Sports betting is so irresistible. The idea
that you can multiply your money tenfold just by the click of a button, without so
much energy expended, and within the shortest time possible has made it sure
that sports betting has grown massively within the past few years. Some of us
have become chronic sports betting enthusiasts. Every second we are
looking for the next team to stake money on. Despite the losses and sometimes
few wins we still grind- it’s our god-send hustle.
Matter of fact, there are things every one of
can attest to:
Budgeting for money you haven't won yet
You’ve chosen your teams, analyzed better than
you did your math back in high school (some of us have an analysis book),
staked your money and you are pretty sure you are going to win. In the mean
time you start budgeting for the windfall that is about to happen. Buy a high
end phone, probably a Samsung; go on a holiday somewhere in Mtwapa and all
mundane things you can think of.
That one team that fails you
You’ve had that team that really messes up your
bet. Sometimes it’s a big team that you didn't expect to lose or worse still
draw. That’s when you have that ‘Team moja
iliniangusha’ moment, a phrase that has morphed into a popular Kenyan
That one team you never place your money on
Everyone has that team that they don't place
their money on. Despite the odds looking so promising, or when it’s playing a
lowly placed team, you can’t put your money on. It could also be the team you
A mis-bet that goes your way
After the final whistle, you take a walk out of
the local or wherever you watch your football dejected. The bet didn’t go your
way but then out of the blues you receive a message of congratulation. Going
back to your bet list you realize you made a mistake that swung your way.
Opening a betting site and staring at money, literally
If you haven't opened a betting site and seen
money flow you haven't yet staked your last coin. You just see so many teams
and wish you had the magic powers to know their outcomes, stake your money and
just be a millionaire!
Losing so terribly that you vow to stop betting
Sometimes bad luck doesn't seem to run out of form. It grips you until you almost want to cry. That's when you tell yourself that you’ve stopped only to emerge later, somehow stronger.