What Is A Stock Market

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Is Sports Betting a Real Form of Investing?

I know it may sound crazy to a lot of you, but if done properly sports betting can be a much more profitable form of investing than the traditional main stream options that we are accustomed to such as stocks, bonds and mutual funds. 

Here’s a question for you.How is the stock market working out for you? 

Like the majority of people, I’m sure you have experienced some really small returns or even worse suffererd some big losses.The majority of people these days are losing a lot of money with the poor performance of the stock market. 

How much interest are you getting from the bank? If you are lucky you may be getting a ridiculously low amount like 3%.I don’t know about you, but these options really don’t sound that promising.Now let’s look at the profit potential that sports betting can offer. 

To start off, the reason why so many people lose while betting on sports is because they don’t look at it as a legitimate investment vehicle.They bet on games just because they are on television, bet on their favorite teams and neglect to follow strict bankroll management practices.What I want to show today is that sports betting can be lucrative if done correctly. 

Let’s say you start out with $1,000 bankroll that you put aside for sports betting.Of course you could have more or less, but for this example I will be using $1,000 to illustrate.Now what most people do is wager $100 on one game and maybe another $200 or $300 on another one that they like more.Unfortunately this is much to much to be betting on one game.My personal recommendation is to wager no more than 5% on any game.For this example your wagers should be $50. 

Now some of you may or may not know this, but to break even with sports betting you need to win 52.4% of your bets using the 11/10 offered on the most popular sports like NFL football and basketball.For this example, we will say that you will bet on only 2 games per day and use a very conservative win rate of 57%.Here is what the numbers would look after 1 month.

Starting Bankroll



Bet Amount (5%)



Win Rate



Total Games Bet


60 (2X30days)

# Wins



# Losses



Total Wins



Juice or Vig 10%**



Net Wins



Total $$$ Won



Total % Increase



Ending Bankroll



**Juice or Vig is the % that the online sports books keeping for taking your bets. Usually 10% 

What we can tell from these numbers is that your bankroll would have increased by 28% and you would have profited a total of $280.I’m sure you would agree that 28% returns after 1 month is pretty incredible, but we are not done there.Now that your starting bankroll for month 2 is $1280, your new bet amount should be $64 which is 5% of the new bankroll amount.Sticking with this example and a monthly increase of 28% at the end of 1 year you would have increased your initial bankroll from $1000 to $19,342 and an astonishing interest rate of over 1900%. 

So let me ask you the question again.Are you still happy with the performance of the stock market? You will still experience great returns even if your win rate drops to 56% or even 55%.No matter how you look at it, sports investing needs to be given a serious look as an investment opportunity.

If you would like to learn more about how to be profitable with sports betting, you can grab a FREE copy of my ebook: “Sports Investing Secrets – How to Turn $1,000 into $1,024,000 in Less Than 5 Years Betting on Sports” by visiting my website at http://www.1stopsportsinvestors.com

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