Hey, thanks for visiting Bet or Trade – my attempt at making 2018 the year I become an active horse racing and sports betting blogger!
If you can see past my lack of decent English grammar skills (the good news is I am taking a course to improve this!), and read the content the way it’s intended (as a learning resource), then there is every chance this blog could prove useful to you in one way or another – here’s hoping anyway!
I am a life-long learner, passionate about all things horse racing and sports betting related. In addition, I am also a web developer, working with the latest technologies on a wide range of projects, and I’ve made 2018 the year where I combine the two passions for the betterment of others.
With over 17 years experience studying form, developing ratings systems, analysing results, and basically making a good few quid along the way finding horses that are under-bet in the market (value selections), I have done alright for myself and I am pleased to say I am ahead of the crowd, which in this day and age is a good place to be.
I’ve got a particular interest in developing rating systems, and I’m always on the lookout for new angles and opportunities the market has under-priced. This is very much an ongoing process as these advantages don’t last particularly long periods before the market cottons on and over-prices them.
I have done the ‘tipster’ thing, got the T-shirt to prove it! Not interested in that. The focus now is very much on building a decent betting resources that can be shared with like-minded individuals, who possess the right mindset and tenacity to actually make betting pay in the long term.
If there’s one thing I have learnt over the last 17 years it is to trust nobody in this game, develop your own instinct, and don’t be afraid to make mistakes along the way; for it’s making mistakes that enables us to learn and move forward. By discovering what doesn’t work, we are better positioned to identify opportunities and strategies that could work and prove to be profitable in the long term.
Patience is a virtue that carries a lot of ‘wait’. And this is a life principle I have certainly benefited from in the past, and will hopefully continue with in the future. Sometimes things that look to good to be true mostly are just that… to good to be true! There is no ‘holy grail’ when it comes to making money betting on horses, or any type of sport for that matter. If there were, then the bookies would be no more and the lack of opportunity to beat them would cease to exist.
Nope, while the Holy Grail certainly does not exist, what does exist is the opportunity to become better informed, to develop an ‘eagle eye’ for opportunities, and to know the exact difference between a good bet and a downright bad one!
Gambling is a fools game. Don’t do it! Instead, train your mind more towards the investment principles of horse race and sports betting. Look for opportunities to ‘speculate’ where the odds are in your favour, and always weigh up the value of each and every bet.
Following the crowd is easy… bookies make millions from those who do it. But by standing out from the crowd, by taking the contrarian view more times than not, you will find, like me, that horse racing and sports betting holds a huge number of opportunities to speculate and profit from outcomes where the perceived odds of collecting and growing your betting bank are firmly in your favour! That’s the Bet or Trade Philosophy in a nutshell, and if you hang around long enough you are sure to learn more about this approach and how I apply it.
Again, welcome to the new Bet or Trade Blog and I hope that over the course of 2018 we will have many opportunities to share, grow our knowledge, and profit from the content here.
Wishing you all the best.
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