Many students borrow more money from DUO than they actually need. Many of them save this money, but Thijs (24) uses the money even smarter. He goes every month with 100 euros from DUO to the casino as was announced on September 11, 2017.
Thijs borrows maximum. This means that he has taken out the largest loan from DUO. By the way, he doesn't do this for gambling, but simply because he has to pay for his own studies. He uses almost all the money from his loan to pay the rent, do the shopping and buy textbooks. Only 100 euros of the loan goes to the casino every month.
If the student loses his money, he is forced to deliver the rest of the month on water and peanut butter sandwiches. If he wins, he can eat generously. In the months of profit, Thijs lives on champagne and occasionally goes out to dinner. Are you spending money on study-related matters? He doesn't do that often. Once Thijs decided to spend his profit on textbooks. When he lost, it was no longer possible. Furthermore, his winnings are mainly spent on nice gifts, good food and evenings out.
Sensible gambling with a strategy
Thijs doesn't just go to the casino with 100 euros: he does have a certain strategy. He says he always makes sure that his chance of winning is always one in two. “If I double, I will stop. But if I lose money, I will also stop, "says the student.
Thijs has won a lot of money over the years with his fairly simple strategy. His highlight? A casino visit during a vacation with friends. Then the student won no less than 600 euros with a stake of 100 euros. He does, however, intend to reduce gambling once he has graduated and no longer receives any money from DUO. "As soon as I start working, I want a more stable life," says Thijs. He still wants to gamble with his salary, but will not go to the casino every month with 100 euros.