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Sports gambling legalized

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Big Circus, May 14, 2018.

  1. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    Never place a bet at BWs. They're crooked.

  2. Donny in his element

    Donny in his element Well-Known Member

    Don’t even bother trying to order Weck.
  3. Fred siegle

    Fred siegle Well-Known Member

    So I'm going to Monmouth park for a birthday party Sunday. Any tips on football over/unders I should take a shot on? Assuming that's a wager they have. Anything else?
  4. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    I still can’t believe how many people bet preseason games.
  5. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    Curious to see how much sports gambling impacts print. Will more papers give more information on spreads?
    SI just announced a new sports gambling vertical. I don't recall the daily Fantasy sites doing much for print - did wonders for TV though.
  6. Cosmo

    Cosmo Well-Known Member

    Anybody use mybookie.ag? Good, bad? Thinking of running some nominal parlays.
  7. trifectarich

    trifectarich Well-Known Member

    Man says FanDuel Sportsbook won’t pay out large bet

    And we have our first controversy. Guy at the Meadowlands places a live in-game wager where the true posted odds should be -500 or thereabouts; instead, he gets odds at approximately 750-to-1.

    Since this story came out, apparently two others made the same bet and are unable to get paid; sports book says this is an "obvious" mistake.
  8. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    I hate to side with the book (especially FanDuel) but that's a very obvious mistake. To get 750-1 odds, the Broncos would have had to be down by 20 with a minute to go. The book's offer of $500 (and even that was better odds than what should have been posted) plus three Skybox tickets to Giants games was very fair.
  9. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    Yeah, I am going with FanDuel on this one
  10. trifectarich

    trifectarich Well-Known Member

    The problem as I see it is that no one is able to define what an "obvious" error is. The sports book posted the bet and there has to be some responsibility there.

    If your betting ticket says you're getting 10-to-1 odds when the true odds are supposed to be 8-1, it would seem to me that's not going to be cashed, either. No sports book survives by paying out an extra 25 percent for no reason. Is that an "obvious" error?

    I see the book's rationale, but I also don't want every bettor to have to ask the teller before they leave the window, "Are you going to cash this if I win?"
  11. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    8-1 and 10-1 is not an obvious error. That's well within the range of normal line-setting and variance between books.

    Paying out 750-1 on a team making a 36-yard field goal is an obvious error.

    This is not complicated.
    Webster likes this.
  12. Fly

    Fly Well-Known Member

    What if it were the Browns or Vikings kickers? Might not be so obvious then.
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