The "Gambling/Betting" Thread

Started by Fezza, Dec 5, 2014, in Sports Add to Reading List

  1. redsoxx
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    redsoxx "What's my favorite ring? The next one."-TB12

    Apr 1, 2015
    Been winning on DK with some of my NHL bets. Finished 4th the other day and won 10 bucks and a $2 ticket with the same line up on a free roll. Been pretty bad with my NBA picks though, going with more balanced line ups now because i think a lot of ppl just take the best players and its hard to separate. Mostly been playing quarter games to get the hang of s---, really im just waiting for baseball to start because thats what i know the best as well as UFC.

    @M.I.C. i know does draft kings anyone else do that or Fan duel?

    whats the most you've ever won?
     
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  2. M.I.C.
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    Apr 1, 2015
    DraftKings does UFC im sure Fan Duel does too. Basketball is really hard to begin with, especially since the all star break the most I've ever won in one night is like 50 bux but i was doing cash games exclusively when i started (which was just in November) and i really don't bet that much per night. I started doing GPP's which is the better option if you wanna actually make a lot of money at once but it's obviously a lot more risky and it's a totally different strategy depending on if you're doing cash or GPP games. I'm finding the 50/50's a lot easier to win since i started doing mostly GPP's, I've been coming up positive most nights just waiting to actually take down a tournament one of these days, gotta happen eventually. Whether or not you pay up for superstars just depends on the night, i usually go through every matchup and try to figure out who i definitely want to pay up for and where I can find value (usually players who are starting due to injuries and are cheap). There's just so many people putting in just as much work, especially on DraftKings. I think Fan Duel is more filled with people who are new/don't know what they're doing but i hate their setups.
     
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  3. shogun
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    Apr 14, 2015
    some lady won the first 3 tournaments straight at a current poker series in Oregon (fields of 550, 450, 220)... f---in unheard of. I'm heading down for the second half of the series.... hopefully Portland traffic doesn't f--- me
     
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  4. TimmyT
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    Apr 14, 2015
    I bet on an MLB game in Vegas during the Summer of 2012 and I won! I bet on the underdog, so I won more than if I had bet on the team who was favored. I only won like 30 or 40 bucks though because I didn't put 20 bucks down.

    I want to know where I can bet on NFL games. Truthfully, I'm not much of a gambler. But I believe I could do a decent job picking NFL games, so I'd be willing to put money down once the season starts.
     
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  5. BlackMamba
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  6. icecube
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    Nov 13, 2020
    I ma trying to dial down my gambling. I tend to only bet on large numbers accumulators which never, ever come in. So just throwing money away.

    Might try to get into online poker though.
     
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  7. Ricky
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    Nov 13, 2020
    Just send me this gambling money, cause... I will buy a better mic, probably better laptop too. I'll download some better DAW and record some hits. Once hits are recorded I can pay producers for beats and upload them hits on Spotify and YouTube, so I can generate some money. Then we can split 50/50. I'm your retirement days investment.
     
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  8. Detroit24
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    Putting money on these 2

     
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  9. aleeex1923
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    I was a professional poker player for 8 years . Online I played over 30.000 tournaments and made around 80k-90k profit and also played live a bit and made around 20k.

    But this got me into sports betting which ruined every chance I had to be successful. Like this year I lost my job in march and had 1k$ bankroll and said to give poker another go. Turned the 1k into 7k$ playing sit and gos 9 hours a day 6 days a week in 4-5 months, then lost it all in one night betting on sports.

    This is not a game for everyone, you need a lot of discipline and put in a lot of hard work to make it happen, however if you wanna go for it as hobby to play a tournament here and there after work i'll say that's the perfect way to do it.
     
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  10. icecube
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    Thanks for the advice man. I gave it a go but I couldn't find any app that let me bet more than about £20. If I'm going to sit there for a few hours then I want to play bigger bucks. At least £100.
     
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  11. aleeex1923
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    No worries man. I used to multi table 10-12 sit and gos or tournaments and friends that started at the same time with me back in 2011-2012 already made over 500k from this game but they were more serious than I was and stayed away from casino games/sports betting something I couldn't do.

    Too bad cause the work ethic and the talent was there but f---ing sports betting ruined everything.

    Best of luck to you.
     
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  12. Detroit24
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    Good for you @aleeex1972 for making a career out of poker...that in itself is difficult

    Know couple people who have been at it for a while

    I feel like you have bit more control in poker than sports gambling...

    I gamble a small amount on sports based off a big game I’m going to watch...just to make fun...as I wouldn’t care as much on the outcome otherwise.... but it’s easy to get in losing streak quick time...

    couldn’t be a pro...
     
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  13. Lil Squeed
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    Lil Squeed French Montana Stan

    Apr 5, 2021
    Bought $10 worth of scratch-offs

    Won back $7

    Big Ws in here boys
     
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  14. Markdis
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    May 14, 2021
    congratulation! i hope you know how to spend your huge win :emoji_grin:. I used to buy lots and lots different scratch-offs, sometimes won some money back, but one months i did a calculation and understood that i spent around 250$ on them. that was it for me. Now i am playing online casino from time to time, never lost much.
     
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  15. Detroit24
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    Who you guys got? Brady/Mickelson or Rodgers/DeCheambeau
     
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