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Smart Sports Trader
From fighter to sports trader

I always wanted to work for myself or do something different to a 9-5 job. 

Growing up I wanted to be a pro wrestler but I eventually grew out of that. At the age of 16 I started kickboxing which lead to training jiu jitsu. I then took up mixed martial arts and this became a real passion of mine and something I though I could pursue as a career,

A succession of knee injuries meant that this was something I had to rethink.

So I put my energy into poker. When I finished university I went to live in Thailand where I played online poker and taught English classes for a living.

After about a year my girlfriend (now wife) got the news that we would be expecting our first child. I was winning player at micro stakes poker and able to make a living. However I didn’t really see this a great way to provide for my family.

So I started planning to move back my family to England.

I returned to England and got a job working security 60 hours a week. The one big plus of this job was that I was stuck behind a desk with a wifi connection and my laptop. Not much happened in this job. Which gave me plenty of time for matched betting and arbitrage. I could also put a lot of time into to learning to trade profitably.

Using matched betting and arbitrage I built up enough money for a deposit on a house. Pay for my wife’s visa and fly my family back to England. 

I then continued to learn how to make most of the opportunities available and turn it into my main source of income.

My hope is that I can continue to learn and progress as a sports trader. 


Smart Sports Trader

Ryan Bruno is a former mixed martial arts and kickboxing competitor. He loves sports and making money online. After finishing university he played online poker and taught English for a living in Thailand for a few years. Upon returning to England his focus has been on making a living from sports trading, betting and arbitrage.

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