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Posted: 10/11/2012 6:29:52 PM

Does anyone know how it works for runners?  Maybe someone knows a runner or used to be one but I'm very curious about what they earn and how it's earned (% of wagers/set amount per wager/per week etc).  Yes, I'm sure it differs but any insight would be appreciated. 

I know absolutely nothing about them so feel free to talk to me like I just got off the short bus.

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Posted: 10/11/2012 8:21:19 PM
10-15% win or lose.

Could have a min amount of wager for the time involved..

But no requirement to total a certain amount per week.




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Posted: 10/11/2012 8:55:57 PM
10-15%??  How could that be profitable for the bettor?  No way.
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Posted: 10/11/2012 9:26:03 PM
My question is where do I sign up to be a runner? Is there a website or something haha. I will do it for 5 percent as I can just bet at station casinos on the phone. Let's make it happen people.
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Posted: 10/11/2012 10:14:21 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by Spitfire15:

10-15%??  How could that be profitable for the bettor?  No way.

Spit. 

Do you think guys are gonna go do that for 5% and hope you win to get a fee for service???

I guess you think it should go something like this?

Hey guy.......Put me down for this at $150. If I win I will give you $7.50 if I win....If I lose, you get jack garbage and you can lick my balls.



Is that how it works at the Turk Islands?
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Posted: 10/11/2012 10:16:08 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by Spitfire15:

10-15%??  How could that be profitable for the bettor?  No way.

It is not for a ten game a day habit



It is more for a guy who for some reason can't make it to the window and place some action.
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Posted: 10/11/2012 10:17:05 PM
and wants to place a sizable bet
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Posted: 10/11/2012 10:20:58 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by Spitfire15:

10-15%??  How could that be profitable for the bettor?  No way.

If you lose a lot of games you should not be betting anyway


You may not want to use a runner
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Posted: 10/12/2012 2:46:35 AM
Guys I dealt with about 10 years ago were making $100 a day.  Worked 363 days a year.  Don't know if they got any kind of bonus at the end of the year but it could be possible.
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Posted: 10/12/2012 9:10:19 AM
I am sure it is a flat fee.  Or maybe just so they can bet the same games with their own money.
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Posted: 10/12/2012 2:54:07 PM
Somebody betting with a runner probably has a stations account.
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Posted: 10/12/2012 10:39:07 PM
First of all, no need for 5 quotes in a row Salty.  At no point did I say that I don't think it would be a flat fee, of course it would.  10-15% is just extremely inflated.  The 'sharps' betting the big money do so by always getting the best line/odds when they do pull the trigger.  So you pay -110 and then 15% win or lose goes to the runner?  I just don't see that being the case.
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Posted: 10/12/2012 10:41:08 PM
Either way I don't doubt that you know more about it than I would... being in Arkansas and all.  I'm sure the high rollers in your area do things differently, but it takes a very different approach to send a runner to the local dive bar to play the cherry slots trying to hit for 100 credits.
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Posted: 10/13/2012 2:02:35 AM
Look me up on facebook. I think I have pics of times I left the backwoods shack I live in.
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Posted: 10/13/2012 3:40:20 AM
I used a runner with a few other people 15 years ago before Pinny. We paid him a flat rate of $25 an hour to run the lines for us and to place bets. 

We kept our bankroll in a lockbox he only had access too. We paid for his apartment and flights there and back. He was the older brother of a friend we all knew since childhood (25+ years) so we were not concerned with trusting him.

To be a runner, or hire one, you need to be trusted, plain and simple. Our runner never gambled either, which is something we looked for. We just wanted a guy that wanted a decent job. He was a truck driver before. We did it for 3 years and had no problems.

I would never offer % of bets, pay a flat rate. NEVER hire a runner that is a gambler.
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Posted: 10/14/2012 2:18:55 PM
Thanks all .  A flat fee seems more logical but that's why I asked..b/c I know nothing about it.
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Posted: 10/14/2012 3:27:58 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by Professor524:

I used a runner with a few other people 15 years ago before Pinny. We paid him a flat rate of $25 an hour to run the lines for us and to place bets. 

We kept our bankroll in a lockbox he only had access too. We paid for his apartment and flights there and back. He was the older brother of a friend we all knew since childhood (25+ years) so we were not concerned with trusting him.

To be a runner, or hire one, you need to be trusted, plain and simple. Our runner never gambled either, which is something we looked for. We just wanted a guy that wanted a decent job. He was a truck driver before. We did it for 3 years and had no problems.

I would never offer % of bets, pay a flat rate. NEVER hire a runner that is a gambler.
Exactly right. He'll also be able to keep his mouth shut about what he's doing & place the bets at a number the bettors are looking for. A lot of the job is sitting & just waiting & waiting for a certain line number to  be posted before the bet can be placed. It's actually a boring job.
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Posted: 10/15/2012 12:23:36 AM
If you need to find a runner in LV...you might try hanging out at sportsbooks and just ask around
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Posted: 10/15/2012 5:24:27 AM
I am a proxy for 5 people for the Hilton contest who live out of state. I charged $250 per person. 
I doubt you bet big enough to need a runner....should just open an online account.
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Posted: 10/15/2012 6:00:08 AM
QUOTE Originally Posted by VegasGenius:

I am a proxy for 5 people for the Hilton contest who live out of state. I charged $250 per person. 
I doubt you bet big enough to need a runner....should just open an online account.


$250 per wager?
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Posted: 10/15/2012 5:47:53 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by VegasGenius:

I am a proxy for 5 people for the Hilton contest who live out of state. I charged $250 per person. 
I doubt you bet big enough to need a runner....should just open an online account.

Thanks for the insight.  I'm not looking for a runner. I was just curious to know a little more about how it worked.  What's the Hilton contest?

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Posted: 10/15/2012 11:54:54 PM
[Quote: Originally Posted by VegasGenius] I am a proxy for 5 people for the Hilton contest who live out of state. I charged $250 per person. 
I doubt you bet big enough to need a runner....should just open an online account.

How big would you have to be to consider a runner? 5 dimes per ?

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Posted: 10/16/2012 4:09:45 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by hotbitchsports:


NOPE it's $250 per person plus if they finish in the money he gets more from each one

tough contest because even you finish in top 25 there are so many ties at spots above you theres no money left
I know someone who's in it finished 3rd two years ago all alone won $35,000 last year 15th tied with 6 others won $1000




Okay, I get $250 per person...

How many single wagers does cover? Unlimited?

How many days does that cover? Unlimited?

If is a one time fee of $250 per person forever with unlimited wagers, I am so so interested...


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Posted: 10/20/2012 1:10:25 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by Drizle:

Guys I dealt with about 10 years ago were making $100 a day.  Worked 363 days a year.  Don't know if they got any kind of bonus at the end of the year but it could be possible.
Really?  You can make more delivering pizzas.
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Posted: 10/20/2012 3:11:57 PM
is that a contest proxy fee...or a daily runner fee?
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