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As a gambler, have you ever done research to improve your knowledge? The vast majority of punter will say they do. But if you look into what they mean by research it really will be the flimsiest form of research. It’s like someone in the bookies, searching the last three races detailed on the Racing Post, pinned to the wall. It is some kind of research but I would regard the study as how does it set you apart from the rest of the population. On that front most punters fail miserably.
If you are one of the few who put in the time to research to the extreme then I take my hat off for you and say: ‘You reap what you sow.’
I cannot state strong enough the how much you need to think about what you are dong a gambler. If you want to win, then you need to take it seriously. True, all the adverts and Ray Winston et al talk about responsible gambling but the image portrays is fun and who cares about a loss.
You should do because it’s all propaganda. I could say fake news. Call it what you want but the layers want to dumb down gambling because it helps them make more money. If you want to give yourself a chance of winning you need to think with . the attitude you are in a competition. It’s a fact. You can imagine it a load of crap, a laugh, it’s fun, whatever you wish. However, if you don’t beef up your knowledge to beat the opposing layer you are dead in the water.
So how do you improve your odds of winning?
You need to dig down into your passion and find answers to questions. In truth, it’s easier than you imagine. Scratch the surface and you will know more than 80% of the population. Dig a little deeper and you will know more than the layers. And that’s when the fun begins. Because you have the info to bet and win. As I have said before, you don’t need to know everything. You can’t so don’t waste your time. Simply be obsessed about your subject matter. It might be a horse trainer, a jockey, a race type. Who knows. It’s your choice. But you are in control of what you want to learn and make sure it is your passion. Without you will crack before you get to the start line let alone the finishing line. But you can learn information that very few people know. That gives you confidence and objectivity. It may even help control your emotions.
I’ve been studying my niche for about 30 years and still learning. However, the knowledge I have gained sets me apart from any other gambler I know. I am confident that I know more than most. And that’s what you need to win money. You don’t need to be the best on planet Earth. You just have to be a little better than most. It will put you above and beyond the best out there. Clearly your knowledge needs to be skill based.
Don’t take the lazy approach and let your money slip through your fingers. You have a choice. You can bet or not. You can learn or not. You can win or lose. Money has nothing to do with winning money. It is knowledge. Without that you are just another soul who thinks gambling if fun and it doesn’t matter that you play to lose. Don’t be the bloke who utters the words: ‘Things losers say.’
It’s happening everyday and the sad fact is that most punters don’t even realise it is them. Don’t be a loser waiting to happen.