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#3768082 Degenerate Gambling

Posted digitalmonkey on 09 April 2018 - 02:58 PM

I miss The Rick Tocchet Experience

#3768072 Degenerate Gambling

Posted Dubey on 09 April 2018 - 12:44 PM

my newest favourite thing to do is live bet on Darts while watching the match on bet365. I doubt there's an edge, but I feel like the algorithm that prices the outcomes doesn't take into account current form. Sometimes a guy can be losing but playing really well, and you can get him at a really lopsided price just based on the current leg score. Plus I love watching darts anyway and this makes it even better.

#3768640 Off Off Topic: Cool Toronto People's Thread

Posted digitalmonkey on 17 April 2018 - 02:41 PM

Congrats. Enjoy your rest and good lick in your next adventure.

*autocorrect changed luck to lick...it's clever sometimes

#3768639 Off Off Topic: Cool Toronto People's Thread

Posted Babying on 17 April 2018 - 02:38 PM

View Postpezeveng, on 17 April 2018 - 02:37 PM, said:

Well it's official guys, store is sold and I will be unemployed for the first time ever in my life.

27 years of scooping will come to an end next month. My plan is simple enjoy the next 6 months to the fullest than decide on my 2nd career/job.

At 42 I realized, I've spent way too much time working first half of my life, if I am lucky enough to hit 80 I will do the exact opposite for the second half of my life.

Congrats Sev Well deserved

#3767697 Off Off Topic: Cool Toronto People's Thread

Posted Babying on 27 March 2018 - 08:59 PM

Tonight's episode of Designated Survivor - Summit

Otto is an extra as part of the Chinese army.

#3766716 Random Gif Of The Moment

Posted SuitedAces21 on 27 February 2018 - 06:47 PM

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#3764685 Degenerate Gambling

Posted Dubey on 02 January 2018 - 09:12 AM

Glad you won! I'll probably be scalin back the volume for the playoffs, since I never feel too confident on short slates, but we'll see how I feel about my lineup once the weekend rolls around.

After a $7 freeroll win in week 2, I finished the regular season with $915 in my account.

progression went something like this: 7/15/30/50/100/50/100/200/300/400/500/150/300/500/700/900. Only had 2 losing weeks, but 3 losing lineups, as I lost the thanksgiving slate and the main slate in week 12.

#3763274 My Card Collection

Posted Babying on 10 November 2017 - 09:10 PM

We have day 1 complete at the Expo.

It was a very uneventful day since the turnout was low. I believe that the fight between 2 guys in the industry is going to get nasty and another show is going to start to go against the Sportscard Expo.

Otto got to the Expo latter and the amount of people asking me where he is was non stop. What no one is happy to see me?

The dealer across from us had to get an ambulance. The father fainted and had to go to the hospital. The son (he must be around $25) took over. I went over to see if the Dad was doing okay and he said he is fine but needed some tests to be done at the hospital.

Sales were low for me but I heard others did well. Hopefully the sales pickup tomorrow. I am bring my younger daughter since she loves to be the cashier.

The best part of the Expo was what came up to me from guys looking to sell their cards. I brought alot of rookies (400 cards) and paid $300 for them. It is a nice deal and I am reloaded for a few years. Sold 50 of them for $100 already on Friday.

Another lot came to me and it was only McDavid. Had a good discussion with the seller and he said one dealer offer him $1,500 for the lot. I offer him $2,000 and he thought about it but turn it down. It was a good offer but he did not bite.

One guy from Detroit came by and he had some very nice stuff. We settle on this 2 card lot to me for $375:




One funny thing that happen, my partner for the booth brought this card for $85:


and in 2 seconds sold it for $120 to a buyer standing next to him.

Than this guy came over with alot of cards. He kept complaining about how he can't sell his card for $12,000 and it was a waste of time for him to come to the Expo. He dumped a bunch of cards on my showcase and I only wanted to buy his 3 McDavid rookies:


He wanted $900 for the lot and I offered him $750. He than got angry at me and left in a huff. I had no issue with giving him $900 but when someone is rude, you know where you can go.

One of the last guys who came by was this older Chinese guy. I gave him a nickname of Fu Man Chu. Anyways he asked us if we were buying and he said would we be interested in this. He shows us 2:


I was like I don't see too many since people are hoarding them now. My partner than scares him off since he wanted an offer from us so he said $200 each. He looked at us and gave us a stunned look. He than walked off and will not talk to us. He than came back 3 mins latter and flashed $450. We than said you didn't get $450 for both Crosbys? He said no, only 1 and flashed the other one. I said will you take $400 and he said no, he wants $450. I looked at it and the corner was slightly dinged but I gave it to him. Another dealer came by and offer me $650 for it and I said no. I want $850.

In the past I use to complain that no one asks me if I want to buy anything, not tonight. Love seeing the cards.

#3758737 Vegas Baby Vegas

Posted Dubey on 07 June 2017 - 07:33 AM

2 important announcements, both relevant to the Vegas thread.

1. I've just booked my next Vegas trip. July 13-17th. Taking my brother in Law for his first Vegas trip (He's 23). Any suggestions on what we should do to make his first trip memorable? I've been so many times now I forget what it was like my first time.

Will also be attending the World Series of Darts PDC event final day on July 15th and I'm really pumped about that.

2. Wife and I are expecting our second child (another boy) at the end of September. I think this is the thread where all baby announcements are made if I remember correctly.

#3753655 Us Politics For Betting (Not Talking About Politics)

Posted Fenxis on 20 February 2017 - 09:11 AM

View PostZach6668, on 18 February 2017 - 06:04 PM, said:

It's just that those who talk the most about running government like a business are the ones who seem to have the least sense of overall value of the alternatives they're deciding between.

The issue is short-term versus long term value. ie: a CEO is looking a couple year window... a country should be looking at a 50 year window.

The pros and cons of every decision needs to be evaluated completely differently.

#3755663 Off Off Topic: Cool Toronto People's Thread

Posted mrdannyg on 25 March 2017 - 05:27 AM

Yeah I really thought more people would get it...so far the total seems to be 0

#3755721 Off Topic, Kinda.....

Posted FCP Bob on 26 March 2017 - 05:24 PM

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#3751562 Off Off Topic: Cool Toronto People's Thread

Posted digitalmonkey on 02 January 2017 - 12:21 PM

Crock. Of. Shit.

#3751514 Random Hockey Observations

Posted FCP Bob on 30 December 2016 - 11:18 AM

Mike Palmateer breaking out the vintage goalie gear for the Winter Classic

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#3751169 Degenerate Gambling

Posted Babying on 20 December 2016 - 09:24 PM

A Day At Port Perry

Never been to Port Perry in the morning. It sure was tough waking up early but I did and got out of the house at 8:40 am. Grab a coffee and bagel at Tims and headed out. Took me longer than I thought it would take me and got to see Biatch by the poker room at 10:10 am. Afterwards JP showed up and we waited for our names. Was told that they would not open a table until 11 am so we headed to the blackjack table. Biatch gets the streak and hits the 4 winner streak for $90. We both were doing pretty good and than hit a cold streak. We left with Biatch up $200 and I was down $10.

Biatch got a seat for poker and my name was still down. So JP and I headed to the restaurant. The buffet did not look very good since their main course was ham. Ham??????? Where is the prime rib!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Biatch got a meal ticket after sitting for what I think was 10 mins. The guy that sat next to Biatch had the worse BO. I could smell him from 5 feet away and Biatch sat right next to him. We sat around and talk trade, gambling and golf. We (JP and I) hear our names called and we actually get a seat at Biatch table. The worst hand of the night was when Biatch got a boat on the river but the other guy got a straight flush. Oh well.

I think I was down $25 after poker. Funny thing was I looked down at my feet and there was $15 on the floor. We hit the roulette table and I lost $300. Biatch overall for the day won I think $50 and JP I am not sure. He played this slot machine and I had no clue what was going on .

We leave the casino and JP takes me to the Indian reserve where they sell cheap gas. They had diesel so I fill up my car at 90 cents a litre. Not bad.

I don't think I have ever been to a casino so early and it definitely had a strange feeling. It was however a fun day spent with 2 AHL owners.