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Sports Betting Thread
« on: February 05, 2014, 17:09:37 PM »
I know a few of us discuss our flutters on the footy/golf/gee-gees etc here and there and all our fancies/successes/let-downs/near-misses, so thought it might be an idea to start a dedicated thread.  I would have thought it's probably best to keep the discussion generic and not turn it into a "Hot Tips" thread - we don't want it all to end in tears...  ;)  Anyway, let's see how it goes. :) 
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Re: Sports Betting Thread
« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2014, 19:34:45 PM »
Good idea Matt, I think we were about to turn the golf thread contributors into raving gamblers! ;D
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Re: Sports Betting Thread
« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2014, 23:57:01 PM »
I'm intrigued by the world of gambling, and it would be great to pick up a few quid in winnings now and then,  but I have an addictive personality so have always avoided it.  Must be a very satisfying feeling to beat the bookies though.

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Re: Sports Betting Thread
« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2014, 10:04:45 AM »
Must be a very satisfying feeling to beat the bookies though.

Well, the house in the long term always wins in the end.  But, yes, just to be "right" is very satisfying, the money is almost just a bonus sometimes. :)
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Re: Sports Betting Thread
« Reply #4 on: February 06, 2014, 12:45:26 PM »
90% of my gambling is on golf, because I like watching on tv and the high odds mean a grand return for smallish stakes if lucky enough to pick a winner or top 5. Do love a punt on the GG's though at Cheltenham, Aintree & Royal Ascot ::)
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Re: Sports Betting Thread
« Reply #5 on: February 06, 2014, 16:41:47 PM »
Sounds like a good idea Matt, you'll have to see what Q thinks though.

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Re: Sports Betting Thread
« Reply #6 on: February 06, 2014, 23:44:38 PM »
Only bet on sport once, on a visit to Beverley races. Bet £14 got £28 back. Never going to gamble on sport again.

I have beaten the Bookies :) However I subbed Mrs S's gambling and she won a big country house - feck 'All, so that wiped out my gains.

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Re: Sports Betting Thread
« Reply #7 on: February 09, 2014, 16:06:39 PM »
You wait ages for a golf bet to turn up and then three arrive at once.  :)

Recorded another profit this week as George Coetzee won the Joburg Open at 11/1.  That's on top of the e/w return for Steve Webster who was tied 5th in Dubai last week (and was the joint top Englisman at 10/1) and a win-only on Sergio Garcia who obliged in Qatar the week before that.  You could say I'm on a bit of a hot streak.  It can't go on forever of course, and we're hardly talking life-changing amounts, but it's nice to be playing with the bookie's money. ;)
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Re: Sports Betting Thread
« Reply #8 on: February 09, 2014, 16:12:05 PM »
Sounds like a good idea Matt, you'll have to see what Q thinks though.

Yes mate, I'll always respect mods' decisions; I think if the posts are pretty much like those on the subject in other threads there shouldn't be any issues.  :)
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Re: Sports Betting Thread
« Reply #9 on: February 11, 2014, 14:30:42 PM »
Africa Open on the "European" Tour this week - can I make it four consecutive weeks with a profit?

Hard to see past those at the top of the betting in this one so I've gone: Aiken (10s), Van Zyl (16s), Bourdy (18s) on the nose and each-way on Matthew Baldwin (33/1) and Brazilian player Adilson Da Silva (66/1).

By the way, Da Silva is an eye-catching e/w bet at 10/1 for top Rest Of The World player but I can't find it on BetVictor (where I'm still playing with their money...for now!) ;)
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Re: Sports Betting Thread
« Reply #10 on: February 15, 2014, 17:17:10 PM »
Football treble up today:  Wolves, Rotherham and Rochdale.  A gimme at 4/1. :)
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Re: Sports Betting Thread
« Reply #11 on: February 17, 2014, 09:54:40 AM »
Aiken wins the Africa Open.  This is getting silly now...  ::) ;D
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Re: Sports Betting Thread
« Reply #12 on: February 23, 2014, 01:42:23 AM »
Derby County, Sheffield Utd and Hednesford Town treble at 9/2 pays for my Saturday night out.  Honestly, I'm not just making this up post hoc. It must go nips north soon...  :o But until then:  :D
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Re: Sports Betting Thread
« Reply #13 on: February 24, 2014, 19:41:41 PM »
Your on fire Matt, WD mate 8). Have been busy work wise so gambling has suffered :P, very rarely bet on football but think both FA cup ties tonight will be tight so done a double for both under 2.5 goals at collective odds of circa 9/4.

Will have a look at the golf for this week on weds.
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Re: Sports Betting Thread
« Reply #14 on: February 24, 2014, 22:12:37 PM »
:) I've only been betting on the football as The Shaymen haven't had a game these last three Saturdays and I needed some kind of fix!

In the meantime, four homes for Tuesday night for an 8/1 acca: Sc***horpe, Luton, Brackley, Chorley.

Will decide on the Tshwane Open golf tomorrow. ;)
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