# 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?

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.

#### Brazil

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.

#### Germany

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…