Gambling on a Sure Thing

By: Destiny Blaine

If you're going to bet the sure thing, don't bet on it. When you're sure enough to put up money you don't have to bet on a sure thing, you may want to reconsider. There's been more money lost than won betting on a so-called sure-win even by the most experienced gamblers.

Today, everyone seems to have a sure thing for you. Handicappers have five-star can't-lose picks and they'll blow up your phone to give them to you. They'll make you a deal if you'll commit to bet at least a dime on the game. In fact, you'll only pay them thirty percent if you'll agree to take the game. Don't worry about it either. If you lose? You don't owe them a penny. You may owe your bookie, but never mind that fact. If you win? Send them three hundred and call it a day.

These so-called sure things are a joke. Sure, you'll get lucky sometimes and if you know what you're doing, maybe you'll win more than you lose but do it when you have the money to lose. Don't bet the child's camp money on something you don't control and friends, you don't control who wins and who loses in a NFL football game.

Sports handicappers make their living calling on clients who are willing to gamble on them but here's where it gets really interesting. What if a so-called sure thing is something you already knew about? Do you really want to pay someone you've never met for a pick you would've chosen anyway? Not really and if you lose one of your guy's choice games, you'll probably lose more than you would have because they'll have you betting more money than you want to bet.

In today's world, there's never a sure thing. Never. Not in horses, not at a craps table and certainly not in NFL football. Those who watched the underdogs win last week know that to be a fact. However, in gambling, there's one thing that is a sure thing. You'll lose when you bet over your head and if your sports handicapper is convincing you to bet more and more lose the handicapper. It'll save you money in the end if you gamble with your head and not someone else's five-star picks.

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