The start of 2017 saw a new daily pot with a minimum of €50 to be earned by tipsters who post Pro Tips on a daily basis. We caught up with tipster Jonny Chase Gold this week to ask him the secrets of his success after he earned an easy €100 this month from us with his Pro Tips.
Nice to meet you Jonny Chase Gold. How did you find out about ProTipster? What attracted you to the site?
JCG: I found ProTipster originally because someone posted a pick in a Facebook group. I was curious about the site and clicked the link. I could sign up just by being logged into Facebook – which was great because there was no long signup process.
The thing I like the most about ProTipster is that you can track yourself. You can’t lie to yourself or others about your bets.
Much more important is that you can see your strengths and weaknesses. I always thought that I win bets with small odds but since I started using ProTipster I’ve realised that my odds around 2,0 – 3,5 and higher have the highest yield.
A feature I would like to see in the future is that games I have already played are marked in a colour or something. All over its a really nice site to track yourself, compete with other bettors and if you just need to get some hints what to bet, and you’ve got no time to do the research yourself you can unlock the Pro Tips.
What do you do away from ProTipster? Do you have a regular job? What are your favourite sports and hobbies?
JCG: I have a degree in economical engineering with the addition of mechanical engineering.
I’ve played football and tennis since I was 6. I started a lot of different sports: for example badminton, table football, table tennis, hockey, darts. I can say I love every competitive sport which includes gambling; but only gambling that can have a positive expected value if are you doing it right. That means I am not into roulette, blackjack, dice or slot machines.
My favourite team is Hannover 96 in soccer. I know I don’t have much friends with it but international football I like FC Bayern Munich. I know they are like bullies in the soccer scene but I have a lot of respect for the work that they have done for German football from the 1990´s up to now. They managed their money pretty well. They made transfers like Franck Ribery and Arjen Robben which made the German Bundesliga more and more attractive for international talents.
My favourite sport to watch was always soccer but it’s changing a bit to NFL. The playoffs are a thrill to watch. For betting I like every 2-way sport. Soccer is 3-Way and NHL too if you don’t play it H2H [head to head].
My best sports are NBA and NHL; I’m best of all at NBA point spreads. There are a lot of factors coming in for the result of points in a NBA game.
That’s interesting. What factors do you look for before placing a tip? What advice would you give other ProTipsters?
JCG: I consider my own opinion first but I also check what other bettors pick and what information on games can give me an edge against the bookmakers. Most people just go to a statistic site and look how the two Teams played H2H and how they played the last 5 games. How does a game which is over a year ago help you in your decision? You got a totally different matchup most of the time.
I am in Germany which means my favourite sports for betting are at night. I try to watch some games or at least the highlights if something odd happened. I look at the statistic about the games.
I think tipsters should first of all start with a sport that you “know“ or you think you know the best. I see people betting on Romanian second ice hockey league or something similar…
I would say tipsters should start with a pencil and a piece of paper and the upcoming games. Look at the stats and every information you can find for the game and try to figure out what would be the right odds you would take for that games.
Then you look up the odds the bookie is giving you and compare them. Take out those bets you have at a higher odds and now start investigate on those matchess on sites like “Protipster“. Just get a feeling what other ppl think of these games and why they are betting on it or against. Start with no more than 10 games and just play take in the end 2 or 3 games.
There are some more things people should know about.
Don’t take the betting community so serious. I did for a long time and I realised that there is a lot of resentment and jealousy about people winning money. Why do people not realise that its not bettor vs bettor instead its bettor vs bookies. It;s the most annoying and simultaneously the most sad thing in betting for me. Be kind to one another and treat them like your want to be treated, with respect.
We totally agree, Jonny. One more question – what’s the most you’ve ever won in a bet? The most you’ve lost?
JCG: First rule in sports betting is talking in units or percentage. Talking about money sounds like you are bragging and it makes people jealous. I know my first bet that hooked me. I bet €2 to win €1199. It was a six-games parlay with one game at odds of 5,0 – Turkey vs Netherlands. Turkey needed to win to qualify for the world championship and I bet on Netherlands win with a one goal handicap. I’m not normally a fan of parlay picks though – it’s all about single bets in the end.
Since that day I started with sportsbetting and got that curious that I took classes at university in “game theory“ and “decision making theory“. Its not only the sports and the money that thrills me, it’s the math behind it too.
I also lose bets too like everyone else. There is no one who is winning 100% or even close. The best ‘cappers I know are around ~65% which is a brutal statistic.
Just think about it. Rolling a dice you got 1 out of 6 [(1/6)*100= 16,7 %] to hit a specific number. That means if you win with 1,2,3 and lose at 4,5,6 you have 50% on your money. Around 65% means that you win with 1,2,3,4 and lose with 5 and 6 [(4/6)*100=66,667%].
Everyone would play that game, right?
There are sentences like “betting is a marathon, not a sprint“ for a reason. Its not about about the 1 game loss it’s about all statistic overall and the odds you take.
We think you’re absolutely right Johnny. Thanks for talking to us – and we look forward to your new Pro Tips.
Want to follow in Jonny’s footsteps and earn money from us? Post tips now and get yourself rated.