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    MendozaLine
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    In London. Just made a bet at William Hill

    Unreal feeling being able to walk into a sportsbook to bet on anything. Legally at that.

    Got 5 Quid on Senegal and Great Britain to draw tonight... To win like 17 quid.

    Be jealous queerboys
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    trytrytry
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    that would be fun...how scattered are the shops are they everywhere if your in a city or town?

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    UK Bookies are about to clean up tonight.

    Surely every Brit is on team Gravity Bong tonight.

    Senegal is a decent side with European talent.

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    They are in every street corner in Cities and all different companies

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    Very easy to get buried in London.

    I need to be careful

    Quote Originally Posted by jjgold View Post
    They are in every street corner in Cities and all different companies

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    Post some pics of yourself in front of one of the shops giving it the middle finger.

    That'd be cool.

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    i think london is the true gambling mecca. you can bet legally, play online poker, and you don't have to pay taxes on your winnings. i wish i could move there...

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    maybe someone here would be jealous if you bet more than 2 cents

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    Welcome to England pal!

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    i thought a quid was a animal that swims in the sea that shoots out ink when scared and is used for fish bait

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    What the fuk is a quid?

    Why can't we have bookie shops on every corner in the US???

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    10 fukkin American.

    I'm on vacation. I cant be betting 100 a game like I do back home.

    I'll blow through all my fukkin savings.
    Quote Originally Posted by sharpcircle View Post
    maybe someone here would be jealous if you bet more than 2 cents

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brock Landers View Post
    What the fuk is a quid?

    Why can't we have bookie shops on every corner in the US???

    Go to vegas where it's legal and you'll find that dipshit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ngates815 View Post
    Go to vegas where it's legal and you'll find that dipshit.
    No shit fukstick, but that's it, in England they are all over

    Fukko

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    5 quid and the fella thinks he's a proper punter now

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brock Landers View Post
    No shit fukstick, but that's it, in England they are all over

    Fukko

    Why are they "all over" in England? Is it because it's legal there?

    Why are they "all over" in Vegas? Is it because it's legal there?

    Why are they NOT "all over" in Chicago?

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    its only 5 bucks guys

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    Yanks:

    QUID = British Pound Sterling

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    The USA could learn something from the Brits

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brock Landers View Post
    What the fuk is a quid?

    Quid is slang, like bucks. 10 quid, 10 bucks.

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    Do the London storefronts offer U.S. sports?

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    The Bobby Martinez of SBR, Mendozaguey!

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    Quote Originally Posted by physed View Post
    The USA could learn something from the Brits
    yeah i agree, who cares about ****** up teeth and nasty food when you got william hill everywhere, amirite?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wtt0315 View Post
    i thought a quid was a animal that swims in the sea that shoots out ink when scared and is used for fish bait

    A quid is a English Pound = 1.52

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    Quote Originally Posted by MendozaLine View Post
    Unreal feeling being able to walk into a sportsbook to bet on anything. Legally at that.

    Got 5 Quid on Senegal and Great Britain to draw tonight... To win like 17 quid.
    Thought the best odds available were 11/4 but that may have been closer to the event.

    To answer some of the other questions - yes you can bet on American sports and you would tend to get the same odds as available online for that company. Don't expect to see any prices advertised though as unless it is the Super Bowl it would be a very minority event to its overall customer base. The cashiers will look up the prices for you, but are unlikely to quote anything other than fractional odds.

    As to availability of shops as an illustration I live in a town of 25,000, which has 4 betting shops, 2 from national chains, one regional chain and one independent. Nationally the number is around 8,000.

    Shops tend to be geared up around the traditional main stream off-the-street business of football, horse racing and dog racing, which will take up all the display screens and the wall.

    Men with hardly any teeth are a declining part of the customer base in most areas.

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    Nice hit!

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    17 pounds richer. I'll take it

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    All the shop books offer shit odds.

    The real benefits of Britain for a gambler are no taxes, pinnacle/sbo, and no problems moving money around for free.
    Last edited by HeeeHAWWWW; 07-26-12 at 07:16 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MendozaLine View Post
    17 pounds richer. I'll take it

    that just sounds impressive...

    Me: Hey Mendoza, how did you do today?

    Mendoza: I fukin hit a 17 pounder!!!!!!!!

    HA

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brock Landers View Post
    What the fuk is a quid?

    Why can't we have bookie shops on every corner in the US???
    Because I don't want my tax dollars raising your kid Brock.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HeeeHAWWWW View Post
    All the shop books offer shit odds.

    The real benefits of Britain for a gambler are no taxes, pinnacle/sbo, and no problems moving money around for free.
    Do William Hill shop books offer different odds compared to William Hill online for big football matches?

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Fobfather View Post
    Do William Hill shop books offer different odds compared to William Hill online for big football matches?
    Yes. Often the shops are slower to change odds.

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    Correct me if I'm wrong, but it seems like it would be possible to get better lines at the shop close to game time, if there has been a lot of movement online, but the books are slower to react?

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