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Do you make Las Vegas wagers on the Bills or the NFL in general?

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I don't know if this topic is allowed, but if it is, I would be interested to hear how you do it.  Are there "safe" online sites that can be trusted? Are there scams that you have found or heard about?  I know some of you will be very critical of this,  but I'm sure others are interested too.

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i just call my local bookie.

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I just throw my money in the river

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Amateur "Bookie" who is a degenerate gambler also, ironically enough, my insurance agent.  He will bet anything and if he likes the opposite side of my bet he will charge very limited sometimes no juice. 

Just now, HOUSE said:

I just throw my money in the river

So that was you on that insurance commercial.

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4 minutes ago, RoyBatty is alive said:

Amateur "Bookie" who is a degenerate gambler also, ironically enough, my insurance agent.  He will bet anything and if he likes the opposite side of my bet he will charge very limited sometimes no juice. 

So that was you on that insurance commercial.

We've seen it all at Farmers Ins

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I bet against all "my" teams in relatively big games. If they win, I have no problem losing a few bucks. If they lose, at least I can cash a ticket. Never once even tepidly rooted for the bet over the team. People think it's crazy when I celebrate considering I lost money. Meh. To each their own. Unfortunately, I cash the tickets far too often.

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I am in Las Vegas or Reno once a month for business...last year I bet on the Bills winning the Super Bowl for fun...I would have been better off following @House's advice and throw the money in the Truckee River....

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1 minute ago, LSHMEAB said:

I bet against all "my" teams in relatively big games. If they win, I have no problem losing a few bucks. If they lose, at least I can cash a ticket. Never once even tepidly rooted for the bet over the team. People think it's crazy when I celebrate considering I lost money. Meh. To each their own. Unfortunately, I cash the tickets far too often.

 

I do exactly the same thing. Good way to  determine how much , as an economist would say, utility you get out of Bills winning.

 

And whenever the bills are the favorite, i bet big and take the points and the other team.  Bills win but dont cover i make money and they win!  There is no downside to me at all.

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I guess I'd like to bet on that over/under of 6.5 for the Bills.  I gotta believe that they will go over that.

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I live in Vegas so I wager often.  Just sports book, never the tables

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"Just sport book" what does that mean?

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1 hour ago, HOUSE said:

I just throw my money in the river

 

That would be wasteful! I’d like to thank all the gamblers for the beautiful pools in Vegas with inlaid marble mosaic tile floors and the pretty ladies who come around serving me free frozen grapes poolside. Your subsidy of all these pleasures is greatly appreciated! 

 

We just got back from Baha Mar in the Bahamas yesterday and the giant casino was surprisingly quiet. I’m afraid the price of mango daiquiris is going to go up! 

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It's been roughly 50 years since I placed a money bet on anything.  At that time it was penny poker.

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1 hour ago, JoeF said:

I am in Las Vegas or Reno once a month for business...last year I bet on the Bills winning the Super Bowl for fun...I would have been better off following @House's advice and throw the money in the Truckee River....

 

 

Yeah but but when you took the bet you knew it was a loser. 

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I'm staring at my $10 bet on the Bills to win the SB, from the Bellagio. It's taped to the wall directly under an original-logo Bills banner, directly to the upper left of my computer monitor.

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3 hours ago, tomur67 said:

I don't know if this topic is allowed, but if it is, I would be interested to hear how you do it.  Are there "safe" online sites that can be trusted? Are there scams that you have found or heard about?  I know some of you will be very critical of this,  but I'm sure others are interested too.

 

Depends where you are but Fanduel and Draftkings both offer sports betting. If not in your state will soon be just a matter of time in my opinion.

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I might this year... Usually it's fantasy football, draft Kings.

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I used to travel to Vegas several times a year for work (live in LA), and I would bet on games every chance I got. My preferred sports book was at the Venetian. I haven't been there in years, so I don't know how it is now, but they had rows of really comfortable stuffed leather chairs facing a bank of about 30 big screen TVs, Plus free drinks. Heaven. But one thing I never did? Bet on Bills games.

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Bookmaker or 5dimes

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5 hours ago, tomur67 said:

"Just sport book" what does that mean?

Sports book is where you can place bets on all games of any sport, horse racing , boxing... as opposed to gambling at black jack, slots....

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My best friend is a bookie so I just use him. It's pretty laid back and easy. 

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Rule #1: Never bet for or against a team you're emotionally invested in.

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Got a bookie. Got the ravens under 8.5 wins.

 

Only bet the Bills when they've been playing the jets the last couple years.

 

Edit- not doing that yet this year unless the Jets continue to be a trainwreck from here on out this offseason.

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