My site first went online in around 2001 and I was really just interested in ‘the web’ and thought it would be fun to try and build a website. There were a lot of great domain names still available back then – which I should have bought! I chose Betfile.com, as it was perfect for what I wanted to achieve at the time.
I love sport, mainly football, rugby and athletics because I participated in all three. I am also fascinated by odds and probability and I filled my site pages with articles on sports and betting.
In around 2021, I somehow managed to lose my site content – a misunderstanding with my hosting provider. Back-ups failed and all the material was lost. It would have been nice to have been able to include all the articles and blogs I had written, on this newer site. I will just write them again.
Bookmakers and the Betting Exchanges
I’d already been betting for a while with the bookmakers back then and was not particularly popular with them. I’d had many accounts closed or restricted. It infuriated me – why would they do that? After all, I wasn’t really winning from the bookmaker… I was winning from other losing players at the bookmaker.
Either way it was a relief when Flutter came along. Flutter soon became Betfair betting exchange and that was it. I remember vividly staring at the Flutter interface for about an hour wondering what exactly what was going on! Needless to say it was a game changer – bookmakers were crying “foul!” until they too realised that the exchanges could be beneficial for them.
I actually lost some money ‘experimenting’ on the exchanges. Many did. Soon, however, I settled on similar strategies that I had been using at the bookmaker, but involving some trading. The biggest change was being able to take advantage of the better prices on offer on the betting exchanges.
Now I work from home trading on the exchanges.
‘Where the magic happens’.. I wish it were magic.. it’s basically just a lot of work!