Tank McNamara by Bill Hinds for August 24, 2023

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    Robert Nowall Premium Member 10 months ago

    “Wagered.” What’s the win-loss ratio on it?

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    Polsixe  10 months ago

    You can’t beat the House in wagering.

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    KenHelmick  10 months ago

    Wagering is interesting, the house takes a cut and is profitable, so therefore the wagering population as a whole cannot win. However, when dealing with averages, there are wide disparities between individual outcomes. It’s always amazed me how people can be convinced that they are part of the select minority that can benefit rather than part of the great unwashed masses who won’t.

    Years ago, when I got out of college, I was desperate for a job. One of my interviews turned out to be with the state lottery commission (I answered a newspaper ad to send a resume to a post office box). The interview was going swimmingly, and I thought I had the job. Then the interviewer told me that, should I be hired, I would not be allowed to purchase tickets — and then he asked me if that would be a problem. I told him that was no problem since I had never purchased a ticket up to that point. He asked me why, and I told him that I had taken “Probability and Statistics” in college, and hence knew the odds. The interview went right into the toilet after that, apparently they want employees who are also deluded — it probably makes it easier to draw in the suckers.

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    Ellis97  10 months ago

    Don’t gamble unless you can afford to lose and if you win, don’t go double or nothing.

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    happyainthappy  10 months ago

    Well,it was either Saudi Arabia or the Corleone Family when you’re THAT deep in debt!

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    happyainthappy  10 months ago

    Judging by Tuesday’s game with Houston,Boston Red Sox have a third baseman who doesn’t know the difference between a ground ball and a greased pig

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    Mopman  10 months ago

    Is that real? I mean, let’s say he’s been wagering for 40 years. That would be an average of $25,000,000/year. And the worst he ever did was to lost $100,000? I’m not buying it.

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