The Gambling Mentality

I had someone text this to me yesterday:

If you watched the game last night, you’d know the home team mopped up. Today I feel like a genius. Why?

I had no inkling at all on this game and said I like the home team. I didn’t consider the injuries, the players, any trends, or what type of game was going to be played and I won. It wasn’t well thought out. Yet some reason I feel smart.

I’m fairly certain this is why people gamble and the best reason I can describe for why I do it. I don’t gamble to make money. The money is nice but whether I win or lose, I’m not in it to retire. I’m also not in it to lose money I work hard to earn. I gamble within my means and it’s more of a leisure activity instead of a money maker. That being said, I love being right. The satisfaction and reward for nailing a game is earning more money to bet again. I’m currently on week 8 with the same $200 I started the NFL season with and I’m approaching 70 bets with that money. Sure I’ve been all in 4 times and this run could have ended, but as is, LET’S FUCKING GO. That was a capitalized LFG for the Seahawks and Chargers this week. Sorry Rob.

By | 2017-10-27T14:39:48+00:00 October 27th, 2017|Fantasy|1 Comment

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  1. Brookes October 27, 2017 at 3:27 pm

    Many posts describe using funds as a means to provide entertainment, etc. over the course of a season or series.

    Gambling implies risk – and risk of loss or win.

    If you don’t really care w/l, as long as you enjoy the games (and break-even in the end) – are you “gambling”?

    No one really has money to lose, but curious if “gambling” makes sense when one has allocated money to lose. Is it “gambling” when a loss has little impact on your life?


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