I deposited ~$900 in July '08 to bet on baseball. What followed ladies and gentlemen can only be described as a roller coaster ride with my emotions and wallet hanging on for dear life (I included the risk/to win amounts for 5Dimes to help generate a picture of the increasing degeneracy of my betting until I start to run bad and lose funds at the site).
5Dimes: -$70 [$607.31/$579.51]
5D: +$305 [$16,158.31/$20,985.51]
5D: +$985 [$16,411.19/$70,051.49] round robins are fun
5D: +$5,312 [$44,858.41/$58,883.21]
5D: +$570 [$26,776.40/$22,071.77]
5D: -$2,794 [$13,553.91/$17,285.12]
5D: -$304 [$20,835.86/$20,192.93]
At this my point I had built everything up to ~$18,000. I should have cashed out at least $10,000 but then I would not qualify to post in this thread and my life would be REALLY ruined then.
5D: -$5,984 [$13,466.40/$12,914.93]
5D: +$1,293 [$10,660.50/$9,961.20]
5D: -$512 [$2,540.12/$2,349.70]
After cashing out $3k from MB that was my last $364 on there. From March until now I lost the last ~$2,200 on 5D. I also lost about $1,000 on Bookmaker and TheGreek after transferring money to them over the same time period.
To put this all in perspective, before all of this started $1,000 was a considerable sum to me; heck, my car is probably barely worth that. But there I was putting my $4,000 roll on the line backing Harden and the Cubs at -400 versus Washington some time back in August. During the NFL season I was betting $1,000 on more than one game in any given week, sometimes $2,000, and I would sweat the games at my minimum wage job. Just a couple months before that my wager sizes were $25-$100.
Anyway, after the past few months have been a ridiculous grind trying to rebuild my bankroll to its former glory, I was down to my last $461 this morning split between two sites. I say was because:
[x] degen in progress