Last week I visited a friend of mine and we ended up going to a bar later on. And what happens in bars? Conversations. In addition to lots of booze of course. That time we discussed what everyone was doing for work. We met many new people during the evening and while usually I hate talking about “what people are doing”, there are exceptions. Why I usually hate talking about what people are doing is actually sort of simple – it’s based just on one…okay, maybe two things. Whenever I’d go to Malta, there are weekly Couchsurfing events – people living, studying, or working in Malta getting together, having drinks, and meeting new people. And what are the main questions everyone asks you? Where are you from? What are you doing for living? Are you living or working in Malta? The second two questions are always problematic for me and in case of the third question – I seriously don’t even know myself. And in case of the second question – nobody understand what I do. Even when I do try to explain it. So now I’ve stopped even trying to explain it.
But that evening in the bar the group we had together was surprisingly in the loop with each other – meaning everyone understood what the others were saying. One of the guys said that he was a writer, but he will be quitting that soon as he had been able to produce stable revenue with sports betting for a few months now. And considering he was making a number of bets every day, that’s not a bad result at all. I can’t remember exactly, but he said he’s only getting something like 51% of the bets right, and that’s working for him good enough. He doesn’t consider himself a professional bettor. Not at all. But he knows what he is doing. Does that make him a professional? Some would say yes, some would argue. I’d say he’s a guy who has turned his hobby into a source of income. And that’s what all good business people say – do what you love!
So getting back to the question whether betting on soccer (or any other sports) is just for professionals, my answer would be a no. I’d even go as far as saying that you can’t even become a professional soccer bettor if following sports is not your hobby in the first place. You might be able to find one of the best soccer betting guides here, but if you’re not into soccer, if you don’t enjoy following sports, if you don’t care whether Messi is divorcing and might not be playing that well because of that, if that’s not what you’re into, I’d say you can never become successful at sports betting.
You could argue that anything can be learned, but more often than not you can’t learn to love something. And sports betting is for people who love sports.
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