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POLL: Jinxes

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Do you believe some people are ust jinxed

Definitely [ 20 ]  [42.55%]
I feel that I am [ 5 ]  [10.64%]
I've known at least one [ 5 ]  [10.64%]
No [ 14 ]  [29.79%]
Other- explain if you will [ 3 ]  [6.38%]
Total Valid Votes [ 47 ]  
Discarded Votes [ 1 ]  
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Zeta Reticuli Star System
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Posted: January 12, 2007, 1:28 am - IP Logged

OK, people who bet on numbers tend to believe in luck, gambling and sports are rampant with luck and superstitions, so for this poll let's just consider that a given.

But do you believe in jinxes, that some people are just flat unlucky or jinxed? 

Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.

Lep

There is one and only one 'proven' system, and that is to book the action. No matter the game, let the players pick their own losers.

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    Posted: January 12, 2007, 1:51 am - IP Logged

    I don't know about jinxed, but some people definitely end up on the lousy end of the bell curve.

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      Posted: January 12, 2007, 2:27 am - IP Logged

      When I post my numbers, I NEVER hit squat.

      I stopped posting, and I'm doing a bzillion percent better.

      Posting picks publicly appears to be my jinx. 

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        Posted: January 12, 2007, 3:24 am - IP Logged

        i have wierd luck.i joined betslips last march right around my birthday then i hit a couple weeks later for 2,250 bucks.then a couple weeks later i hit for another 2,250 bucks.about the time the summer hit i had 5 grand in the bank.well right around the time they passed the law banning internet gambling at the end of the summer i gave up because i thought it was the end of internet gambling.the VERY next day my number hit for another 2,250 bucks but i didn't bet because i had given up.made me wanna strangle the person who passed the damn law.boy i was already pissed about the law being passed and then that happened.by the way i haven't hit on a thing since then.i blew hotter than a firecracker and been colder than a eskimo ever since.i let that law rattle my cage and concentration.i was like austin powers losing his mojo.i'm glad i didn't start betting a few years back because i would've probably depended on this for a living instead of working and it would've put me in jeopardy.i also do think that for every bad thing a good thing comes along.if its meant to be its meant to be and don't fight the course of nature.i'm glad now i went through what i did.it hurt and it was a hard lesson but i learned......

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          Posted: January 12, 2007, 11:02 am - IP Logged

          Chance favors the prepared mind!

          A mind once stretched by a new idea never returns to its original dimensions!

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            Posted: January 12, 2007, 11:36 am - IP Logged

            I voted "other" because I think we bring jinxes upon ourselves just as we bring good fortune.  Once you give credit to a jinx, you're jinxed.

            Posted 4/6:  IL Pick 3 midday and evening until they hit:  555, 347 (str8).


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              Posted: January 12, 2007, 11:49 am - IP Logged

              When I post my numbers, I NEVER hit squat.

              I stopped posting, and I'm doing a bzillion percent better.

              Posting picks publicly appears to be my jinx. 

                I Agree!  I know exactly what you mean, posting has not been good

              to me and I was thinking the times I have hit was with numbers that I

              worked up but didnt post.  Makes me wonder if the states hire someone

              to browse LP for the hott picks to avoid high payouts.  But then again there

              are some who make a killing on the prediction board so they cant stop us

              all.  They just seem to get me  No No

              Men Lie Women Lie Numbers Dont

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                Posted: January 12, 2007, 1:25 pm - IP Logged

                I voted "other" because I think we bring jinxes upon ourselves just as we bring good fortune.  Once you give credit to a jinx, you're jinxed.

                Amen.  I Agree!

                love to nibble those micey feet.

                 

                                             

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                  Posted: January 12, 2007, 1:28 pm - IP Logged

                  i have wierd luck.i joined betslips last march right around my birthday then i hit a couple weeks later for 2,250 bucks.then a couple weeks later i hit for another 2,250 bucks.about the time the summer hit i had 5 grand in the bank.well right around the time they passed the law banning internet gambling at the end of the summer i gave up because i thought it was the end of internet gambling.the VERY next day my number hit for another 2,250 bucks but i didn't bet because i had given up.made me wanna strangle the person who passed the damn law.boy i was already pissed about the law being passed and then that happened.by the way i haven't hit on a thing since then.i blew hotter than a firecracker and been colder than a eskimo ever since.i let that law rattle my cage and concentration.i was like austin powers losing his mojo.i'm glad i didn't start betting a few years back because i would've probably depended on this for a living instead of working and it would've put me in jeopardy.i also do think that for every bad thing a good thing comes along.if its meant to be its meant to be and don't fight the course of nature.i'm glad now i went through what i did.it hurt and it was a hard lesson but i learned......

                  I dont bet online, nor have i really studied the new law banning online gaming, so is using Betslips illegal now?  Also i voted that i believe some people are Jinxed.

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                    Posted: January 12, 2007, 2:02 pm - IP Logged

                    We had a bartender named "Lenny the Loser" in one of the casinos I worked in. 

                    This guy's bad luck was incredible, he literally could not win a bet. Football, 21, craps, roulette, it didn't matter.

                    He'd come up to the crap table and bet the inside numbers (say, 5, 6, 8) and the dice would roll 4, 9, 10, 7 out.

                    If he bet the outside, the dice would roll 6, 8, 7-out.

                    His reputation got him to the point that when we had a shooter "rolling a monster" our shift manager would call the bar and ask for Lenny to come over to the dice pit and just put his hand on the rail of whatever table was hot, and invariably there'd be a 7-out.

                    I'm not kidding.

                    If people were headed to the sports book to make a bet, they would go by the bar first and make sure Lenny hadn't bet on that team or the same side of the Over / Under.

                    It didn't take long for the regular players to get wise and then they'd call their bets "off" as they saw him approaching the table.

                    "They guy's a jinx, I'm telling you, watch...."

                    "7-out, line down, we're going to have a new shooter."

                    "Told ya".

                    "Hey Lenny, you get paid extra for this?"

                    Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.

                    Lep

                    There is one and only one 'proven' system, and that is to book the action. No matter the game, let the players pick their own losers.

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                      Posted: January 12, 2007, 2:07 pm - IP Logged

                      I agree with Rick, although I've sure had my share of lousy luck.  Actually, that's sort of an oxymoron, because you can't have lousy luck, that is, if it's luck at all. (right?)  I know "bad luck" is a common expression, but you either have luck or you don't.

                      Some people are luckier in life than others, but most of the time you are only "doomed" if you wake up feeling that there is no hope. On the other hand, there are completely wacko people like yours truly who believe things will turn around and I have a fighting chance at winning a jackpot someday.

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                        Posted: January 12, 2007, 2:19 pm - IP Logged

                        We had a bartender named "Lenny the Loser" in one of the casinos I worked in. 

                        This guy's bad luck was incredible, he literally could not win a bet. Football, 21, craps, roulette, it didn't matter.

                        He'd come up to the crap table and bet the inside numbers (say, 5, 6, 8) and the dice would roll 4, 9, 10, 7 out.

                        If he bet the outside, the dice would roll 6, 8, 7-out.

                        His reputation got him to the point that when we had a shooter "rolling a monster" our shift manager would call the bar and ask for Lenny to come over to the dice pit and just put his hand on the rail of whatever table was hot, and invariably there'd be a 7-out.

                        I'm not kidding.

                        If people were headed to the sports book to make a bet, they would go by the bar first and make sure Lenny hadn't bet on that team or the same side of the Over / Under.

                        It didn't take long for the regular players to get wise and then they'd call their bets "off" as they saw him approaching the table.

                        "They guy's a jinx, I'm telling you, watch...."

                        "7-out, line down, we're going to have a new shooter."

                        "Told ya".

                        "Hey Lenny, you get paid extra for this?"

                        There is an incredibly easy solution for this: take Lenny with you, whatever he plays/picks, pick the opposite.

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                          Posted: January 12, 2007, 2:41 pm - IP Logged

                          There is an incredibly easy solution for this: take Lenny with you, whatever he plays/picks, pick the opposite.

                          This sounds like a job for Mythbusters.  Flip a coin 1000 times and see how Lenny's picks fare to the opposite results.

                          Let's put the "jinx myth" to the test. 

                          Posted 4/6:  IL Pick 3 midday and evening until they hit:  555, 347 (str8).


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                            Posted: January 12, 2007, 4:38 pm - IP Logged

                            I dont bet online, nor have i really studied the new law banning online gaming, so is using Betslips illegal now?  Also i voted that i believe some people are Jinxed.

                            It has been explained numerous tines that there is NO NEW LAW outlawing Internet gambling.

                            That law signed last year was only aimed at banks and money transfers, and does not have any effect on gambling laws.

                             

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                              Posted: January 12, 2007, 6:21 pm - IP Logged

                               OK, re: jinxes, what about things like The Cover of Sports Illustrated jinx? (A tram that appers on the cover just prior to a championship, playoff, or Super Bowl, loses)

                              Or how many times have you heard an announcer say something like this - " Game tied, 4th quarter, 15 seconds left. Baltimore has never beaten the Pats when the game was tied in the 4th quart....it's up! It's good! The Ravens win!"

                              Or, the classic one about the announcer saying a picher has a no-hitter going and the very next pitch is a hit to break up the no-hitter!

                              Scared

                               And of coure, (Where's Rick G.?), the team with the most ex-Cubs on it loses the World Series!

                              Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.

                              Lep

                              There is one and only one 'proven' system, and that is to book the action. No matter the game, let the players pick their own losers.