Take time to think it through!
We have spoken before about becoming a pro gambler, whether that is on the racetrack, the casino or sports betting and that more people than you probably think already make a great living from their chosen profession.
Here’s the thing though, without wishing to put a dampener on any ideas that you might have to turn pro yourself, there are certain affairs that you have to put right in your personal life before you take the big jump into making a living this way.
To start with, let’s take a look at the financial side of things. You may be at the stage in your life where you have a job and place bets in your spare time. You are enjoying success with your betting activity and have everything set up correctly. A dedicated betting bank which is steadily growing, you record all of your bets and you also have your emotions fully under control, i.e., you don’t chase your losses and fully understand that you will have a losing run every now and again.
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The profits that you do make are spent on life’s luxuries such as a new car, nice holidays, etc, etc. What you have to ask yourself though is how would you cope if your gambling profits were needed to pay the bills such as the mortgage or rent, groceries, utilities? Straight away, instead of being a fun pastime, there will be the kind of pressure to win which you may not have experienced before.
This can mean that your gambling decisions are affected, a losing run can have an adverse effect on your moods and your family relationships, and the decision to turn pro which seemed like a great idea at the time will have turned into what can only be described as a nightmare.
So before you take the leap, spend a little time to think it through and be honest with yourself. Are you the type of person who can cope with this kind of pressure? If you are, great, if not, it might be a good idea to stay as you are for the moment and simply enjoy your gambling profits instead of relying on them.
If you are thinking of taking your gambling to the next level and turning pro there are a few questions that you should be asking yourself before you make that big decision.