When comparing gambling & sports investing more than 90% of people get these two confused. Most people assume they are both the same and in fact they are the exact opposite! A gambler is someone who will NEVER EVER make money long term, no matter what they do. They might get on a roll and make some fast cash but at the end of the day, if they don’t stop they will lose everything they made and some of their own money as well. An investor is someone who invests in sports everyday of their life but with much lower stakes involved so they can profit over the long term. I will explain both views as I have personally been on both sides of the fence on my long journey becoming a professional sports investor by using formulas mathematically to beat the books year in and year out!
A gambler’s mentality will never make it in the sports industry! It is the reason why Las Vegas lights shine so bright and it’s why gambling is a 400 billion dollar business yearly. Individuals that gamble can never let go of their last lost, so their mindset is always focused on the chase! No matter what they win, they want to win more and win they lose, they want to win back what they lost! When a gambler is on a hot streak, they feel unstoppable, until that one bad beat or sour ending to a game. Then the chase begins and every time after this happens, naturally the gambler will spiral downwards because of their mindset. This always ends in a disaster! This is huge in our world, people are losing lives and loved ones over the addiction to gamble all the time. We shouldn’t take such matters so lightly, if you haven’t been there you may not understand but it’s a pain that is unexplainable especially for the outside viewers. I suggest to those who never been there to never gamble and the ones who are there to stop gambling so they never have to go down the dark path and feel the miserable feelings that come along with it. No matter how much you win gambling it’s never enough, so at the end of the day you are guaranteed to lose no matter what you think. So I advise you to either INVEST or just DON’T GAMBLE at all because you can’t and won’t be a successful gambler. Take it from someone who knows all the ins and outs of the industry. I don’t care who you are or how good you think you can handicap games, you will NEVER WIN GAMBLING LONG TERM!
An investor is someone who invest in sports 365 days a year but with much lower risks involved. They have a set bankroll and a money management formula to follow in order to trade on games. This is a long term process and isn’t a way to make fast cash. The reason why Vegas, offshore sports books and even your local bookies make so much money is because people love to gamble and have no idea how to invest! Investing is a full time job and a career to anyone that takes it serious enough. It takes hours and hours of research to be able to invest on games. Put that with patience, discipline and a strong mindset and you can invest and never have to work again! And even for those that don’t want to make a career out of it but want to make extra cash, it can be done investing with a money management formula of some sort. The minute you sway away from investing to gamble, your mindset will change and you will eventually lose all of your money! Investing is a slow and steady path to success, just have to have the patience and discipline it takes to make it in this industry. You can still enjoy all the games and have the same excitement you once did gambling but with low risk and high reward in the long run and most importantly without having the risk it all outcome!
If you never understood the difference between investing and gambling hopefully by reading this blog you were able to see the vast differences between the two. If you are a gambler, I encourage you to become an investor or just STOP GAMBLING! See most people out there would encourage you to gamble because the more money you place on a game, the more their service will make off you. Let’s face it, over 90% of the sports services out there don’t care about you, they just want to make money. Greed is killing this world and this industry. Sports handicappers are a dime a dozen these days, but most of them are scams and people lying to you. I was a gambler for 9 years of my life, made A LOT of money doing it, but lost EVEN MORE in the long run! I didn’t lose money because I lost more games than I won, I lost money chasing after the bad ending to a game or trying to double my money after the big win. Take it from me, it does not work. No matter how you try to gamble or what hot streak you are on, it will always end in a miserable dark clouded feeling. If you want to be successful with sports the only way to do it is to invest. So I’m sure I ruined some people’s dreams today that there is no get rich quick scheme with sports, unless of course you bet all you got on that strong solid play and it cashes and you never bet again. But let’s face it, that’s not what this world is doing. So stop throwing your hard earned money away and listening to all the bs that most people will tell you just to make a dollar off you. I can promise you one thing, Fixededge is as transparent as you will ever find in this industry. I will always tell you the truth good or bad, and whether we have a winning or losing day you will always be able to reach us. We stand by everything we put out there 100%. So I encourage everyone to join this movement and “INVEST WITH THE BEST” but even if you don’t want to do that, STOP GAMBLING and start investing on your own with some kind of money management formula. At the end of the day, you will thank me for leading you in the right direction and saving you a lot of money, time and aggravation. Don’t let anyone scam you or try to tell you anything different Because GAMBLING IS NOT THE WAY to success in this industry!