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#1 Johnoco

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 03:07 PM

Simple question really; do you gamble?

A lot, occasionally (grand national etc) or never at all? I know a few horror stories associated with it and as such only have a flutter occasionally.

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#2 Wolford6

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 03:12 PM

Never had any real interest in it.

I don't do the lottery either ... it's a tax on the poor.

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#3 Futtocks

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 03:14 PM

I don't gamble. As someone once said "Go into a bookies and count how many paying in counters there are. Then count how many there are for paying out."

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#4 gingerjon

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 03:18 PM

A year or two ago I put £10 in a Bet365 account for the livestreaming. I haven't put any more in - it now stands at £3.77 having once reached the dizzy heights of £16. Every so often I bet a quid on an accumulator of some kind.

I don't go into bookies.
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#5 Griff9of13

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 03:20 PM

Nope, doesn't really interest me these days. Used to have the odd flutter on the horses ready meal ingredients when I was younger, but soon lost interest (and my money). Think I'm basically too tight at heart to go giving the stuff away. :rolleyes:
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#6 hindle xiii

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 03:32 PM

Nah not really, haven't for a long, long time. And it might be the odd pound or two on first try-scorer, etc. Nothing big, no interest.

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#7 hindle xiii

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 03:34 PM

My parents have always done the Lottery and now EuroMillions, even though it adds up it can be spared.

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#8 High Peak Rhino

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 04:00 PM

Where the Gledster when you need him... :ph34r:


I've visited a bookies once in my 41 years for a bet on the national and I've done the lottery about 6 times. That's it. Doesn't interest me in the slightest. I've better things to do with the brass I earn.

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#9 John Rhino

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 04:10 PM

Not since we used to skip school and put a few Bob on the horses.

Can't really see the point, you can't win, and if you do too often you get banned!

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#10 Amber Avenger

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 04:21 PM

I suppose often, but not mega steaks. I tend to put an accumulator on the football about once a month or so - never more than about £2 a go. A couple of come in - but only a couple considering it's quite unlikely you'll win. Makes for a fun Saturday afternoon if you haven't anything better to do. I can see why people get addicted though - the rush of a "big" win is quite something.
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#11 terrywebbisgod

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 04:26 PM

I suppose often, but not mega steaks. I tend to put an accumulator on the football about once a month or so - never more than about £2 a go. A couple of come in - but only a couple considering it's quite unlikely you'll win. Makes for a fun Saturday afternoon if you haven't anything better to do. I can see why people get addicted though - the rush of a "big" win is quite something.

Horse racing then?
I've never gambled but my dad always has,holidays always seemed to bring a big win for him and that usually meant some form of treat for me,even now i know not to phone him before 11 in the morning because he's studying the racing post.

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#12 ckn

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 04:36 PM

I play the lottery occasionally. By occasionally, I mean once every 3-4 months at the most and usually only on impulse when I'm buying something at a counter with a lottery terminal.

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#13 Severus

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 04:46 PM

Not these days. Became addicted to fruit machines when I worked as a barman where I used to sink my meagre weekly wages and by the end of payday I was skint again. I thank my lucky stars that I didn't have much to lose else it could've been much worse.
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#14 hindle xiii

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 04:48 PM

I've bought a few, maybe 10, scratchcards in my time. Including the odd £5 one.

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#15 Shadow

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 05:07 PM

I spent $100 in the Venetian Casino in Vegas last year playing Craps, it was entertaining enough for an evening and cost about the same as if Mrs Shadow and I had gone to a show but I wouldn't do it again.
I have a poker evening a couple of times a year with a group of friends, £20 each in £10 of which goes on food and alcohol, £10 in the pot. Again, £20 for an evening out with mates is relatively cheap.
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#16 Griff9of13

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 05:38 PM

Horse racing then?
I've never gambled but my dad always has,holidays always seemed to bring a big win for him and that usually meant some form of treat for me,even now i know not to phone him before 11 in the morning because he's studying the racing post.


You know what they say about gamblers; they're keen to tell you about the big wins, but keep quiet about all the losses.
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#17 terrywebbisgod

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 05:59 PM

You know what they say about gamblers; they're keen to tell you about the big wins, but keep quiet about all the losses.

True.We always had food on the table and a roof over our heads though.
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#18 Griff9of13

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 06:26 PM

True.We always had food on the table and a roof over our heads though.


:)

Glad to hear it.
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#19 Johnoco

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 07:57 PM

The thing I never understand about gamblers is that it doesn't seem to matter if they win a pile on something, they just keep gambling.
They don't seem to think...'I've won £500, I'm well happy'...they just seem to keep on gambling till it's gone.

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#20 hindle xiii

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 08:06 PM

The thing I never understand about gamblers is that it doesn't seem to matter if they win a pile on something, they just keep gambling.
They don't seem to think...'I've won £500, I'm well happy'...they just seem to keep on gambling till it's gone.

Isn't it about the buzz though. The thrill of the win. After all, we get our kicks from good rugby or a win, but it wasn't ours. And also, perhaps the thought of being lucky and making more, risky greed.

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