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My Official £50-£46,000 betting challenge

Discussion in 'Sports Arena' started by robfosters, Dec 27, 2011.

  1. booyaka


    Joined: Jan 19, 2006

    Posts: 13,089

    Blast from the past this thread - I remember taking £10 to about £170 just smashing 1.05/1.10 shots all the time - Then Federer lost me after I backed him at like 1.1 or something silly and lost from a set up and 3 games up.

    Good fun.
  2. SideWinder


    Joined: Jun 12, 2004

    Posts: 149,081

    Location: NW5

    Interesting thread...decided to give this a go. First bet at 1.03 (7.5 goals and under) - random Iraqi game that is 2-1 at half time.

    Edit: So that lasted 2 bets. :o

    I saw a game that had 3 corners in the first half so went for under 9.5 total...then 6 corners happened in 20mins. :p I did go at 1.36 sooo..too greedy!
    Last edited: Jan 3, 2020
  3. Mattus


    Joined: Sep 30, 2003

    Posts: 10,901

    Location: London

    You don't need a formula - you just bet your full balance (including previous days' winnings) on a 1/100 shot each day. But the calculation is £1000 * (1.01^695) = £1,007,755.

    Don't do this, you will lose £1,000, probably inside a couple of months. 1/100 shots lose all the time (especially at bookies as opposed to exchanges, where they'll often be very underpriced).
  4. marti996


    Joined: Nov 19, 2014

    Posts: 105

    Location: Southampton

    I remember taking £25 to about £379 on double chance fixtures and losing it all on a last minute free kick for £500 odd.

    I don't think I will ever get over it
  5. RobDogDog

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Aug 8, 2011

    Posts: 1,400

    Never bet your whole amount. Can be wiped out so easily. Have some sort of staking plan.
    Last edited: Jul 2, 2020
  6. TheOracle


    Joined: Sep 30, 2005

    Posts: 12,261

    Dead certs fail all the time. I put a bet on Burnley (premier league) vs Lincoln City (league two), and Lincoln City won :rolleyes:

    There was another one a couple of years ago where Barcelona was playing some unheard of team. Barcelona lost.
  7. TheOracle


    Joined: Sep 30, 2005

    Posts: 12,261

    ok, so two days ago I started looking at the really low odd bets. Here was one

    Man Utd vs Bournemouth
    Odds 1.02 (£10 to make 20p)
    Under 5.5 goals

    I didn't put the bet on, but just wanted to see how likely these low odd bets actually came in

    The match ended 5-2 so the bet lost