Got into it for the Super Bowl. I hate the fact that every state is different and that your account with the same company doesn't transfer to other states. You have to open a new account in each state that offers it.
Turned $200 into $377 for the Super Bowl and playoffs leading up to it.
I had signed up with Tipico first and got the freebies for depositing at least $100 (got matched $200). Their algorithm updates and pulls lines so quickly it's a pain to live bet games. So I was in Kansas for the Super Bowl and signed up with BetMGM. Much easier site to work with. Their live betting updates without pulling lines unless there's a score or penalty (or injury, timeout for official review, etc that affects the game). Also their scoring updates are quicker than espn or any other score site I've come across.
When I was home that's when I found out about the state thing. Luckily I could withdraw my Kansas winnings while in Ohio. You just can't place bets. New account. This also sucks living in Ohio right near PA because BetMGM is available in both but I can't do anything with bets across the line.
I put in $200 on March 1st and made bets for the 2nd and am up to $1766 in the account after tonight. Was up to $1517 three nights ago but two bad nights sandwiched around a small winning day, put me down to $1004.
My winners tonight;
My close calls for the night:
That $5 bet would've paid $2460.75 if Buffalo didn't fall apart at Philly and the Spurs had won in OT. Timberwolves losing in 2OT lost me $276.60. Should've cashed out about $100 but I let it ride.
I was pretty confident of the Celtics winning, going up early and leading by as much as 19. But the Blue Jackets game was a nail biter. I hedged a $100 bet plus points for CBJ +2.5 when they were down 1 but that second empty netter ruined the hedge but I won the two big bets by themselves anyways. So I'll eat the $100 loss. Also had Indiana -4.5 on my odds boost bet for $20 straight. Paid $57 with the win.