April Fools. muhahahaha
I must say I had a good chuckle yesterday, I really didn’t expect the response I got from all of you. I thought I would have been rumbled very quickly. I guess I did a good job with the buildup and made the story not totally unlikely. I let it go all day as I wanted to get the UK guys as well and knowing the responses from the aussie guys would also help with the charade made it all the more sweeter (trust the Poms to be more cynical and catch on quicker). Then I felt horrible, you were all so nice and understanding. If I was on your end I would have been calling me some very family unfriendly words.
So lets get to what was true and what wasn’t.
First, The baby news is true. I’m expecting my first in late September and am very excited about this. I’ll be doing everything I can to be a stay at home dad and that means this site is going to have to start paying some bills. I love this site and will continue to post for many years to come. I also want it to become a resource for beginners and experts alike, I’ll be producing an ebook and making some tools for the more professional among us. Will have to get my skates on as I have 6 months before I’ll be knee deep in baby poo.
In regards to the job with the “new” aussie bookie. That is a complete lie. There is a new bookmaker starting soon, Matthew Tripp who sold Sportsbet many years ago has now bought the terrible Betezy brand. He will be re-branding it Beteasy.com.au. Many of your comments were saying that you were excited about a new book that might actually give people a fair go. Sadly don’t expect anything different from Beteasy. It will be the same old thing, they will start off saying that they will take on anyone and when they see they can make more money by kicking out winners it won’t take them long to be just like every other bookmaker. I have been offered jobs by a number of the big bookmakers before and have been through interviews and have always turned down the offers. If Beteasy is up for giving everyone a fair go then I would be happy to talk to them. I can already see the twitter comments when they start limiting customers. Mark my words, this will be one of the poorest ones (Beteasy hey, more like betnoteasy).
As mentioned above, the site lives to fight another day and hopefully many more. The stretch goal is to take $1,000,000 from this hobby of mine and I won’t stop till I get there (or lose my initial bank). I would like to devote myself to this whole gambling thing a little more, currently I spend 10 minutes a week on the site and a few hours on the placing of bets. I have a long list of articles I want to write about what is really needed to make a profit from this game and the current state of the bookmaking and tipping industry. For the next 6 months I’ll be concentrating on this site, worst case no one cares and doesn’t buy what I create and I go back to normal work. Best case, I can make enough to get by and the betting profit is the cherry on top.
I really do feel sort of bad after the response and promise that April fool jokes will only happen every 4 years. I think I pulled it off pretty well, sprinkling in many half truths and possible lies. I also posted about the pregnancy on Facebook today to friends and family and that worked a treat too. Its been a fun day.