Name: Gary Pearce
Joined Team Casino: July 2019
Average EV Per Week: £90- £100
Average Hours Per Week: 16
Starting Bankroll: £1k
Total EV: £3,700
Total Profit: £4,080
What made you interested in starting casino?
I started matched betting in January 2019 quite successfully. Having been gubbed by 4-5 bookies (the usual suspects) I started to look for ways to grow my profits. Team Casino and casino offers looked ideal for this, and I also thought it would give me more control over when and how I did offers.
Did you do any before joining Team Casino?
Before joining Team Casino I would only do the free games on Sky, William Hill and the Gamesy sites.
Why did you Join Team Casino?
I joined Team Casino after stumbling across the launch. I had a chat with Josh about it! He poached me really!! I did take some convincing though. I was a very early member and was even called a founding member by some.
Were you nervous at first, and how did you overcome this?
I treated it with caution at first. I was just generally nervous about trying something new, about losing money or making mistakes. However the instructions on the welcome and reload offers are so simple to follow it’s so straight forward to get started if you stick to the Team Casino guides. I think after about 10 offers my fears were gone.
At what point did you “Trust the EV”?
Its really important to remember that we're doing offers that are +EV (positive expected value). That our result from each offer will vary, but that over time we should make a good profit. Trusting the EV is really important. If you've lost money on some offers, you can trust it will come back in your favour eventually. It’s ok, for your profit to be below your EV. I do still keep reminding myself of this. But I’m much more trusting now, more so than ever before. I also try and encourage others on the group to trust the EV.
How did you manage with dealing with downswings?
To be honest my profit tracker has always followed my EV quite closely. I’m lucky that I don’t have big swings either up and down. I didn’t like it at first seeing other people have big wins, however I’m now settled into a rhythm of making steady profit. I do take a bit of a more cautious approach than some, and don't do all of the medium risk offers.
Do you have a weekly Target?
I had weekly and daily targets of making at least £10 a day at first. I don't do casino offers every day, but I’m much more comfortable in making £15-£30 of EV per day now when I do, depending on work and social commitments. If you take care of the EV the profit soon follows.
How do you plan a casino around your normal week?
I have a full time demanding job and two kids. I have a routine of completing all of the risk free offers before work and then tackling as many low risk/medium offers as I can in 2 hours in the evening. I tend to go towards the blackjack offers where I can. I just prefer them. Then I'll just work my way down the Reload Offers page, starting with the highest value offers. I try and fit it in wherever possible but weekends can sometimes be difficult because I’ve got a season ticket at My local football team and two kids who sometimes like to see the front of my head rather than the back when I’m on the laptop.
Do you also do matched betting? If so, how do you manage both?
I've done a lot less matched betting since I joined Team Casino. Casino just works better for me. I do still complete bet clubs but other than that I like the flexibility that casino gives me! I don’t have to worry about completing things by a certain time for football or horse racing. I can decide what I do, stop/start/stop again when I choose. I will come out of retirement for big events like Cheltenham and the World Cup though! Casino fits my busy schedule a lot better than sports.
If you were starting again now, would you do anything differently?
If I was to start my Team Casino journey again. I would definitely give myself the advice of never chasing losses. One more hand of blackjack or spin is very tempting but never ends well.
Other than the offers pagers and the Facebook Group, which Team Casino features do you use regularly?
What would you say to those just starting who are having a slow start?
My advice to newbies or slow starters would be to go as slow or fast as you want. All of the EV will come together. Don’t put yourself under pressure by seeing others big wins or losses and most of all... enjoy yourself!
What are your plans for 2020?
My plans for 2020 are to hit as many offers as possible on a daily basis. I’m lucky I’m not gubbed by many casinos so far. I’m aiming for a lot more EV and profit this year. I haven’t decided what I want to spend my money on yet. Buying a new car, deposit for a house or holiday all would good. And like I said above enjoy myself. I like being part of the community and cracking the odd joke on the daily reload's thread.