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moses
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September 9th, 2021 at 10:21:19 AM permalink
Who doesnt gamble? My friends often laugh when I say "I dont gamble."

Ive endured/overcame some signigicant financial losses in my life. None of which society deems as gambling.

My closest friends are celebrating anniversaries by decades now instead of years. Given that, I figure I must have done/been doing something right.

I was recently at my close friends 50th wedding anniversary.

In his speech, he said, when we took those vows, we had no idea what they all meant. But in looking back over 5 decades, they faced and overcome every one of them.

He concluded, so it's 50-50? No, it's 100-100.🤔

So maybe it's only gambling if we lose/fail?
FastEddie
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September 9th, 2021 at 6:48:22 PM permalink
My mistake. BETMAKER not Betfair. Betmaker is an Australian bookmaker. Plan is for Monmouth to have windows for fixed odds in clubhouse and grandstand. With tv monitors displaying odds for win place and show bets to start. Fixed odds also to be on inhouse tv race feed. NJ residents with account can bet online. Plans to expand fixed odds online to other outlets and OTB in other states when states approve.
Betmaker take is about 12% versus 15 -18 in paramutuel on WPS bets.
The overall handle in Australia doubled in less than 10 years with fixed odds betting. Andrew Beyers was tv handicapper in house at Pimlico one year.Prime bets or not. He sucked.
tuttigym
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September 10th, 2021 at 12:45:35 PM permalink
Quote: EvenBob

Name a casino game where you're not supposed to lose.


The second largest casino: the Stock Market.
The largest casino: The I.R.S. The "Great American Pastime" used to be baseball and now, perhaps, football, however beating the I.R.S. has replaced them both. The taxpayer has learned multiple ways to both legally and illegally beat the I.R.S. without consequences a majority of the time. It is not all that difficult.

tuttigym
tuttigym
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September 10th, 2021 at 1:19:08 PM permalink
Quote: DJTeddyBear

I gamble for entertainment.

Not just the usual way people say that their bankroll could easily be an entertainment budget, but it just fascinates and entertains me to watch other gamblers with their odd habits and superstitions. Plus thereís the social aspect.

It makes me wonder why people play slots, mindlessly, for hours on end.

But I also gamble to exercise the brain muscle. Itís a thinking game if you play right.

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    Before the pandemic, I would go to Biloxi 6 to 8 times a year. It was the destination of choice for me. It was free; rooms, meals, golf, and sometimes, early on, transportation (air). The gambling was fun, enjoyable, at times, disappointing, but mostly exciting and yes, marginally profitable. I met a number of some very nice people including our own DeMango, a really class individual. I gamble because I can, and I can afford it without financial stress or emotional burden.

    Like DJ, I watch others play (craps) mostly the "establishment" way and lose. They buy in with a mostly modest amount and play hoping to catch lightning in a bottle or get lucky with a longshot prop bet or maybe get that "hot" shooter to ride him to "glory." It happens, not often, but when it does, joyfulness abounds.

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    SOOPOO
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    September 10th, 2021 at 6:00:01 PM permalink
    Quote: Marcusclark66

    Gamble to win money, simple and quite effective the way I do it and how I invented my own system from MDawg's successes he gracefully wrote about, ect and so on and so forth!!

    Proof is in the pudding and there is a whole lot of 'pudding cash' in my pockets and accounts because of MDawg.

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    Arenít posts of this ilk limited to the betting systems threads? Why do you continue to pollute what theoretically is a thread that had some potential?
    billryan
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    September 10th, 2021 at 6:06:29 PM permalink
    The wise man speaks when he has something to say. The fool speaks because he has to say something.
    MrV
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    September 10th, 2021 at 7:09:33 PM permalink
    Indeed.

    When engaged in hero worship one must actually demonstrate their devotion and love quite frequently.
    "What, me worry?"
    Dieter
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    September 10th, 2021 at 8:44:33 PM permalink
    Quote: moses

    Who doesnt gamble? My friends often laugh when I say "I dont gamble."

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    You play cards for money... right?
    May the cards fall in your favor.
    FastEddie
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    September 10th, 2021 at 8:54:05 PM permalink
    You gamble everytime you get in your var.
    MrV
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    September 11th, 2021 at 11:23:35 AM permalink
    Quote: FastEddie

    You gamble everytime you get in your var



    AP's should drive Volvos.

    Our 740 Turbo was rear-ended by a small Asian import; only a scratch on our rear bumper, but the other car was totaled.

    There is no substitue for good old Swedish steel and overengineering.
    "What, me worry?"

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