I’m sitting at my desk in a New Jersey bar, drinking a Bud Light and watching the game on ESPN2.
It’s the first day of the playoffs, and there’s a big buzz around me.
It doesn’t take long before I’m drinking again.
I’m not a big sports fan, but I’m a big gambler.
I bet on everything from the NBA playoffs to the Super Bowl.
The NBA playoffs, the Superbowl, the Olympics — there are so many games.
I can’t even imagine the sports betting industry is this big.
So I’m looking at the big screen and just thinking, Wow.
This is really cool.
I’m thinking, “I’m gonna win,” I’m thinking to myself, I’m gonna get a $50 million jackpot, which is a pretty good jackpot to be a professional gambler and I can actually win.
And then I look at my phone and it’s on the TV.
I see my winnings of $70 million on the screen.
I go, Wow, that’s cool.
And I’m like, Wow.
“I bet $20 on the NBA.
I think, wow.
And that’s when I started to lose my money.
But then I started watching the playoffs on ESPN and it became clear that I was getting a lot of money, and it was just a matter of time before I got a bigger jackpot.
I bet on every NBA game, I was a big fan.
I watched every playoff game every year.
I got to the Finals the year before the first Finals.
I knew I was gonna win it and I knew it was going to happen, and that was the point where I started winning a lot more.
I started losing a lot less.
And it’s like, wow, I won a lot.
That’s when the game just started to make sense.
I got to watch the playoffs the first year, and I was just so excited because it was the playoffs and I had to win.
I was like, this is going to be my life.
I love the playoffs.
I get to win everything, so it was like a dream come true.
But I also had to start saving more.
I was trying to get some money to spend on other things.
I had some friends that were doing this, and they were looking to invest in a business or they were trying to start a company.
So they were like, “Oh, I don’t want to be gambling at all, I want to make money,” and they told me to get on ESPN.
I thought, wow this is just crazy, but it’s cool because they gave me an opportunity to get more money.
I remember thinking, I’ve been so fortunate that I got this chance to get a lot money in a short amount of time.
I’ve had this opportunity and I’ve learned so much from it.
I just got to start making money now.