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I’m not sure if this is allowed to be talked about here or not.  If not, Mods feel free to move or delete.  
 

I know the gist of how prop bets work, but I’m curious to know where you all do them at?  Are some sites better than others?  
 

Are there simple bets, like $5 just for fun. 

 

Just curious and not even sure if I’ll try it.  I worry about the addicting nature of them 

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4 minutes ago, Virgil said:

I’m not sure if this is allowed to be talked about here or not.  If not, Mods feel free to move or delete.  
 

I know the gist of how prop bets work, but I’m curious to know where you all do them at?  Are some sites better than others?  
 

Are there simple bets, like $5 just for fun. 

 

Just curious and not even sure if I’ll try it.  I worry about the addicting nature of them 

Most sites accept prop bets 

 

draftkings will let you parlay same game props …

 

so you can always hypothetically make 5-10 dollar parlays that would cash out for 500-1000 or more… if you had low enough odds 

 

and yes sports gambling is addictive but if you can go in with that mindset and only X amount to spend it can be fun 

 

-experienced better 

 

Just to show you some examples … rn you can parlay Singletary and Knox to score vs Pitt …

 

+400… so 100 dollar bet wins you 400… or 5 to win 25

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My favorite type of football gambling is putting up $10 on a parlay with crazy low odds with a really big potential payout. Not stressful at all, just fun, and no chance of it ruining your life. If you bet $10 on every spread of the week in a single parlay the potential payout is something like $100K. You'll never actually win but it makes the weekend more interesting.

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8 hours ago, HappyDays said:

My favorite type of football gambling is putting up $10 on a parlay with crazy low odds with a really big potential payout. Not stressful at all, just fun, and no chance of it ruining your life. If you bet $10 on every spread of the week in a single parlay the potential payout is something like $100K. You'll never actually win but it makes the weekend more interesting.


This is what I’m thinking.  Some stupid small bet, for a little something extra to pay attention to.  I’d like to think it would make a game slightly more fun. 

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12 hours ago, Virgil said:

I’m not sure if this is allowed to be talked about here or not.  If not, Mods feel free to move or delete.  
 

I know the gist of how prop bets work, but I’m curious to know where you all do them at?  Are some sites better than others?  
 

Are there simple bets, like $5 just for fun. 

 

Just curious and not even sure if I’ll try it.  I worry about the addicting nature of them 

 

11 hours ago, Augie said:

I believe it’s $5k, and don’t tell your wife. That is customary. 

You're not doing it right unless you take out a 2nd mortgage!:wub:

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12 hours ago, Virgil said:

I’m not sure if this is allowed to be talked about here or not.  If not, Mods feel free to move or delete.  
 

I know the gist of how prop bets work, but I’m curious to know where you all do them at?  Are some sites better than others?  
 

Are there simple bets, like $5 just for fun. 

 

Just curious and not even sure if I’ll try it.  I worry about the addicting nature of them 

 

Hi, Virg.

 

I've never been big on gambling, other than participating in pools, buying squares and crap like that.

 

Earlier this year, I decided to download the FanDuel app.  My plan was to open my account with $100 and put it all on the Mets AND Bills winning it all.

 

But I didn't do that and, instead, started making bets on Mets games.  When the mood struck, I'd look at the various parlays for that night's Mets game and plunk $10 down.  Haven't won one, yet.

 

I'm down to $20 now after six months.

 

It's fun.  I haven't found it to be addictive in the least, but again, I'm not a gambler, per se.

 

But I can't help but feel horrible for those who do have gambling addictions and may be trying to stop.  Because it is just too damn easy with these apps.

 

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1 hour ago, Virgil said:


This is what I’m thinking.  Some stupid small bet, for a little something extra to pay attention to.  I’d like to think it would make a game slightly more fun. 

I play fanduel. They have weekly fantasy football. Entries are from 5 cents to thousand if dollars. It pretty fun but very hard to win big big money. Its possible though. I play single entry big tournaments for $1, and $2 entries. Also a bunch of .5 and .25c entries. 

 

Depending on where you are at you can play draftkings or Fan Duel thats like a regular sports book. Like others said, you can play parlays that pay well. Risky but if they hit you can turn small money into a big chunk of change. 

 

If you end up signing up for either shop around for the best promotion. They are always offering some good ones. They promo is a little sneaky though. They gabe me a free $100 when I started way back then. They matched my initial deposit. However, the gave me the money in tiny tiny increments over a year. Smart on there part because you just can't take their hundred and run. Not sure if they still do it this way. 

 

Good luck Virgil. For me it's fun and entertaining. I started with $100 and have like $185 in my account. One time I can close to winning 1k on a Basketball tournament. Went from winning 1k to winning $75. One thing is the tournment pay outs are very top heavy. 

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23 minutes ago, Gugny said:

 

Hi, Virg.

 

I've never been big on gambling, other than participating in pools, buying squares and crap like that.

 

Earlier this year, I decided to download the FanDuel app.  My plan was to open my account with $100 and put it all on the Mets AND Bills winning it all.

 

But I didn't do that and, instead, started making bets on Mets games.  When the mood struck, I'd look at the various parlays for that night's Mets game and plunk $10 down.  Haven't won one, yet.

 

I'm down to $20 now after six months.

 

It's fun.  I haven't found it to be addictive in the least, but again, I'm not a gambler, per se.

 

But I can't help but feel horrible for those who do have gambling addictions and may be trying to stop.  Because it is just too damn easy with these apps.

 


That’s how I’m looking at it too. 
 

I really am not a big fan of the promotion of gambling by the NFL.  People sadly need help stopping themselves. When they opened two casinos in Baltimore, I thought it was a terrible idea.  You can see the people who head in there on every payday.  It’s sad. It’s clear how much the house wins and I think they do more harm than good 

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22 minutes ago, Virgil said:


That’s how I’m looking at it too. 
 

I really am not a big fan of the promotion of gambling by the NFL.  People sadly need help stopping themselves. When they opened two casinos in Baltimore, I thought it was a terrible idea.  You can see the people who head in there on every payday.  It’s sad. It’s clear how much the house wins and I think they do more harm than good 

Gambling certainly has its pitfuls. The business has definelty changed from the old bookies, runners, and football cards. Most people will lose over the long run. The " sharks" or better none as the gambling pros can and do make money over the long one. They have a huge bankroll and unlimited access to computer generated stats and outcomes. Their bets are based on computer generated input and outcome. It substantially gives them an edge over the average better. Of course, they don't always win. 

 

Also, for me it's important to maintain that I'm enjoying myself. One time as a kid many years ago I made $100 bet on a game. It was a lot for me. Too much!!! I watched the game and was a nervous wreck. Cursing and throwing things. Needless to say I lost and learned a great lesson. Don't bet beyond your means. 

 

My best win was playing a 10 football parlay in Tijuana. Back then it only paid 250 to 1. I had $10 on it and won. A very rare occurrence. 

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2 hours ago, Virgil said:


This is what I’m thinking.  Some stupid small bet, for a little something extra to pay attention to.  I’d like to think it would make a game slightly more fun. 

 

This is exactly what I have been doing this season using FanDuel. Usually bet 5-15$ a weekend on a parlay of winners and/or stat prop bets.

 

I don't make them too long on the odds, usually just 3 to 5 different things that usually pays in the +500 - +800 range.

I kind of look at it the same as throwing 10 bucks at quickdraw at the bar now and then but this is more fun.

 

FanDuel has been running a promo every week where if you bet 5$ or more on a 3 leg same game parlay for the TNF game you will get a 5$ free bet back if it loses. That has gotten me more interested in TNF than I have been in a long time so I guess the NFL partnership has worked on me.

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I used to be addicted.  I say used to because I know what my triggers are and to step back when I feel them coming on.  I'll still play the lottery, the 50/50 they do at the stadium, etc.  Another thing that helped me was a former job I had, repairing slot machines at a local casino.  Knowing how they work, and seeing some of the people in there, day after day chasing that thrill of winning $15 after spending $100, makes you more wary of spending money.  

 

So set a limit of how much money you can lose and not feel bad about it.  If you win more than you put in, take that extra and withdrawal it.  Don't add more money in to try and win back what you lost. 

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Same game prop parlays are pretty fun - gives you a vesting interest in a specific game you have on.  Something like cowboys rams becomes a bit more fun if its like - 

 

Cowboys defense 4+ sacks

Elliot to score 1 TD

Kupp to... i dunno not score.

 

If all 3 hit you get paid a pretty good payout and it gives you something to cheer for in a meaningless NFC game.  I like to do them in the SNF/MNF games that i half watch.  

 

 

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1 hour ago, Bleeding Bills Blue said:

Same game prop parlays are pretty fun - gives you a vesting interest in a specific game you have on.  Something like cowboys rams becomes a bit more fun if its like - 

 

Cowboys defense 4+ sacks

Elliot to score 1 TD

Kupp to... i dunno not score.

 

If all 3 hit you get paid a pretty good payout and it gives you something to cheer for in a meaningless NFC game.  I like to do them in the SNF/MNF games that i half watch.  

 

 


This what I’m looking for.  What site do you use?

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14 hours ago, BuffaloBillies said:

Save your money. You'll eventually lose. And, it takes away from game enjoyment, cuz you care about your bet as much or more than the actual game. Take it from a stubborn dumb ass who had to learn the hard way. Makes you feel like a chump too. 

I have a perfect record of breaking even.

 

I don't bet

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11 minutes ago, Virgil said:


This what I’m looking for.  What site do you use?

 

Fanduel sportsbook.

2 hours ago, Just Jack said:

I used to be addicted.  I say used to because I know what my triggers are and to step back when I feel them coming on.  I'll still play the lottery, the 50/50 they do at the stadium, etc.  Another thing that helped me was a former job I had, repairing slot machines at a local casino.  Knowing how they work, and seeing some of the people in there, day after day chasing that thrill of winning $15 after spending $100, makes you more wary of spending money.  

 

So set a limit of how much money you can lose and not feel bad about it.  If you win more than you put in, take that extra and withdrawal it.  Don't add more money in to try and win back what you lost. 

 

Thats my Craps strategy - if im in vegas i decide in advance how many games i want to play - and how much money for each.  If i go to a casino in buffalo I'll take out how much i want to play with in the ATM and that goes right on the table.  I don't reach for my wallet again until im cashing out.  

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