back in the day i really got into betting on the gg's (horses) and because im a total idiot lost about £50 a week on a regular basis.
This sucked big time so i decided i was gonna hang around the race tracks and get chatting with the real professional gamblers. I did this for a few weeks and started making some money out of it. not alot but i was making a few quid.
This lasted about a month until i lost big and i mean big. It was about 2 weeks wages on a red hot tip my uncle, dad, grandad and a few mates all backed. of course this kinda spelt the end of my gambling carear.
I decided to try a scam I had seen people pull while there to try and earn some of money back.
It was a pretty simple idea an no one lost out. The scam works along these lines.
When you get a big race say with more then 16 runners the bookies pay out an each way bet on the first 4 horses. Most people have no idea this is true so they will throw away their tickets. What i did was go round with a plastic bag stuck in my jacket and collect as many tickets as i could.
I would then take them home and search through them for a winner.
You would be surprised how much money i could make on a busy day. Of course these days im too old to get away with picking up all the tickets so my little sister does it.