1982 grand national (I was 10)
Dads mate was collecting bets to put on at the bookies.
I wanted £10 each way on "Spartan Missile" because I liked the name
He said "I`m not putting an each way bet on the National..... you want to bet, you place in on the nose"
I gave him the Tenner (All my pocket money I had saved for a while)
Excitedly watched the race, Spartan Missile lead for pretty much the whole race and lost by half a length
I was Gutted - but it was the best thing that could have happened to me...... I dont know the meanning of the word "Moderation"
I`ve never gambled since....
Odd couple of quid in the euromillions syndicate at work if it goes over £100 million, just so I`m not the only one left here if the big one comes in but dont do the lottery otherwise.
My Uncle was a professional Gambler for a while and did ok, but he said to me......walk in to a bookies and see how many windows there are for paying in
And how many there are for paying out
He said "That tells you all you need to know"