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    So, I have to go to the bookies today as part of a 'think 21' check.

    But, i've never been before and haven't a clue how to place a bet or which gaming machines to use.
    Can anyone tell me what to say when I go to the counter? And can you just bet on something like Newcastle winning against Brighton this weekend?

    Sorry for my total lack of knowledge :P
    thanks!
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    (Original post by feathergirl)
    So, I have to go to the bookies today as part of a 'think 21' check.

    But, i've never been before and haven't a clue how to place a bet or which gaming machines to use.
    Can anyone tell me what to say when I go to the counter? And can you just bet on something like Newcastle winning against Brighton this weekend?

    Sorry for my total lack of knowledge :P
    thanks!
    whats a 'think 21' check?
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    (Original post by Jack93o)
    whats a 'think 21' check?
    It's to make sure lots of different places ask for ID
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    (Original post by feathergirl)
    It's to make sure lots of different places ask for ID
    I still don't get it, you're making sure betting shops ask for ID?
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    (Original post by Jack93o)
    I still don't get it, you're making sure betting shops ask for ID?
    Yeah.
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    (Original post by feathergirl)
    Yeah.
    oh I see, you work for some sort of authority then

    well I've never betted in my life before, but I know it is possible to bet on a football team winning/drawing/losing in a match
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    write it on one of their slips. then take it to the cashier with the money.

    so, write something like "newcastle win vs. brighton. £2" and take it with £2 to the person. Or some places have big sheets where you mark your selections like a lottery ticket. but the normal slip works fine.
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    (Original post by feathergirl)
    So, I have to go to the bookies today as part of a 'think 21' check.

    But, i've never been before and haven't a clue how to place a bet or which gaming machines to use.
    Can anyone tell me what to say when I go to the counter? And can you just bet on something like Newcastle winning against Brighton this weekend?

    Sorry for my total lack of knowledge :P
    thanks!
    I've never placed a bet in my life, but I'm interested in how you came to be doing a Think 21 check and what you're getting in return.
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    (Original post by PJ991)
    write it on one of their slips. then take it to the cashier with the money.

    so, write something like "newcastle win vs. brighton. £2" and take it with £2 to the person. Or some places have big sheets where you mark your selections like a lottery ticket. but the normal slip works fine.
    Thanks! I'll go along and see how it goes
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    I was tempted to do some of these, decided against it as a) I wouldn't have the first clue on how to bet and so would stick out like a sore thumb, and b) They lowered the fee to one it wasn't worth travelling about for just as I joined. How did it go?
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    (Original post by JezzasMadhouse)
    I was tempted to do some of these, decided against it as a) I wouldn't have the first clue on how to bet and so would stick out like a sore thumb, and b) They lowered the fee to one it wasn't worth travelling about for just as I joined. How did it go?
    It went fine. I didn't feel like I stuck out that much. I didn't know how to use the gaming machine though. I just wildly pressed buttons.
    I won my bet though
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    its easy, I see people do it all the time you just say something like "alright guvnor can I slap a monkey each way double reverse on the 3-4-5 shot in the 4:73 at newscott, and one for yourself"
 
 
 
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