Hi my name is Cakara and I am addict

    • Cakara
      Cakara
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      Joined: 10.11.2007 Posts: 139
      Last night I put at stake 75% of my bankroll betting on Zenit in uefa cup (I won, luckily).That's not the first time - third of my bankroll was gone with Atletico Madrid. I am very disciplined while playing poker stick 100% to brm and never go tilting but when it comes to sports betting I cant help myself. That's how i started playing poker in first place trying to cover my betting loses on betfair. Not very wise move I know now how big fish was I back then. I am angry at myself but really don't know what to do.
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    • chenny8888
      chenny8888
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      Joined: 03.10.2007 Posts: 19,324
      if you can't help it, read some sports betting articles IMO, not going to link here.

      then figure out if you're a winning better, and apply proper BRM :P .
    • ratex
      ratex
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      Joined: 15.11.2007 Posts: 2,795
      Just delete your account or put a limit in your deposit methods.

      You are giving money to betfair, your are totaly EV- when beting, think about it!
    • xylere
      xylere
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      Joined: 27.05.2007 Posts: 2,939
      Hi,

      I think you have no idea about expected roi from sports betting. Therefore, reading some articles definitely wouldn't hurt.
      Like when you were playing poker to cover your betting losses, you had no idea about expected returns in poker.

      The bottom line is, there is way less money to be made, the you are thinking. On top of that, even that money require theoretical knowledge.

      I am not a gambling doctor, but i would get myself a set of clear goals, if i had such problems. The cool thing about having a goal, is that if you really eager to achieve it, your focus will be shifted entirely. at least, worth giving a try

      good luck

      (btw, nice bet :D )
    • cannell555
      cannell555
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    • hunt32
      hunt32
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      Joined: 29.02.2008 Posts: 216
      I've deposited my whole betting money on poker because I believe it's safe there (I know it sounds funny), I find poker much steadier and profitable than betting.
    • xylere
      xylere
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      Joined: 27.05.2007 Posts: 2,939
      I am not sure about the correct gambling definition, but i guess everything that includes betting on the random outcomes can be defined as gambling. The difference is in the edge you have
    • Cakara
      Cakara
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      Joined: 10.11.2007 Posts: 139
      No, I know everything about expected profit in sports betting . I was pretty good tennis tipster back then. I used to play value bets with staking method calculated by Kelly criterion. But lack of self discipline and those "public bets" are killing me. Every winning was blown at soccer combos. Last big blow happened with my martingale chasing Troyes draw. They didn't play draw in 15 matches!!! That was devastating for me.

      My main point in this thread is is that I cant understand how someone can be 100% disciplined while playing poker but do completely opposite at sports betting.

      Anyway I decided to activate self exclusion at partybets but I'm unsure can I do it just for partybets and not to partypoker. I'll contact support.

      btw I'm in sports betting for 10 years and just six months in poker.
    • sirilidion
      sirilidion
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      Joined: 15.04.2008 Posts: 1,575
      At a time I was mbling at online poker. I had heard about bankrollmanagement but always thought it was something when my bankroll got bigger. mostly buyed in at pokerstrars for the minimun amount which was quitte a som when you sum it up.

      I was winning at live poker but in the casinos I had an other ploblem I also liked too gamble so I saw all my pokerprofit go up in smoke by gambling.

      If it wasn't for pokerstrategy I would probably be gambling and losing too poker still. Have tried one sporting bet on a big favorate almost never loses, ... exept the time I bet on him. O well thats my luck all right have none of it. So I don't believe in luck I just think luck is a small variable that even out on a big sample size so poker. That why poker is ideaal for my because with hard work, pacience and -dicipline you can win with this game.