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Posted: 1/7/2013 12:48:01 AM
there is no winning in the end. had over 200k in my checking account last april and i've lost everything. actually in debt 53,500 after this past week (down another 18,000). Honestly, the rush of gambling is great and it makes games entertaining, but thinking you're going to make money is ridiculous. I've probably bet over 15 bets a day for the last 2 years ... was doing 5k a game at one point - probably some days I had over 100k in action going. While I've had some great runs (won 49 out of 56 during College Hoops last spring), it never lasts. Got destroyed on Hockey, Baseball and NBA playoffs. Actually hit a $34,000 8-team parlay last October and still have nothing to show for it. Don't believe me?  

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1. Cardinals (St. Louis) Money Line in Game 7 of the WS vs Texas
2. Over in game 7 Rangers/Cardinals
3/4. West Virginia and the Over vs Rutgers (College Fball)
5. USC/Stanford Over
6. Georgia Tech covering vs Clemson
7/8. BYU and the Over vs TCU (college fball)

Byu was a nice backdoor cover, west virginia came back from down 21 vs Rutgers, Stanford/USC went to overtime after only having about 21 at halftime, but I won. 260 to win $34,000

AND IT'S ALL GONE 

Funny, because I've actually been coming on here to read the forums for about a year and a half, and not until today did I decide to post something. Oh well, guess I still have my nuts. Peace
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Posted: 1/7/2013 12:55:26 AM
i believe you..gambling is cruel like life it gets your hopes high then smack you in nuts..if you are lucky..some people commit suicide..i had 2 weeks ago..I made with 10 bucks..40000 during 7 day span..was bettin really smart and I was lucky..huge underdogs end winnin games..and just when you tought now you are in pole position..i lost all my dollars in 7 days..I wasnt bettin unreasonable games..games that are normal to bet on with big money, its just mission impossible..
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Posted: 1/7/2013 12:57:12 AM

gambling is all about luck and we all know luck doesnt last long..thats why we all, people that wont say that are scumbags..in my opinion.we all lose much more then we win..

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Posted: 1/7/2013 1:04:53 AM
We are all scum bags. No family/children/wife wants to be around a person who gambles. My problem was I gambled, was in crime, and drugs. Now look at my fucked up life.....it all goes hand in hand. Even if you win good money you are still a piece of dog garbage in the end. No body wants to deal with a gambler.
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Posted: 1/7/2013 1:07:41 AM
QUOTE Originally Posted by EastOakland:

We are all scum bags. No family/children/wife wants to be around a person who gambles. My problem was I gambled, was in crime, and drugs. Now look at my fucked up life.....it all goes hand in hand. Even if you win good money you are still a piece of dog garbage in the end. No body wants to deal with a gambler.

Couldn't have said it better. I don't think gambling is bad if you limit yourself to about 20 bets a week. Some dudes do 20 a day. I used to be that dude. I have toned down a great deal. With school and other hobbies I don't have the desire to really bet. Also stay away from the NBA if you want to extend your life
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Posted: 1/7/2013 1:15:09 AM
I mean, if you're doing $20 a game like some guys on here, I guess it's fine. My cousin actually is always texting me pictures of winning bets ... $40, $50 dollars.. hahaha. If he only knew I had $5000 on the same game and lost. 

It's really just a pathetic life. I mean, why was I watching Kent State vs Arkansas State? Why was I praying for South Carolina to score a TD instead of kicking a fg to win it by 2? Why was I pounding my head on my bed when Les Miles through it on three straight plays? Tono Romo's pic with 2 mins left.... it goes on and on. I honestly think I've bet every single nationally broadcasted game in the past 2 years. Hockey, football, basketball, baseball, even soccer.

Do you know how many hours of life that is? Watching gamecast on my iphone praying for the Bobcats to score so that the game vs the Pistons could go to overtime? 

The hardest part is figuring out how to fill all the xtra time in your day once you stop gambling. Not sure what to do
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Posted: 1/7/2013 1:20:59 AM
QUOTE Originally Posted by Down200k:

I mean, if you're doing $20 a game like some guys on here, I guess it's fine. My cousin actually is always texting me pictures of winning bets ... $40, $50 dollars.. hahaha. If he only knew I had $5000 on the same game and lost. 

It's really just a pathetic life. I mean, why was I watching Kent State vs Arkansas State? Why was I praying for South Carolina to score a TD instead of kicking a fg to win it by 2? Why was I pounding my head on my bed when Les Miles through it on three straight plays? Tono Romo's pic with 2 mins left.... it goes on and on. I honestly think I've bet every single nationally broadcasted game in the past 2 years. Hockey, football, basketball, baseball, even soccer.

Do you know how many hours of life that is? Watching gamecast on my iphone praying for the Bobcats to score so that the game vs the Pistons could go to overtime? 

The hardest part is figuring out how to fill all the xtra time in your day once you stop gambling. Not sure what to do

Family/gf/wife. Spend time with them. With all the tragedies you should not take them for granted. That is what I did all winter break. I gambled some but said F it on a lot of games. Really glad I did. 
GYM. Go to bodybuilding.com. Look at some workout programs. Watch some motivation youtube clips. Buy supplements kick some butt!. 
Play sports. Go to the park/rec. do that all the time. 
School- This takes up most of my time as I am in graduate school, but I incorporate the other things as well and that is why I hardly gamble now and pick my spots. Take the step man. The most I ever put on a game was $400 so I can't imagine 10K on a game. Screw that lol
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Posted: 1/7/2013 2:04:22 AM
There are some sayings i want to share with you: "in gambling, even when you win, you lose" ..... "once you lose your first dollar, you will spend a lifetime chasing to get it back"...."those who gamble, live a life of shambles"

Good thread, glad you posted it.
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Posted: 1/7/2013 2:12:13 AM
I completely agreed with you. I have to admit that I'm stupid. All my friends been asking me the same thing. "Have you won anything all these years?" The answer would be, "No." Been doing this for over 10 years, and not a single year I have come out on top. I'm thinking of giving this up and just play one game when I find something that I like. It could be 1 play a day, 1 a week, or 1 a month. The most important thing is just to have fun. I can't just have the mind set of thinking to make a profit out of this. So, thank you very much for your post. You're like the light that opened my eyes. Take care and wishes you the best of everything in the near future.
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Posted: 1/7/2013 2:45:35 AM
I totally fill you guys on this... I have custody of my daughters and its a disease and its almost impossible to stop... I lost $1300 last week and win $1900 this week.... I feel like im losing right now and there isnt even a game on..lol... All I can think about is Bama and ND and who im betting on and how much!!! Its sickening to feel this way!!
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Posted: 1/7/2013 2:51:06 AM
gl in the future man.  gambling is so dangerous that you could lose everything in a blink of an eye.  my suggestion is to get help and to get yourself away from this site or any other site related to gambling.  if you dont have self control, this thing could kill you or the very least ruin your life forever.
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Posted: 1/7/2013 5:13:56 AM
QUOTE Originally Posted by Down200k:

. I've probably bet over 15 bets a day for the last 2 years ... was doing 5k a  

I feel ya man as I lost alot when I first started...I won my first game and got hooked...started losing and chasing and even paying touts as I believed they had inside info.  But givin that.... I feel there are gamblers that become knowledgeable as you learn how to gamble...not to knock you but any casino would love a gambler that bets 15 games a day...that's way to many games to bet as in your pretty much playing slots or Russian roulette...again not to knock you but if gets to this point of 15 games a day your categorized as a degenerate that wants action everyday...it's not healthy and u should seek help...unfortunately these type of gamblers are what government and anti gamblers love to use as an example to ban gambling...there are responsible and seasoned gamblers out there that make money and enjoy their right to gamble
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Posted: 1/7/2013 5:33:40 AM
if you had 200k in the bank, what were you trying to accomplish betting 5k per bet? The best time I have ever had betting is when I bet $50-$100 tops. Win or lose it doesn't change my life. The bets made the games a little more interesting, but all the stress/emotions are gone.

Love it...

you built 200k before, stop betting and build it again.
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Posted: 1/7/2013 5:44:25 AM

I only bet $100 per bet because it's sharp gambling this way.

 

My personal rules on sports gambling: First rule is the most important one for all gamblers.

1. Money management. Bet less than 5% of your total current bankroll per. Be discipline.
2. Be a strategic gambler by picking your spots and wait for the right opportunity. Never be a compulsive gambler by betting because it's your favorite team or for the action.
3. Stay emotionless all the time. Bet like a robot. There's no place for emotions in this profession. Be unbiased.
4. Do your research by watching game footage, use trends and statistics on division rivals only.
5. Never bet on heavily juiced/vig lines. Like a line at -1000 for example.
6. Never bet on heavily valued lines. Like a terrible team at 100 to 1 odds to win championship.
7. Parlays should be no longer than 2 teams, the bigger the parlay is, the bigger the House Edge. Research and Secure your first pick before moving on to your second pick.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=89HtJmQgjww
8. Teasers should never pass through the zero.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RP3P9OJvukQ

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Posted: 1/7/2013 5:35:47 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by Down200k:

  Actually hit a $34,000 8-team parlay last October and still have nothing to show for it.


Well, no offense, but if you're playing parlays, that's part of your problem.  The house edge on parlays is absolutely terrible.  Suckers play parlays.  Stick with straight bets, always.  

Oh, and for the record, never hedge.  Hedging costs you money too.  If you always hedge and if I never hedge, in a very short time I will have much more money than you.
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Posted: 1/7/2013 5:53:17 PM
Preach Brother,

i am not even in the close the betting range you do but I have also lost too much money for a college student. I started gambling when i was 16 and for some reason I would win 40, 50 dollar tickets with ease. Now I am 21 and i cant win a shitting dollar if my life depended on it.

i don't know what it is but the older you get the worst gambler you become. I've seen so many things lately that just make me puke and my money going to the nfl and nba. What i learned is very true and my friend introduced me to this quote: "IF ITS TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE, THEN IT PROBABLY IS"

Vegas knows what theyre doing and will forever keep profiting of us. Sports betting should be more entertainment than a source of income and the more you start getting involved the harder it is to back away

I for sure have a gambling problem, sports, casino, poker and damn i dont know how I will get out of it. I will ride out this gambling addiciton till im 22 and believe me if i dont win a big ticket by then you guys will never see shooter15 back on covers and I will enjoy my money on things that matter, not giving it to freaking LAS VEGAS. 

Goodluck guys lets beat the books tonight! Nonetheless I think OKC -10 is maybe the lock of the year.




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Posted: 1/7/2013 6:15:25 PM

Tell me about it. I telling myself "quit" million times yet I still

gambling broke.

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Posted: 1/7/2013 6:19:20 PM

200K$. 

The big problem with gambling is when you quit.  Then you start to look at how much money was really at stake.....the swings, ups and downs....the psycological stress is enormous because the will to chase and get back your losses is so great. And if you don't have any money to bet, then you don't have any money to chase.......and that leads to a deep depression, and the downward spiral.

Revel in your mistakes for awhile.  Learn from them, examine them, and then FORGIVE yourself and LET IT GO.

If that 200k befell you in an unusual circumstance, then you may never have that kind of money again, so quit gambling.  But if you are a wealthy person with investments and a good job, then quit gambling right now, and move on.

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Posted: 1/7/2013 6:28:27 PM
You had over 200K in a bank account that you accumulated from betting then lost it all? 

You F'n dumbass! I know a buddy of mine and same thing happened to him. F'n moron! I don't. Get ppl like you, why would you not travel, do stuff, buy things for your girl. Get hoes, blow whatever, but to lose it all and have nothing is just stupid! Put money down on a mortgage, take time off, appreciate life, see the God damn world. Omg unreal 

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Posted: 1/7/2013 6:44:44 PM
Can WIN a game, CAN'T beat the games!
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Posted: 1/7/2013 7:08:17 PM

I'm 59 and retired for the last 7 years. I love to watch football and I play in a few pools to satisfy my urge to gamble on them. It keeps me interested and I have fun watching. I love to play poker but I always play within my means and keep track of all wins AND loses. That way I know if it's in my best interest to keep gambling and so far since I've been keeping track which was when I retired , I'm up just over 25 grand. Not an exorbitant amount but a nice subsidy for my pension....and I owe it all to my mother. I live my life by something she told me many years ago. ....  ALL THINGS IN MODERATION..  Try it....it works and you'll be happier.

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Posted: 1/7/2013 7:09:38 PM
yep unreal- but don't tell people that you can't make $$$ sports gambling- You hit 54% and you make $$$$- I have made a profit for 19 years now- I bet anywhere from $20 to $2000 on games- I start small and increase my bets as my bankroll increases- I do this for fun- how in the hell you lost $200K just blows my mind- I have paid off 4 wheelers, boats, and other "toys" with my winnings- how people can't cash out and just blow it all is beyond me- Good luck with your future

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Posted: 1/7/2013 7:33:10 PM
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Just don't do anything stupid, like drinking alone looking at a gun on the table or something. No one is perfect and we all have our demons. Stay strong 

I also want to thank you for this post - it's making me think about things in a different perspective.  

Originally Posted by Down200k:

there is no winning in the end. had over 200k in my checking account last april and i've lost everything. actually in debt 53,500 after this past week (down another 18,000). Honestly, the rush of gambling is great and it makes games entertaining, but thinking you're going to make money is ridiculous. I've probably bet over 15 bets a day for the last 2 years ... was doing 5k a game at one point - probably some days I had over 100k in action going. While I've had some great runs (won 49 out of 56 during College Hoops last spring), it never lasts. Got destroyed on Hockey, Baseball and NBA playoffs. Actually hit a $34,000 8-team parlay last October and still have nothing to show for it. Don't believe me?  

I had 
1. Cardinals (St. Louis) Money Line in Game 7 of the WS vs Texas
2. Over in game 7 Rangers/Cardinals
3/4. West Virginia and the Over vs Rutgers (College Fball)
5. USC/Stanford Over
6. Georgia Tech covering vs Clemson
7/8. BYU and the Over vs TCU (college fball)

Byu was a nice backdoor cover, west virginia came back from down 21 vs Rutgers, Stanford/USC went to overtime after only having about 21 at halftime, but I won. 260 to win $34,000

AND IT'S ALL GONE 

Funny, because I've actually been coming on here to read the forums for about a year and a half, and not until today did I decide to post something. Oh well, guess I still have my nuts. Peace
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Posted: 1/7/2013 7:41:50 PM
We all have a void in our lives were trying to fill, we fill it with gambling and it makes the void even bigger. Anyone know of somebody who took their lives over it?
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Posted: 1/8/2013 12:20:59 AM
what has really helped me is to just do things like fantasy football or those fan duel leagues. they keep your mind on the fact that you are still gambling in a way but fantasy lasts all season and the stakes aren't nearly as high mostly. good luck to you and see you tomorrow at the bookies house
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