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  • Syrette 19 Dec 2008 20:52:15 44,211 posts
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    No gamblers here any more then?

  • skuzzbag 19 Dec 2008 21:35:38 5,723 posts
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    I'm shit at it so don't bother.
  • ronuds 19 Dec 2008 21:39:36 21,788 posts
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    Craps is my poison.
  • Madder-Max 19 Dec 2008 21:44:46 11,687 posts
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    Our xmas do was in a casino....which was my introduction to Casinos. 3 5 chips each offmanagement and I cashed in 70 from playing 5 bets on Blackjack.

    God I love that game, the casino.....the feeling. Its been two weeks and the cravings are starting to subside...

    /has addictive personality

    99 problems and being ginger is one

  • ronuds 19 Dec 2008 21:46:58 21,788 posts
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    Blackjack can make you rich or poor rather quickly. You have to get lucky and get in and out at the right times.
  • Madder-Max 19 Dec 2008 21:48:27 11,687 posts
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    very true me and a colleague were watching one table for a while and reading the reactions of a couple of guys who looked like they were counting helped with the timing.

    99 problems and being ginger is one

  • JuanKerr 19 Dec 2008 21:49:47 36,445 posts
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    Blackjack is a great game if you (a) have some idea what you're doing and (b) get a bit of luck.

    I went to Las Vegas for my birthday a few years back and a mate and me managed to hang around on the same table for hours and hours, getting free drinks along the way. Great stuff.

    However, when things don't go your way, it is a shit game.
  • Madder-Max 19 Dec 2008 21:50:13 11,687 posts
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    blizeH wrote:
    Especially if you sweeper, the variance goes through the roof.

    Wossat then? (sweeper and variance)

    99 problems and being ginger is one

  • ronuds 19 Dec 2008 21:52:35 21,788 posts
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    Madder Max wrote:
    very true me and a colleague were watching one table for a while and reading the reactions of a couple of guys who looked like they were counting helped with the timing.

    Most casinos don't like counters, though - so you have to be careful with that.
  • Load_2.0 19 Dec 2008 21:53:13 19,663 posts
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    /Preach

    Gambling is the devil.

    /Preach off.
  • Syrette 19 Dec 2008 21:55:33 44,211 posts
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    What's a martingale?

  • warlockuk 19 Dec 2008 21:57:20 19,223 posts
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    I actually work in the gambling industry... We keep an eye on our gamers in case they do play a lots. We adhere to loads of guidelines etc. It's actually a fun industry to work in. Though I don't gamble myself :)

    I'm a grumpy bastard.

  • Syrette 19 Dec 2008 21:57:44 44,211 posts
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    What sort of gambling?

  • JuanKerr 19 Dec 2008 21:59:08 36,445 posts
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    foreverafternothing wrote:
    What's a martingale?

    Some kind of bird with a really recognisable song isn't it?
  • JuanKerr 19 Dec 2008 22:03:01 36,445 posts
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    blizeH wrote:
    lol, martingale is, like i said, doubling up your bet if you lose ;p

    it's a brilliant strategy if you happen to have an unlimited bankroll, otherwise lol

    1st bet: 5. Lose
    2nd bet: 10. Lose.
    3rd bet: 20. Lose.
    4th bet: 40. Lose.
    5th bet: 80. Lose.
    6th bet: 160. Lose
    7th bet: 320. Lose.
    8th bet: 640. Lose.
    9th bet: 1,280 ...
  • ronuds 19 Dec 2008 22:05:58 21,788 posts
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    JuanKerr wrote:
    blizeH wrote:
    lol, martingale is, like i said, doubling up your bet if you lose ;p

    it's a brilliant strategy if you happen to have an unlimited bankroll, otherwise lol

    1st bet: 5. Lose
    2nd bet: 10. Lose.
    3rd bet: 20. Lose.
    4th bet: 40. Lose.
    5th bet: 80. Lose.
    6th bet: 160. Lose
    7th bet: 320. Lose.
    8th bet: 640. Lose.
    9th bet: 1,280 ...

    Elapsed time: 3 minutes
  • JuanKerr 19 Dec 2008 22:39:10 36,445 posts
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    Exactly :)
  • Syrette 19 Dec 2008 23:22:21 44,211 posts
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    Harsh.

  • warlockuk 19 Dec 2008 23:26:53 19,223 posts
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    foreverafternothing wrote:
    What sort of gambling?
    At the moment, mobile - fruit machines and other games; but there's more to it than that. It's really fascinating stuff, actually :D

    We have some pretty decent payouts and prizes and stuff, too :)

    I'm a grumpy bastard.

  • warlockuk 19 Dec 2008 23:29:19 19,223 posts
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    JuanKerr wrote:
    blizeH wrote:
    lol, martingale is, like i said, doubling up your bet if you lose ;p

    it's a brilliant strategy if you happen to have an unlimited bankroll, otherwise lol

    1st bet: 5. Lose
    2nd bet: 10. Lose.
    3rd bet: 20. Lose.
    4th bet: 40. Lose.
    5th bet: 80. Lose.
    6th bet: 160. Lose
    7th bet: 320. Lose.
    8th bet: 640. Lose.
    9th bet: 1,280 ...

    That only really works on a 2-to-1 odds I wanna break even-ish thing.

    You could just bet 5 a go and after 10 bets be 50 down and walk away feeling philosophical. Rather than being 5115 after 10 bets.

    I'm a grumpy bastard.

  • Menace 19 Dec 2008 23:30:33 5,795 posts
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    Gambling should be banned. Any and all kinds.

    www.bigbitegames.com/soccer

  • ilmaestro 20 Dec 2008 00:44:23 32,534 posts
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    No.

    4235

  • JuanKerr 20 Dec 2008 00:51:22 36,445 posts
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    No.
  • reddevil93 20 Dec 2008 01:21:20 12,061 posts
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    I won 700 on an accumulator on betfair in October and pissed away almost 400 of that on gambling(poker + football).

  • Dirtbox 20 Dec 2008 01:23:50 79,176 posts
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    Gambling is for the weak minded and gullible.

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  • Fizzog 20 Dec 2008 01:26:11 4,108 posts
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    reddevil93 wrote:
    I won 700 on an accumulator on betfair in October and pissed away almost 400 of that on gambling(poker + football).

    In the end you were still up 300 :)

    I've been meaning to give the accumulators a try anyone know any good ones going for the weekends prem matches?
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