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MaxPen
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January 15th, 2019 at 9:54:13 AM permalink
Kind of understanding the label of "Most feared AP team on the East coast". Sounds like you people need to be afraid of yourselves.
billryan
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January 15th, 2019 at 10:04:10 AM permalink
An acquaintance runs a non profit that distributed comic books to hospitals. His storage locker was ransacked last week with upwards of $100,000 in books stolen.
A friend just had well over a million dollars worth of books stolen on New Years weekend. They were stolen in Florida but several turned up in Arizona a few days later.
People.are watching and listening. Bad people.
Three years ago, a comic dealer from Pennsylvania had a very successful show in Orlando. Driving thru South Carolina, they stopped briefly for gas and soon got a flat tire. A car pulled up, and robbed them at gunpoint. The robbers followed him several hundred miles before striking.
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gamerfreak
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January 15th, 2019 at 10:07:48 AM permalink
Someone stole my Pokémon cards when I was in 2nd grade.

Last year, a neighbor stole my trash can and left theirs behind, which was crawling with maggots.

Those are the only two times Iíve been victimized.
boymimbo
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January 15th, 2019 at 10:09:55 AM permalink
Quote: Face

For real. The last theft I suffered came at the hands of the son of a family my entire family is intertwined with. My ma shot rifle in school with his uncle, his grandpa was the local kind old man we'd go to for bicycle maintenance, uncle is still my mechanic for all my toys. I just rode wheelers with him last August.

3 months after the theft I watched the thief's body being carted out of the house.



Low level thefts between family members and friends are usually to support an addiction. Lack of the ability to think straight makes their suspicion obvious.

Sorry for his death. I assume he died due to an overdose?

The more I think about it I think it's the girlfriend. While the son-in-law had motive and means it takes a fricking cunning mind to take the players cards too. Usually when the motive is purely financial the FU component is missing. The attempt to mentally torture you by taking players cards however screams vindictiveness characteristic of an intimate partner. But why now???
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boymimbo
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January 15th, 2019 at 10:12:20 AM permalink
Quote: gamerfreak

Someone stole my Pokémon cards when I was in 2nd grade.

Last year, a neighbor stole my trash can and left theirs behind, which was crawling with maggots.

Those are the only two times Iíve been victimized.



I've lost cell phones left in my car twice. Otherwise I've been fortunate. I don't have anything of high value to steal.
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RS
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January 15th, 2019 at 10:42:02 AM permalink
Quote: FinsRule

You really have a high house edge on your line.


He works for boyd.

I calculated ~42% HE?

Edit: Whatís the max bet on current GF?
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January 15th, 2019 at 11:04:39 AM permalink
Quote: boymimbo

Low level thefts between family members and friends are usually to support an addiction. Lack of the ability to think straight makes their suspicion obvious.

Sorry for his death. I assume he died due to an overdose?



Assumed correctly.

I'm loathe to add $0.02 to this, as it seems counterproductive. That, and I don't understand the use and/or value of the pile of cards, or what point someone would have to take them. Is there value in the cards, or did they get their value by denying them to darkoz? I have no idea, so I'm just gonna be quiet.

I'll stick to hoping for the best and meaning it.
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mamat
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January 15th, 2019 at 11:32:37 AM permalink
Quote: terapined

Why don't you AP's use a safety deposit box at a bank

Sometimes you need $50K-300K for a play.
(1) Safe deposit box is not open 24/7. You may be playing hundreds/thousands of miles away from your safe deposit boxes.
Generally I only leave "backup cash" in safe deposit boxes; e.g. if I take a few major losses, and need to resupply.
(2) If you bring cash and win the jackpot with only $20, you can look like a random lucky person.
(3) If you transfer that much to/from a bank, the casino knows you are a serious player - AP or regular gambler (and it may not fit your player image).
(4) ATM fees may be $60 for each $1,000 at a casino ATM (free at regular ATMs), and may not be able to raise cash limits past $3,000-5,000/card. Wire fees for larger amounts.
(5) If you transfer large amounts of cash into/out of a personal bank account, the bank may close your account for "possible money laundering". The bank won't prosecute, but they might say "We no longer want your business." It's better if you have a business account as a professional gambler - because banks understand that businesses may have large amounts of cash.
AxelWolf
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January 15th, 2019 at 11:38:07 AM permalink
I seen where someone suggested a storage unit.

I won't say what I had in my storage unit, since I think talking about certain stuff online IS F&@(ing RETARDED. No need to tell the world how much of this or that you had/have and what you are doing at the casinos. But whatever, back to my story.

I had some problems with my neighbors( horrible people) and was in the middle of moving because of them. So I thought it best I store some valuable stuff in a storage unit including a safe.

One day I went to retrieve my stuff in the storage unit. I walked up to my locker with my key and opened it. I was stunned to see it wasn't my stuff inside. Obviously, I freaked out and I very upset. All kinds of strange stuff was running though my mind. I came to the conclusion they made a mistake and auctioned off my unit and then re-rented it.

I was furious, but nice, while talking to the girl who worked their. "How could this happen, I had valuable stuff in their" etc.

As it turns out, I went to the wrong locker next to mine, and well, my key worked in that lock. Needless to say, I went to my own locker and got all my suff out for good.

I know some people need cash on hand, but I suggest keeping as little as possible at home. Spread it out in many different locations including leaving some with friends and family. Even if you don't think you will get robbed there's also a chance of a fire.

You can also make multiple large slot tickets if need be. Depending on the location, they can be good for many months.
♪♪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♪♪
mamat
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January 15th, 2019 at 12:27:10 PM permalink
Quote: AxelWolf

One day I went to retrieve my stuff in the storage unit. I walked up to my locker with my key and opened it. I was stunned to see it wasn't my stuff inside.

As it turns out, I went to the wrong locker next to mine, and well, my key worked in that lock.

Every storage unit I've ever rented (nine), you provide your own lock or buy a lock. And you can lock your unit with TWO locks (if you like).

The one time a scenario like this might have happened to me... Storage place called me because they needed to get in the unit to do some bug stuff. Since I was very far away, they asked for authorization to cut my lock and replace it with one of theirs. Next time I was in town, they gave me keys to the new lock. But my key should not have worked on a neighboring unit... Strange...

Locks are easy to pick for professionals.

Quote: AxelWolf

I know some people need cash on hand, but I suggest keeping as little as possible at home. Spread it out in many different locations including leaving some with friends and family. Even if you don't think you will get robbed there's also a chance of a fire.

Spread out in many locations. Yes!
I ASSUME any non-bank location can be burgled (e.g. hotel safe deposit box), so never have enough in one location to bother me.
There is a very remote change of bank safe deposit boxes being burgled.
I suggest never having more than 20% of your bankroll in one location. This may not work for some people's strategies.

Online theft is also possible, so I use 15 different bank/brokerage accounts.

Storage units are vulnerable to theft and FIRE. As are homes.

Bank safe deposit boxes are great if you don't need access 24/7, and are good against fire.
But if you lose your wallet (and drivers license), the bank might not let you in (even with your safe deposit key).
If you put a second person on your safe deposit box, they might take the money.

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