RS
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February 2nd, 2019 at 2:57:30 PM permalink
Quote: Wizard

Quote: djatc

all you guys betting tails, you are suckers!



Most people calls heads when flipping a coin. I'm happy to see that most of us are contrarians.

Side Number
Heads 21
Tails 26


I was expecting more people to pick tails for some reason (which I normally would do). But in this case, pretty sure itís better to pick the opposite of most people.
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February 2nd, 2019 at 2:58:44 PM permalink
Quote: RS

Quote: Wizard

Quote: djatc

all you guys betting tails, you are suckers!



Most people calls heads when flipping a coin. I'm happy to see that most of us are contrarians.

Side Number
Heads 21
Tails 26


I was expecting more people to pick tails for some reason (which I normally would do). But in this case, pretty sure itís better to pick the opposite of most people.

Pssht. Itís better to pick the winning side.
The race is not always to the swift, nor the battle to the strong; but that is the way to bet.
DRich
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February 2nd, 2019 at 2:58:56 PM permalink
Quote: djatc

all you guys betting tails, you are suckers!



One casino I was at had them both at -102
Living longer does not always infer +EV
michael99000
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February 2nd, 2019 at 3:26:08 PM permalink
Quote: DRich

Quote: djatc

all you guys betting tails, you are suckers!



One casino I was at had them both at -102



I want to see a book put up tails at + money and see what the wagering looks like
TigerWu
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February 2nd, 2019 at 3:33:03 PM permalink
I can't remember where I read this, but there was some famous gambler/con man who kept a double-tailed coin on him at all times, because he knew that most people called heads on a coin flip, so whenever a bet came up involving that he won more often than not.

Also, which one of you is this:

Bettor places $1.5 million wager on Rams to win Super Bowl.
unJon
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February 2nd, 2019 at 3:41:18 PM permalink
Quote: TigerWu

I can't remember where I read this, but there was some famous gambler/con man who kept a double-tailed coin on him at all times, because he knew that most people called heads on a coin flip, so whenever a bet came up involving that he won more often than not.

Also, which one of you is this:

Bettor places $1.5 million wager on Rams to win Super Bowl.



I fee like it was someone named Lefty. He would flip people for the dinner bill. He won If heads called. If tails, he would say, just kidding, wanted to see if you were a gambling man.
The race is not always to the swift, nor the battle to the strong; but that is the way to bet.
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February 2nd, 2019 at 4:57:13 PM permalink
The column for points for Bet#20 does not seem to be functioning correctly in the spreadsheet.
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jackmagic777
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February 2nd, 2019 at 6:00:57 PM permalink
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I will lay 100-1 odds for a $10 bet that Nathan does not win the contest. My $1,000 against your $10. First 10 takers. Must respond by 9pm Pacific time tonight and say so in this thread.

(Longest field goal of 10 yards.... if there is no field goal what happens?)


Edit.... Nathan cannot change her picks, nor can any other members from the list the Wiz has already posted



What odds om Nathan scoring higher than YOU!
EdCollins
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February 2nd, 2019 at 6:10:28 PM permalink
Quote: gordonm888

The column for points for Bet#20 does not seem to be functioning correctly in the spreadsheet.

Good eye. Not sure what was wrong! However, I played around with it for awhile and it seems to be okay now.

Version 3 is now the latest version.

http://www.edcollins.com/wizard_of_vegas_super_bowl_53_prop_bet_challenge.xlsx
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February 2nd, 2019 at 6:11:43 PM permalink
Ed (and whoever else is keeping track),

The missing spot on my card ( I believe it is #9) should be YES. I sent a PM to the Wizard to have him correct it, but since you are handling the spreadsheet, I wanted to put it here also.

Thanks,
FCBLComish
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