The biggest sporting event in the world, the FIFA World Cup, held once in every four years is now at the phase of the last group stage game.
People from all walks of life, even my friends and colleagues who do not gamble will gamble a little during this once every four year tournament just for the fun of it while watching the game.
I usually make quite a few thousand dollars from major tournaments like the World Cup and thought of making an even bigger killing this year.
Hence, during the build up to the tournament, I decided to read up a little to see which teams to put my money on.
However, I finally got the meaning of the ‘ball is round’ this World Cup as a lot of results did not go as I would have expected it to be.
I punted big money on the powerhouses such as Argentina and Germany which turned out to be a mistake.
Like how in the world can Argentina lose to Saudi Arabia and Germany lose to Japan?
As the results turned against me, I decided that I had to punt even more to try to recoup my losses, I started to do ‘live betting’ and I would ‘play big’ when the game time was just a few more minutes to go before it ended, thinking that there would be no last minute goals and I would surely win.
I guess luck is really not with me as those games I lost a lot on those live betting games.
I am down about 20K now, which is almost half my annual income.
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