There Is No Such Thing As The Gambling
I often become bewildered when I hear of people bragging, because they
have high strike rates and/or high profit-on-turnover figures (POT). You
know the 'my strike rate on the Soccer is 73%' or 'my POT on the gallops
Yes, OK, congratulations. Give yourself a pat on the back; you are
making money. Well, actually, if your strike rate on the Soccer was 73%,
this certainly does not guarantee that you are showing a profit. After
all, the goal is to back plenty of winners, isn't it? Well, yes and
Is the goal to simply make money, or is it to make as much money as we
can, given our current resources (time, starting bank, knowledge, etc.)? I
realize that it sounds like I am being a little greedy, but come on, admit
it, we all want great, big, fat, consistent profits from our betting,
I truly believe, that many punters think, that this punting game is a
competition, where plaques, certificates and smiley faces are awarded to
those with the best win strike rates and profit on turnover figures.
Yes, before you wipe your writing pad out to type me a letter of
disgust at my arrogance, I admit that I am being a little hard-lined on
I mean, really, WHO CARES if you have a POT of 30%, 60% or even
WHO CARES how many winning teams you backed, or how many horses you
backed, which were first past the post?
It seems to me, that many punters seem to turn a blind eye to one and
only real measure of how well you performed...