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MidwestAP
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September 4th, 2019 at 3:46:55 AM permalink
1,450 entries now
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September 5th, 2019 at 10:36:10 AM permalink
1,552 entries as of now.
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September 5th, 2019 at 10:56:19 AM permalink
Besides the members here, there are some non-members who want to piggy-back on me, despite it filling up. Contrary to what I may have said before, the deadline is Saturday at 3:00 PM. However, I'm still inclined against it, mainly for the reasons of taxation of winnings and the fuss of entering my picks every week.
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DRich
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September 5th, 2019 at 11:45:16 AM permalink
Quote: Wizard

However, I'm still inclined against it, mainly for the reasons of taxation of winnings and the fuss of entering my picks every week.



I have skipped all of the contests in Las Vegas where I had to show up every week to make my picks. I thought Circa was going to allow picks for contests on their app.
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AxelWolf
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September 5th, 2019 at 12:06:46 PM permalink
Quote: DRich

I have skipped all of the contests in Las Vegas where I had to show up every week to make my picks. I thought Circa was going to allow picks for contests on their app.

I prefer to skip anything where I'm locked into having to do once a week, even if I don't have to go anywhere to do it.
♪♪Now you swear and kick and beg us That you're not a gamblin' man Then you find you're back in Vegas With a handle in your hand♪♪ Your black cards can make you money So you hide them when you're able In the land of casinos and money You must put them on the table♪♪ You go back Jack do it again roulette wheels turinin' 'round and 'round♪♪ You go back Jack do it again♪♪
Wizard
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September 5th, 2019 at 12:25:28 PM permalink
Quote: DRich

I have skipped all of the contests in Las Vegas where I had to show up every week to make my picks. I thought Circa was going to allow picks for contests on their app.



They do. It still presents a problem for those weeks where I'll be out of state.
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September 5th, 2019 at 3:59:59 PM permalink
Quote: Wizard

They do. It still presents a problem for those weeks where I'll be out of state.



If it can be done on the app, and it's the only thing you're doing wirh Circa, and the IP has to be instate, isn't there someone in LV who could sign on and do the picks for you those 2 weekends?

Several if's there, but IF those are correct, it seems like fun.

Easy for me to say, I'm sure, from 2500 miles away.
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September 5th, 2019 at 5:26:35 PM permalink
Quote: beachbumbabs

If it can be done on the app, and it's the only thing you're doing wirh Circa, and the IP has to be instate, isn't there someone in LV who could sign on and do the picks for you those 2 weekends?



I could, but after tax considerations, this play is very negative EV. Not worth begging people to help put in picks for.
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Mission146
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September 5th, 2019 at 6:39:36 PM permalink
Quote: Wizard

I could, but after tax considerations, this play is very negative EV. Not worth begging people to help put in picks for.



Yeah, the 2019 WoV NFL Picks Game has a bigger overlay. LOL
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Mission146
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September 6th, 2019 at 5:02:53 PM permalink
1,716 entries and I'm not impressed with this at all, unless something changes.

Basically, he got a bunch of advertising and a bunch of word-of-mouth (including this thread), essentially for an interest-free loan of over 1.5 million dollars.

Personally, I'd be much more impressed if the contest had the same rules, but he had to pony up a bonus of $25-$100, per entrant, until that bonus hits a certain cap vis-a-vis number of entrants. That way, the positive equity as an amount is capped (could even be $100,000), but there would remain positive equity in the contest that would decrease on a percentage and by-person basis as more people entered.

I think he meant well, and it's always possible there wouldn't have been at least 1,500 players, just don't like the result. But, you never know, maybe he'll decide to kick in some extra to the main prize pool and/or the winner after everyone who is going to sign up has.
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