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The Gambling thread. Page 11

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catskillz

  • Sunday 19th February 2012, 6:01pm
  • Merseyside, England
  • 3396 posts

Dog-racing is even more crooked than Horse-racing.

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Badge

  • Sunday 19th February 2012, 6:24pm
  • London, England
  • 9489 posts

Is there a website about that Catskillz?

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Chappers

  • Sunday 19th February 2012, 7:37pm [Edited]
  • Surreyish., England
  • 27323 posts
Quote: Stylee TingTing @ February 19 2012, 5:34 PM GMT

I agree that reckless gambling is dangerous. The few pros I know don't gamble: they bet at probabilities that are less than the odds they get. The trick is working out the probabilities in the first place.

Professional gamblers have their choice. The other type can wreck lives.

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Oldrocker

  • Sunday 19th February 2012, 8:11pm
  • Near my beloved Black Country in Wolverhampton, England
  • 13416 posts

Might have mentioned this before but . . I once saw a documentary on Las Vegas.

At one point some CEO or other took the reporter to his office window overlooking the city.

'See that?' he said.

'You don't build that on winners.'

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lofthouse

  • Sunday 19th February 2012, 9:47pm
  • Bolton, England
  • 8465 posts

Anyone who thinks you can make money thru gambling is a dumbass

Gamble for fun, never for profit

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Chappers

  • Monday 20th February 2012, 3:38pm
  • Surreyish., England
  • 27323 posts

I was 21 when I first went into a bookies and that was only because my prospective father-in-law asked me to put a bet on for him and I didn't what the hell I was supposed to do.

Since then I've done a few football bets thinking I know something about the game but never won anything.

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Badge

  • Saturday 25th February 2012, 6:57pm
  • London, England
  • 9489 posts
Quote: Gerry McDonnell @ February 25 2012, 6:39 PM GMT

Aguero has scored Smilie

Great bet Gerry. Wish I'd done it!

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Gerry McDonnell

  • Saturday 25th February 2012, 7:07pm
  • Birmingham, England
  • 2357 posts
Quote: Badge @ February 25 2012, 6:57 PM GMT

Great bet Gerry. Wish I'd done it!

£40 in the bag. That can buy a detached house in Birmingham.

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AJGO

  • Saturday 25th February 2012, 7:08pm
  • London, England
  • 4987 posts

Hmm, which team to bet on for this summer's Euros?

Made 25 quid from Spain last year, would have been more but didn't get around to putting the bet on for ages

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Rob H

  • Saturday 25th February 2012, 8:10pm
  • England
  • 3811 posts

Not England, is the best tip I can give.

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AJGO

  • Saturday 25th February 2012, 8:16pm
  • London, England
  • 4987 posts

Even with a brain filled with emoticons and cats and hats and owls and other fluffy and shiny things that frankly does a disservice to all womankind, and indeed humankind, even I am not that stupid

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Rob H

  • Saturday 25th February 2012, 8:24pm
  • England
  • 3811 posts
Quote: AJGO @ February 25 2012, 8:16 PM GMT

Even with a brain filled with emoticons and cats and hats and owls and other fluffy and shiny things that frankly does a disservice to all womankind, and indeed humankind, even I am not that stupid

Come the start of the tournament, I will doubtless be filled with an unreasonable optimism based upon f**k all. It'll probably only last 5 minutes or so, but I'll still hate myself for it. That kind of reasoning is why people get married more than once.

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AJGO

  • Saturday 25th February 2012, 8:29pm
  • London, England
  • 4987 posts

Oh me too, but not to the extent I'll put money on it.
I wonder, is it a particularly female thing or is it just that the people I watch footie with are mostly female friends so we think similarly, that it's really hard to separate club v country?
I of course always support England and can put rivalries aside, but if someone playing for England has been a c**t in general or against my team, I'm too embarrassed and disappointed to support them in an England shirt

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