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do you bet on anything besides the lottery?

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do you bet on anything besides the lottery?

yes [ 25 ]  [52.08%]
no [ 23 ]  [47.92%]
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Posted: May 30, 2007, 9:53 pm - IP Logged

do you bet on anything besides the lottery?    such as horses,dogs,bingo,poker,sports,etc.

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    Posted: May 30, 2007, 9:58 pm - IP Logged

    They won't let me in casinos, can't get to the bingo hall, but I am able to bet on horses at the OTB when I go to NYC.

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      Posted: May 30, 2007, 10:34 pm - IP Logged

      i voted yes because i like casinos even though i havent been in almost a year and i also enter many free online contests...

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        Harbinger
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        Posted: May 30, 2007, 11:00 pm - IP Logged

        Nascar and the occasional attempt at Charlestown.

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          Posted: May 30, 2007, 11:19 pm - IP Logged

          Lottery is it for me, except for one day a year at the state fair making a couple of bets on the (obviously fixed) trotters.

          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: May 31, 2007, 6:41 am - IP Logged

            I play the ponies every weekend via TVG or HRTV. Belmont, Monmouth, Lone Star, Arlington are on my plate right now.

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            Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.
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              Posted: May 31, 2007, 9:30 am - IP Logged

              Occassional trek to the horses.

              Good Luck!

              Stavros

               

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                Posted: May 31, 2007, 9:43 am - IP Logged

                Somehow made it 38 years so far and I have never been inside a casino or bingo hall... Been to see horseracing once or twice to see the horse my dad briefly co-owned race but never bet (I was 12 yrs. old... if you think BETTING on horses is expensive...Eek).

                Just the lottery for me.

                Playing more than one ticket per game is betting against yourself.

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                  Posted: May 31, 2007, 9:55 am - IP Logged

                  I am a FCP 

                  Frequent Casino Player

                  Blackjack, Slots, etc...

                   

                                                 

                                

                   

                   


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                    Posted: May 31, 2007, 10:07 am - IP Logged

                    Everyday.

                    When I wake up in the morning and find out I'm still alive, I just stick a ten dollar bill in a jar. I won the bet....lOL

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                      Posted: May 31, 2007, 11:50 am - IP Logged

                      I go to my local tribal casino at least once a month.  It is about 30 minutes from were I live.-weshar75

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                        Posted: May 31, 2007, 3:20 pm - IP Logged

                        i bet the NFL...MLB...NCAAFB...NCAABB......but the NHL pays me the most (due to how i lay my bets). I bet daily and i win more than i lose.

                         

                        "my gamblings not a problem......its a solution"

                         "as long as you win more than you lose...gamblins' not a problem"

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                          Posted: May 31, 2007, 3:48 pm - IP Logged

                          I used to frequent casinos, so I answered "YES" although I haven't been to one in quite a while. 

                          I enjoy playing cards for money if I can find a friendly game.  Probably couldn't win in poker now, since it's been so long, I can't remember what beats what any more.  I know I need to be careful with my money, so I'm not talking about a high stakes game, but I think betting with even a few dollars makes it more fun & challenging.  You don't even need to use money  (Hey, everyone.  Get your minds out of the gutter!)  You can gamble for services like mowing a lawn or washing a car too.  When I was married we used to bet on everything from doing the dishes and cleaning the house to shoveling snow!  I have fun betting on trivia games and also board games like Scrabble, but again I'm not talking about a lot of cash.  To me, it's not the size of the jackpot that matters, but the effort and excitement it takes to get to the finish line.  LOL

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                          One problem is that the majority of "regular" people don't pay up and rarely take a bet seriously.  If I say "I'll bet" I won't back down.

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                            Posted: May 31, 2007, 5:29 pm - IP Logged

                            Yes, horses and occasionally video poker at the casino.

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


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                              Posted: May 31, 2007, 7:10 pm - IP Logged

                              i bet the NFL...MLB...NCAAFB...NCAABB......but the NHL pays me the most (due to how i lay my bets). I bet daily and i win more than i lose.

                               

                              "my gamblings not a problem......its a solution"

                              You should write a book on betting pucks then.

                              Hockey is considered the bookie's dream because theorhetically they can have every bet middled with the split line.

                              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.