This is the first in a series of posts in which I will try to follow my team all the way to the World Cup in Russia, and pay for it all with bitcoins I win betting on the games!
I will add up all the expenses for the trip, then I will bet to win that amount during the World Cup. I am attempting to live every sports fan’s dream without really paying for it!
Given my team is Australia I am including both Socceroos’ home and away qualifying playoffs. First against Syria for the last qualification spot from Asian. Then our intercontinental playoff against Honduras.
Those 2 qualification playoffs and the tournament itself, make this a 3-part project. I will treat the expenses and bets separately for each part.
Full details will be posted on each parts report. I will pay with bitcoin as much as possible including Expedia for accommodation and CheapAir for flights.
Where I cannot pay with bitcoin directly I will use my Bitpay visa debit card. The card is loaded with bitcoin but spends US dollars like any visa card.
Full details will be posted on each part’s report. I will bet wherever I see value. For the qualification playoffs I might simply bet on Australia to win through. In the tournament, itself I might use these betting strategies with a stop loss;
- Bet against teams that will not win the tournament until they lose a game or fail to progress.
- Bet the draw until one happens.
- Bet underdogs until one wins.