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djatc
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September 24th, 2013 at 7:00:39 PM permalink
All of us who read the forums will not make a bet unless we know the numbers and probabilities, unless it is for fun (such as a $5 BJ table to pass the time, entertainment, etc).

What was your most significant "gamble" in terms of stakes? Did you go on tilt and play a $300 hand on BJ, or make a $50 hard eight? I think the last big one I made was a $100 banker bet on baccarat because I was martingaling. I finally got to handle the damn cards after people were making $50 bets! Also I did place a $200 lay on the 4 because I'm stubborn and there was a hot shooter who was cleaning up my don'ts. Sometimes I'll play on a dollar machine just so I can get through the freeplay faster. Any interesting bets?
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DRich
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September 25th, 2013 at 10:18:06 AM permalink
When I was much younger I made a very large football bet, probably about 50% of my net worth, on the Nebraska Cornhuskers laying 23.5 points to Arizona State.
Arizona State won the game 19-0. I have not made a football bet even one third that size since.
Living longer does not always infer +EV
aceofspades
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September 25th, 2013 at 11:33:12 AM permalink
Years ago, on full tilt, losing $5k..placed the last $3k of my bankroll in blackjack

Dealt a natural blackjack and checked out for the weekend and drove home.

(I am sure EvenBob would have been foaming at the mouth watching this, then utterly disappointed in the outcome)
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rdw4potus
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September 25th, 2013 at 11:36:58 AM permalink
I bet a college buddy $5k that his wife would not return to work within 2 years of their daughter being born. She started her job 700 days after the birth. Damnation!!
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Ibeatyouraces
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September 25th, 2013 at 11:41:23 AM permalink
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Beethoven9th
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September 25th, 2013 at 11:46:15 AM permalink
Quote: rdw4potus

I bet a college buddy $5k that his wife would not return to work within 2 years of their daughter being born. She started her job 700 days after the birth. Damnation!!


What the heck kinda bet is that?? LOL! :)
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Ibeatyouraces
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September 25th, 2013 at 11:49:13 AM permalink
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Ibeatyouraces
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September 25th, 2013 at 11:53:11 AM permalink
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rdw4potus
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September 25th, 2013 at 11:56:48 AM permalink
Quote: Beethoven9th

What the heck kinda bet is that?? LOL! :)



She'd dragged her feet after graduating, then got pregnant and went into full mommy-mode. My buddy kept saying things like "I can't wait until she starts working - we'll have so much more money!" and I kept saying things like "yeah, only 5 more years until kindergarden!" So we made the bet. We both agreed not to tell his wife, and I do think her wrath would have outweighed the value of the money if she knew we bet on that, but I still kind of wonder if he told her at some point.
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rdw4potus
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September 25th, 2013 at 12:02:54 PM permalink
Quote: Ibeatyouraces

What if it had been on day 729?



Even more of my tears would have fallen onto my check?
"So as the clock ticked and the day passed, opportunity met preparation, and luck happened." - Maurice Clarett

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