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Gambling Thread

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Songbird, Oct 18, 2013.

  1. Just_An_SID

    Just_An_SID Well-Known Member

    During my last casino trip I was ready to leave after a nice steak dinner and thought I'd swing by the craps table and roll once before going home.

    Got to the table and it is two-thirds full. Guy in the right corner was getting ready to start his roll so I bought in. I was fourth in line to roll.

    Guy in the corner rolls for almost an hour. Guy next to him goes almost 30 minutes. Next guy had a lengthy roll as well.

    By the time the dice came to me, I was up over 2k (from a $400 buy in). It was one of my best casino trips ever.
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  2. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    A craps layout is a lot like the supermarket: you should shop on the perimeter and not go into the middle. But it's so tempting.

    On a related note, "Hard Eight" is an excellent movie.
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  3. justgladtobehere

    justgladtobehere Well-Known Member

    There is a ton of talent in that movie. Such a sad film. For a guy who is seemingly quite smart, John C. Reilly plays dumb very well.

    The Cooler is another good casino film. Mississippi Grind is another.

    I would watch those movies just for the actors. Ben Mendelsohn is amazing in anything he does. 'Killing them Softly ' is his best, mostly because he perfectly portrays a George Higgins character.

    [Edit] And Killing Them Softly is a gambling movie, partly. I forgot Scoot McNairy, who is amazing.

    PS: George Higgins is brilliant.
    Last edited: Dec 6, 2023
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  4. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    The Cooler is one of my faves. Baldwin as the old-school casino boss is perfect.
  5. Webster

    Webster Well-Known Member

    Had a $10 bet expiring on DK today and took an underdog parlay of Everton and West Ham to win at +1406. It’s been a good start to the gambling weekend.
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  6. BYH 2: Electric Boogaloo

    BYH 2: Electric Boogaloo Well-Known Member

    Folks, if a double defensive TD parlay doesn't pay off tonight, it never will.
  7. Cosmo

    Cosmo Well-Known Member

    I was on a massive cold streak until somehow squeaking out the El Assico hoops under by a point and winning on a Bailey Zappe interception prop last night. I may need help.
  8. BYH 2: Electric Boogaloo

    BYH 2: Electric Boogaloo Well-Known Member

    Folks it did not pay off!
  9. exmediahack

    exmediahack Well-Known Member

    If I lose U28.5 because Army has played the worst prevent defense since Valley Forge, I’ll lose my feces.
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  10. qtlaw

    qtlaw Well-Known Member

    How good are the bookies?? 17-11, ridiculous

    Good for you
  11. qtlaw

    qtlaw Well-Known Member

    I’m in Vegas for Raiders game; so just have fun

    Chiefs -1 at home is hard to pass up

    Cowboys -3.5; looked better when it was -2.5
  12. Cosmo

    Cosmo Well-Known Member

    I took the in-game over on 16.5 when it was 10-0, thinking someone had to score a damn touchdown in the fourth quarter. That defensive TD was a thing of beauty.

    Today's NFL plays:
    $5 free bet to pay $96.52
    Anytime TD parlay: David Montgomery, Gus Edwards, Ja'Marr Chase, Mike Evans

    $10 parlay at +516
    Bears +3.5
    Bucs-Falcons O40.5
    Jags-Browns U37.5
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