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16 to 1 on at BlueSQ. And dam you and your 10 to 1 on for Arsenal, i'm shocked they haven't closed the betting on that to be honest.
paddypower have paid out, like the did last year (and lost a lot)
I think sports betting is a bit of a mugs game, except maybe spread betting
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paddypower have paid out, like the did last year (and lost a lot)
I think sports betting is a bit of a mugs game, except maybe spread betting
Can't say i've ever touched spread betting.
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after the newcastle result today there is no way they can finsih below 4th so they are in the CL already!

who can stop em?
no one... go on gunners!
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after the newcastle result today there is no way they can finsih below 4th so they are in the CL already!

who can stop em?
Are you sure? You still have to win in the preliminary round to qualify for the group stages if you finish 3rd don't you? Or did they stop that and allocate automatic places to the top 3 instead?
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You can lose a lot of money with spread betting. Unless you're a Thai businessman and can fork out for players to throw matches...
sorry 4 my ignorance - whats spread betting? :confused:
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Its when a certain part of a sporting event is allocated some points, and you 'buy' or 'sell' depending on whether you think the outcome will be higher or lower. The more away from the original score the result is, the more you win or lose.

Example: the bookies might say that there are going to be 3 goals in the Arsenal v Chelsea game. If you think there are going to be less, you 'sell' at a certain amount of money per point. You might say stake £10 per point. So if there were 2 goals, you'd get a tenner profit, no goals you'd get £30. But if there were 5 goals you'd lose £20. You 'buy' if you think its going to be higher than the 'index'.

Bookies usually offer all manner of weird indices, like the sum of the players shirt numbers who score, or time of the first yellow card.

ah i see ta, this type of betting isnt my cup of tea
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i'm amazed i started a thread that lasted 3 pages but the main reason for that is 2 and 1/2 pages of it was nothing to do with the topic
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whats the difference between highbury and a cactus?

On a cactus the pricks are on the outside.

i hate arsenal
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i've never understood betting really - considering i'm supposed to be doing sum maths related career??

i always thought that if odds were something like 14-1 on, then you would lose money? or do you get your initial bet back as well? and what do some of the phrases in horse betting mean?
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i've never understood betting really - considering i'm supposed to be doing sum maths related career??

i always thought that if odds were something like 14-1 on, then you would lose money? or do you get your initial bet back as well? and what do some of the phrases in horse betting mean?
if its 14-1 if you bet 1 pound you get 15 back? :confused:
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if its 14-1 if you bet 1 pound you get 15 back? :confused:
well i'm not sure either - i think i get the normal 14-1 ie u earn more than waht you put in...

but what happens the other way round (1-14)? surely you'd just be losing money?
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well i'm not sure either - i think i get the normal 14-1 ie u earn more than waht you put in...

but what happens the other way round (1-14)? surely you'd just be losing money?
but if its 1-14 wouldnt it be you putting £14 in, and get £15 back?
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but if its 1-14 wouldnt it be you putting £14 in, and get £15 back?
If it is, who would bet? its only £1, and your risking much more than you can gain.
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The only reasons i could think of are:

-they do not care about losing £14
-They want to give their money away
-They are definate/almost certain that they would win the bet

it would probably be the 3rd one...(obviously)
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The only reasons i could think of are:

-they do not care about losing £14
-They want to give their money away
-They are definate/almost certain that they would win the bet

it would probably be the 3rd one...(obviously)
yea i know it sounds stupid, it could be real madrid vs Conference united or something

im gonna check out all this works now its mentioned
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anyone know how odds work?
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yea i know it sounds stupid, it could be real madrid vs Conference united or something

im gonna check out all this works now its mentioned
Yes, the way to simply work it out is divide 1 by the number so if its 14 to 1 on you get 0.0714. THen times this number by your stake and thats what you would have won. I have 1k on France to beat Scotland today at 14 to 1 on. I should get 70 in return plus my original bet. Ok its a risk, but lets be honest Sctoland are not going to win its that simple.
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Yes, the way to simply work it out is divide 1 by the number so if its 14 to 1 on you get 0.0714. THen times this number by your stake and thats what you would have won. I have 1k on France to beat Scotland today at 14 to 1 on. I should get 70 in return plus my original bet. Ok its a risk, but lets be honest Sctoland are not going to win its that simple.

ah right so how about 1:14?
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A brave man. Never bet what you can't afford to lose; I'm sure you can well afford it! If I was considering that, I would ask myself if I really needed the £70.
it doesnt kinda look alot to bet 1000 when the return is £70, but then again, rugby is rather predictable at the end of the day , so no wonder the odds are like this
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A brave man. Never bet what you can't afford to lose; I'm sure you can well afford it! If I was considering that, I would ask myself if I really needed the £70.
Lol. I usually do it every weekend, its just a bit of fun which adds an edge to a sporting event especially if its on TV.

My one big notable loss was the France vs Senegal game in the world cup. This is the first time I have trusted the French since. That bet was through ignorance of Senegal though, I'm well up on how crap Scotland are
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