A few weeks ago Ladbrooks contacted me and asked if I’d like to participate in a blogging experiment they were running.
In short they wanted me to find out if lucky charms actually worked to increase your chances at winning big on their online casino.
Not any old lucky charms either – but these Lucky Charms!!
They also sent me a bunch of other lucky charms and talismans too, but none of them were able to give me type II diabetes with a single bite so I pretty much cast them aside.
So, after eating four bowls of Lucky Charms, bouncing off the walls for a couple of hours, and then slipping into a sugar induced coma I went over to the Ladbrooks site and put a crafty £5 on Huddersfield Town to beat Leeds United in the big local football derby.
Huddersfield lost 2-4. Bugger.
Maybe, I thought I had angered the gods by going against my nature. Betting on football is perhaps far too manly an activity for a geek like me. I needed to find something more attuned to my nerd-like nature.
So I tried a variation on a theme and donned my favourite T-shirt in order to have a go on some of the poker games.
I lost. Again.
Still, at least I’ve contributed to science. I can now say that the hypothesis that lucky charms increase chances of winning is, to use a technical term, a bunch of arse.