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Do lots of tennis betting myself. just wondering if anyone else on this forum did it and if sharing betting tips would be fun?
 

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Hi

I did a lot in the past.
Won a lot. Lost as much.
My advice would be to stop.

A) upsets happen too often
B) you will hate players you liked when let you down
C) it might ruin the enjoyment. Stress levels high

Otherwise i wish you good luck!
 

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For me its doesn't ruin the enjoyment. it helps me to become invested in matches i wouldn't get invested in.

I just like the game. Anyway cheers for your thoughts. gotta be careful as I know.
 

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How much would you bet a day during season?

Id be up at 1am watching challengers lol so yes defo puts interest on
 

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All the betters on here get banned eventually mate.
 

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Also OP if you like betting, you should try tennis tipping on here, instead of money its self pride and ranking as reward
 

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Tennis betting is a weird animal.

It's too "niche" for being professional at it. Limits are low, especially at places where odds could give you value. And same places have much juice on the odds too, so one needs to be real good to find the rare jewels.

Many of the best punters from the past have joined the industry and nowadays mistakes in odds compiling are way, waaay less in both number and weight, compared to what it used to be.

In order to be successful at tennis betting, one needs to be very deep into the details, very well informed and it really becomes a full time job, except you can't make the same money one could make at basket or football for example.

About recreational betting - if one is not much into the sport, it could give you excitement, but if one likes the sport - it only ruins it, it's inevitable.

And finally - betting in general is a terrible way to invest one's time and money. Even if you become very good at betting, you manage to make some winnings consistently, investing a lot of time and effort, and discipline - at the end of the day, it's the gambling rush that drags one to it and with discipline this rush goes, so one looks for it elsewhere, where the money finally drown for good.

Result - enormous amounts of time wasted and quite some money too.

I believe that this addiction is best cured by getting replaced. And if one finds excitement in something less destructive, maybe even constructive - he has cracked the code.

Get enrolled into a coding course, QA, whatever and make this your obsession. Get to know about blockchain, or anything similar that takes same amounts of time, but gives you something in return, not just the adrenaline rush.

Don't spend - Invest!
 

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Yessir

Great fun
 

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I've been a professional tennis bettor for ~8 years now (meaning my main source of income), with a two-year break to be a sportsbook manager at a UK-based betting company.

Tennis for me is one of the few sports that you can consistently turn a profit betting on, especially in-play. If you are good at combining statistical analysis with reading situations, you can definitely gain an advantage over the in-play models that companies use.

If I can give you one piece of advice, it is to use your knowledge/passion for tennis to discover nuances that people may not have thought about in the betting world. I can't say what I found out, but about 6 years ago I found one small thing that happens maybe once or twice per month that is almost guaranteed to win. This was based more on my love for tennis (I attend at least 15 tournies per year) and was able to realize something.

But, betting for profit is far more than just knowing a sport. You have to be good at controlling emotions, money management, staking and all the other factors that apply to sportsbetting, poker or even stock trading.

I am working on developing a system for tennis betting based on my experiences. I will post in the Betting section sometime early next year once it has been completed.
 

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My advice will only make you lose money, and I really shouldn't be doing it :eek:

ergo I will not give any advice save probably not to do it.
 

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I did for a while but just could not turn a consistent profit. I remember making a killing on Murray losing and Goerges winning, both at 9/1, but lost it all in time. I think the problem is, it's just not possible to wait around for the profitable situations, unless you can spend all day at the phone/computer until the right opportunity shows up. Just opening up the site and being tempted by whatever matches happen to be on, is never going to work.

I also tried multiple bets at the same price, say every favorite between 4/6 and 1/3, and it was fascinating to watch the number of times the favorite would lose, thereby screwing up everything.

So save your money is my advice; although clearly millions are going to find out the hard way, when you look at the profits of the betting companies.
 

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This whole topic makes me nervous as I'm definitly not a fan of sports gambling.

I enjoy watching most sports live but not a team sport knowing how much is 'riding' on the outcome.

And let's be honest we've heard about the death threats tennis players and others receive from online trolls/gamblers. Heather Watson, Kevin Anderson and others who I won't mention (because I forgot who else said so) have bravely put their names on record about this issue.

I'll leave at that and I have practically nothing of any use to contribute in this thread anymore - if you know where I'm coming from?
 

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some good points raised here already, just want to add:
never, as in NEVER, perform betting on any sports out of a even remotely need for money and always, as in ALWAYS, tread your stakes as they're lost already.
betting could be big fun if you got some spare bucks to spent on, but it's absolutely no reliable source of sustainable income.
 

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Do lots of tennis betting myself. just wondering if anyone else on this forum did it and if sharing betting tips would be fun?
Go to the Game section of this Forum https://www.menstennisforums.com/4-games/

Free games , many have played a long time, and It's probably just as difficult to be successful at as betting for $ . Tennis Tipping is the closest game to betting for money, as you are H2H versus another member in a tournaments style picking match.

there is also vBetting in the game section here https://www.menstennisforums.com/237-vbetting/

On a serious note, betting does make sports more fun, I found poker tournaments were the easiest to make money at, way to time consuming at low stakes though.
 

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Yeah look guys I've been doing it for a few years. I do 50c bets and I spend about $10 a year in my own money. Yes I turn a loss. But for me it's just a game and it's fun. I get that it can be dangerous for some people and they should always stay away.

Im just looking for casual people who are like me and keen on sharing tips.
 
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