speedycrap
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March 17th, 2014 at 9:50:33 PM permalink
I just got 2 bets with Tomspur on Yankees. $10 each and $20 in total.
The an idea comes up. Can Wizard become a clearing center for bets among members. I mean small bets, less than $100,.
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March 17th, 2014 at 9:53:42 PM permalink
Unofficially, sure. but the slope is slippery. He can't make or appear to be making book.
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MathExtremist
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March 17th, 2014 at 9:54:21 PM permalink
Wouldn't that be a violation of the Wire Act?
http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Federal_Wire_Act
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March 17th, 2014 at 9:56:57 PM permalink
Quote: speedycrap

I just got 2 bets with Tomspur on Yankees. $10 each and $20 in total.
The an idea comes up. Can Wizard become a clearing center for bets among members. I mean small bets, less than $100,.



He's already busier than a cat on linoleum. I can't really see him doing it wholesale (as opposed to offering on occasion, as he has), but I'm not him.
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speedycrap
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March 17th, 2014 at 9:57:24 PM permalink
Quote: rdw4potus

Unofficially, sure. but the slope is slippery. He can't make or appear to be making book.


#1: Wizard is NOT making any money.
#2: Members will make their own bets.
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March 17th, 2014 at 10:03:36 PM permalink
Legality issues aside, I'm running very busy and don't to fuss holding money for $10 bets.
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March 17th, 2014 at 10:06:08 PM permalink
Quote: speedycrap

#1: Wizard is NOT making any money.
#2: Members will make their own bets.


I'm not sure that matters if he transmits information regarding sports bets via an interstate wire facility. Would you argue that acting as a clearinghouse for sports wagers was not "engaging in the business of betting"?
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March 17th, 2014 at 10:46:33 PM permalink
Quote: speedycrap

I just got 2 bets with Tomspur on Yankees. $10 each and $20 in total.
The an idea comes up. Can Wizard become a clearing center for bets among members. I mean small bets, less than $100,.

Seriously? For 10 bucks why would you want ANYONE to do this, let alone someone that's considerably busy? While your at why don't you ask the president to mow your lawn.
♪♪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♪♪
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March 17th, 2014 at 10:49:54 PM permalink
Quote: AxelWolf

Seriously? For 10 bucks why would you want ANYONE to do this, let alone someone that's considerably busy? While your at why don't you ask the president to mow your lawn.



If it stops him from trying to get more crazy legislation through, that would be great.
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March 17th, 2014 at 10:53:00 PM permalink
Quote: bw

If it stops him from trying to get more crazy legislation through, that would be great.

Hahahaaaaaa. :)))))))))))))))))))))
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March 17th, 2014 at 10:56:08 PM permalink
Quote: bw

If it stops him from trying to get more crazy legislation through, that would be great.



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March 18th, 2014 at 12:22:02 AM permalink
Quote: speedycrap

#1: Wizard is NOT making any money.
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See if you can think up anymore mundane, unprofitable tasks for the Wizard. Once he gets past the exhilaration of clearing $10 bets, maybe he can start picking up WOV members dry cleaning.
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March 18th, 2014 at 12:34:20 AM permalink
Quote: Wizard

Legality issues aside, I'm running very busy and don't to fuss holding money for $10 bets.



Well, you could charge a $1000 escrow fee.
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March 18th, 2014 at 3:30:50 AM permalink
Quote: michael99000

See if you can think up anymore mundane, unprofitable tasks for the Wizard. Once he gets past the exhilaration of clearing $10 bets, maybe he can start picking up WOV members dry cleaning.



I don't do dry cleaning but if he could drop my car to get it's spring detail and pick me up a case of Pepsi Throwback that would be great.......

Seriously, most bets on this site should be "on your honor." There was a site called "Betcha" that worked on the same system. Most members here know who is who and have and idea who would pay. This is how real men used to conduct things. A welcher will soon find no action.
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