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(The New York Times)   Talk about desperation: American sports betters are so bored by once-a-week football games that they've started betting on 24/7 Russian ping-pong matches   (nytimes.com) divider line
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2021-01-26 12:11:16 PM  
It's called degenerate gambling.
 
2021-01-26 12:13:55 PM  
That's not much of a bet if someone is already up 17 points.
 
2021-01-26 12:14:25 PM  
Doesn't matter what the sport is. The gambling is important, the sport being played isn't really relevant.
 
2021-01-26 12:15:58 PM  
American sports are just repeats of the same games, year after year. There's nothing new or exciting there.
 
2021-01-26 12:36:49 PM  
Bettors
 
2021-01-26 12:46:25 PM  
What's wrong with betting on Southeast Asian Boys Teatherball like a normal human being?

Goddamn degenerates.

Also, that stuff is heavily influenced by the Russian Mob. So, good luck.
 
2021-01-26 12:59:26 PM  
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2021-01-26 1:53:06 PM  
Next they will bet on which one of two flies will move first, who takes the bigger dump, etc....
 
2021-01-26 2:12:16 PM  
I vaguely remember World of Warcraft trade chat, somebody set up some weird RNG gambling game. I never understood why anyone bother w/ something so stupid.

/now come on, drop that mount, Onyxia!
 
2021-01-26 2:15:05 PM  
The prop bets in cricket are ridiculous specific, and there have been multiple gambling scandals.  Especially since so many of the things bet on don't materially affect the outcome of the game.
 
2021-01-26 2:20:05 PM  
This has been a thing since about a week after the NBA initially shut down back in March. I remember Boomer and Gio talking about it.
 
2021-01-26 2:24:23 PM  
Why that when they could be betting on Russian slapping competitions?
Russian Slapping Champion - The Dumpling - All KOs - Featuring Synthol Man KO
Youtube Hdp3UkLAfe8
 
2021-01-26 2:36:40 PM  

Trocadero: I vaguely remember World of Warcraft trade chat, somebody set up some weird RNG gambling game. I never understood why anyone bother w/ something so stupid.

/now come on, drop that mount, Onyxia!


Death rolling. I don't understand how it works, but real money is often involved in one way or another.
 
2021-01-26 3:05:07 PM  

Shostie: Bettors


magazine, imo.
 
2021-01-26 3:21:46 PM  

Doctoral Candidate Zaius: This has been a thing since about a week after the NBA initially shut down back in March. I remember Boomer and Gio talking about it.


https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports​/​2020/09/11/sports-gamblers-stock-marke​t/

Seriously, I was searching for the Onion version, but satire has nothing on reality.
 
2021-01-26 3:30:27 PM  

Shostie: Bettors


Maybe Woody submitted this headline.
 
2021-01-26 3:54:48 PM  
This sounds terrible, but one benefit of COVID during the NFL season was the rescheduling of games. Doubleheaders on Monday...Tuesday and Wednesday games...it was a football feast for the eyes. With college filling up the other days, I watched more football this year than ever. And, yes, I say that proudly.
 
2021-01-26 4:21:34 PM  

Sin'sHero: That's not much of a bet if someone is already up 17 points.


Depends on the spread or the odds you are given.
 
2021-01-26 5:10:50 PM  
Fred Flintstone: Degenerate Gambler
Youtube N57SxyxUhTQ
 
2021-01-26 7:10:25 PM  

kdawg7736: Next they will bet on which one of two flies will move first, who takes the bigger dump, etc....


How is the latter event judged? Total mass? Largest single...accomplishment? I've been thinking of going pro
 
2021-01-27 4:32:07 AM  

Shostie: Bettors


You be quiet when your betters are speaking.
 
2021-01-27 7:31:43 AM  
Hey, who here has NOT bet on Swedish harness racing?

/I'm the most well rounded sick degenerate gambler here...
 
2021-01-27 2:15:51 PM  
There's always curling:

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