People over at BettingRunner.com got interested in me and asked for an interview. Here’s my favorite part:

Q: Is there any advice you would like to give our BettingRunner tipster community?

The best tipster is yourself. Believe in that. Learning the ins and outs of the sports betting game will make you the best tipster in the world. Following blindly tips won’t make you a better punter. Still, following a tipster will open up your game. You get an inside view at a premium price that you need to take advantage of, besides making money in the process. You have the opportunity to study another skillful bettor’s style, which in turn will help you to develop your own strategy.

Another word of advice is to have respect for your bankroll and don’t jump from one strategy to another before you can come to safe conclusions. Develop a strategy and try it out in paper for a couple of hundred bets. Then apply a flat betting system and risk no more than 1% of your bankroll. At around 1,000 bets you’ll have a pretty good idea how your system performs. Then you will know if you can increase your bets or apply more sophisticated staking plans, such as the one based on the half-Kelly criterion.

Oh, and most importantly, betting won’t solve your financial problems, if any. Gambling isn’t the answer to your prayers and won’t get you out of the hole you dug yourself into. You need peace of mind in the stressful environment of sports betting. The additional pressure won’t do you any good.

Read the rest of the interview at BettingRunner’s blog.

Image by Dennis Hill