Most men and women believe sports betting is all about finding’sure things,’ but in fact such’guards’ are nothing more than gamblers’ fancy. As in real estate, currency, stocks, or some other speculative market,’certain things’ just do not exist. As a professional sports bettor, my goal is to find and exploit many small edges during a lengthy period of time to make a compounding yield. Winning 55% of matches is very important, and with quite conservative bet sizing, it is possible to grow your return very fast. Investing $10,000 to the stock exchange for a year and getting a 10% return is regarded as a great investment — but the yield winning a modest 54% of your sport bets will trounce that yield.
My selections have yielded a risk adjusted return. Evidently, the variance from season to season is powerful, but as anyone who had a significant amount invested in shares or property in 2008 can tell you, such swings aren’t restricted to sports. In the long term, my advantage in what I do would be far greater than the edge you could aspire to gain in any other speculative industry.