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    Golden fleece
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    Sick beat

    Ok , so a couple times a year I like to "take a shot down field" sort of speak

    I do this when bonuses and cash back add up to a decent amount

    Last night I risked $710 on a 8 team parlay....

    I don't watch the games or score watch when I do this. I simply wake up the next day and log in with a glimmer of hope. I am aware it's a long shot to do this with less than 1% shot but I do it anyways.

    Last night it went 7-1. The loss was on the Hornets. I read they blow a 20 point lead with 15 minutes left in the game.

    Sick to my stomach right now. Would have won 65k

    It went as follows

    Hornets -3.5

    Cavs +11.5

    Pistons -3.5 (bought half point)

    Grizzlies +1.5 (bought half point)

    Raptors +4.5

    Heat +7.5 (bought half point)

    Pacers +3.5 (bought half point)

    Thunder ML -530

    Cant catch a break!

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    And of course the Hornets play was the one I thought hardest about...

    Had I only took the clippers instead

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    Who risk that much money on a 8 team parley? I hear guys betting like 10-50 bucks on 8 teams parley - come on man? $710?

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    Where did you play it? Wouldn’t you be better off doing it at 7 different places? Places that have bonuses would squeal like a stuck hog if that hit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ikid2groove415 View Post
    Who risk that much money on a 8 team parley? I hear guys betting like 10-50 bucks on 8 teams parley - come on man? $710?
    I only do it a couple times a year. Its a go big or go home thing for me I guess

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    Quote Originally Posted by BuckyOne View Post
    Where did you play it? Wouldn’t you be better off doing it at 7 different places? Places that have bonuses would squeal like a stuck hog if that hit.
    I split this one up between 2 A rated books

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    Quote Originally Posted by BuckyOne View Post
    Where did you play it? Wouldn’t you be better off doing it at 7 different places? Places that have bonuses would squeal like a stuck hog if that hit.
    Some guy I ran into in south Lake- claim he nail a 12 team parley on a $10 bet - during college football championship game- over $20,000

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    All the other games on the ticket appear to have been easy

    I will be drinking heavily for the rest of this week

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    Damn feel for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Golden fleece View Post
    I only do it a couple times a year. Its a go big or go home thing for me I guess
    You must be rich -

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    Damn sorry bro. Those freakin hurt

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    Quote Originally Posted by ikid2groove415 View Post
    You must be rich -
    Mid class risk taker. Hasn't panned out yet tho. Maybe one day....

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    You lucked out with Memphis. Should have gone to OT where Minnesota would've pulled away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5mike5 View Post
    Damn sorry bro. Those freakin hurt
    Yep.... had one that was worse in 2015. Half point loss on a 7 teamer. That took a long time to get over

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    Tough beat. I bet $150 a couple times a year on a 8 teamer just for fun.

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    Powerball pays out more cuz

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    Quote Originally Posted by juicername View Post
    You lucked out with Memphis. Should have gone to OT where Minnesota would've pulled away.
    No kidding

    I'd have felt much better with 2 losses. I wouldn't have made this post with 2 L's!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ikid2groove415 View Post
    Some guy I ran into in south Lake- claim he nail a 12 team parley on a $10 bet - during college football championship game- over $20,000
    i hit a 12 team NFL parlay 10 to win 15k when I was a freshman in college and have been hooked on them ever since. I put in one long shot everyday. 710$ on that mean teams is pretty aggressive but as one degen to another I get it especially if you are up and are going for the big payday. I have won plenty of parlays that have paid bigger than this since and have lost some sick ones on the final leg that would have paid 100k. It's like hitting the jackpot in slots as an old lady. You are hooked for life and will go back forever and blow every single dollar and then some. Not too much all the time spent at the casino and the relationships or work that suffered bc of it.

    Worst thing to ever happen to me was winning that parlay at such a young age. It hooked me for life. Couple that with the online poker craze that was at its peak at the time and I was spending a ton of time focusing on gambling. I was gambling and spending money partying like the gravy train would never stop. It definitely hurt my grades a ton among other things. I'm in it for the long haul now but wish I could go back and just live a normal life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheMetsSuck View Post
    i hit a 12 team NFL parlay 10 to win 15k when I was a freshman in college and have been hooked on them ever since. I put in one long shot everyday. 710$ on that mean teams is pretty aggressive but as one degen to another I get it especially if you are up and are going for the big payday. I have won plenty of parlays that have paid bigger than this since and have lost some sick ones on the final leg that would have paid 100k. It's like hitting the jackpot in slots as an old lady. You are hooked for life and will go back forever and blow every single dollar and then some. Not too much all the time spent at the casino and the relationships or work that suffered bc of it.

    Worst thing to ever happen to me was winning that parlay at such a young age. It hooked me for life. Couple that with the online poker craze that was at its peak at the time and I was spending a ton of time focusing on gambling. I was gambling and spending money partying like the gravy train would never stop. It definitely hurt my grades a ton among other things. I'm in it for the long haul now but wish I could go back and just live a normal life.
    Well said.....

    Hopefully, One day I'll have hit one of these things and celebrate all the torture of close losses on the past

    Like I said I do it with cash back and other perks that add up over time

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