I’m Doing A Betting Experiment On The World Cup To See If I Can Win Money

Day 169/365: Will this make me my first $1 million?

Photo by Fauzan Saari on Unsplash

The World Cup in football, or soccer, if you’re from that weird place called the USA, has started last week. I decided to do a little experiment. I’m not a gambler, I never played slots, I never actually go and place any bets for national football games, or tennis, or anything else. Besides some poker that I play for fun online, I have no deal with betting.

Still, I decided to go ahead and try to see if I can make some money by betting on the World Cup’s matches with the best odds. I’ll only play for very small sums of money, like 1 buck for a match, for example, and see if I can win $100 by the end of the tournament.


So far, I’ve put in about 6 bucks and I’m down to 5, which is not looking good for me. I lost money yesterday on both Germany and Brazil, who weren’t able to win against Mexico and Switzerland. I didn’t even know Switzerland had a football team! And yet, they scored and ended the match 1–1 with the most amazing football team in the world.


I’m not even going to go into details about how mad I was when Germany lost to Mexico. They’re the defenders of the World Cup title, yet they couldn’t even get close to Mexico’s goalkeeper. It was a shameful match for the Germans. Thank God “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” turned out to be a great movie, which pulled me out of my misery after the match.

My betting system

For today, I placed one $1 bet on Sweden, who plays against South Korea, and also a $1 bet on England, who plays against Tunisia. The total win from the two matches, should they come out the way I bet on them, will be about 3 to 4 bucks. Again, this is an experiment, as I’m not trying to get rich with this. Which is why I’ll keep the bets to a minimum and try to reach that $100 by the end of the cup.

Plus, it makes watching the games so much more interesting. I’m on vacation now and I don’t leave for Bavaria until next Tuesday. I need to keep my mind occupied, so betting seemed like a great idea!

Let’s hope I’ll not end up with an addiction and walk myself to the nearest slots place, losing my last money from selling my blood…

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