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  • ski
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    I have 75million chips on FB poker, which are worthless

    Played in a poker tournament at a casino once, which was a million miles away from online poker. Think I lasted four hands and the winner spent most of the night insulting everyone, until he won! Horrid!

    FeeFoo
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    Did quite well at online poker years back. By which I mean I made just over £1200 profit in 6 months of playing.
    Was just by grinding out small wins multi-tabling. Got bored as it took too long and I lost interest in the game itself.

    allthepies
    Member

    Made about £4K over a few years matched betting, exploiting bookies sign up offers, reloads etc + odds arbitrage. Offers started drying up though so knocked it on the head.

    Premier Icon binners
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    A lad I worked with used to stay up and sober at weekend, then at the time the American bars kicked out their pissed punters he’d take their money off them at online poker.

    His winnings bought him a pub, where he now holds poker evenings, and continues his life’s mission to take easy money off drunk people

    Premier Icon simmy
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    I buy about 5 x £1 scratch cards a week, rarely do I make money but I don’t drink or anything so spend my money on that.

    A few times a year I will play roulette at the casino taking £40 only in, spending that and walking away when its gone. If I do win, £40 stays in my pocket and I will play the rest.

    A while ago I was £50 up so legged it quick and went to the stripclub 8)

    My mates Dad won 4.3 million on the lottery 13 years ago and gave my mate £500,000……..

    He’s just downsized his house and got a job driving a taxi……. 😳

    3dvgirl
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    Gambling makes drugs look like a sensible investment. Only muppet gamble.At least yuou get something when you buy drugs.

    I play the lottery at Christmas and I’m not sure if my £10 bi-monthly poker games count.

    I’m never going to be a gambler because a) I’d rather not waste my money b) better shoops still look like bloody scary places c) go knows how you even place a bet!

    Premier Icon nickc
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    I’ve two friends that are “professional gamblers” they actually have full time jobs….banking, both of them. It’s short odds and hedge betting that they look for, and most of their bets are splits, or in plays. One is reasonably successful (he’s barred from the most of bookies where he lives, I’ve placed bets for him in his place). They bet on horses and football, never ever ever play cards/roulette. He’s paid for his house extension and pool from it.

    MrNutt
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    I was in my local butchers walk in fridge three weeks ago when he propositioned me, he said “If you can tell me the weight of that bag of sausages on that bottom shelf they’re yours, get it wrong and you mop the shop floor” they were a kilo bag, I’d seen one out the front, the sausages were mine! then he said “ok, if you can guess the weight of that pork belly on the shelf above its yours, get it wrong and I win back my sausages”, I was feeling confident and said 2.5kg, winner again! then he said “that top shelf of two rib eyes, three sirloin & one onglet, guess that and you can have them all, but if you get it wrong you have to wash out the bins, clean down the counters and mop out the shop”.

    Naturally I turned down the bet , thanked him for the sausages & pork belly and left, it pays to know when the steaks are too high.

    Pigface
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    Groan 😆

    Premier Icon weeksy
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    I used to spend a lot of my time in betting shops. I’ve seen many good days, many bad days, for myself and for others. I’ve seen mates get into a proper mess over “Just 1 more win i need….” i also saw myself blowing all i had and then a bit more borrowed from mates… It was a silly silly time in my life.
    Of course, i had the odd £200-500 win which seemed to make it all worthwhile… but… it never actually was..

    I then used to place the odd bet on football which was all good… but moved to the countryside, no betting shops, so no betting… I don’t do the on-line thing as i feel it would be too easy to get sucked into it.

    peterfile
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    I was at the Prix De L’Arc a couple of years ago.

    I stuck 20 euro on the first race, which won me about 100 euro.

    Decided it would be a good idea to stick my 100 euros on the next race, which also won. I now had 700 euro in my pocket.

    The next race was a big one and I’d already picked my horse. Was so so close to sticking all 700 euro on it, on the basis that it was free money anyway. Decided against it since the 700 euro would pay for my flights and hotel. Put 20 euro on instead.

    Bloody horse won by about 20 lengths, which would have netted me about 4000 euro 🙁

    Not exactly a loser, but had a wee bit of a bitter taste in my mouth for the rest of the weekend!

    Premier Icon prettygreenparrot
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    there seems to be a bias in reports of gambling ‘success’ – ‘I won £x once’ is rarely presented with the full account of bets, gains and losses over time.

    trail_rat
    Member

    I just bet on things i have some knowledge of – ie i have no idea of footie and tennis – so i leave them alone.

    cycling on the other hand has yeilded very good profits for me.

    Rockape63
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    there seems to be a bias in reports of gambling ‘success’ – ‘I won £x once’ is rarely presented with the full account of bets, gains and losses over time.

    Quite right!I know someone who seems to be permanent potless who is always turning up bragging about how he put £20 on a football score to be 3-3 or some other unlikely result and how much he won.

    Funny how we never hear about the ones he loses!

    When I was about 18 I had a minor addiction to fruit machines….couldn’t walk in the pub without wanting to go straight over and play it. Amazing how addictive it can get, but fortunately I was able to quickly understand what I was doing and never went near them again.

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    I just bet on things i have some knowledge of – ie i have no idea of footie and tennis – so i leave them alone.

    It also helps if it’s something the bookies and the general public don’t have much knowledge of. Hence my bets on the Beijing games – I figured they probably weren’t aware of just how good our cyclists were. Have never tried betting on cycling (part of me says to stay away whilst I’m ahead) though I reckon Contador looks good value at 3/1.

    rudebwoy
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    Jezza- 8 10 chepstow tonight 4/1 –put yer house on it ! (make sure you have a tent )

    Premier Icon aracer
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    Do you need a tent, rudebwoy?

    b r
    Member

    Haven’t had a bet since 2008 when I successfully predicted team GB to do a lot better at the Olympics than the bookies reckoned

    Except for the initial odds the Bookies don’t reckon anything – the odds are related to the money bet on the event/race, and on whichever animal/competitor.

    rudebwoy
    Member

    Do you need a tent, rudebwoy?

    no thanks, have enough for my needs, it was a kind of rhetorical jest 😉

    FuzzyWuzzy
    Member

    My one and only flirtation with on-line gambling was a few years back, I gave poker slots a go and was increasing stakes after a loss so I’d hopefully at least break even after a while. I ended up well over £200 down after about half an hour and really had to debate whether just to cut my losses and walk away or try ‘one last time’, well I got luckily and won £500 on the next hand – took the balance out of the account and haven’t tried on-line gambling again since :p

    breatheeasy
    Member

    On a rather drunken night out me and a mate ended up at a casino. We put some money down on roulette covering a couple of numbers with one decent bet. Couldn’t believe it when the ball dropped and we’d won. As we’d had one too many shandies we spent so long celebrating our ‘win’ that I think we annoyed the jobsworth on the roulette table so he spun the wheel again ‘assuming’ we were letting the money ride over.

    We weren’t. But the look on his face was priceless when the ball dropped in and we’d won again! 😆

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