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alldub
alldub
Quote Originally Posted by jdr016:

I wrote this is another thread. But, some of you need to get credit cards with better banks. The one credit card I use on 5Dimes is through Citi and they blocked any fraudulent attempts right away.

I see people saying $ 2000 or $ 500 worth of charges were on my card. How could that even happen in this day and age? 





Im sure most people were able to get the charges reversed, that isn't the problem. The problem is how do you trust a sportsbook that either they or someone within the company is selling off your personal information? The book is also run by a scumbag.
alldub
alldub
Add me to the list...had some fradulent charges last week.  There have been multiple threads on reddit as well the past couple months filled with people having the same issue.  There is def something going on at 5dimes, and of course they won't acknowledge it. I am done with that book...and if it is your only option, use bitcoin at least.
Sonnyz
Sonnyz
Quote Originally Posted by vixen321:

I was considering Bitcoin at 5 Dimes  but from what I read, they don't have an established currency.  So you don't know what exchange rate you're going to get on your dollar.  Also they will wire the money into your bank account, which means your bank will most likely charge you a fee for that.  Sure 5 Dimes loves Bitcoin because it costs them nothing.  My understanding is you can withdraw a maximum of  3000 per 30 days to receive a check at no charge.  
I will read into Gianfranco's method to use Bitcoin but I have concerns that the currency exchange is too variable.  
I would love to use Pinnacle but they don't accept US deposits. 

This is what I read on the Bitcoin.org site. ( btw I just learned a new word... Illiquidity!) 


Bitcoin price is volatile

The price of a bitcoin can unpredictably increase or decrease over a short period of time due to its young economy, novel nature, and sometimes illiquid markets. Consequently, keeping your savings with Bitcoin is not recommended at this point. Bitcoin should be seen like a high risk asset, and you should never store money that you cannot afford to lose with Bitcoin. If you receive payments with Bitcoin, many service providers can convert them to your local currency.


Bitcoin is not anonymous

Some effort is required to protect your privacy with Bitcoin. All Bitcoin transactions are stored publicly and permanently on the network, which means anyone can see the balance and transactions of any Bitcoin address. However, the identity of the user behind an address remains unknown until information is revealed during a purchase or in other circumstances. This is one reason why Bitcoin addresses should only be used once. Always remember that it is your responsibility to adopt good practices in order to protect your privacy. Read more about protecting your privacy.


You are worrying too much about it...Once the money comes out of the sportsbook, just do the transfers mentioned above on the same day, and if anything you might be short a couple bucks from the transfers.  The only time I would be worried about the market of bitcoin is if you had planned on keeping your $ as bitcoins for an extended amount of time, which there is no point in doing.
McGuire87
McGuire87
Quote Originally Posted by McGuire87:

To recap my card this far: 

Kentucky -15 vs. UL Lafayette - 6 units
North Carolina + 3 vs. South Car - 4 units
Western Kentucky +2.5 vs. Vandy - 2 units
Auburn/Louisville 58.5 total UNDER - 3 units ... (((changed this from Auburn -10.5 to the under  )))
Alabama -10.5 vs. Wisconsin - 1 unit
Baylor -34.5 vs. SMU - 1 unit

Games I am also going to look into more closely:

Tulane +9.5 (waiting to get to 10.5)
Minnesota +14.5
FAU +7
Southern Cal -29
Virginia Tech +11 (54.5 total under looks tempting too)
Northwestern +12
Tennessee -21.5



Just a heads up, the Tulane line is going in the opposite direction of what you want it to go to, it opened at 13.5 
BrickLayer
BrickLayer
Heath Bell 
jimc0911
jimc0911
GUYS 

Anyone like anything for the ManU game? Liking ManU to win, then maybe the over in the Madrid game
begginerboy
begginerboy
That is not a bad line 
SportsFan9698
SportsFan9698
Quote Originally Posted by CrusCrnshw:

My take on all of this...

The clock running up, the flops, the "lack" of scoring has little to do with why we American's will never fully embrace soccer. They might be little pieces and play a roll but IMO the real reason is this...

We do no produce the best players nor do we have the best league.

Our soccer league, the MLS, and our home grown soccer players as a whole are not widely considered the best in the world. The MLS is pretty much laughable in terms of leagues in the world. La Liga, Serie A, The Premier league is what we would need. We don't have that. Your average American does not want to watch mostly average on the world scale teams and players. Sure we have some good ones, but our best ones generally play overseas as do the best players in the world.

Take the NBA, best league in world. MLB, best league in world. NFL, best league in world. NHL, best league in world. With NBA and NFL no one would argue that we dont produce by and large the best talent country vs. country. MLB is very debatable but we are still up there with the likes of PR and a couple others. Plus it is our pastime.

Soccer is not. Sure, our kids play youth and run up and down the field like sheep, which is all great and fun, but until we have a top tier league and by and large a top tiered nation, or at least close in both, no one will care sans the world cup.

I coach high school soccer and love it, but I can't get into the MLS knowing the competition in European leagues is the cream of the crop. If I lived in Europe, Id be all over it, and I did for 6 months, and I lived and died for AS Roma.

This is why soccer is not big time here and will never be in the near future.

Also, I would hate to see offsides gone. I see I am in the minority in this thread, but I agree with Jose, I like to build up. I can't imagine having to figure out how to spread my players on the field if there were no offsides. The entire game would change more than you think. The domino effect (regardless of whether or not someone cherry picks) would be very difficult. talent would change to an extent and we would see a totally different game. The game all in all is great. Sure it has some kinks, don't all games?

And yes I hate the flop!

BINGO
Kaname484
Kaname484
NBA Betting / Draft Props / View Post
Nice number... I took over 10.5 and I also got UCLA players drafted in the 1st round over 2.5 
Tien2262
Tien2262
Quote Originally Posted by LOLKNBR:

They LOST.


They advanced out of the group 
p_66
p_66
Soccer / PART DEUX / View Post
Quote Originally Posted by bevoaustintx:

We have to now hope for one of these teams to lose. USA can't hope for a tie

Best possible outcome for the US is a tie 

P & Crew 
Tien2262
Tien2262
agreed barb, at least he can count 
mr_bollox
mr_bollox
gl bollox 
vanzack
vanzack
Quote Originally Posted by Kurshka:

Van first of all gl and great job in the NFL tourny. I still want to flip you to cards. I think you would do well but a few years ago on the hot seat (maybe the best thread ever) you said that you have no interest.

I have a question on the lines and hope I do not sound like a noob. I am at the mercy of a well known sportsbook. Tomorrow they have Spain at  -.5 -125 ok thats easy but why do they have the ML -125. To me isn't that the same bet? Or is the ML -125 so it gives you the option of betting the draw.

Rough game today and the only good thing that came out of it was Brazil does not look like the world beaters of the past. They play like this and it will be an early exit.

Nice to see not much flopping going on but a few. I would like to see one thing. Any penalty in the box should have the option of review. Hard to explain what the ref saw but if that had been against Brazil and had an outcome on the game they would have to sneak that ref out of the country. Then again that ref could and should get banned for the rest of the tourny.  

The ML and the -.5 are the same bet. The reason they have it listed seperately is because one of them is a 3-way line(both teams to win,and the draw), and the other is the handicap(where you can take the -.5 or +.5) 
Sparky10191
Sparky10191
They really shouldve just had taker win that match. There was really no reason to have Brock win it. I could understand if he was putting someone over, but this really just makes no sense. It really made everyone in the arena not as excited for Bryan winning the belt imo.
Sparky10191
Sparky10191
Quote Originally Posted by Sparky10191:


WOW. Whoever got Cena is golden if they catch this.

I got it on Bovada at +170 right before the match started. Hopefully the line move was right 
Sparky10191
Sparky10191
Quote Originally Posted by Sparky10191:

I know it's a huge stadium but this crowd seems DEAD.

Was thinking the same thing. Even when the Yes! chants were going, it felt like i have heard louder crowds for sure. That definently has to do with the stadium size though.
Sparky10191
Sparky10191
Cena/Wyatt line has moved...Cena now the favorite
Ganjaa
Ganjaa
Quote Originally Posted by FrancisWade:

Blame the coach, it was obvious what was about to happen and he stayed at the mound.

This. Hoover had no command.
MonstarsInYoGrill
MonstarsInYoGrill
Cry me a river. It's baseball, and this happens all the time.