Saturday, October 10, 2009

84. Cash out on centsports.com ($20)

Finally! This goal is probably the one that I have been working the hardest at accomplishing. I have written about it a few times before about my frustrations from how difficult it has been for me to complete. When I get on the computer, I check my email, check facebook, then make another wager. Almost everyday since I completed my list of goals (and a few months before), I have been on centsports.com and placed wagers on athletic events. I have bet on everything form baseball, football, basketball, tennis, nascar, MMA, and even golf. I have tried everything. Finally, I have been able to go on a bit of a run and have been able to accomplish what I set out to do when I wrote my list of goals.
The concept of centsports is fairly simple. The website gives you a dime to bet with and you are able to grow that dime as far as you can as long as you keep winning and don't lose all of your earnings. If you lose all of your money, you get another dime. The sponsors pay for each dime as you go along.
Here's where it has gotten more difficult. When I started playing, the rule was when you get your total up to $10, you can cash out and they will send you a check, for your earnings. Since then two things have changed:
  1. The total changed from $10 to $20 (that is a huge difference when you start with only a dime!)
  2. You don't automatically get a $20 check when you hit that magical number, you need to qualify for it compared to other people asking for checks in that week. If they have done better (made more bets, bet on harder games, risked more money in their wagers and a few other things) then they will get their money ahead of you.
Here is the screen shot from my computer to show that I actually did it. The quality is pretty horrible on the post, but if you click on the picture you can see it clearly.

As of right now, I'm a ways off to getting my payday. I have conseeded that I most likely won't get my check, but I am saying that this goal is done. I set out what I wanted to do from when I wrote this list of goals, but the rules changed later. I'm not going to say that I am done betting, but I think I will be on the site a lot less.

5 comments:

Matt Weis said...

Very good job, Eric! I totally get how difficult that was. Let's play online poker again!

Mom said...

Congratulations,Eric! I would have given you $20 if you needed it, but I understand the challenge of winning it! I love you!

Eric Weis said...

Mom, there's no guarantee I will actually get the $20, I will just have to wait and see.

Matt Weis said...

If you do cash out, I'd love to hear the breakdown of what your time was worth by the hour.

J-Rev said...

way 2 go!