I went to the races a few months back.
A chance to get dressed up and look smart, enjoy a few drinks and enjoy the excitement of a bet or two.
I’m not a big gambler (not in the sense of sports betting) so I rarely visit a bookies.
But I do like a flutter when I’m at the races.
My strategy…. NONE!
I’d decided that this time I’d use an online major bookies app to place my bets, plus with a free up to £50 bets included for signing up, why not!
Signed up, deposited some funds, got my free bet codes.
At the races, I tried to get access to the app, but as any event with lots of people around, there may be a great mobile signal but still getting access was an issue.
I never used the app that day.
A few days later I remembered about my funds on my account.
I removed most but left £20 in to have a bet, for fun, and allow me to make use of the free £50 worth of bets.
I had to place 5 x £10 bets to obtain the full benefit of the freebie…
So, over seven randomly picked sports from around the world, I placed 7 bets in total.
Completely by random, because the opportunity was there and because I could.
When there were no races to choose from in the UK on that day, I had the option of races in USA, dog racing, South American volleyball teams, Chinese Football…
Sports from around the world, now available to bet on for 24 hours a day.
Most bets didn’t win. And the free £10’s used to place a bet were not refundable from the wins.
I got back £25 from spending £20 of my own money.
Had I been able to get the £10 back from the freebie deposits, I’d have had a little bit more.
I won, and it was all for fun.
However, this is not a strategy for success.
In spreadbetting, the markets are open 24 hours a day.
We have access to stocks from around the world.
The opportunity is there.
The temptation is there.
And all you have to do is Buy or Sell…
Spreadbetting may be officially classed as gambling, but in no way would I spreadbet just for fun, just because I can, and because I like the name of the company!
Learn a strategy, stick to it, don’t bend the rules!