There are some eerie similarities in that fable to the current situation between the bookies and us punters.
Here’s how it goes:
A scorpion asks a frog to help it cross over a river by sitting on the frogs back. The frog is hesitant to do so and says to the scorpion: “How do I know you won’t sting me?”
The scorpion reasons with the frog that if it stung the frog they would both drown and die. The frog considers this and then agrees to help the scorpion cross the river.
Midway across the river, the scorpion stings the frog dooming them both.
Just before they both drown, the frog asks the scorpion: “Why did you sting me?”
The scorpion replies: “Because it was in my nature to do so.”
And just like the scorpion couldn’t help but sting the frog, the bookies can’t help but try to squeeze every possible penny out of punters pockets — by eliminating competition and the need to offer competitive odds through mergers that are creating Goliath bookmakers — with no regard to the effect this will have on the entire betting industry in the long term.
They can’t help it… It’s in their nature.
The moral of the story? Don’t make the same mistake the frog did.
Never forget that the bookie is the enemy.
Until next time,
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