...AND SOME MORE STEADY PROGRESS
Online poker: +£315 (+173): CC game: +£141 (+43): APAT: +£200 (-)
Matched betting this month = +£211; This year = +£1078
Profit on Month = +£427 Profit on Year = +£1746
Poker has progressed very nicely this month with the 18 man sng's on Stars a particular highlight. I've been slaughtering these games this month at a rate I know will be impossible to maintain. Enjoy it while you can before the inevitable variance monster bites, I suppose. The big bonus for me has come in the heads up part. I've had 6 heads up scenarios and won 5 of them. The minute I have an opponent who does something like fold on the button, I know I have a very good chance of a winning outcome :-)
I've also returned to quietly cashing regularly again in the cricket club game. I've got a read on the new loose/aggressive players in particular and I'm really making it count by picking them off at the right moment.
Matched betting has also been fun, with a poker mate who is also an experience matched bettor, helping me work my way through the spread betting sites with referrals and advice. I made some money on a recent Barcelona v Levante game which had an interesting outcome. With a £100 "free bet", I had "sold supremacy" on Barca and laid off the other outcomes for a nice £60 profit whatever happened. However, the game itself finished 0 - 0 with 8 yellow and 2 red cards! If anyone had been on the spread for "sell cards" for that game it would have cost them a fortune. It just goes to show -
DON'T GAMBLE folks!
I've given up trying to explain matched betting to friends. They just don't "get it" and think that I'm an unreconstructed gambler, which of course couldn't be further from the truth. What I am doing is taking the gambling out of it! However, as with poker, to the uninitiated it just seems like punting. Anyway it keeps me entertained on wet Saturday afternoons and I'm building up a nice "Christmas Bonus" for my daughters. :-)