimized and my profit was high…
But no, there is a reason why people lose alot of money when they gamble and thats exactly what happened to me….
£300 TO BE EXACT!
So the lesson in all? Don’t rush in feet first without running a taste Acca first. If I would have been able to lay my bets then I would have been fine.
Have you made any mistakes Matched Betting? Don’t think I will be trying Acca’s for a while.