Boobala Darling Wins A Cruise: Part 5 of 9 (A Fictional Story Staged In Brooklyn)

The Opportunist: Makes His Mark

Uncle Jake was quite taken aback by the unexpected news. He was against his nephew wanting to marry at such a young age. Besides, he was not too pleased with his choice. He felt his handsome nephew deserved something better than this unattractive girl, but she might end up being a devoted wife. He turned to Harry and asked: “Do her parents know you are getting married?”

“No they don’t, Uncle Jake. They dislike me big time, and I don’t know why. They are threatening to send her to an aunt in California to keep us apart. Boobala and I love each other very much and it would break my heart if she left. Since we are of age, we have decided to elope. I am hoping as my Uncle you will give us your approval and help us out financially.”

Uncle Jake couldn’t understand the rush. “Is she pregnant?”

“No, Uncle she’s not pregnant,” he answered.

Jake was still uneasy about the coming marriage. How could he give his approval when he knew that Harry was emotionally immature and irresponsible. Of course, he had to painfully admit he was partly to blame. He was sorry that the kid got a bum deal out of life, with his mom dying when he was so young and a dad who didn’t care. Maybe that’s why he spoiled him so much. He hoped that Harry would become a responsible adult once he married. Jake agreed to get them a furnished room and kitchenette, the rent paid up for a year. He even bought him a suit for the wedding with all the accessories to match.

Harry never seemed to be satisfied with what he got. He always wanted more. In planning the wedding, Boobala had suggested to Harry that they go on a cruise to the Bahamas for their honeymoon. She had always dreamed of going on a cruise. “It’s so romantic,” she would say. Harry angrily snapped at her: “What are you crazy, I get seasick easy. Do you want me to spend our honeymoon throwing up? Besides it would be dull with nothing to watch but watch the sea, so forget about it. I’d rather go to Las Vegas where the action is. It’s more fun.”

As a last shot, to squeeze some more money out of his uncle, he reminded him about the honeymoon. “Hey uncle,” Harry turned on his famous charm, “since I’m your only kin, why don’t you send us to Las Vegas for a week’s honeymoon. I always wanted to go there.” He was looking for a way to escape his wedding night consummation, which he was not bargaining for.

Uncle Jake was annoyed. “What the hell do you think I am, a [email protected]#[email protected]% ATM? Listen dude, the buck stops here. I’ve spent enough already on this wedding. You want to go that bad, then you can work and save your money if you like.” This was the first time that Uncle Jake exploded towards him, and the first time Harry didn’t get his way. He was mad as hell. Already at 19 years of age, Harry had begun to drink and bet heavily. His best friend Billie Boy always had a stash of beer and wine on hand whenever Harry needed it. Uncle Jake didn’t even have a clue that Harry was drinking and gambling. He only knew that he smoked. In his eyes, Harry was always a good kid, a little wild-eyed but good. There was nothing about him that should cause concern.

No: 7 (9-7-2011)

To be continued: Part 6 of 9 of Boobala Darling Wins A Cruise

The Truth About ‘How To Place Bet on Favorites’ Horse Racing System

Mr. Mohammed Ali (not the boxer) is the creator of ‘how to place bets on favorites’ horse race betting system. I first heard about him at a bookstore a Barnes & Noble in Hartford Connecticut. I was sitting at a table sipping a coffee when a gentleman seated at the table next to me noticed I was reading a book on horse racing and started a conversation with me.

As the conversation progressed I soon realized he made his living as a professional punter. He revealed to me the system he used was the ‘how to place bet on favorites’ by Mr. Ali. At the time I knew absolutely nothing about horse racing and the book I was reading at the bookstore was the first one I ever picked up about it. I learned the basic terms; win, place, show, trifecta, the whole lingo associated with punting.

James Landau, the gentleman seated next to me, proceeded to tell me that Mohamed Ali’s horse racing system is wonderful because it’s simple and very much common sense racing system. He explained that the system was all about following eight strict rules. If you can discipline yourself to only bet on a horse race that follows these eight specific rules then you can make a living at horse betting.

Mr. Landou explained to me that he downloaded the [how to place bet on favorites] system from the internet and that it was an instantly downloadable PDF file. He also explained that the $50 horse racing system comes with a 60 day money back guarantee. At that time I was making a fairly decent living cleaning carpets. However I hated what I did for a living.

Obviously given the position that I was in (that I hated what I did for a living) and was just starting to entertain the idea of doing punting to make some extra money plus the conversation I had with Mr. James Landau my curiosity was piqued enough to where I put the betting web address for the [how the place bet on favorites] system in my pocket and when I got home that day took a look at the website.

The website itself is quite thorough in that each page of the website is devoted to telling a bit about what each chapter of the ‘how to place bet system’ is about. I proceeded to download the racing system. One thing that got my attention right away was the horse racing system was designed with a total novice horse punter in mind. It starts out by defining the different terms related to horse racing and the basics of horse racing. The book proceeded to reveal why most people fail to produce consistent profits with horse racing. The main reason for that is a lack of a system and a lack of discipline.

As Mr. James Landau had explained to me there are eight specific rules that a horse race must adhere strictly to otherwise you don’t place a bet. I guess the main problem is that most people who get involved with horse racing have a gambling problem or a gambling addiction and they have a problem disciplining themselves. These people seem to be wired for action of any sort even if it’s bad action.

Another feature or characteristic of the ‘how to place bet on favorites’ horse racing system that I really liked was the entire system was very conservative in its approach. It is designed so you can go to the racetrack with only $15 so the overall risk is very minimal.

The bottom line is the strategy that is in this punting e-book is very much common sense. You only bet on a super favorite that passes all eight tests. Simple but effective. I can attest to the effectiveness as I now have been using this system for quite some time and it is a system that I can and will continue to rely on for a substantial extra income for many years to come.

Also remember this can be used on races were you actually go to the track but you can also use it to bet online as well and there are several well-known online gambling sites that allow you to place thoroughbred race bets like Betfair website.

All in all the “how to place bets on favorites” gets a solid two thumbs up from me.

How to Stop Losing Money On Horse Races

If you’re tired of losing money on horse races and want to start winning, you’ll have to change the way you’ve been doing things and that means changing your mind and the way you think about betting and money. No one can guarantee that you’ll win money or make a profit wagering on horse races. It is one of the most difficult endeavors you may ever tackle.

But you can lose less and that means staying in the game longer. First of all, ask yourself why you bet on horse races. Is it because you need money? If so, then gambling on horse races is not the way to solve your money problems. It is very hard to make good betting decisions when you’re more concerned with losing and fear that you’re slipping backward.

The old saying, “Scared money never wins,” is true. So if you’re in bad shape financially, the best idea is to stop betting on horse races, at least to the extent that it worsens your financial condition.

If, on the other hand, you can afford to bet on horse races and you want to stop losing, you need to start thinking about your image of money and what you’re doing at the races. Are you there for a thrill? Is the accumulation of wealth really a secondary goal?

If you’re really serious about making money you should have a ledger that you keep track of your money in and that you use to manage your money. If you don’t have a notebook or ledger that you carefully track your money in, then you’re not serious about that money and you don’t respect it for what it is. You may not agree with that, but look at it this way, would you maintain a checking account without a ledger? Of course not.

Why is the money in a gambling account any different than a checking account? If you run a business you have to keep good books and you manage the money carefully so you know whether you make a profit. If you’re not doing that now, then profit is not your first goal.

The most important steps you can take to stop losing money on the races is to keep an accurate account of your money and to treat each wager as a business expense that is supposed to result in a profit. Consider your bets as part of an investment portfolio. Know how much you’ve made or lost on each one of them and soon you’ll see which bets pay off and you’ll be able to steer more of your money into them.

Unless you start treating money with respect, however, you’ll never make a profit betting on horse races and it will just be an expensive hobby.

Proven Horse Laying Systems to Make Money on Betfair

Laying horses is one of the most popular forms of gambling thanks to the advent of betting exchanges like Betfair. But how many people really make money laying horses? Read on and I will share the best methods and pitfalls!

To many newcomers, laying horses to make a profit appears easy. In a 10 horse race you have 9 horses running for you if you choose to lay one! But of course it’s far harder than that and the price you have to lay at reflects it’s chances of winning or losing and in theory laying randomly will be a zero sum game. To explain further, let’s say you lay every horse at 30-1 that’s available. Every 30th horse will be a winner and your profit on the 29 losers will be wiped out! If we want to make money laying horses on Betfair we have to be far smarter.

Another system people follow is to lay the favourite. There’s a statistic that favourites win 1 in 3 races. So in theory they lose 2 out of 3. Again, it’s not so simple in reality and if you lay every favourite you are likely to at best break even or more likely make small losses.

So what is the best way to make money laying horses? We have to be selective in the types of races, not just the horses we lay. In my example above, there are types of races and even race courses where favourites win more like 20% of the time. If we can find these and get a good price to lay them we have the basis for a winning gambling system.

Next we can apply other filters to identify horses which may be favourite but which actually have very little chance of winning. An example is a very weak race where there’s a horse which came second in its last race. Many punters will see this as the leading contender and back it to win, making it the favourite.A bit more analysis may tell us that the race the horse last ran in was even weaker than this one and was over a completely different distance at which this horse is un-tested. This to me would be a very strong lay.

Beware following the herd and beware laying at random! If we apply some logic and carry out some analysis it really is possible to make money laying horses.

What Are Paper Bets and How Can They Improve Horse Racing Handicapping Betting?

Betting on horses is a skill and therefore requires practice, lot of practice. Handicapping horse races is sometimes called an intellectual sport, like chess. I couldn’t agree more. You might also compare it to golf, in that it is very frustrating and can ruin a perfectly beautiful day outdoors, okay that was tongue in cheek, however, I think you understand what I mean. Handicapping horse races requires practice in order to develop the skill necessary to make a profit from your wagers.

But how do you practice making bets on horses? Paper bets are on method of handicapping and then deciding what your bets would be and making the bets by writing them down on paper. While actually making bets with real money can be thrilling, it can also be expensive. Think you’ve got the horse racing game beaten? Ready to go to the track and clean up? How about testing your theory on paper first?

If you think you are a good handicapper and bettor, try handicapping the races and making 50 paper bets first. Be honest with yourself and write them down and do not change them, once they are on paper. Consider it the same as if you actually handed your money to a teller and you are unable to change the bet.

To put a little more pressure on yourself, and to make it more realistic by being stressful, which real gambling is, by the way, make a commitment that you will not make a real bet until you can show on paper that you made 50 bets and they showed a clear cut profit, no ifs, ands or buts about it. With the possibility of not being able to go to the track or make any bets until your paper bets show a profit, you will quickly learn to weed out those “iffy,” bets and start betting like a true professional.

With that said, however, let me caution you about something else. In horse racing handicapping, as in life, things seldom work out in real life as they do on paper. Therefore, just because your paper bets seem to make a profit, don’t mortgage the house and put it all on your latest system. Slow steady and moderate is the way to make money by using any horse racing system or ability that you may have. When you are betting with real money you will find that you think differently and bet differently.

The whole idea of making the commitment that you wouldn’t go to the track and bet real money unless your bets paid off on paper was to put some real pressure on yourself. There will be real pressure on you when you bet with real money, so getting used to that pressure and seeing how it will affect your betting is very important. The most important lesson to be learned from paper bets, is not only whether your handicapping skills are good, but whether you can take some pressure and still make money betting on horses and the only way to do that is to have something to lose if your paper bets fail to show a profit.

if you don’t want to make the commitment about going to the track, make the commitment about something else that you really enjoy in life and don’t want to give up. Tell yourself that you will give it up until your paper bets make money and then stick to it. Like I said, you will soon learn just how tough it is to make money betting on horses and how you handle that kind of pressure.