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Old 11-30-2007, 04:40 PM
CrushinFelt CrushinFelt is offline
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Hammer line. Win. Find new bookie.
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Old 11-30-2007, 04:46 PM
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Hammer line. Win. Get stiffed. Find new bookie.

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Old 11-30-2007, 05:22 PM
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I wouldn't find the need to correct the bookie.
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Old 11-30-2007, 05:25 PM
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It sounds like he set the perfect template for your correct action here.

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Old 11-30-2007, 05:34 PM
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Allow me to answer your question with a question:

My bookie dropped his wallet. I picked it up. It contains thousands of SklanskyBucks.

Should I return it?

For what it's worth, I'm stuck for year.

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This analogy isn't valid, IMO.

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"Fixed" the analogy if you want to be a complete nit.

(not like it wasn't "fixed" before, considering most of us would consider "massively +EV" to be the same thing...)

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Old 11-30-2007, 05:38 PM
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I wouldn't find the need to correct the bookie.

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How long do you expect to keep being able to play with him when you take shots at him like this? Or how long he'll stay liquid if he is a big enough idiot to not recognize these errors?
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Old 11-30-2007, 05:43 PM
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maybe he hung a bad line purposefully...either way, he is responsible for what he puts out there. if he is up on you, i wouldn't even sweat it at all. if you routinely bet bad lines he'll probably stop booking your action, but an errant line or two, nah. i've heard guys grumble about typos or clerk error before. they live with it.

dali situation is 180 degrees different, or as Jason Kidd would say, 360 degrees different
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Old 11-30-2007, 06:02 PM
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How long do you expect to keep being able to play with him when you take shots at him like this? Or how long he'll stay liquid if he is a big enough idiot to not recognize these errors?

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I've never received a wrong line from a bookie but a few years ago he did make several mistakes with time changes. If it was a constant problem I'd worry about his liquidly but it was twice in the same year but the only two errors in over a decade so not a major concern.

I was going to bet both games anyway and missed the time changes myself till I saw the score scroll by. I did increase by bet but not enough that had he noticed it wouldn't have been a major issue. I would have just claimed I missed the time change.

Bowman's had a wrong line and with them I had no issues taking advantage of the mistake. I couldn't get much money on it unfortunately but they did honour the bet.
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Old 11-30-2007, 06:05 PM
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Henry,

Interesting. From what I gather the OP is a probably a losing sports bettor and brings in other squares. In this case I'd probably take a shot at the line 100% or if I have other outs that were easy to use. (Also, given that he's made another error that was caught by our not totally razor sharp friend makes me wonder about the quality of the bookie) If I planned on staying for a long time, I'd probably go through some elaborate ruse and show him that I don't want to cheat him out of his money.
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Old 11-30-2007, 06:35 PM
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If you went from $100 to $5k he'd know you were trying to cheat him but if you just bet your normal amount or within your normal range then I don't think he could say anything.

The problem with using a bookie is that it takes a long time to find one that is good. Someone who is small and making these kind of errors is not going to be around for a long time.
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