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ZIGG
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do you know anyone who legitimately makes a living sports betting?
you always hear people brag about what they make on a weekend in Vegas and what not, but rarely what they lose, etc.. do you personally know anyone who actually makes a living off of it? and not necessarily getting rich from it, but can consistently pay the bills making bets year round?


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MrJimBeam
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Nobody brags about losing.


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little billy
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re: do you know anyone who legitimately makes a living sports betting?
I had 2 roommates in a 3br condo 20 years ago in Anaheim. Rm #1 placed bets through rm #2 who in turn placed the bets with a bookie. Once rm #1 got down (didn't take long) rm #2 continued to take rm #1's bets but did not actually place the bets with the bookie. it turned into free money with no exposure for #2 because there never any payouts only receipts from #1 to "keep the balance down"

ETA I guess they were still live bets but #1 could never get out of the initial hole.
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re: do you know anyone who legitimately makes a living sports betting?
The jeopardy champion guy .


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Yes but he’s also in his 50s, lives with his mom and posts here.


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Goldrush25
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re: do you know anyone who legitimately makes a living sports betting?
I think to really be good at it and make a living, you have to have a dispassionate relationship with sports, which means you can't really be a fan.

The average fan is too biased to not get wrapped up in their feelings from time to time, and someone relying on this for a living can't afford those types of lapses. I couldn't do it.
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LSU Coyote
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re: do you know anyone who legitimately makes a living sports betting?
Not BETTING, but TAKING BETS, yes.


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KirkLazarus
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I had 2 roommates in a 3br condo 20 years ago in Anaheim. Rm #1 placed bets through rm #2 who in turn placed the bets with a bookie. Once rm #1 got down (didn't take long) rm #2 continued to take rm #1's bets but did not actually place the bets with the bookie. it turned into free money with no exposure for #2 because there never any payouts only receipts from #1 to "keep the balance down"

ETA I guess they were still live bets but #1 could never get out of the initial hole.


thats great

Did #2 break #1 legs eventually?
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Billy Walters


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little billy
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Naw. #2 made out like a bandit. It caused a lot of problems though. I used to smoke weed with #1 every day and play Sega nhl thus my previous td incarnation of Ysebaert. Paul scored a lot of goals for me anyways #1 didn't know that his bets were not being placed beyond #2. All in all it turned into a sad situation because it was obvious that #1 had a serious gambling problem. #2 had issues too though. He had this beautiful girl that desperately wanted to be with him. He declined so he could be with a stripper and help the stripper raise her kid that wasn't his. I had some issues too but we won't get into that.

ETA at one point #2 actually posted a white board in the kitchen with #1's ledger. It was weird trying to explain that to guests.
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re: do you know anyone who legitimately makes a living sports betting?
If you have a really, really good system you'll win about 60% long term. After the vig you're left with about an 8% return.

If you can live off that you already have a lot of money. And you're better off investing in the markets.


ColoradoAg03
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re: do you know anyone who legitimately makes a living sports betting?
Yup, he put $14k on Clemson +5 yesterday for shits and giggles, because that's peanuts for him. Overall he was exposed around $110k this weekend and cleaned up.
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re: do you know anyone who legitimately makes a living sports betting?
Not betting, but legitimate poker player ten years ago. Playing Poker for money and a career is a full time job. Long hours and they were all nighters in private poker rooms. He quit the lifestyle, and doesn't miss it. Players are sharper now than when he was playing, from what he told me. Rounders it was not.


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re: do you know anyone who legitimately makes a living sports betting?
Fading that arse hat Brandon Lang could make $$$


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Goldrush25
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Not betting, but legitimate poker player ten years ago. Playing Poker for money and a career is a full time job. Long hours and they were all nighters in private poker rooms. He quit the lifestyle, and doesn't miss it. Players are sharper now than when he was playing, from what he told me. Rounders it was not.



This makes me think of the online poker boom. On Full Tilt Poker there were guys on there that would be in 20 games at one time. Serious business.


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