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    firedawg
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    At what age ?

    At what age did you place your first bet?
    I remember watching my pops placing bets at a bar in Chicago as a kid. Then we moved to Atlanta and his bookie was at the farmers market downtown. I think I placed my first bet when I was 15 with his local. Lost the NFL weekend 500 bucks. Had to borrow 500 from my uncle to pay the guy. He told my mother and I was in a shit storm for weeks.
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    about 6 years old i was betting nickels on the putting green

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    No one cared about age in the 70s. I was openly making bets and cashing tickets with bookies at the races from under 10yo. Was never even questioned about it.

    Father sent me to cash a ticket paying 3k at about 10, which was like 20 or 30k now. When I took the the money back he handed it to a trainer to buy a horse running in the next race, which won it.

    No wonder I like gambling!
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    I was very young, grew up around the casino.

    In high school I held casino night parties.

    We had a home made craps table, blackjack, roulette, no rake poker and a nickel slot machine bought in Tahoe that had a high $50 jackpot.

    My dad had to sign papers saying it wouldn't be used for gambling before bringing it into California.

    A swedish exchange student hit the $7.50 jackpot and the $15.00 jackpot twice, all in one night.

    A big payout for nickel machine but we stayed solvent....

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    7th grade maybe football tickets

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    5 years old at the track with my parents. Dad said here's a dollar for ice cream, I asked for $2 and told him to put it on the #5 horse
    it won and paid $23 and change. Ever since that day #5 is my favorite number.

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    26 years old....Commodity Futures....won a lot...lost a lot... but had a happy ending ....learned very quik the big boys in that business can take you out in a flash....!!!! Now that's gambling.....
    Sports is a lot better platform.... smaller wagers but a guy has a chance if he puts the work in...

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    Quote Originally Posted by SBR Tony View Post
    5 years old at the track with my parents. Dad said here's a dollar for ice cream, I asked for $2 and told him to put it on the #5 horse
    it won and paid $23 and change. Ever since that day #5 is my favorite number.
    I forgot about the track
    Yeah my dad used to take me to Arlington all the time.
    So I was younger than 15
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    Quote Originally Posted by SBR Tony View Post
    5 years old at the track with my parents. Dad said here's a dollar for ice cream, I asked for $2 and told him to put it on the #5 horse
    it won and paid $23 and change. Ever since that day #5 is my favorite number.

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    I remember betting my allowance money on football games. I had to get an advance allowance sometimes to pay my debts.

    this is why I don’t teach my kids anything about gambling. It’s a shitty way to live life.
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    Quote Originally Posted by big joe 1212 View Post
    I remember betting my allowance money on football games. I had to get an advance allowance sometimes to pay my debts.

    this is why I don’t teach my kids anything about gambling. It’s a shitty way to live life.
    Yeah my kids were not exposed to it at all

    I agree joe
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    About 9- Football Parley cards - never recover since

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    5 or 6 betting on drain straw racing lol not a real sport though

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    Quote Originally Posted by jtoler View Post
    5 or 6 betting on drain straw racing
    Wtf is that? Lol
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    Was an intern one summer in college for one the major US leagues.. everyone in my office was betting Small Ball all summer... I shipped my first $100 offshore to BETUS.com this was like 2004.. I hit a big parlay for like $25 to win $700 .. I was hooked.. lost it all + more that summer.. learned a lot

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    Quote Originally Posted by firedawg View Post
    Wtf is that? Lol
    lol you know how when people wash their cars the water is running along the curb we would each put a broom straw in it and bet to see which would finish first to the drain or intake thingy would bet playing marbles too that was fun
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    Quote Originally Posted by jtoler View Post
    lol you know how when people wash their cars the water is running along the curb we would each put a broom straw in it and bet to see which would finish first to the drain or intake thingy would bet playing marbles too that was fun
    I just looked out the word degenerate and it said look up jtoler

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    Jtoler with the post of the day lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by SBR Tony View Post
    I just looked out the word degenerate and it said look up jtoler
    I totally agree I mean how could anyone have an edge doing that, weigh the broom straws I guess

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    Fukkin love it toler.

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    now you guys probably did this not sure, in 9th grade in the bathroom we would bet 25 cents to a dollar by tossing quarters against the wall whoever was closest to the wall won, its fast and quick money also we would play cards in the bathroom we would get caught sometimes and the advisor would give you licks based on what card you pulled out of the deck, we got paddles sometimes at that strict school, Im from the south though so

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    Quote Originally Posted by jtoler View Post
    now you guys probably did this not sure, in 9th grade in the bathroom we would bet 25 cents to a dollar by tossing quarters against the wall whoever was closest to the wall won, its fast and quick money also we would play cards in the bathroom we would get caught sometimes and the advisor would give you licks based on what card you pulled out of the deck, we got paddles sometimes at that strict school, Im from the south though so
    Lol
    The wooden paddles in middle school

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    69!!!!!!

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    Use to get my old man to place bets for me,must have been around 12,id fill out the ballot and he'd take it in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by firedawg View Post
    I think I placed my first bet when I was 15 with his local. Lost the NFL weekend 500 bucks. Had to borrow 500 from my uncle to pay the guy. He told my mother and I was in a shit storm for weeks.
    Your dad hooks you up with a local when your 15.
    then you proceed to lose a nickel first weekend then
    forced to borrow $500 off your dads bro
    to pay back.

    This explains a lot..now we get a glance
    as to what formed you into the low life you are.
    Quote Originally Posted by firedawg View Post
    I forgot about the track
    Yeah my dad used to take me to Arlington all the time.
    So I was younger than 15

    Your dad took you to the the track when
    you were under 15 hooked you up with a local
    at 15.

    He didn’t win any father of the year awards.
    did he?

    I get it..not your fault your such a douch bag,
    rather dads.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Al Masters View Post
    Your dad hooks you up with a local when your 15.
    then you proceed to lose a nickel first weekend then
    forced to borrow $500 off your dads bro
    to pay back.

    This explains a lot..now we get a glance
    as to what formed you into the low life you are.



    Your dad took you to the the track when
    you were under 15 hooked you up with a local
    at 15.

    He didn’t win any father of the year awards.
    did he?

    I get it..not your fault your such a douch bag,
    rather dads.
    Al
    In all seriousness do not talk about my dad.
    You fukkin cockraoach
    How bout you go scrape up a hundo and go pro you brok dikk clown show

    Pathetic, you have been around years and cannot support a charity here

    Disgusting POS
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    cfc (cards for cards) at a very young age, 8 maybe? i taught the neighborhood kids draw poker, we'd have a stack of sports cards we'd use as chips, and i'd take everyone's cards until they cried to their parents and i'd have to give them back

    sports bet, 10 or 11, 2.50 in quarters, cowboys-bears with my mom's bf...boys covered

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    in kindergarten, bet a girl a dollar she wouldn't show me her panties....

    she did....

    problem was twofold, one: I didn't have a dollar on me, and 2. we were in the very back part of my mom's Country Squier stationwagon, while being driven, by my mom on carpool duty, from kindergarten to the girl's house.... She overheard it all....

    My mother whipped my ass when we got home.....

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    I started betting in college while in college.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Al Masters View Post
    Your dad hooks you up with a local when your 15.
    then you proceed to lose a nickel first weekend then
    forced to borrow $500 off your dads bro
    to pay back.

    This explains a lot..now we get a glance
    as to what formed you into the low life you are.



    Your dad took you to the the track when
    you were under 15 hooked you up with a local
    at 15.

    He didn’t win any father of the year awards.
    did he?

    I get it..not your fault your such a douch bag,
    rather dads.
    none of this is a big deal

    not everyone is a child at 15

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    Quote Originally Posted by reigle9 View Post
    none of this is a big deal

    not everyone is a child at 15
    Al is just trolling
    I feel sory for him actually
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    Sports and Vegas gambling pretty much started for me at age 21 when I became of legal age to gamble in Vegas.. Very recreational though. I wasn't capping sports hard until my 30's.. I'd do Vegas road trips with the boys in college frequently... Started on the tables though and not sports mostly... 21 black jack was my game..

    Had a compulsive sports gambler and best friend as a roommate in College (Santa Barbara) which probably wasn't a healthy situation but he was a very good sports gambler, sharp as a whistle, taught me a lot.. Photographic memory... It really started with just playing cards and backgammon for real money right after high school.. Mid 20's started doing Mexico TJ casino runs with that same friend to bet sports regularly though.. That's when I really started to get into sports betting..

    That's what I remember anyways.. 30 years of sports gambling now and still going strong today. All good.
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    Started playing parlay cards around the age of 5. I used to win 4-5 every football season. Was nice to throw a buck on it and win 50 bucks. Did better than adult me does.

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