85% of my "play" money, $8500, in one month, July '05, in sports betting the "professional" way, ie. 1% per wager. That was one helluva shitload of losing, which couldn't be possible of course since I was using professional handicapping services. But, it happened anyway.
Quite a bit of truth in that movie, Two For the Money.
So, profesional betting is-losing your money in a slow, painful, incremental way?