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#1 Ghost of Dwight Drane

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Posted 02 October 2013 - 01:19 PM

OK....can't promise I will be able to post lines for every Sabres game, (especially when the quarterly bans happen), but I am going to whip a little something up here for fun.

The idea is, everyone starts with a bankroll of $1,000

I will post the money line for each Sabres game. How this line works is that it is in increments of $100. The favorite is denoted by a minus (-), and the underdog is denoted by a plus (+). Sometimes both teams in a close matchup will be minus, but both will never be plus.

Let's use tonight as an example.

Detroit -185
Buffalo +165

This means that if you want to bet on Detroit, you have to wager in increments of $185 for each $100 you want to win. You bet $185, you end up with $285 if they win. If they lose, you are out $185.

You bet in increments of $100 on the + team, so you would bet $100 on Buffalo, and if they win you end up with $265....your original $100 and the +$165. If you lose you are only down $100.


You will be allowed to bet in even increments up to your total current bankroll, but not partial amounts.
So let's say you want to go all-in on Detroit tonight. You can only win a maximum of $500 for a $925 wager. If successful, your new bankroll is $1500 going forward. If you lose, you are down to $75. If someone drops below $100, I will allow an all-in wager, but we are working with the $100 base otherwise.

The winner at the end of the season is the person with the highest total bankroll.

1) You do not have to bet every game

2) You DO have to bet at least 1 game EVERY MONTH to be eligible for a prize. That's 7 bets minimum.

3) When you are at $0, you are out of the contest, although feel free to comment along with opinions

4) Please keep track of your own bankroll, and be on your honor. If we only have a few dozen doing this, I may keep a scoreboard of some sort, but I don't know if we will have 5, or 100 doing this.

5) Use any strategy you want. Go all-in early or only on a few games...go fairly small on every game....mix and match....whatever is the most fun or most worthwhile to you. Just make sure to wager at least once a month to stay alive.

6) As the season winds down, the last few weeks I may allow those still mathematically alive to private message me their wagers the day of the game, up until a set time before faceoff. Call this the Final Jeopardy method. Who knows, someone may have this wrapped up with 20 games left. We may have 20 people alive with 5 games left. This can go a myriad of ways.

7) My decisions are final. I don't expect any goofiness, but if someone is editing after the puck drops, or looks to be trying to pull a fast one, I will pull the plug on them. I'm not going to pop someone for simple math mistakes, especially early on when someone may be trying to get the hang of the line and format.

8) I will try to set the line the night before the game, or early the day of. Whatever the line I set is, that's what it is. It will not shift. If the actual Vegas line moves and you want to try and take advantage, feel free. If I fail to set a line for a game, then that game is off the table. All lines will be put in this thread.

9) Prize will be awarded to the person with the largest bankroll at the end of the regular season. There may also be prizes awarded for other things such as most correct wagers, best %, longest streak, etc.....but we will see how big the player pool is before I get all Santa Clausy. The winner with the largest bankroll will receive a Game Worn Sabres Jersey.

10) Good luck, and please point out anything that I may have missed


That being said.....tonight's official line is:

Detroit -185

Buffalo +165

Again, you can put in wagers in increments of $185 to win $100 on Detroit, or in increments of $100 to win $165 on Buffalo. If Detroit wins tonight, the highest possible bankroll will be $1500. If Buffalo wins, the highest possible bankroll will be $2650.



#2 Claude_Verret

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Posted 02 October 2013 - 01:27 PM

$925 on Detroit.

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Posted 02 October 2013 - 01:27 PM

OK, I put one unit on Detroit. As much as I hate to say it. I'll either be at $1100 or $815 by the end of the night, right?

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Posted 02 October 2013 - 02:04 PM

$370 on Detroit

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Posted 02 October 2013 - 02:12 PM

$200 on Sabres

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Posted 02 October 2013 - 02:35 PM

$500 on Buffalo

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Posted 02 October 2013 - 02:49 PM

Well, since its fake money, I'm all in! $1000 on the Sabres.

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Posted 02 October 2013 - 02:54 PM

View Postskaught, on 02 October 2013 - 02:49 PM, said:

Well, since its fake money, I'm all in! $1000 on the Sabres.

Someone didn't read the rules. :)

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Posted 02 October 2013 - 03:06 PM

200$ on Buffalo, I got a good feeling.

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Posted 02 October 2013 - 03:14 PM

Great idea.  $740 on Detroit, please.

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Posted 02 October 2013 - 03:15 PM

View PostCereal, on 02 October 2013 - 03:14 PM, said:

Great idea.  $740 on Detroit, please.

I'll put $200 on Buffalo

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Posted 02 October 2013 - 03:29 PM

Great idea. I've been lurking here for over 3 years now and this post has finally inspired me to post. I'd like to wager $100 fake dollars on the Sabres.

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Posted 02 October 2013 - 03:29 PM

185 on Detroit

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Posted 02 October 2013 - 03:36 PM

View Postmustacheofgod, on 02 October 2013 - 03:29 PM, said:

Great idea. I've been lurking here for over 3 years now and this post has finally inspired me to post. I'd like to wager $100 fake dollars on the Sabres.


Cool deal. This is sort of what I was hoping to see happen.



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Posted 02 October 2013 - 03:36 PM

View PostMattPie, on 02 October 2013 - 02:54 PM, said:

Someone didn't read the rules. :)

I did read the rules, so I'm not sure what your comment means.

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Posted 02 October 2013 - 03:40 PM

View Postskaught, on 02 October 2013 - 03:36 PM, said:

I did read the rules, so I'm not sure what your comment means.

Mea Culpa. I read part of the above as "maximum $500 bet". My bad.

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Posted 02 October 2013 - 03:43 PM

View PostMattPie, on 02 October 2013 - 03:40 PM, said:

Mea Culpa. I read part of the above as "maximum $500 bet". My bad.

Ah yeah, that bit was a little confusing, no worries.

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Posted 02 October 2013 - 04:00 PM

View Postskaught, on 02 October 2013 - 03:43 PM, said:



Ah yeah, that bit was a little confusing, no worries.


Sorry, you're good. I was just trying to point out you can't wager all $1000 on Detroit, the favorites need to be bet to win multiples of $100. Just so the payout isn't $1540.54  I can verify w/l and bankroll quickly in round lots.

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Posted 02 October 2013 - 04:17 PM

This needs to be merged with the virtual drinking thread from awhile back. Who knows where SabreSpace AfterHours™ could go.

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Posted 02 October 2013 - 04:36 PM

200 on sabres....why the frig not!

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Posted 02 October 2013 - 04:47 PM

Give me $925 on Detroit.

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Posted 02 October 2013 - 05:13 PM

$1000 on Sabres.  Go big or go home. No whammies, no whammies, STOP!

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Posted 02 October 2013 - 06:04 PM

100 on Buffalo.

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Posted 02 October 2013 - 06:21 PM

1) Love the thread!
2) For the first time ever, I may add a sig and just track my bankroll in it
3) 370 on Detroit.

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Posted 02 October 2013 - 06:29 PM

So you can only bet for one team?  Not allowed to bet say $200 on the Sabres and $370 on Detroit?


I'll bet $555 on the Wings.

Edited by nobody, 02 October 2013 - 06:57 PM.


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Posted 02 October 2013 - 06:31 PM

I never understood how those hockey betting lines worked. Thanks Dwight.

$200 on the Sabres

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Posted 02 October 2013 - 06:58 PM

Current Bankroll $1000, tonight's bet $185 Detroit

Edited by wjag, 02 October 2013 - 07:01 PM.


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Posted 02 October 2013 - 08:01 PM

View Postnobody, on 02 October 2013 - 06:29 PM, said:

So you can only bet for one team?  Not allowed to bet say $200 on the Sabres and $370 on Detroit?


I'll bet $555 on the Wings.
Feel free to bet on both teams......(hint, it's not like horseracing where you can bet on every horse and still make money).

Awesome response so far....cool. We have 20 here already and the end of the month to see who else jumps in. Man....I just gave myself a mini-project. It will be fun though. I'll try my best to keep it rolling without glitches.

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Posted 02 October 2013 - 09:47 PM

OK...can't do this every game, but since I'm here...

Claude Veret   $1500
Rayzer32       $1500
Cereal         $1400
Nobody         $1300
ChileanSeaBass $1200
TrueBluePhD    $1200
MattiePie      $1100
Hank           $1100
Wjag           $1100
mustacheofgod  $900
TaroT          $900
ThirtyEight    $800
LGR4GM         $800
tomwebster     $800
cwchze         $800
Rico7          $800
GlassPommerfan $500

skaught......ELIMINATED!!!  but hang around....I will get a consolation round going after more people drop out
sabresnipe...ELIMINATED!!!

Alright...'til Friday......

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Posted 03 October 2013 - 04:56 AM

View PostGhost of Dwight Drane, on 02 October 2013 - 09:47 PM, said:

OK...can't do this every game, but since I'm here...

Claude Veret   $1500
Rayzer32    $1500
Cereal $1400
Nobody $1300
ChileanSeaBass $1200
TrueBluePhD $1200
MattiePie   $1100
Hank    $1100
Wjag    $1100
mustacheofgod  $900
TaroT   $900
ThirtyEight $800
LGR4GM $800
tomwebster $800
cwchze $800
Rico7   $800
GlassPommerfan $500

skaught......ELIMINATED!!!  but hang around....I will get a consolation round going after more people drop out
sabresnipe...ELIMINATED!!!

Alright...'til Friday......

How come you are not doing it with us.

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Posted 03 October 2013 - 07:59 AM

View Postwjag, on 03 October 2013 - 04:56 AM, said:



How come you are not doing it with us.
Oh...I'll play along for fun. Just wasn't touching yesterday's game.

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Posted 03 October 2013 - 08:00 AM

View PostGhost of Dwight Drane, on 03 October 2013 - 07:59 AM, said:

Oh...I'll play along for fun. Just wasn't touching yesterday's game.
Me too.

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Posted 03 October 2013 - 08:18 AM

Easiest fake $500 I've ever made.  Closer than I thought, but I attribute that to a Bills-like effect of the Sabres bringing the other team down to their level of play a little bit.

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Posted 03 October 2013 - 09:03 AM

View PostGhost of Dwight Drane, on 03 October 2013 - 07:59 AM, said:

Oh...I'll play along for fun. Just wasn't touching yesterday's game.

I may get in on this too but there was no way I wanted to touch last night's game.

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Posted 03 October 2013 - 09:15 AM

View PostClaude_Verret, on 03 October 2013 - 08:18 AM, said:

Easiest fake $500 I've ever made.  Closer than I thought, but I attribute that to a Bills-like effect of the Sabres bringing the other team down to their level of play a little bit.

Heh. I think this is precisely how many of us are going to lose money.

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Posted 03 October 2013 - 09:30 AM

View Postweave, on 03 October 2013 - 09:03 AM, said:

I may get in on this too but there was no way I wanted to touch last night's game.

I saw last night as a lock, now tomorrow night I'm not touching.

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Posted 03 October 2013 - 09:39 AM

Put me down for another $200 on the Sabres over Ottawa.

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Posted 03 October 2013 - 09:51 AM

View PostRico7, on 03 October 2013 - 09:39 AM, said:

Put me down for another $200 on the Sabres over Ottawa.

Not even waiting for the line?

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Posted 03 October 2013 - 10:55 AM

View PostClaude_Verret, on 03 October 2013 - 09:51 AM, said:

Not even waiting for the line?
FINE! $300!

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Posted 03 October 2013 - 12:53 PM

View PostClaude_Verret, on 03 October 2013 - 09:51 AM, said:

Not even waiting for the line?

Ooops! :doh:





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