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(ESPN)   Las Vegas sports books lost record $11 million on baseball betting in November 2017 thanks to Astros' World Series victory, luckily offset losses courtesy of foolish non-Patriots and non-Warriors fans gambling on their own team to win it all   ( espn.com) divider line
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2017-12-29 06:27:47 PM  
2 wins in the past decade? Helluva dynasty.
 
2017-12-29 07:11:46 PM  
I THOUGHT THE GENERALS WERE DUE!

/oblig
 
2017-12-29 07:24:06 PM  

BKITU: I THOUGHT THE GENERALS WERE DUE!

/oblig


He was using a freakin' ladder for god's sake!
 
2017-12-29 07:47:55 PM  
Leads me to believe that the Vegas sports books set those pre-season odds a bit too high. Which is why you *never* set odds so high someone will be stoopid enough to take you up on that bet... exception proving the rule being Leicester City in the EPL the year they went from promotion to the Premiership.
 
2017-12-29 08:10:38 PM  
Say what you will about Rex Ryan, he at least won one playoff game against the Brady Era Pats. This hasn't been repeated in the division.
 
2017-12-29 08:12:35 PM  
And yet they still won the month when you add up all the sports, and they haven't lost a month since July 2013. Yawn
 
2017-12-29 08:50:27 PM  

ClavellBCMI: Leads me to believe that the Vegas sports books set those pre-season odds a bit too high. Which is why you *never* set odds so high someone will be stoopid enough to take you up on that bet... exception proving the rule being Leicester City in the EPL the year they went from promotion to the Premiership.


I still kick myself for not betting LC that year. I was in Spain and betting random events and took a flyer on the Spurs (my team). I saw the crazy odds on them, AVFC and I think two other low teams and thought about betting 10 on one of them for fun or 5 euros across each. I don't mind too much because I figure in the end, I would have bet on AVFC for a friend anyhow and not gone LC, but damn if I don't think about what would have been on a silly 5 euro bet. Sure plenty others thinking damn, but plenty of LC fans had to make it big that year.
 
2017-12-29 09:41:36 PM  

ClavellBCMI: Leads me to believe that the Vegas sports books set those pre-season odds a bit too high. Which is why you *never* set odds so high someone will be stoopid enough to take you up on that bet... exception proving the rule being Leicester City in the EPL the year they went from promotion to the Premiership.


What is really stoopid is questioning the odds setting ability of a group that has come out on top for 53 months in a row...and counting.
 
2017-12-29 10:06:30 PM  
Mattress Mack really doesn't fark around.
 
2017-12-30 12:30:29 AM  

leet793: ClavellBCMI: Leads me to believe that the Vegas sports books set those pre-season odds a bit too high. Which is why you *never* set odds so high someone will be stoopid enough to take you up on that bet... exception proving the rule being Leicester City in the EPL the year they went from promotion to the Premiership.

What is really stoopid is questioning the odds setting ability of a group that has come out on top for 53 months in a row...and counting.


Headline nails it.  If a record loss for the Las Vegas sports books is only $11 million, just imagine how badly they have everyone soaked every month that wasn't November.
 
2017-12-30 05:32:22 AM  

RogermcAllen: leet793: ClavellBCMI: Leads me to believe that the Vegas sports books set those pre-season odds a bit too high. Which is why you *never* set odds so high someone will be stoopid enough to take you up on that bet... exception proving the rule being Leicester City in the EPL the year they went from promotion to the Premiership.

What is really stoopid is questioning the odds setting ability of a group that has come out on top for 53 months in a row...and counting.

Headline nails it.  If a record loss for the Las Vegas sports books is only $11 million, just imagine how badly they have everyone soaked every month that wasn't November.


it's almost like they know what they're doing in getting money on both sides of every bet.
 
2017-12-30 08:00:16 AM  
I don't mean to humblebrag, but last night I made a small contribution to the sports books during this season of giving. Betting on USC felt the same as dropping $20 in the Salvation Army bucket.
 
2017-12-30 11:51:51 AM  

Leader O'Cola: it's almost like they know what they're doing in getting money on both sides of every bet.


Exactly. No one is "setting the odds" in Vegas except gamblers in the aggregate. Vegas chooses an initial line, and adjusts it as the bets come in.
 
2017-12-30 12:10:51 PM  

REO-Weedwagon: I don't mean to humblebrag, but last night I made a small contribution to the sports books during this season of giving. Betting on USC felt the same as dropping $20 in the Salvation Army bucket.


Thank you for helping to keep them afloat in there hard times until I can go and break the bank. By that, I mean consistently lose on what seem to be easy games
 
2017-12-31 12:10:38 AM  
That's ok. They have John Higgins on the payroll so they'll make it back during March Madness.
 
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