So you are off to the races on Saturday. It’s 2025 and your smart friend has invited you. You are travelling in his fully auto piloted hydrogen car, the two of you having a beer in the back seat while the car finds its way to Ascot. Your friend is excited because he has the 2/1 fav ante post at 5/1 to win 5,000 WeChatDig the current goto digital currency backed up by Blockchain technology. He is pissed off though because as a pro gambler Blockchain’s logging of every transaction in a Government accessible log means the threat of taxing the winnings of serious gamblers is now almost ready to go live. This is infuriating as he has not yet fully paid off the final payment on his chipped brain implant that enables him personal neural access via 5G to any information and data that desktop Google used to provide, an invaluable facility for plugging in late race information, via his own brain, into his own personal deep learning Neural Network which runs on his Quantum Computer phone. But you are not worried about all this, you are just pissed off that you are half way to Ascot and you forgot to pick up a copy of the Racing Post from the newsagent.
Which of these two do you feel most aligned with, because if it’s the Racing Post reader then you are going to pretty soon feel like you wandered into one of Chevley Park’s stud farm boxes and got mistaken for a mare. The betting landscape is changing although you would not think so listening to the popular media still driven by a fool in the ring and droves of writers/tipsters ‘burning the midnight oil’. I am struggling to think of one media contributor has input which reflects the current direction of successful pro betting.
Is it all gloom?, if you are not part of the Artificial Intelligence approach to sports betting are you just one of the monkeys trying to type a Shakespeare play ?. Probably, if we are talking meaningful amounts of money here, after all we have to remember that the small bet turnover, large bet size avenue has been closed down by bookmakers.
So how best to re skill and create the best possible chance of punting success (please don’t suggest getting your Racing Post delivered). The first thing I would do is learn to code. For some people this is unattainable but for others a few months on line could get you up and running especially if the course was geared towards the application to sports betting. The second approach is to gain access to AI through a more intuitive, easy to use interface. On both of these points I have been considering offering some input. The former would be in the shape of a one or two day course in Python programming covering topics and skills that I use on a daily basis. On the latter I have made some progress on a prototype. You can access a short video demo’ at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EEqxwJqjx7g
You may think what I am describing is alarmist, a fantasy even if you cherry pick the most likely points of the message. Well do not expect to read something similar in the popular media. Their job is to protect their sponsors by keeping you ill informed and locked into a way of betting that can only lead to one result. You can choose to know a lot about Racing or a lot about data, I know which one I would choose.