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Broke the bank at Las Vegas, or won a packet of smokes for getting your tinkle out in class? Outrageous, heroic or plain stupid bets.

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(, Thu 7 May 2009, 13:04)
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Good luck somes with small stakes
i have an old family friend, pretty well off, but loved a gamble on the horses. He read the form and went to the bookies everyday. Now, i found this out well after he died - his bets were never over 20p. This wasn't during the blitz - about 1990 onwards.

He generally spend no more than a £1, didn't do accumulators or anything fancy. Just 5 or 6 small bets on the nose. He knew if he put hundreds on, they wouldn't come in. But in all seriousness he would get something like a 50% success rate, almost daily, and certainly over a number of years.

Amazing realy. Racing pundits would be really happy to have that sort of record. He was happy to have won. The money just didn't mean anything.

When it means little, it often comes in. When it means more - in my experience anyway - it very rarely does.

Same fella decided not to buy 2 scratchcards, just the one in the end, in woolies only to see the next card out win £50k (max prize). I was more gutted for him than he was! It still bites me how close he was.

Shame he couldn't predict the heart attack that killed him, but life is surely no fun if you are right all the time.
(, Tue 12 May 2009, 12:34, 2 replies)
Sorry to say this, but....
It is purely coincidental that you win more when you bet low. It's probably to do with the fact that you don't notice the losses as much, as you don't lose much, so forget about it.
(, Tue 12 May 2009, 13:21, closed)
Not many of us can predict when and how we will die
Suicides and death row prisoners who have exhausted the appeal process excepted, of course
(, Tue 12 May 2009, 14:18, closed)

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