Kategoria: My Way



That was my reaction when I heard the final whistle in the Croatia - Morocco -game.

I had small live bets on Morocco +1/4, and the match total under 1½ goals, but when the game ended, I caught myself being most delighted with winning the Sportmarket match freeroll. In that competition Sportmarket offers for each World Cup game, the participants had to name the half-time score and the first goal scorer. My selection was 0-0 half-time-score and "no goalscorer" in the match.

I have taken advantage of different promotions, giveaways, and freerolls during MyWay in sports betting. I never get rich enough to leave free money on the table.

Early in my career, risk-free promotional money-boosted winnings, free bets etc. were a vital help when accumulating my tiny starting capital. In fact, even before I started Sports Betting and horse betting career, I bingo promotions in the local hall! I clipped a three free games coupon from the local newspaper and entered the bingo hall precisely two minutes before the hourly free-roll round. In the next hour, every fifteen minutes I played the rounds with boosted winnings with a minimum stake. So with investing 4 Finn marks (ca. 50c in inflation-corrected money nowadays), I could expect a gain of ca. 7 FIM net profit in an hour, which was an average industry salary in those days - a lot for a 13-year-old schoolkid. Fortunately, in those days, the gaming operators were not too strict with underaged gamblers.

About 1990, a big English bookmaker (might have been Corals) had a promotion where betting a Yankee ( fourfold, trebles, and doubles out of four horses) gave the customer free singles on all four if only one horse lost. I was a slightly profitable bettor, to start with, and that promotion with the good ideas on that given day turned with the promotion value my bet into a considerable +EV value. I made me place a decent bet. If I remember right, I had Environmental Friend, Filia Ardross, Rodrigo de Triano, and one more horse I cannot remember in my combo. All of them won. I had placed the bet only to squeeze one hundred or so expected value, and now I hit and win almost ten thousand! With the unexpected money, I couldn't resist buying an elite broodmare Ritzy Devil. She turned out to be among the twenty best in Finnish racing history, and as a breeder, I got second prize in the UET Grand Prix, the Europa Derby, six years later.

Of course, that story was an extreme example of the value of promotions, freerolls, rollovers, odds boosters etc. But I have hundreds of examples of the smaller gains. (Now I got hungry. Recalled the free Nasi Gorengs in Wynn Las Vegas racebook, which was offered to a customer betting over 50 USD. I made daily profits for the lunch beer in my betting, and the delicious food was for the promo).

So now you can understand why I keep betting on every Sportmarket giveaway throughout the tournament. One cannot lose. It takes only a minute to participate in the competition, where the expected gain should be a couple of euros. That makes the hourly salary of playing that freeroll over €100, which is good for me.

In addition, the competition often gives extra excitement for the game. The question we participants face varies from match to match. It can be the number of fouls, shots, offsides, the first carded player, etc. In all cases, it offers a fresh, new intellectual challenge. It is not only estimating the most probable outcome. One should differ from the popular selections, too, to win more in case one is lucky enough to forecast correctly. I liked my winning play in the Kroatia-game because the 0-0 itself was an unpopular selection, and I stood to hit "the first goal scorer" guaranteed because "no goal scorer" correlates with 0-0 100%

Welcome to follow - or join - My Way!

What is "My Way"?

I designated an account in Sportmarket earmarked only for this project. I deposited there €800 + €800 in February and then €800 every month. I started to bet in the same very defensive, risk-averse way as I did when I was young. I write regular blogs on our web page www.esbc.fi, where I follow how this experiment/mission/challenge progresses. I call this mission MyWay.

Follow MyWay! It is not only my twists and turns in this mission, not only nostalgia from my first way towards my first million. You'll learn a lot about betting strategies, my way of thinking and working, risk management, war stories" and nostalgia. Occasionally you'll learn how to win +EV equity in upcoming sporting events for free.

Welcome to join me in MyWay!

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