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Old Jan 27th 2013, 10:38 am
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Originally Posted by jam25mack View Post
I bet near enough every weekend. Football mostly, although sometimes I do play in the live casino. Sometimes I am up, sometimes I am down. Generally I make more from the casino than from betting.

When I was a student I used to frequent the casino 3/4 times a week. I used to go in with a set budget and very rarely did I walk out with less. I once totted up I had made an additional £4k one year, which when you're a student buys a lot of beer!

The key issue, however, is only bet what you can afford. Have a set budget and stop / walk away when you reach it. Then take a break of a week or whatever. Done.

QPR and Norwich screwed me yesterday on 2 smallish accumulator, however, thankfully a different one came in and I won more than I had staked all day with still some bets pending. Happy days!

Watching a game with a few punts on is what make a weekend for me. They don't need to be mega bets, just a few quid here and there.
No sympathy from me on Norwich - you should have read my posts. What price were they anyway (Prem Lge at home to NON-Lge)?? 1/20??

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Old Jan 27th 2013, 12:47 pm
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I won a friend $450 for a $20 bet 2 weeks ago, by telling him Wilshere was going to be the first scorer in the Arsenal game. I really wish i was betting myself now!
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Old Jan 27th 2013, 1:06 pm
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I won a friend $450 for a $20 bet 2 weeks ago, by telling him Wilshere was going to be the first scorer in the Arsenal game. I really wish i was betting myself now!
Same friend won another $350 yesterday............I should of followed his lead.
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Old Jan 27th 2013, 6:20 pm
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I bet there was a whole lot of money lost on todays results..........Not 1 Premiership winner. Madness.
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Old Jan 27th 2013, 6:32 pm
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Originally Posted by britexpat76 View Post
I bet there was a whole lot of money lost on todays results..........Not 1 Premiership winner. Madness.
Not this guy, a tenner on a three way accumulator saw him get just over 6,000, all three underdogs winning at half time.
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Old Jan 27th 2013, 6:40 pm
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I bet there was a whole lot of money lost on todays results..........Not 1 Premiership winner. Madness.
Arsenal won - or was that yesterday?
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Old Jan 28th 2013, 5:00 am
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Originally Posted by britexpat76 View Post
I bet there was a whole lot of money lost on todays results..........Not 1 Premiership winner. Madness.
A mate of mine in the UK put £150 on Oldham beating the Scallies at......... 9/1. Ooft!
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Old Jan 28th 2013, 1:07 pm
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The UK lottery is just a tax on people who are bad at maths...
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I'm curious - do people who buy a lottery ticket, even if only (say) one pound per week, regard themselves as gamblers? They are............ aren't they?
I think it's still gambling. From the history of gambling, it started from playing the game of chance. Lottery is a game of chance so it can be considered as gambling.
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Wow! Bring out yer dead! Bring out yer dead!
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Old Oct 23rd 2013, 6:20 am
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I wish I had stuck to the bookies to be honest this last few months.

Got into share dealing and now definitely down. I would class my gambling on that as worse than sticking a few quid on a horse or the footie.
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Old Oct 23rd 2013, 6:37 am
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Originally Posted by StublueKPL View Post
I wish I had stuck to the bookies to be honest this last few months.

Got into share dealing and now definitely down. I would class my gambling on that as worse than sticking a few quid on a horse or the footie.
It's a tough game share dealing.

The old man and I were laughed at when we bought shares in some of the major banks....when a couple of them doubled, we were the ones chuckling.
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Old Oct 23rd 2013, 6:54 am
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It's a tough game share dealing.

The old man and I were laughed at when we bought shares in some of the major banks....when a couple of them doubled, we were the ones chuckling.
good on you. Bought into RBS and Barclays a few months ago (RBS doing ok, BARC not so well) but only minor holdings.

there have also been a few minor successes although I have been buying a few on the AIM and it really is the wild west there. I guess it is maybe that part of it that still has me checking all the time to see how they are doing! (the gambling buzz?)
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Old Oct 23rd 2013, 7:25 am
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Originally Posted by StublueKPL View Post
good on you. Bought into RBS and Barclays a few months ago (RBS doing ok, BARC not so well) but only minor holdings.

there have also been a few minor successes although I have been buying a few on the AIM and it really is the wild west there. I guess it is maybe that part of it that still has me checking all the time to see how they are doing! (the gambling buzz?)
RBS and Barclays were amongst our most successful in fact.

We found it was key to have a blend of gambles and safer bets. We only really invested in things we thought we knew at least a little bit about (we held 3-4 construction company shares, including Rok when they were winning lots of work and sold just before they went pot...).

Pound-cost-averaging both up and down can be wise, but still a further gamble.
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Old Oct 23rd 2013, 8:03 am
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And back to sports, how about this acca 10/1 for tonight, all to win.

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