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#1 Hank

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Posted 10 October 2016 - 10:22 PM

Rules -

Everyone starts with $2,000

Bets are on the money line

Money line will come from betdsi.com

If the Sabres are a "+" they are the underdog and betting $100 wins you that amount

If the Sabres are a "-" they are the favorite and you must bet that amount to win $100

No partial bets or going all in, if you fall below $100 you are done

You must bet at least once per week

Weeks will start on Monday and end on Sunday, I will update standings on Mondays

Any bets in an edited post time stamped after face off will not count

#2 WildCard

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Posted 10 October 2016 - 10:24 PM

What's on the line? Or is it for fun?



#3 Hank

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Posted 10 October 2016 - 10:25 PM

In so far -

Rakish, cereal, eleven, Woody, Claude, drunkard, taro, ubkev, qwk, wjag, blue and boyes.

Anyone else want in?

What's on the line? Or is it for fun?


Bragging rights only, I'm not Drane

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Posted 10 October 2016 - 10:26 PM

Totally in.



#5 Hank

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Posted 10 October 2016 - 10:26 PM

Eleven, would you mind pinning this for a day?

Totally in.


Cool

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Posted 10 October 2016 - 10:27 PM

I'll play



#7 Hank

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Posted 10 October 2016 - 10:28 PM

I'll play


Okay

#8 Hank

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Posted 10 October 2016 - 10:30 PM

In.


I got you

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Posted 10 October 2016 - 10:32 PM

I got you


Noticed that after I posted. :doh:

Thus the deletion of the post you quoted. But not fast enough apparently.

#10 Wyldnwoody44

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Posted 10 October 2016 - 10:40 PM

Rules -

Everyone starts with $2,000

Bets are on the money line

Money line will come from betdsi.com

If the Sabres are a "+" they are the underdog and betting $100 wins you that amount

If the Sabres are a "-" they are the favorite and you must bet that amount to win $100

No partial bets or going all in, if you fall below $100 you are done

You must bet at least once per week

Weeks will start on Monday and end on Sunday, I will update standings on Mondays

Any bets in an edited post time stamped after face off will not count


Pretty similar as before, you can bet several "units" per game, just no all in correct.

#11 Hank

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Posted 10 October 2016 - 10:41 PM

Pretty similar as before, you can bet several "units" per game, just no all in correct.


Yes, that's correct.

#12 Wyldnwoody44

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Posted 10 October 2016 - 10:45 PM

Yes, that's correct.

I know you're not drane, but I'd be willing to chip in on a winners prize.... Unless I win :)

#13 Hank

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Posted 10 October 2016 - 10:46 PM

I know you're not drane, but I'd be willing to chip in on a winners prize.... Unless I win :)


Serious question, if you give a contest winner a jersey can the cost of the jersey be a tax write off?

#14 Wyldnwoody44

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Posted 10 October 2016 - 10:47 PM

Serious question, if you give a contest winner a jersey can the cost of the jersey be a tax write off?

If you own your own business or are an independent contractor then yes, otherwise I haven't the faintest idea

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Posted 10 October 2016 - 11:06 PM

Serious question, if you give a contest winner a jersey can the cost of the jersey be a tax write off?


Donate a t-shirt at the salvation army and have them stamp their little tax sheet that they give you. Then you can say you donated basically anything. #youprobablywon'tbeaudited
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Posted 11 October 2016 - 06:10 AM

Rules -

Everyone starts with $2,000

Bets are on the money line

Money line will come from betdsi.com

If the Sabres are a "+" they are the underdog and betting $100 wins you that amount

If the Sabres are a "-" they are the favorite and you must bet that amount to win $100

No partial bets or going all in, if you fall below $100 you are done

You must bet at least once per week

Weeks will start on Monday and end on Sunday, I will update standings on Mondays

Any bets in an edited post time stamped after face off will not count

 

What is a "partial bet" and why no "all in"? 



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Posted 11 October 2016 - 09:16 AM

What is a "partial bet" and why no "all in"?


A partial bet is anything short of a full unit. If the Sabres are -163 than betting three units would be $489 and four units would be $652. I don't want someone trying to bet $500 or $600, that involves math I'm not willing to do. Same with going all in. Bets are full units only, best to be clear about that before we start I think.

Would you mind pinning this for a day?

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Posted 11 October 2016 - 09:19 AM

I don't understand it at all. Therefore, I am in.

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Posted 11 October 2016 - 09:20 AM

I don't understand it at all. Therefore, I am in.


Ignorance is bliss, you'll probably win. :P

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Posted 11 October 2016 - 09:24 AM

A partial bet is anything short of a full unit. If the Sabres are -163 than betting three units would be $489 and four units would be $652. I don't want someone trying to bet $500 or $600, that involves math I'm not willing to do. Same with going all in. Bets are full units only, best to be clear about that before we start I think.

Would you mind pinning this for a day?

 

Got it.

 

I do not have the power to pin this, though.



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Posted 11 October 2016 - 09:25 AM

Got it.
 
I do not have the power to pin this, though.


Oh, sorry, I thought you did. My mistake.

#22 Eleven

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Posted 11 October 2016 - 09:33 AM

Oh, sorry, I thought you did. My mistake.

 

I have a bulletin board in my office; I can print it out and pin it there, maybe?



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Posted 11 October 2016 - 09:34 AM

I have a bulletin board in my office; I can print it out and pin it there, maybe?


HA!!

For some reason I thought you were one of the mods.

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Posted 11 October 2016 - 10:08 AM

HA!!

For some reason I thought you were one of the mods.

 

Nope, but I did message them and it looks like they pinned it.



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Posted 11 October 2016 - 10:11 AM

Nope, but I did message them and it looks like they pinned it.


Thank you. Hopefully it will help maximize participants. I think it will be fun, I remember enjoying it before.

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Posted 11 October 2016 - 10:48 AM

Just saw this now.  Count me in.



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Posted 11 October 2016 - 11:31 AM

In, if you'll have me!

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Posted 11 October 2016 - 11:36 AM

I'm in again this year as well.



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Posted 11 October 2016 - 11:58 AM

Everyone must bet once per week. That means we all need a bet on the opener, alright kids? Don't forget to bet on Thursday!


There, I've reminded everyone.

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Posted 11 October 2016 - 12:08 PM



Lines aren't up for the first game yet. I'm gonna say without Risto the Sabres will be about +130 and with Risto they are going to be about +110.

Just a guess, of course.

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Posted 11 October 2016 - 12:52 PM

Everyone must bet once per week. That means we all need a bet on the opener, alright kids? Don't forget to bet on Thursday!


There, I've reminded everyone.

I thought the rule was bet once per month? I'd prefer to see them play a few games before I start betting the rent money here. :)



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Posted 11 October 2016 - 12:53 PM

I thought the rule was bet once per month? I'd prefer to see them play a few games before I start betting the rent money here. :)


Hank is the one posting the lines so Hank gets to make the rules.

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Posted 11 October 2016 - 01:01 PM

I'm in. This'll be a fun distraction until I go broke in early December.



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Posted 11 October 2016 - 01:03 PM

I thought the rule was bet once per month? I'd prefer to see them play a few games before I start betting the rent money here. :)

 

It was, last time.  Hank, I don't mind playing once a week, but this week, it forces everyone to bet on Game 1.  Would you consider either (1) once a month or (2) starting the requirement next week?



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Posted 11 October 2016 - 02:27 PM

It was, last time.  Hank, I don't mind playing once a week, but this week, it forces everyone to bet on Game 1.  Would you consider either (1) once a month or (2) starting the requirement next week?


I think 2 is reasonable, first bet must be made be Oct 23rd, thank you for mentioning it. I don't think a weekly requirement is unreasonable though, I prefer that to a monthly requirement.

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Posted 11 October 2016 - 02:50 PM

I think 2 is reasonable, first bet must be made be Oct 23rd, thank you for mentioning it. I don't think a weekly requirement is unreasonable though, I prefer that to a monthly requirement.

Thanks Hank! I was really hoping to get a feel for the team and forcing a bet week one seemed a bit much.



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Posted 11 October 2016 - 03:33 PM

I have no idea how this works or what is going on.

 

In.



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Posted 11 October 2016 - 04:55 PM

Jesus Christ! How the hell am I supposed to continue to make a living if so few of you actually know how to gamble!?

Edited by ubkev, 11 October 2016 - 04:55 PM.


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Posted 11 October 2016 - 04:56 PM

Jesus Christ! How the hell am I supposed to make a living if so few of you actually know how to gamble!?


Wait, I thought people not knowing how to gamble is how casinos make money and employ people like you? ;)

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Posted 11 October 2016 - 04:59 PM

Wait, I thought people not knowing how to gamble is how casinos make money and employ people like you? ;)


Please...come one come all. The players don't stand a chance.