During the summer months, I had basically no bets. There were no Euros, there was no World Cup, almost no games to bet on, and that’s known for most sport bettors. So during the summer months, I was betting on some Wimbledon and some lower leagues, for example, Norwegian and Swedish football are on during the summer, but I personally didn't have any success with that. I can also just be due to variance since the number of bets was very low. In June, I had 220 bets and in July, 30 bets and that’s not many.
But then the season started again in August. So I bet for 750,000 and I lost $46,000, leaving me with a negative ROI of 7.23 percent for that month, which can happen. In some of the games, it was annoying to see how they were played out. Even though I felt I was doing everything right, I just happened to be on the wrong side of the variance. You cannot always win, that’s just the way it is.
But then in September, the season started picking up and NFL started to go, a great moment for sport bettors. I tried to figure out how to break down NFL and I bet for over a million. I made over 70K with more than 7% ROI. And then in October, I decided to go big on NFL and just really tried to figure it out, and NBA also started then. During that month, I bet for 2.8 million dollars and I made 150K with less than 6% ROI.
Then, coming up the next month, I bet for six million dollars and I profited over $200,000 with a little less than a 4% return on my money. So, at that point, I didn't even know how much I had in my account, but I had well over half a million dollars.
And then in December, the season was about to end in the NFL, the playoffs were about to start, and then there were much fewer games. Nonetheless, I bet for 5.5 million dollars and I made 400,000 dollars with 7.6% ROI. Throughout that year then, I turned 10k into a bit over a million dollars.
We also filmed a series about my story as a professional sports bettor. Episode 1 documents my rise and transition from the soft books to the Asian markets. Taking my profits from the Soft books and putting in the hours to beat the Asian markets.
I hope you enjoy and don't forget to check out part two, which documents the highs and lows of a professional sports bettor entitled "I Lost £256,000 in one day". You can watch the whole series of 6 episodes on the Trademate Youtube channel.