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November 13th, 2010 at 5:11:33 AM permalink
Please note I am not asking about an office "bookie" or runner. I mean the person who runs the block-pool where you get the 2 numbers or the pick'em pool. The woman who runs the pool was mumbling that this is her last year for it as no one is tipping. I hit one of these pools only once and that was at a place where tipping was not expected since it was a super bowl party and no real work was involved. But the office person does go around and collect then run it. The people at my place seem to make it harder on themselves than they need to (ie: accepting credit players as long as they pay before kickoff. Where I come from you play a pick'em or block pool you pay when you book.) but if I won I'd give something.

But what? I think one "block" is more than enough for a half or final score. That way they can play free and get a little cash. It is not supposed to be profit-making for them but I agree at the least they should play free. If they wanted over 5% I would call that crazy, if I want that kind of negative expectation I'll book a regulaar bet.

What does everyone think?
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November 13th, 2010 at 6:06:09 AM permalink
I've never seen a tip for a non-profit block game, ever. It's run for fun by someone who thinks having one is fun. Tipping that person would be like slipping the party hostess a twenty, IMO.

And yeah, you pay when you pick.
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November 13th, 2010 at 6:16:22 AM permalink
If it's an office pool, the person running it should be happy that the boss doesn't object to them doing something like that on company time.

If it's a pool among friends, then, well, you're supposed to be friends.


Bottom line, no tips or free boxes.
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November 13th, 2010 at 8:48:56 AM permalink
I third the motion of no tip. I've never heard of having to tip in these kinds of fun bets among friends. Another reason, the woman running it probably did it on company time, which is reward enough.
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November 13th, 2010 at 9:20:47 AM permalink
Definitely no tip. The woman running your pool sounds unbearable.
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November 13th, 2010 at 10:18:38 AM permalink
Quote: AZDuffman

The woman who runs the pool was mumbling that this is her last year for it as no one is tipping.

I agree at the least they should play free. If they wanted over 5% I would call that crazy



You're both outta your fuckin' minds.
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November 13th, 2010 at 12:08:43 PM permalink
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You're both outta your fuckin' minds.



Consider this a warning. The next post like that and you'll be on suspension.
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November 13th, 2010 at 12:19:09 PM permalink
Given that the person running the pool is probably spending part of their "work day" administering, she should consider it a pleasure to do something different than her normal job. If she spends time outside of her workday doing it, maybe she has a case, but give me a break.

The way I see it, if she whines about the no tipping, as her manager, I would give her a menial job, like cleaning out the pucks in the men's urinals.
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November 13th, 2010 at 1:00:33 PM permalink
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Consider this a warning. The next post like that and you'll be on suspension.



I resign my membership voluntarily. You have no fuckin' idea how to run a message board.
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November 13th, 2010 at 1:14:16 PM permalink
I usually tip 10% with a maximum amount and that seems to be the standard tip amongst my friends. The maximum tip might be $20-$50. Usually the people running the pools are the lower paid employees and it seems that many times thaey are running the pool at th behest of someone above them on the food chain, so I think a small cash reward is should be expected.
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November 13th, 2010 at 3:42:27 PM permalink
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I resign my membership voluntarily. You have no fuckin' idea how to run a message board.



The new rules have claimed their first victim. Just to be safe, in case he changes his mind, Chuck is expelled.
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November 13th, 2010 at 3:49:17 PM permalink
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I resign my membership voluntarily. You have no idea how to run a message board.



LOL! He got rid of you, didn't he? Looks like he knows what he's doing to me..
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November 13th, 2010 at 4:03:24 PM permalink
So do you check his IP address (or some such thing) and block it from sign-up under a different name?
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November 13th, 2010 at 4:10:08 PM permalink
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The new rules have claimed their first victim.



He's more of a volunteer than a victim, but lets not quibble over details. He should immediately enter a 12 step program, though hope of a full recovery is remote..
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November 13th, 2010 at 4:38:24 PM permalink
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The new rules have claimed their first victim. Just to be safe, in case he changes his mind, Chuck is expelled.



Thanks for showing you are serious on the new rules. Enjoy the rest of your weekend.
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November 13th, 2010 at 7:45:27 PM permalink
Quote: Wizard

Consider this a warning. The next post like that and you'll be on suspension.

I gotta be honest. When I first read this, I was unsure if this reply had the right tone. It seemed a little ... I don't know ... like a parent scolding a child.

Apparently, it was the correct action, since Chuck's reaction was nothing short of a temper tantrum.

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Now back to the thread.

I wonder why the woman running the pool thinks she deserves a tip. I also wonder why she is selling boxes on credit.

What happens if someone fails to pay? Is she stuck buying the box herself? Is that why she tries to get a tip? To help her pay for the boxes she is stuck with? ....And didn't win with?

What would have happened if one of those credit boxes remained unpaid, and won?
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November 13th, 2010 at 7:50:59 PM permalink
See how stupid tipping is when bets are involved?
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November 14th, 2010 at 9:52:14 PM permalink
Quote: AZDuffman

Please note I am not asking about an office "bookie" or runner. I mean the person who runs the block-pool where you get the 2 numbers or the pick'em pool. The woman who runs the pool was mumbling that this is her last year for it as no one is tipping. I hit one of these pools only once and that was at a place where tipping was not expected since it was a super bowl party and no real work was involved. But the office person does go around and collect then run it. The people at my place seem to make it harder on themselves than they need to (ie: accepting credit players as long as they pay before kickoff. Where I come from you play a pick'em or block pool you pay when you book.) but if I won I'd give something.

But what? I think one "block" is more than enough for a half or final score. That way they can play free and get a little cash. It is not supposed to be profit-making for them but I agree at the least they should play free. If they wanted over 5% I would call that crazy, if I want that kind of negative expectation I'll book a regulaar bet.

What does everyone think?



At my office, the fantasy football, football pickem, 100 square, and fantasy golf games are all run with an unwritten rule: the league officiant will pay the winner at lunch and in cash, and the winner will pay for the meal. All fees are paid at the time of entry into the pool.
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November 15th, 2010 at 4:56:06 AM permalink
As a resident of Louisville, Kentucky, most workplaces have a Derby Jackpot pool of some sort. I have run the one at my workplace for the past 3 years, and plan to continue doing so. Here is a quick background of how it works:

6 to 8 pots are opened, 20 horses in each pot. Each jackpot may be either of the flavor "Winner Takes All", or "Win, Place, Show." The cost of each horse in a jackpot may be either $2 or $5. People may buy multiple horses in the same pot, or across different pots. Each horse is randomly drawn, so you may not "pick" your favorite.

I keep a tally sheet of who bought which tickets, which horse they picked, if they paid for the ticket, and if the winner(s) in each pot have been paid. It's a fair amount of work, but I have a system that is functional. I sell 120 to 160 tickets every year, collecting and dispersing around $400-$500.

Sometimes people don't pay me when they buy their ticket. I have noticed people's surprise at allowing people to buy tickets on credit. I have two responses:

1. On the chance they win, I can deduct the cost of their ticket(s) from their winnings, and we're done.
2. I know where they work.

Ok, granted, some workplaces are large, and not everyone knows everyone else. I work with just about every co-worker at my job in some capacity here and there, and know everyone. I let them know I can collect their ticket cost at a future date. Perhaps I'm lucky, but no one has reneged on their obligation to pay.

Also...

I have never been tipped, and would never expect it, and would refuse it. I play in my own jackpots, usually buying the last tickets. It keeps things a little more honest, in that I can't pick and choose which horse I want early. It also lets everyone else have a chance at playing. If necessary, I would prefer to not have any tickets if it meant other people could play.

I have been a part of running various Derby Jackpots since I was young, either at family parties, or even in my neighborhood. Neither me or my family have ever been offered a tip. Perhaps it's because the largest win is only $100? I could see a $1,000 winner wanting to possibly tip, but I would never expect it as a norm.
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November 15th, 2010 at 5:11:57 AM permalink
Quote: Dween

Sometimes people don't pay me when they buy their ticket. I have noticed people's surprise at allowing people to buy tickets on credit. I have two responses:

1. On the chance they win, I can deduct the cost of their ticket(s) from their winnings, and we're done.
2. I know where they work.

I don't think it's a question of getting people to pay, it's more of a question of WHEN they are going to pay.

And the big question: What do you tell someone who won, but can't be paid yet, because your credit customers haven't paid up yet?
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November 15th, 2010 at 4:15:12 PM permalink
Quote: DJTeddyBear

I gotta be honest. When I first read this, I was unsure if this reply had the right tone. It seemed a little ... I don't know ... like a parent scolding a child.

Apparently, it was the correct action, since Chuck's reaction was nothing short of a temper tantrum.

---

Now back to the thread.

I wonder why the woman running the pool thinks she deserves a tip. I also wonder why she is selling boxes on credit.

What happens if someone fails to pay? Is she stuck buying the box herself? Is that why she tries to get a tip? To help her pay for the boxes she is stuck with? ....And didn't win with?

What would have happened if one of those credit boxes remained unpaid, and won?



I think she has a cutoff and unpaid boxes will be recycle resold. But lets just say there is a high degree of office politics where I work despite it being a great place to work otherwise. To me it is silly to let the weekly box game squares be sold on credit (a high-value SUperBowl Box that is anoter story-those are almost always sold on a lay-away plan.) But to quote a wise person, "I see nothing, NOTHING! Col Hogan I do not know, I do not WANT to know."
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November 16th, 2010 at 4:37:37 AM permalink
Quote: DJTeddyBear

And the big question: What do you tell someone who won, but can't be paid yet, because your credit customers haven't paid up yet?

That has never been a problem... since the Derby happens over the weekend, people scrounge up the money by Monday, which is when I start paying out. I've never really thought about having to pay people out of my own pocket while people are in debt to me, since the amount owed in total is probably only $20-$40... along with the fact that I've never had an issue with someone not paying (eventually). If I see someone that has won, or they come to me, I pay them, period.

I know some of you are probably thinking I'm either too trusting, or a little nuts to dig into my own wallet to make good on winning tickets. I submit that it is a unique situation, with non-life changing amounts of money, and a tight-knit workplace. Your mileage may vary.
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November 17th, 2010 at 1:43:17 AM permalink
In Hawaii when you win something like a block pool or any kind of betting pool, you always peel a little off and give something to the person who organized it. There is a word for it -- barato (not sure of the spelling ... pronounced bah rah toe ... but said quickly). It is a way of sharing your fortune with the person that made it happen. It is a superstition to continue your good fortune. Now the person organizing the pool can't outright ask for barato, because that would be bad luck.
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November 17th, 2010 at 5:55:57 AM permalink
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There is a word for it -- barato (not sure of the spelling ... pronounced bah rah toe ... but said quickly).



That is the Spanish word for cheap, like a cheap price. I've been to Hawaii three times, and things are kind of different there. However, here, I still would be cheap, and not barato.
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March 28th, 2011 at 9:41:30 AM permalink
It looks like this died out awhile ago but anyway...I used to be in a pool with the squares - final scores and 100 boxes. The pool organizer would keep $80 of the $2500 total money ($25/sq) of the pool funds for running the pool, thus giving himself a manditory built-in tip. I always thought this was rediculous but kept doing the pool for a year or two after i figured out he was not paying out all that was brought in because I enjoy them and it makes the NCAA tournament more exciting to watch.

Anyway the final straw was the fact that his payout was for the final score and not the end of regulation score, which i never realized that until it happened to me. I felt this gives people with the same numbers (such as 2-2) a disadvantage because if a game goes into overtime, they have a decreased chance of winning becasue the only way for them to win is if a team wins by 10, 20, 30... Anyway there was an argument and i stoped doing his pool all together. Am i wrong on the disadvantage of having similar numbers and the game score not ending at regulation?
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March 28th, 2011 at 9:46:13 AM permalink
Quote: jsantee97

It looks like this died out awhile ago but anyway...I used to be in a pool with the squares - final scores and 100 boxes. The pool organizer would keep $80 of the $2500 total money ($25/sq) of the pool funds for running the pool, thus giving himself a manditory built-in tip. I always thought this was rediculous but kept doing the pool for a year or two after i figured out he was not paying out all that was brought in because I enjoy them and it makes the NCAA tournament more exciting to watch.

Anyway the final straw was the fact that his payout was for the final score and not the end of regulation score, which i never realized that until it happened to me. I felt this gives people with the same numbers (such as 2-2) a disadvantage because if a game goes into overtime, they have a decreased chance of winning becasue the only way for them to win is if a team wins by 10, 20, 30... Anyway there was an argument and i stoped doing his pool all together. Am i wrong on the disadvantage of having similar numbers and the game score not ending at regulation?



It should not matter, assuming a fair distribution of numbers you have the same chance of getting 2-2 and 2-9, or whatever. You seem right about it being a disadvantage, but when you buy a block you are just buying a fancy raffle ticket that takes time to draw.
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March 28th, 2011 at 9:46:18 AM permalink
On another note, I used to run a bracket pool for the NCAA tournament and would never expect a tip. I ran the pool purely becasue i enjoyed it. However, I would accept credit entries simply becasue it is so much easier to transfer brackets electronically then money. I have never not accomplished my collecting before the end of the tournament but decided to stop running it because i got tired of having to pester people for money prior to the end of the tournament.

Thanks for your input.
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March 28th, 2011 at 9:49:21 AM permalink
Quote: AZDuffman

It should not matter, assuming a fair distribution of numbers you have the same chance of getting 2-2 and 2-9, or whatever. You seem right about it being a disadvantage, but when you buy a block you are just buying a fancy raffle ticket that takes time to draw.



I just felt that way becasue for example if I have 2-2 and you have 2-1 I can only win if there is a 10 point difference in final score, where you can win if there is a 1 or 11 point difference.

Thanks for your comment.
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March 28th, 2011 at 10:17:18 AM permalink
We don't have basketball pools, but I would always ask the similar question about the SuperBowl pool: What happens if it's tied and goes to overtime?

The standard response is "That never happened." Of course, it almost happened this year.

Personally, if I were running the pool, I'd pay the normal 12.5%/25%/12.5%/50% if it ended after 4 quarters, or 10%/20%/10%/10%/50% if it goes to overtime. I get nowhere when I suggest that...
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March 28th, 2011 at 11:26:10 AM permalink
Quote: DJTeddyBear

We don't have basketball pools, but I would always ask the similar question about the SuperBowl pool: What happens if it's tied and goes to overtime?

The standard response is "That never happened." Of course, it almost happened this year.



My answer to that was always simple--make the payout say "final" and not "4th qtr."

Here is a neat math question, maybe even worthy of an "Ask the Wizard" column? What would be the optimal value of different numbered squares?

Lets take a $10 block pool paying 25% on the halftime and 75% on the final with no rake for the bookie. $1,000 is in play. We all know 7/4 is far better than 8/5. What if you could "buy" the numbers you wanted. Would 7/4 be worth $20 or more and 5/2 only $2? Anyone into self-abuse enough to get a mathematically-proven price grid?
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March 28th, 2011 at 12:23:09 PM permalink
Wow...I pass on that analysis.

The thing is there is only one payout per game and it is end of game score so i personally feel like a person with doubles is at a big disadvantage.
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March 28th, 2011 at 12:28:37 PM permalink
Quote: jsantee97

Wow...I pass on that analysis.

The thing is there is only one payout per game and it is end of game score so i personally feel like a person with doubles is at a big disadvantage.



I never thought of the idea until I posted it. I hope no math professor is reading this and gives the assignment to his or her class.

Doubles would matter more in basketball than football. In basketball my guess is all numbers are fairly equal, maybe with a slight edge to even numbers.
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March 28th, 2011 at 12:29:49 PM permalink
Years ago my late mother worked in a factory where almost all the employees were women. This was in Baltimore and the pools were on the Baltimore Colt's games. But the pool would never fully sell so the payouts had to be adjusted,
My dad later discovered why. They would draw the numbers for the squares before selling any spots.
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March 28th, 2011 at 12:41:59 PM permalink
Haha. Tthat makes perfect sence.

I have been in football pools with the squares and I would say that with football there are a large percentage of squares with crappy numbers...but with football i fugure that is the luck of the draw. However in basketball, such as the NCAA tournament, there really are no "bad" numbers (except for doubles) because of the 2 & 3 point increments and even 1. In my case with the basketball pool there are 10 squares that have no chance of winning unless the game goes to overtime.....and the game ends with a ten point margin. And honestly, if a basketball game goes into overtime, what are the odds that a team is going to outscore the other by 10 in the 5 minute period....just saying.

Maybe i am overly bitter, but this guy also stopped hosting poker tournaments because he never got tipped. Obviously he is doing these things for extra money and not because he simply enjoys them.
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March 28th, 2011 at 12:52:31 PM permalink
Also helps to be lucky Mom's brother, my Uncle George, a fireman, was in the Captains office on the day after his promotion
to Lieutenant. Another Captain stopped by and too George's superior he had saved 2 for $1 raffle tickets for him.
George's boss to be was notourusly tight with money and " Said, I'll takew just one, George will take the other
one" What could Uncle George do ?? That's how Aunt Evie got to drive a brand new 1957 Plymouth LOL
After retiring George was in Zizzimos bar who ran a $100 a square with no cut for his customers, A guy
offered to split a square with George. But by the time George got back to the bar the guy had found a new
partner. George walked hom again and came back a bought a square all by himself Got 0&0 , won three
quarters . George and Aunt Evie went to Hawaii
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March 28th, 2011 at 2:16:21 PM permalink
Quote: jsantee97

Maybe i am overly bitter, but this guy also stopped hosting poker tournaments because he never got tipped. Obviously he is doing these things for extra money and not because he simply enjoys them.



If he put a vig on the entry fee there was no reason to tip him. Sounds like someone needs to explain the concept that people will rather pay $2 once than $1 twice for the same service to him.
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June 22nd, 2011 at 2:07:54 PM permalink
Agreed on this point.
1.) NO PAY NO PLAY... and money before signing block.
2.) Price the block pool so that it fills usually $5 or $10
3.) Small pools? wager on last digit of total score, these are usually final score or Half & Final (30 & 70). (Example: 28-21 score, the last digit adds to 9)

Now MHO on the OP: Price of the block if you win, thats 4% total fair enuff.
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June 23rd, 2011 at 11:45:00 AM permalink
If the person running the pool expects a cut, then he/she should set the prizes so that there is something left over "for his/her trouble." If the others have a problem with that, have one of them run the pool.

However, I agree that, in a game among friends or co-workers, no tips should be expected.
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June 23rd, 2011 at 4:37:01 PM permalink
If you can't fill 100 squares, consider making the grid 5X5 instead, and draw two numbers for each row/column.
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June 23rd, 2011 at 5:58:36 PM permalink
Thoughts:

1) Would Chuck have been expelled if he used "frickin" or "F***ing"? Or was it not the cursing but the tone of his post? (Or both?)

2) I've never seen any tipping in any office pool of any kind - NCAA, Superbowl, or weekly NFL Pick 'Em. The closest thing to it I've ever experienced was that the guy who compiled all of the numbers of our work fantasy football league (before it was internet based) only had to pay a $25 entry fee instead of $50 for the league.

3) If you have trouble selling the squares in a 10 x 10 grid game, try multi-level pricing. We usually do $2 per square or 3 for $5.
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October 2nd, 2021 at 9:41:47 AM permalink
Quote: buzzpaff

Also helps to be lucky Mom's brother, my Uncle George, a fireman, was in the Captains office on the day after his promotion
to Lieutenant. Another Captain stopped by and too George's superior he had saved 2 for $1 raffle tickets for him.
George's boss to be was notourusly tight with money and " Said, I'll takew just one, George will take the other
one" What could Uncle George do ?? That's how Aunt Evie got to drive a brand new 1957 Plymouth LOL
After retiring George was in Zizzimos bar who ran a $100 a square with no cut for his customers, A guy
offered to split a square with George. But by the time George got back to the bar the guy had found a new
partner. George walked hom again and came back a bought a square all by himself Got 0&0 , won three
quarters . George and Aunt Evie went to Hawaii

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    My Uncle George was lucky in gene pool and in life. Lived to be 100. Was a fireman and got promoted to Lt. this was in 1957 I think. Anyway first day in new firehouse in captain,s office. Another Captain came in and said to 1st Captain I saved 2 ticket for my church drawing for you Ist Captain say I will take one and you will take one , won稚 you George . ? That is how my Uncle George won a 1957 Plymouth.
    Years later George was in Zizzimos bar, they had a $100 a square Super Bowl score lottery. A guy asked George to go partners with him. George walked home and git $50 from Aunt Eve. But when he got the guy had got another partner. So George walks home and gets another $50 from Aunt Eve. Buys his own square, gets 0/0 wins 3 quarters $7500. He and Aunt Eve go to Hawaii.
    I see George on bus one day. Tells me he has been betting 729, date numbers went legal in state and has not hit yet over 2 years, even had my sister play for him when he is out of town or on vacation. I play it for a month and hit box for $80. Put $10 to it . Tell wife gonna bet with bookie at work for a month. He pays 650 versus state 500. Three weeks later 729 for $1950.

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    Nice try, Buzz. Hope you're doing well. May you live as long as Uncle George.

    Nuke.

    P.s. I'd like to thank MDawg for the detective work.
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    Quote: Wizard

    Quote: buzzpaff

    Also helps to be lucky Mom's brother, my Uncle George, a fireman, was in the Captains office on the day after his promotion
    to Lieutenant. Another Captain stopped by and too George's superior he had saved 2 for $1 raffle tickets for him.
    George's boss to be was notourusly tight with money and " Said, I'll takew just one, George will take the other
    one" What could Uncle George do ?? That's how Aunt Evie got to drive a brand new 1957 Plymouth LOL
    After retiring George was in Zizzimos bar who ran a $100 a square with no cut for his customers, A guy
    offered to split a square with George. But by the time George got back to the bar the guy had found a new
    partner. George walked hom again and came back a bought a square all by himself Got 0&0 , won three
    quarters . George and Aunt Evie went to Hawaii

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    Quote: FastEddie

    My Uncle George was lucky in gene pool and in life. Lived to be 100. Was a fireman and got promoted to Lt. this was in 1957 I think. Anyway first day in new firehouse in captain,s office. Another Captain came in and said to 1st Captain I saved 2 ticket for my church drawing for you Ist Captain say I will take one and you will take one , won稚 you George . ? That is how my Uncle George won a 1957 Plymouth.
    Years later George was in Zizzimos bar, they had a $100 a square Super Bowl score lottery. A guy asked George to go partners with him. George walked home and git $50 from Aunt Eve. But when he got the guy had got another partner. So George walks home and gets another $50 from Aunt Eve. Buys his own square, gets 0/0 wins 3 quarters $7500. He and Aunt Eve go to Hawaii.
    I see George on bus one day. Tells me he has been betting 729, date numbers went legal in state and has not hit yet over 2 years, even had my sister play for him when he is out of town or on vacation. I play it for a month and hit box for $80. Put $10 to it . Tell wife gonna bet with bookie at work for a month. He pays 650 versus state 500. Three weeks later 729 for $1950.

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    Nice try, Buzz. Hope you're doing well. May you live as long as Uncle George.

    Nuke.

    P.s. I'd like to thank MDawg for the detective work.
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    Detective work my ass, someone else figured it out and wrote it on another forum not too long ago.

    One might call that good detective work, I call it
    Ratting. And all for what, how was Buzz hurting MDawg or the forum in any way? What was MD's motivation or why was it his business to run and tattle?

    Yeah, I get it, Buzz pissed off the owners of the site and was given a chance to knock it off but still kept going. Buzz isn't a bad guy, It's been years since that incident, Buzz has been a pretty good contributor, perhaps a second chance is in order. Obviously, if that is something Buzz wanted he should go through the proper channels and do it correctly.
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