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Betting Stories

Hi friends,

Just wondering if any fellow t-men like to make a bet now and again. Ive been busy making money on the premier league and recent world cup qualifying games. Im not really into betting on horses or dogs.

This morning I more than doubled my money thanks to the wins of Australia, Croatia and Russia in their respective world cup qualifying games. For all 3 to win was paying $2.80.

Please post your betting stories here.

Bird is the word.

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I bet horses for about 5 years. Biggest win was $1,542 on a $12 bet. I wouldn’t have won, but I accidentally bet the wrong track.

Lots of wins, lots of losses.

CSB: I was playing Pai Gow at the Hard Rock in Vegas, something like $50 hands. This Lebanese guy comes by and starts playing $1,000 hands. He won a few, lost a few, had $5k out and decided he wanted to bank. He beat the house and me, so the dealer scoops up my chips and pays him out. He takes $50 off his pile and slides it to me, saying, “I don’t want your money, I want hers (the dealers)”

I thought that was pretty cool.

I just won $40 at the casino. Paid for dinner and beers, well chuffed. I very rarely win at blackjack

Once won $100 on the pokies, and Australia beating Iraq netted me $30. Happy with that

[quote]02Thief wrote:
I just won $40 at the casino. Paid for dinner and beers, well chuffed. I very rarely win at blackjack

Once won $100 on the pokies, and Australia beating Iraq netted me $30. Happy with that[/quote]

Do you like multi-bets?

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Been betting allot lately on premier league and the WC QF, Down about 200$ right now, but a last week I was up about the same. If your not very carefull its hard to actually make allot of money from it, because its so hard to withdraw money when your up. I just want to bet them and make even more money.

I once bet a girl sexual favors over a game of bowling. I can’t recall who won, but I remember feeling quite victorious the next day.

I have more betting stories than you can imagine. Here’s a poker one.

I used to play Hold’em at a local card house, buy-in was anywhere from 500$ to 2000$, sometimes more for good games. I played at this game for over a year. I eventually learned (after I stopped playing there) that every card was marked with some kind of ink that could only be seen with special sunglasses. 1 player, the dealer, and the guy that ran the game were in on it.

In 2004 when the Red Sox were down 3-0 in the ALCS to the Yankees, I bet my friend that the Yankees would eliminate the Red Sox at 100-1 odds. I put up one hundred dollars to his one dollar, and this was about an hour before Game 4 started.

I haven’t bet on sports since, except a couple of avatar bets on this site.

Many betting stories here. One night at the casino i had lost all but 20 dollars playing blackjack. I walked away sat down at a slot machine and won 3000 after third spin. Another night me and a friend were sitting at a blackjack table when this very sharply dressed asian guy came to the table didnt even sit, he had every bit of 5000 in chips he placed it all on his first hand…lost it then very casually walked away our jaws were on the floor for about 30 minutes after.

[quote]DBCooper wrote:
In 2004 when the Red Sox were down 3-0 in the ALCS to the Yankees, I bet my friend that the Yankees would eliminate the Red Sox at 100-1 odds. I put up one hundred dollars to his one dollar, and this was about an hour before Game 4 started.

I haven’t bet on sports since, except a couple of avatar bets on this site.[/quote]

In the 2006 NBA finals, I bet a bartender that neither team would sweep, before the series started. I gave him 20 to 1 odds, for 100 bucks (I would’ve been out 2k for anyone not familiar with betting odds). I won the bet, but as a Mavs fan, was sorely disappointed with the results.

I was playing hold em with a roommate once. We were just playing heads up for like 20 bucks. We had a hand that reached a showdown. He flipped over his cards: Q spades, Q spades. I immediately yelled “Queen of spades, Queen of spades, bullshit!” He looked down, and realized what happened (apparently didn’t notice earlier in the hand). Obviously a card from another matching deck had gotten mixed in. That was 7 or 8 years ago, we still talk about how funny it was.

I use to love to play strip poker. Once when my gf at the time was playing with me and my friend and his gf. The deal was everyone plays till they get naked. And for every round you lost you get a mark against your name till the last person is naked. Then that last person can tell you to do anything for each mark against you.

I was last naked and she was first. And I had 4 marks to spend on her. Since this is PG I have to say it was a very very interesting night.

[quote]dirtman wrote:
I use to love to play strip poker. Once when my gf at the time was playing with me and my friend and his gf. The deal was everyone plays till they get naked. And for every round you lost you get a mark against your name till the last person is naked. Then that last person can tell you to do anything for each mark against you.

I was last naked and she was first. And I had 4 marks to spend on her. Since this is PG I have to say it was a very very interesting night.[/quote]

Haha good story.

I’m not a big gambler, but I put $5 into a slot machine at the casino and walked away with $100.

I also invest in penny stocks, which I consider a form of educated gambling. It can be very lucrative :smiley:

I don’t like to bet money on sports, I DO like to bet doing stupid things. One time I bet to wash a friend’s car with my favorite soccer team’s jersey if his team beat mine. Obviously he bet the same. I won, and watched as my friend washed my car with his team’s shirt.

My most recent bet: The Jets beat the Patriots this weekend. If I win, I get to see a girl from work show off her fantastic body in a slutty nurse costume next Halloween. If I lose, I have to dress up as a crazy doctor and dance Gangnam Style.

[quote]Freaky_Frankie wrote:
I don’t like to bet money on sports, I DO like to bet doing stupid things. One time I bet to wash a friend’s car with my favorite soccer team’s jersey if his team beat mine. Obviously he bet the same. I won, and watched as my friend washed my car with his team’s shirt.

My most recent bet: The Jets beat the Patriots this weekend. If I win, I get to see a girl from work show off her fantastic body in a slutty nurse costume next Halloween. If I lose, I have to dress up as a crazy doctor and dance Gangnam Style. [/quote]

I hope you’re brushing up on awkward dance moves…

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[quote]02Thief wrote:
I just won $40 at the casino. Paid for dinner and beers, well chuffed. I very rarely win at blackjack

Once won $100 on the pokies, and Australia beating Iraq netted me $30. Happy with that[/quote]

Do you like multi-bets?

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Nah man. I have the Sportsbet app on my iPhone, and just put casual bets on sport, usually who will win and then another on how much. Lost a fair bit betting on the Crows. Stupid Hawthorn

I’m a very casual better

I bet all the time with this crazy old bastard I work with. He’ll bet on anything. We usually only bet a dollar because the money is not the point. The point is watching him get mad as hell when he loses. Right now I have four of his dollars in my wallet which I carry around just to fuck with him. He has none of mine.

The best dollar I got was one time we were checking out a future job site in a retirement community, standing around in the parking lot waiting for somebody and I guess he was having a Vietnam flashback (guy did 4 tours of duty so you know he’s fucked up in the head) and he asked me if I could hit a “man sized target” if it was standing in a little clearing on a ridge on the other side of an artificial lake. I said sure, it was only about 500 or 600 yards tops. I said I could probably even hit it without a scope (that was a lie). He said I was stupid and it was at least 1000 yards.

Then he started talking about one time they were at some firebase in Nam and some “little gook fucker” came out on the next hill and start waving at them and mooning them and shit, and everyone started shooting and they could see the bullets hitting the folliage and kicking up dust down in the valley. He said even the M60’s couldn’t reach that far. Finally they called in the mortars and dropped a few around the guy and he ran off.

So we bet a dollar, then argued about the over under for the next 2 hours. Finally we agreed that if it was less than 600 yards I won, and over 1000 he won. I borrowed a range finder from my uncle and the next day we drove out there, on the clock of course. After a few minutes of arguing we agreed on a specific tree and I shot the range. 588 yards. He didn’t believe me. I handed him the range finder and he scrunched up his face and kept fucking with it. “This thing isn’t working!” I took it from him and looked and it still had the last reading on it, 589 yards (he had shifted back a yard, trying to cheat).

His eyes turned blood red. He tried to snatch the range finder from me, probably to break it, while yelling obscenities in spite of all of the elderly people shuffling around. I hussled him into the van and we sped off. For a while I thought he was going to stab me. Laughing my ass off didn’t help calm him down. Best dollar I ever earned.