SBC: How did you first get into sports betting ?
Mike: My first betting experience must have been helping my dad make the soccer picks in a sports betting pool. You were supposed to pick the right outcome of thirteen soccer games, and as I was a big soccer nerd I knew more about the teams than my father.
SBC: At what point did you realize that you can make some real money from sports betting?
Mike: I started out as a poker pro, but when my sportsbetting earnings started to exceed my poker winnings, I knew it was time to change my priorities.
SBC: How did you come to select NHL as your chosen sport?
Mike: Hockey is such an action sport, and the NHL in particular. It’s exciting and easy to watch, and by watching games you get more knowledge about the teams that you can’t get by just reading statistics. With games every day during the season it’s perfect to spot trends and make situational plays as well, something I enjoy doing and find myself skilled at.
SBC: What was your best ever bet?
Mike: I don’t think I have a bet that stands out. All my bets are carefully researched and the stake within proper bankroll management. This way I never have to sweat any single bet or have a lot relying on one single play. Also, being results oriented brings you nowhere, it’s possible that my “best ever bet” ended up being a loser due to unlucky circumstances.
SBC: What kind of factors do you evaluate before making a selection?
Mike: Recent form, recent meetings, how the teams have matched up against similar opponents, injuries and much more. I can’t give away all my secrets now, can I ?
SBC: What has been the biggest influence on your betting career?
– The biggest influence is most likely the realization that I had the ability to turn a profit by betting on sports. How can anyone not love that ?
SBC: Do you have any future plans in regards to your service?
– My plan for the near future is just to keep on winning. I’m looking forward to going live with my soccer plays and when the Major League Baseball season starts, I will cap that as well.
SBC: What has been the biggest challenge you’ve faced in your betting career?
– Undoubtedly the variance. No matter how perfectly you research your games you will get bad luck due to circumstances you cannot affect. And believe me, this can go on for longer than you could ever imagine.
SBC: How do you balance your betting time and family life?
Mike: It’s not really an issue since I’ve gambled for a living for the past 12 years and treat it as a job. When it’s work it’s work, and not different than any other job.
SBC: Do you have a favourite team/horse that you follow regularly?
Mike: All teams that have given me winners! Jokes aside, I do have a soft spot for Manchester United in the English Premier League, the Detroit Red Wings in the NHL and the Kansas City Royals in the MLB.
SBC: How do you keep calm when you hit a run of losing bets?
Mike: By not being results oriented. If you’ve done your research properly that’s all you can do. Of course it’s frustrating hitting a cold streak, but turn your anger into something positive. Review your bets, try to find out where you went wrong, if you even did. Try to be objective as ego will hurt you more than help. If you truly were unlucky, just keep trucking. Otherwise, try to figure out where you went wrong and keep that in mind for future plays.
SBC: How do you organize your bank management?
Mike: I would say I use pretty standard bankroll management. 5% of my bankroll represents my 10* plays and 0.5% of my bankroll for my 1* plays. It’s rarely I even bother with plays below 5* though, and the majority of my plays are 8* for 4% of my bankroll.
SBC: What is the best reason you could give to anyone who was thinking about following your service?
Mike: Look at my track record and read my past analyses. I think they should speak for themselves.
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