The best approach to victory is to abstain from betting altogether.
With the NFL season kicking off two weeks ago, sports betting is once again in the spotlight, attracting enthusiasts from around the world. Surprisingly, even golfing legend Phil Mickelson has joined in on the action.
However, Mickelson took to Twitter on Monday to make a heartfelt announcement that he won’t be participating in football season betting. He cited issues with addiction and advocated for a straightforward solution: quitting.
“Many of you will enjoy this football season responsibly, finding great enjoyment and entertainment in the process. Fantasy leagues will bring lively conversations among friends, and whether you win or lose money on bets, it won’t have a significant impact on your life. As for myself, I won’t be betting this year. I’ve crossed the line from responsible engagement into addiction, and it’s not a pleasant experience.
“The problem was never about the money; our financial security has never been in jeopardy. However, my excessive preoccupation with betting prevented me from being fully present with my loved ones and caused considerable harm. This absence, this lack of presence, has been deeply painful.”
Mickelson’s courage in sharing this personal struggle deserves recognition.