Tuesday 6 January 2015

2014 Review

It's been a long time since my last post as I got lazy with the blog for the last 6 months. This is just a quick post to wrap up 2014 and lay out a few goals for 2015. Its been a very busy and successful past few months. 

Gambling wise it was a good year, I grinded out reasonable profits most months at zoom and since the summer I managed to stumble upon the world of +EV football betting. I won't go to much into this but I have done very well out of it so far and I'm now at the point where I'm making more from this than poker. 

I'm currently playing 25nl zoom (6 max), mainly just because it's within my comfort zone at a level I know I can completely crush. I should probably push myself to move up and become a 50nl reg and maybe even 100 by the end of the year. If all goes well hopefully Supernova will be a possibility as well, although I would rather focus on maintaining a high win rate than becoming a RB grinder like many of the Supernova's you see.

Aside from grinding I bought my first house in 2014 where I live my girlfriend. It's a pretty sik pad where I have my own office ideal for grinding the pokerz and trading the sports!


We also bought a puppy in December, his name is Alfie and he's a pedigree black Labrador. Like most labs he's very energetic and requires a lot of work but he's well worth it and has an amazing temperament and is highly intelligent, so I will have him grinding the 2nl in no time.

This was when we first met him when you could scoop him up in one hand :)

This is what he looks like now in his fancy Christmas bow tie!

So hopefully 2015 will be another great year with even more profits. I will try and update the blog with a least monthly reviews. GL everyone. 


Thursday 5 June 2014

Back To Poker

I have not made a post for a while, and the reason for this is that I haven't played any poker, live or online for a good month. My girlfriend and I have just bought a house (sick brag :) So grinding the micros hasn't really been a priority.

I haven't been completely out of the gambling game though, I've spent a bit of time last month bagging all the sign up bonuses on sport books. Its been quite an interesting project and I have made approximately $500 completely risk free by bonus whoring a few different sites.

For those who don't know how to do this, its quite simple. Most sports books in the UK offer some sort of sign up promotion. For the most part these are in the form of a free bet. So for example, Ladbrokes offer a free matched bet up to £100.

The method that I used is by no means the most +EV way to exploit the free bets, however I just guaranteed myself the maximum amount of profit possible. So in order to do this you need to create an account and make your first bet of £100.

You want to find a bet that's close to a coin flip, so lets say you bet on a tennis match with your £100 first bet. You then need to go onto another betting site or betting exchange such as Betfair and bet on the other side of the game. Now you have both outcomes covered, It doesn't matter who wins the match, you will lose roughly about 10% to 20% of your £100 due to the bookies edge.

So whatever the out come of the match you will only lose a small amount but you are now credited with your free matched bet of £100. Simply repeat the process again with your free bet and you will end up with anywhere between 60 to 80% of the free bet as profit, which in this case would be £80. I did this on about 6 or 7 of the big sites, its important to make sure there's no wagering requirements in the terms and conditions and to spend some time trying to find the good bets where the bookies don't have to big an edge. The next month will be a great time to start doing this as the bookies will offer some great sign up deals with the world cup going on.

As for poker, I'm just getting back into the swing of this back at 10nl Zoom. I've had 3 solid days of grinding and it's been fairly smooth sailing so far.

Simply just getting the volume in and playing the hands is always the hard part for me. Should have a decent month of grinding 10nl before I have to move into the new pad! So that's it really, should be more frequent updates now anyway. GLGLGLGLGL