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Offline rocket_scientist

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Re: Betting
« Reply #360 on: November 23, 2018, 10:57:15 AM »
Oh, it's my opinion.

Just a left wing little Englander instead of a right wing little Englander.

But rather than embark on a very long tirade I'll just say he's a cunt.

A very long tirade is not necessary nor would it be welcome.

A short bullet-point summation of his worst three aspects would be appreciated and more than likely interesting however.
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Re: Betting
« Reply #361 on: November 23, 2018, 11:07:31 AM »
* Fuckin
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« Reply #362 on: November 23, 2018, 11:11:11 AM »
He sees his future as leader of a left wing utopian English enclave.

Closer to the likes of Albainia of old or North Korea than anything seen in recent UK  history.

"The International" my arse.

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Re: Betting
« Reply #363 on: November 23, 2018, 11:43:06 AM »
Rock on Rico  :thumbsup:

The state of the oceans is probably the biggest blight on humanity in my lifetime.

And all the new European power stations being built by the Chinese, and powered by coal seems total nonsense to my inexpert mind. Surely some of you oil twats will have an opinion?

There was a question about the bet365 wifie on Question Time tonight. Now that is a free market - and it was good that there wasn't the same outrage on what she paid herself as I had heard elsewhere - but it was suggested that the company is registered in Gibraltar. Does anyone know the implications of betting companies being registered on the rock particularly?

Around 30 or so betting companies are set up in Gibraltar.
The main reason is Tax/VAT related. They market themselves to the tune of millions every month and a 20% saving amounts to millions saved over a year.
Corporation tax is also set at 10pc versus 20pc in the UK

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Re: Betting
« Reply #364 on: November 23, 2018, 08:26:05 PM »
Minijc, I've got Almere City HT/FT @ 12/5.

They scored right after I staked.

At 1-0 after 65 minutes, should I take the 2.72 cash out now or wait for the full 3.4?

Don't you understand how utterly stupid your argument was?

Never trust people who want to lift your leg.

Edit: red card means the cash out is now 2.04. How does this punter option favour the bookie?

Edit: an equaliser from Dordrecht means the cash out is less than 0.5. If I had cashed out, how would that have been a bad decision? And how can my having the option benefit the bookie?

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Re: Betting
« Reply #365 on: January 29, 2019, 04:59:37 PM »
A few quid going on Newcastle to pull off a shock and beat Man City at home tonight.  Worth a shot at 15/1.  Just got a sneaky feeling about this one.  City have lost 3 of their last 8 league games.

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Re: Betting
« Reply #366 on: January 30, 2019, 09:25:44 AM »
A few quid going on Newcastle to pull off a shock and beat Man City at home tonight.  Worth a shot at 15/1.  Just got a sneaky feeling about this one.  City have lost 3 of their last 8 league games.

Stunning pick min. Given their goals scored in their last 8 games, all wins, I couldn't see the value of your bet, even at those odds, as high as we ever see for a home win. Well done you. Great hunch  :thumbsup:
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Re: Betting
« Reply #367 on: February 16, 2019, 12:11:04 AM »
Stunning pick min. Given their goals scored in their last 8 games, all wins, I couldn't see the value of your bet, even at those odds, as high as we ever see for a home win. Well done you. Great hunch  :thumbsup:
"a hunch" doesn't enter the vocabulary of a professional bettor


Anyway, I am a net winner over multiple years on golf, so I will give my expertise here, cos little rocket man can't cut it

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Re: Betting
« Reply #368 on: February 20, 2019, 04:00:54 PM »
Anybody tried Football Index?  Any advice?


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Re: Betting
« Reply #369 on: March 08, 2019, 09:17:42 PM »
@mininjc

I've got a Norwich Valencia double (Valencia won last night) and a Norwich Sevco double running.

If I cash out, how does the bookies win?
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Re: Betting
« Reply #370 on: March 08, 2019, 10:47:23 PM »
@mininjc

I've got a Norwich Valencia double (Valencia won last night) and a Norwich Sevco double running.

If I cash out, how does the bookies win?
If the bookies didn't win they wouldn't offer cash out.
Just fuck off and die.

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Re: Betting
« Reply #371 on: March 09, 2019, 02:10:58 AM »
If the bookies didn't win they wouldn't offer cash out.

I guess that's true but it doesn't provide any clarity. You said I was a mug and a laughing stock for having a position that you said was wrong and yet you stubbornly refuse to tell me WHY it is wrong.

Let's park that and fry a bigger fish. The biggest fish there is in fact, for a pro punter like you.

Do you know WHY the bookmakers always win?
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Re: Betting
« Reply #372 on: March 09, 2019, 09:44:48 AM »
There's various reasons, from the margins they work to, to their ability to hedge off results on the exchange, then there's the closing down of profitable accounts, plenty more reasons but those there give a decent idea.
Just fuck off and die.

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Re: Betting
« Reply #373 on: March 09, 2019, 10:00:50 AM »
I was hoping you were able to see it more simply than that.

Bookmakers always made a profit before the days of exchanges.

In a nutshell, why do they ALWAYS win?

What's the biggest, most obvious reason why they win?

The clue is in the title.
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Re: Betting
« Reply #374 on: April 23, 2019, 05:50:07 PM »
So chuffed where my 60 year old friend Billy is concerned who has been backing horses for nigh on forty years and had his first ever 40p Win Lucky 15 with all four selections winning on Good Friday!!!!  Picked Watersmeet (7/1), Global Warning (3/1), Fox Power (7/1) and Oh This Is Us (5/1).  The latter only won by three quarters of a length having been second last with just over two furlong to go. 

Younger brother Brian said Billy had head in hands tutting away but thankful the treble was giving him at least £161 for his six pound stake to crying uncontrollably like an emotional wreck!!!!  He then decided rather than cooking tea later that night he'd head up Chip Shop and get them both plus their lodger Wulf dinner there.  Apparently stopped at one of the local pubs for a Bacardi and Coke hoping his legs would stop wobbling!!!!

His payout was £1,127.60 like.   

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Re: Betting
« Reply #375 on: April 24, 2019, 03:44:14 PM »
Man Utd 11/2 for a home win tonight. Easy money. City due to stumble.

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Re: Betting
« Reply #376 on: April 24, 2019, 04:16:05 PM »
Man Utd 11/2 for a home win tonight. Easy money. City due to stumble.

Lightning can't strike twice... surely?

The 15/1 for Newcastle was preposterous. I'll go for 1-3 @ 12/1 but it is an amazing price for a home win at Old Trafford, possibly the highest this century!
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Re: Betting
« Reply #377 on: April 24, 2019, 07:38:17 PM »
If you don't go out on the branch, you're never going to get the best fruit  :P

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Re: Betting
« Reply #378 on: April 24, 2019, 07:42:48 PM »
Branch strength assessment is all.

Many a fruit-picker got fucked up the arse.
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Re: Betting
« Reply #379 on: April 25, 2019, 08:49:10 AM »
Perth races tomorrow. Looking forward to a good day out. Anyone have any fancies?