I'm surprised more people don't ask this question: ''Why do you bet on the horses?''
This can be specific to you, me, or the bustling crowd at the Cheltenham Festival.
I'm far from a natural gambler. In fact, I don't really like gambling. I don't bet for fun, the buzz, or all those things many gamblers do from day to day.
Each to their own.
If it makes you happy, doesn't lead to the wolf knocking on your door, or affects your life, family, or lead you to suicide you are onto a winner.
That probably sounds a bit flippant - but you know what I mean. You have to be responsible for your actions and if you can't you need to find an answer.
Anyway, you meet all sorts of people under the umbrella of the gambler. To be fair, you see some very sad sights, especially fixed to the betting terminals in the local bookmakers.
For many gamblers, betting gives a live hope of making a killing. That's winning cash not holding up a bookmaker's shop with a gun.
The good side of finding a winning betting angle is that you can easily outweigh the cost of living. You simply bet more money and win a grand a day! Well, you can if you know something the majority of the population doesn't.
Namely, you win money long term.
The holy grail is finding a system that gives a regular income. If you attach this to a bot that places your bets automatically, you have a passive income.
You could be sitting on the beach in the Bahamas, living the life most can only dream.
If you get to that level you are well and truly a winner. Because let's face it, very few people make their gambling pay. They simply don't know enough to separate the wheat from the chaff.
Is there a system, simple or complex, which guarantees you will make a profit? Better still, is there a system which shows hundreds if not thousands of points profit every season?
I would love to hear your thoughts on this subject.
I'm saying no names because these things are private but I've heard something incredible.
There could be a Millionaire Betting System out there. What I mean by this, is a system that can take let's say £100 and in a year, two, three or four and turn that small sum of money into one million pounds profit.
Many of you reading this will be thinking it's pie in the sky. It can't be possible. How can it be possible?
In fact, by the end of this Flat turf season, I will be in a position to detail whether or not this is fact or fiction.
Unfortunately for me, and you, I don't understand how this system works. But I imagine it won't be sold for any amount of money. (Even two million pounds!)
It's interesting to consider what goes on behind the scene of the betting exchanges. You see a bet and you have no idea who is behind that transaction. It could be a little old lady down the road placing her first bet. It could be a trader looking to make an easy £5 here and there. It could be a professional gambler with his finger on the pulse. It may even be Harry Findlay recouping his losses lumping on the next odds-on shot. The stories behind each and every bet and gambler are unknown.
But consider for a moment the next bet you place could well be a plus or minus for this new gambler on the block as he puts the Millionaire Betting System through its paces.
This time next year, he'll be a millionaire.