An Important Lesson From The Hurricane’s Demise

| July 31, 2010 | Reply

A week ago today Alex ‘Hurricane’ Higgins passed away in his native Belfast.

The man was undeniably a legend, the ‘people’s champion’ as he liked to be known.

He was an exceptional snooker player and an incredibly entertaining snooker player…

Something which, as much as I love snooker, is not all that common.

He lived life to the max and was as intense and unpredictable off the table as he was on it.

Unfortunately, that was where his problems lied…

Because as much as we’d all love to party and gamble to our heart’s content, we know that it can do untold damage in the long-term.

Alex died alone and unhappy after his vices got the better of him.

Which is why it’s important – especially when it comes to gambling – to ensure you do it sensibly and in moderation…

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Alex would have readily admitted that he didn’t give much thought to a lot of his actions away from the table…

And this is something that you simply cannot afford to do if you want to be successful in betting.

Bets, particularly larger bets, should be well thought out, well researched and staked according to a staking plan…

Well, they should be if you want to consistently make money.

I’m all for casual betting, providing of course you stick to the one golden rule…

Never bet more than you can afford to lose.

Aside from that, feel free to stick a fiver a week on a football accumulator, or a couple of quid on a horse you like the sound of…

I do it all the time.

But I do the sensible stuff too and that’s how I make my money.

Because you’ll be amazed at just how much a little bit of discipline can help your betting wallet.

First up, you should ensure that you have a staking plan in place that you are comfortable with and you can stick to.

Second, you should concentrate your bets on the sports and markets that you know the most about…

Just because you make money on football, it doesn’t mean you will be successful at betting on rugby union.

Third, you should make full use of websites such as Odds Checker, which presents you with the best available prices on a plate.

And last but not least…

Certainly not least!

You should continue to take advantage of the tips, offers, strategies and guides that we bring direct to your inbox every single week…

Because we both know it is possible to beat the bookmakers and make money from betting, you just have to ensure that you remain calm, considered and thorough.

All things that Alex was not.

Mind you, that doesn’t make him any less of a legend of course.

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