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  1. #1 So nice to tell my ex-bookie off 
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    I got a text from a guy I used to use about 5 years ago. He was an old fashion book (only used phones and only answered them himself). He would pull games with lines (and was foolish enough to share what he did before I started playing with him). He told me he would purposely offered a misleading halftime line with some ridiculous juice and laughed because some guys would bite. For example, if the halftime number on a football game was 4 1/2 -110, and he noticed more people liked the dog, he'd offer a 5 1/2 at -140. He knew there was virtually no difference on the line in regards to multiples but would sucker guys into paying the prohibitive juice (thinking they were getting some kind of a deal).

    He also knew some of my clients were gamblers and had outrageous amounts of money. He would solicit me to set them up with him and he was going to give me a $500 finders fee....LOL! I thought to myself..."you'd do that for me"? I've known people that did that in the past and the books gave them a percentage of the new client's losses, but oh boy...$500!

    I was having a good NCAA March Madness year and was doing pretty well in the NBA in 2012. Then he conveniently stopped answering his phone. He wasn't around for some of the early games for March Madness (all of which I would have won). When I questioned him on it, he claimed he was around and played dumb to the whole thing. I told him it's not like I had to manually dial his number and that he was on speed dial on my phone. He just kept saying that he was around. And then I would occasionally step out on some basketball games (with the intent of middling them at halftime). I remember one night, I wagered on 6 games in the NBA at $330 a pop. Everyone of them was winning at half time and I was in a great position to hedge. Again, no answer at half time. He called back just after the start of all the games and said it had been a slow day and he didn't think anyone would want to bet on half time, so he went to the grocery store down the street to pick up a couple of things (yeah, and this guy claimed he was a professional...his workday was 4:30 to 7:35 that day). I ended up splitting the games and losing the juice when 3 of the teams came back. About a week later, I stepped out on a Spurs games and wagered $550. No answer at half time to put in a $330 the other way. The other team made a last minute shot and I pushed (but would have won the half time wager). We used to settle at $500 and would transfer to each others bank accounts. I owed him $5 at the time and immediately did a transfer (and I'm sure he knew that we were done when I did that). He called a couple of months later asking how I was and trying to make small talk (pretending like nothing was wrong, so I played along). He would periodically call me with small talk of people we both knew and tried to keep in touch that way. Then this past Thursday, he texted me to let me know he had finally made the switch to online and said to let him know if I wanted to start back up. I laughed when I read it and immediately sent a very matter of fact text back, explaining to him that I had never stopped gambling, but started using a friend's bookie because he had a problem answering his phone. I told him he cost me about $2k in winnings during the NCAA tournament and the NBA. But I told him I thought it was a smart idea for him to go online so he would have time to go to the market when he wanted to or go to a ball game. I got a simple "thanks" in reply. It really amazes me that he would think I would just forget his BS and just go back to playing with him. A very penny wise and pound foolish individual.
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    they had bookies who only used phones a few years ago? WOW!
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    Quote Originally Posted by niltes View Post
    they had bookies who only used phones a few years ago? WOW!
    I have a book that still only uses phone to call in. He doesn't even text!
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    Use to have one that made excuses to pay me. Always though other way around. Lol

    he actually passed away owing me about 5 grand
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    I guess he won, lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by StevieRay View Post
    Use to have one that made excuses to pay me. Always though other way around. Lol

    he actually passed away owing me about 5 grand
    Fucking stiff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hamilbet View Post
    I guess he won, lol
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    tl;dr

    don't burn bridges
    everyone has something to offer
    if not, they at least deserve kindness
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    you dont think that he died not to pay you, do you?
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    Quote Originally Posted by metro View Post
    you dont think that he died not to pay you, do you?
    Hahaha. No. Had a heart attack at a hot dog stand
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    Guy had no business being a bookie.
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    Quote Originally Posted by StevieRay View Post
    Hahaha. No. Had a heart attack at a hot dog stand
    Did he eat the hot dog first? With a coke.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HarryCaray View Post
    tl;dr

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    if not, they at least deserve kindness
    LOL.

    And since you didn't read it, you really don't have any reason to be commenting. Had you read it, you'd realize he was a bookie with questionable, if not, unethical practices. This isn't like you're leaving some job. My response to him was to the point and professional. I don't sugar coat things when someone acts in that manner (screw the kindness nonsense).

    Reading seems to be a forgotten skill in this country now. Sad but true. Maybe next time, don't waste the time commenting on something you didn't read.
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    It doesn't sound like you told him off at all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Enfuego View Post
    It doesn't sound like you told him off at all.
    Depends on your definition of "telling him off". With a guy who likes to pretend that nothing happened, yeah, he got set straight. I won't be hearing from him again for small talk or anything else. He knows I'm not going to be putting up with his BS. Sounds good to me. He clearly thought he had a chance of getting me back as a customer despite his BS, and now he knows he won't be. You don't always need to use a bunch of profanity to get your point across.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Enfuego View Post
    It doesn't sound like you told him off at all.

    lol

    why he had to write all that ? HAD to get it off his chest ? ...beats therapy, i guess....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ricboff View Post
    lol

    why he had to write all that ? HAD to get it off his chest ? ...beats therapy, i guess....
    Nah, but you guys sure like to be argumentative. It's the internet, so I expect it. That's more in the lines of therapy in my book. Most people would just ignore a thread. Troll away.
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    that was quick........argumentative? lol. You were looking for like-mind responses only? You always so thin skinned? the irony is you have no idea how cartoonish your initial post is. None the less, enjoy your day
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ricboff View Post
    that was quick........argumentative? lol. You were looking for like-mind responses only? You always so thin skinned? the irony is you have no idea how cartoonish your initial post is. None the less, enjoy your day
    Oh my. You do know if you're a good troll, people don't know you're trolling. Carry on.
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    knew i'd a get knee jerk reaction.... Carry on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ricboff View Post
    knew i'd a get knee jerk reaction.... Carry on.
    Oh my. You're back again. Even after you said to have a nice day.

    Carry on troll.
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    By him replying "thanks", I think he probably really does not give a rats ass.
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    yes, and i meant for you to have a nice day. Didn't mean i wasn't going to respond further--you interpreted as such? why?

    curious, were you looking for affirmation from that initial post? Tryng to understand. You know, you REALLY told that guy off and all....then needed to tell the internet world?.........


    your up.
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