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    Why does every betting mistake result in a loss?

    1. You mistakenly bet twice on the same event - loss
    2. You add an extra zero to the stake - loss
    3. You take the wrong side or total - loss
    4. You take the wrong side but realize your mistake and bet 2x on your intended side. Loss.
    5. You take a -1000 fav in a long time for whatever reason - loss.

    I could go on, you get the point. On the other hand, in poker the dumbest play in the world gets rewarded by a huge pot pretty much every minute.

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    6. You think you confirmed a wager and have been cheering your brains out for that wager and it finally hits then you go to check your balance, and you forgot to click "confirm"

    Feels like a loss
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    Everything against a gambler

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    Quote Originally Posted by funnyb25 View Post
    6. You think you confirmed a wager and have been cheering your brains out for that wager and it finally hits then you go to check your balance, and you forgot to click "confirm"

    Feels like a loss
    Oh yeah, that one sucks too. It mostly happens when there's a slight line movement when placing the bet.

    Also thought of another one - you bet only on the first half, which of course loses, even though the full time bet wins.

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    Quote Originally Posted by funnyb25 View Post
    6. You think you confirmed a wager and have been cheering your brains out for that wager and it finally hits then you go to check your balance, and you forgot to click "confirm"

    Feels like a loss
    I've had this happen... It's awful. And NEVER does it happen in your favor.

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    Some truth to this, but not 100%.

    If u bet a lot, you'll occasionally mis-click. Slow down on confirmation screen + think about it.

    The fallacy is that this type of bet is always a loser. Sometimes it wins.

    Just like bad-beats. We're not ALWAYS on the wrong end. Sometimes we suck out.

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    Got another one from my old degenerate days - you go all in or some make some huge 20x bet to recover the week's losses - it ALWAYS goes wrong. I still remember my Colorado Avalanche +1.5 bet, it was a 90% sure thing at solid odds. They were leading by a goal with like 5 minutes left. Then they conceded 3 goddamn goals to teach me a lesson.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gaze73 View Post
    Got another one from my old degenerate days - you go all in or some make some huge 20x bet to recover the week's losses - it ALWAYS goes wrong. I still remember my Colorado Avalanche +1.5 bet, it was a 90% sure thing at solid odds. They were leading by a goal with like 5 minutes left. Then they conceded 3 goddamn goals to teach me a lesson.
    Do the Avs still pull the goalie with 10 minutes left in the 3rd? They use to do that quite regularly
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    Quote Originally Posted by funnyb25 View Post
    6. You think you confirmed a wager and have been cheering your brains out for that wager and it finally hits then you go to check your balance, and you forgot to click "confirm"

    Feels like a loss
    I did this last month when I was hammered.

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    Quote Originally Posted by funnyb25 View Post
    Do the Avs still pull the goalie with 10 minutes left in the 3rd? They use to do that quite regularly
    Don't know, I skipped 2 seasons of NHL after that.

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    It doesn't always result in a loss, but as gamblers we recognize and remember bad things much more than good things
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    Sharp post. Every time. Mine is more when I take too long for a 2h wager and get to confirm page and then off board. I'm 90 percent winners on those.

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    Quote Originally Posted by funnyb25 View Post

    Do the Avs still pull the goalie with 10 minutes left in the 3rd? They use to do that quite regularly
    That was a big thing the 2 years Roy was the coach, he'd do it all the time, he's gone now...
    Avs are almost an autofade this year though , crazy how bad they've been ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by dlowilly View Post
    It doesn't always result in a loss, but as gamblers we recognize and remember bad things much more than good things
    I was thinking the same thing, I remember getting "screwed" way more than any close cover i get...

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    Haha! I read this earlier today, but had to come back because it literally just happened to me. Bored at work so I made a random bet on Polish Hoop (live bet over 3rd qtr). Did the quick bet on my phone, and I must have clicked twice (though I've never done that before). Of course I lose, and this coincidentally happens while I have a pending withdrawal. In the past 2 days I ran hot and got my acct to almost 9k. Put in a withdrawal request and left myself about 800 to keep me entertained while the withdrawal is pending. Pretty good coincidence that something like this happens after I've ran hot and waiting for my withdrawal. I guess that's what I get for being a degen.
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    This is because you only remember the mistakes that lose as mistakes.

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    no more drunk bets!

    I have maybe made 2 mistakes ever... and they were both losses also

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    7. Baseball. You bet Over 8,5 and its 8-4 score after 6th inning. You are celebrating and counting your money... and then it starts raining and it wont stop. Side bets are standing but all O/U bets are cancelled

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    I misclicked fold with the nuts in an all in cash game hand in online poker before. Broke my mouse, yelled, drank.

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    Be alert
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    Quote Originally Posted by Diesel79 View Post
    7. Baseball. You bet Over 8,5 and its 8-4 score after 6th inning. You are celebrating and counting your money... and then it starts raining and it wont stop. Side bets are standing but all O/U bets are cancelled
    That's total BS. There is a similar scenario on Pinny which I believe happens very often - when you take a tennis dog +1.5 sets, he wins the first set, and the game gets cancelled somewhere in the second set, it gets voided, even though a bet on the first set winner gets paid in full. But that's not our mistakes, just bookies being utterly stupid and us being on the wrong side of their nonsense rules.

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    usually does however last nights card i bet montana instead of montana st and got lucky

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    multiple losses taken on these rooster-ups....worst way to lose hands down....even worse than losing to a buzzer beater.

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    First time I pick the wrong team. Same odds as another, was in a rush and couldn't see the names on my shit phone without scrolling. Get it changed, and first team wins with three seconds left. My team misses a shot with three seconds, and loses in OT. This stuff is fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gaze73 View Post
    Got another one from my old degenerate days - you go all in or some make some huge 20x bet to recover the week's losses - it ALWAYS goes wrong. I still remember my Colorado Avalanche +1.5 bet, it was a 90% sure thing at solid odds. They were leading by a goal with like 5 minutes left. Then they conceded 3 goddamn goals to teach me a lesson.
    Last time I did that was 5 or 6 years ago.
    Lost big with K-State getting 14 points to the Sooners.
    Chased on Sunday with the Pats as a small fav on the road vs the Steelers.
    Lesson learned.

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    I went all day thinking I lost the Ohio state Michigan State under this year when I checked in and saw i had misclicked and won

    my dog won a $200 pot once when she jumped on my laptop and open shoved with J3 os. Got called and she backdoored trips for the winner
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    7. You miss a bet or forget to put a bet in. 100% lock winner the second you miss it.

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    Changing your mind on a bet has to be the worst one

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    Quote Originally Posted by daneblazer View Post
    I went all day thinking I lost the Ohio state Michigan State under this year when I checked in and saw i had misclicked and won

    my dog won a $200 pot once when she jumped on my laptop and open shoved with J3 os. Got called and she backdoored trips for the winner


    Unreal. A dog can gamble better than us.

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    NHL - You place a big bet (u5.5) on a team who has hit the under 9 out of the last 10 freaking games. Of course its a 6-3 blowout.

    OR

    NFL - You place a nice wager on a 3.5 dog in the Super Bowl and the team is up 28-3 in the 3rd quarter and you're dancing and partying like it's 1999, then chokesville happens!

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    This thread is #facts

    We do tend to remember our beats more than Ws

    my all ins always lose
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    Had a good run on the early NFL games a few years ago.
    We were @ a bar, around the corner from the book.

    My Dad and a friend were going over to get action for the 4PM games.
    Gave them 3 winning tickets, told them my bet. Rolled over 3 units.

    We watched the games. My team lost or certainly didn`t cover.
    A bit hammered, so stayed @ bar late drinking, etc.

    Woke up in the morning with a big head. Ticket was on my dresser. checked it.
    My Dad took the wrong team. Ticket was a winner. $600/swing.

    Later that same year, lost a $700+ ticket. Book knew me. Book had the bet in the computer. Book kept my $$$.
    It all evens out.

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