Are there any proven betting systems?

Betting is always a game of chance, but bookies dont always win. Some people are professional gamblers, are the just lucky? What is the skill? How can I learn it? Are there any academics who study gambling and who have proven consistent successful betting systems? I suppose that if there are not, then its... show more Betting is always a game of chance, but bookies dont always win. Some people are professional gamblers, are the just lucky? What is the skill? How can I learn it?

Are there any academics who study gambling and who have proven consistent successful betting systems? I suppose that if there are not, then its impossible.

You see many online systems which claim to make you money, do they really work? Has anybody tried them?
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