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Extremely unlucky in gambling...

Artonox Avatar
8y, 9m agoPosted 8 years, 9 months ago
When I first tried my hand at this, which is about half a year ago lol, I first tried the lottery. I knew I weren't gonna get it first time around and I didn't.
I bought a ticket every week since and so far no win (no 3 ball thing either).
When the biggest Euromillions came up I was fed up of losing and "impulse betted" and bought 7. All lost.
Tried casino gambling (a little) and whilst i have lost every session, that's overall loss for the day, (played small so no biggie), I stopped as I realised that the casino is designed to make YOU LOSE in every way, mathematically speaking.
Still on a large losing streak, I thought, never won once, so probably never win.
But then the Grand National came and like God asking me to try my hand once more with that deal, I tried to bet once more. Again I lost the (free) money.
That very same Saturday, | lost the Lotto again. Is this normal? My friends laughed/joked at me for such a big loss (they won on Comply or Die so tbh they had every right to :D). Im not quite getting it... I shouldn't believe in this but... am I unlucky?

Sorry for rant if so :D.

The only thing I won was a book full of newspaper Sun Fun things from a competition in which the funniest captions for a few random pictures win. (not due to luck though, imagination instead).
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8y, 9m agoPosted 8 years, 9 months ago
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#1
Don't do it. Waste of money. Never betted myself and my life is amazing!
Hope that influenced you. How about feeling good by checking the freebies sections on HUKDs
#2
Everyone thinks they're 'unlucky', but think about it, everytime you put a bet on whatever the odds are AGAINST you (unless you have evens or more), and especially so in the lottery.

An interesting fact, you have got more chance of being struck by thunder 3 seperate times than winning the lottery.
#3
Lynx
Everyone thinks they're 'unlucky', but think about it, everytime you put a bet on whatever the odds are AGAINST you (unless you have evens or more), and especially so in the lottery.

An interesting fact, you have got more chance of being struck by thunder 3 seperate times than winning the lottery.


Yeah I heard that fact before. The Euromillions fact is worse - stuff like you are more likely to get hit by a shooting star and stuff.

But i also like this one - if you bet, you have one chance. If you don't, you have no chance :D
#4
badmanmeow
Don't do it. Waste of money. Never betted myself and my life is amazing!
Hope that influenced you. How about feeling good by checking the freebies sections on HUKDs


Thanks. Was counting up total losses, and I could have treated myself to a lot of great stuff, but instead used that money to suffer misery of losing :D
#5
Artonox
Thanks. Was counting up total losses, and I could have treated myself to a lot of great stuff, but instead used that money to suffer misery of losing :D


I do weekly bets on weekend football accumulators (about 5 or 6 teams) and I seem to win about a 1/3 of the time, I have easily made an overall profit.

If you know your football I'd recommend them!
#6
There's no such thing as luck. Once you realise that and realise what the odds actually mean, you will understand why it is you keep losing and why it is that the casinos, bookmakers, lottery, etc. continue to make piles of money. :)

I'm not telling you not to gamble. :) I'm just saying that it's people's dillusion that there is luck, or that there are 'signs from God', etc. that often lead them to lose a lot of money. On top of that, it also causes feelings of depression/low self-worth because not only do they have to deal with the guilt, embarrassment, etc. of losing that money, but also oftentimes the inevitable feeling that they must not be as good a person as those who won because they are obviously 'unlucky' or somehow not as worthy.

Tried casino gambling (a little) and whilst i have lost every session, that's overall loss for the day, (played small so no biggie), I stopped as I realised that the casino is designed to make YOU LOSE in every way, mathematically speaking.


If realising this made you stop gambling at the casino, then perhaps it would be good to realise that bookmakers, the lottery, etc. are no diferent. They are all designed to make money and for you to lose money. :)
banned#7
If you insist on playing the lottery; you have better chances of winning if you play, 52 lines one week, rather than one line for 52 weeks.
#8
JDeal
If you insist on playing the lottery; you have better chances of winning if you play, 52 lines one week, rather than one line for 52 weeks.


How do you work that out? Each ticket has (roughly) a 1 in 13 million chance of winning so 52 tickets give you a 52 in 13 million chance of winning regardless of when you buy them.
#9
Lynx
An interesting fact, you have got more chance of being struck by thunder 3 seperate times than winning the lottery.


Can thunder strike you ;-)
1 Like #10
tony_s1
How do you work that out? Each ticket has (roughly) a 1 in 13 million chance of winning so 52 tickets give you a 52 in 13 million chance of winning regardless of when you buy them.


If you do 52 lines in one week, you have a 52 in 13 million chance of winning that week.

If you do one line per week for a year, then each time is 1 in 13 million. It doesn't matter how many weeks you do it, your chances are still 1 in 13 million.

(Don't forget that whilst playing each week increases the number of goes you have, it also increases the number of possible outcomes by the same proportion, e.g. 1st week 1 in 13 million, second week 2 in 26 million, third week 3 in 39 million, etc.)
#11
nightswimmer
If you do 52 lines in one week, you have a 52 in 13 million chance of winning that week.

If you do one line per week for a year, then each time is 1 in 13 million. It doesn't matter how many weeks you do it, your chances are still 1 in 13 million.

(Don't forget that whilst playing each week increases the number of goes you have, it also increases the number of possible outcomes by the same proportion, e.g. 1st week 1 in 13 million, second week 2 in 26 million, third week 3 in 39 million, etc.)


mathematically speaking that is true. might stop one year and blow £52 near Christmas or something :D. Now Betfair sent me a text, saying that there are more bonuses if I sign up to their CASINO. Lol whatever next?
banned#12
Artonox
mathematically speaking that is true. might stop one year and blow £52 near Christmas or something :D. Now Betfair sent me a text, saying that there are more bonuses if I sign up to their CASINO. Lol whatever next?


When I go into a casino I just go along each machine putting 10p in each rather than sticking with one machine, got just as much chance as winning that way and it's more fun :thumbsup:
#13
lol done that before, and it did make it more exciting for a while, except when people just look at you when you run up and down each machine. Also not recommended when there are lots of people playing.
And that bet 1, then 2, then 3 lock-on trick on the roulette although worked for a while, it definiately still worked out as a loss. (i.e. they say that you have 98% of winning 1 pound, but that 2% will lose you about £300, definately not worth it).
Even on blackjack, the most % of winning is %46-8, below 50% so you will lose in the long run.
#14
JDeal;1841801
If you insist on playing the lottery; you have better chances of winning if you play, 52 lines one week, rather than one line for 52 weeks.


When my dad's syndicate at work won £500 they couldnt be bothered with splitting it between all the members so they just bought 500 lucky dips. They won... Nothing! Lol
#15
LOL. that was funny. I have a feeling that the lucky dip is rigged ina way. Prefer to bet using instincts :D
#16
wat was that show that allowed you to win 500,000 tickets on the lottery, but then most of the time the winnings were not that big, far less than the £500,000 that would have costed you had you bought them?
#17
you can be unlucky in gambling, the odds are always the wrong % to put the bet on.
#18
nightswimmer

If realising this made you stop gambling at the casino, then perhaps it would be good to realise that bookmakers, the lottery, etc. are no diferent. They are all designed to make money and for you to lose money. :)


True, that they're all designed to make you lose money but that's because it is mostly the average person they rely on not winning their bet.

If you know what you're betting on in great detail (i.e. not the lottery or 'lucky' dips) then you can actually make a profit from it.
#19
Lynx
True, that they're all designed to make you lose money but that's because it is mostly the average person they rely on not winning their bet.

If you know what you're betting on in great detail (i.e. not the lottery or 'lucky' dips) then you can actually make a profit from it.


Hmm. Horses and dogs. If you know which ones are being pulled/doped, then you're in with a chance. Otherwise games of skill, poker etc, but you've got to be better than the opposition and one day you'll find someone better than you.:-(
#20
Sigh, just went to Betfair again for their £50 signup on casino. Played another session - lost £36. I was wanting to just play £10 to be safe, but the addiction got to me :( Thought, right im never gonna gamble again, so I removed the remaining £14 quid and guess what - my £50 bonus went to ZERO. Wtf?! Oh well. As soon as the quidco business is over, and that i have removed everything there is, i hope never to touch gambling again. Maybe just the free competitions

Notice to self when wanting to gamble again
on a losing streak since started. Never won anything so what makes you think that you will win again?
banned#21
Artonox
Sigh, just went to Betfair again for their £50 signup on casino. Played another session - lost £36. I was wanting to just play £10 to be safe, but the addiction got to me :( Thought, right im never gonna gamble again, so I removed the remaining £14 quid and guess what - my £50 bonus went to ZERO. Wtf?! Oh well. As soon as the quidco business is over, and that i have removed everything there is, i hope never to touch gambling again. Maybe just the free competitions

Notice to self when wanting to gamble again
on a losing streak since started. Never won anything so what makes you think that you will win again?


wow cut up all your cards, I think you have a problem ;-) might help if you stop pretending your james bond.
#22
lol james bond is the best!

And I think I do have a little problem with the addiction business. I probably now know how it feels to want to be an addict. I mean, when you lose, you think, I have to win at least once. there is no satisfaction yet a feeling of failure. It is even worse too when they advertise BIG wins and you go " christ, when is it my go to win?" so you'd wanna gamble more. Even when you leave the casino, you spend time replaying your losses, the possible big wins in your head and I think that that is the spiral to doom. Man, I need to stay away from large doses of that stuff, they are like drugs, (i think i sort of described it).

My dad said that gambling is a murderer. I never quite understood it, but I now get his point.
While I am happy for those who are £100 up and all that, for me it just taunts me :D
#23
Im really 'unlucky' but threw 4 quid on comply or die few days ago, good odds as early bet and turned my 4 quid into 70.... thats cant be bad!!
Xxx'
#24
what u need to do is bet something really expensive.... then u have more chance of winning OBVIOUSLY!
#25
Try the roulette machines in the bookies...

Little tip - Bet odd or even because if you bet red or black and green comes out you're knacked!

also for tips on horse racing

[url]www.gg.com[/url]

Try small accumlators for football.

3 teams to win...or try your luck and back like 8 teams to win (only put £2 or so on)
#26
If you were lucky in gambling then all of these bookies and casios would be very poor.
#27
How about this OP, I'll bet you £100 that if you close your eyes and bet the next 10 premiership games (win, draw, lose) you'll get one right? I just think you only bet on a few tickets and expect to win. I don't know what types of bets you normally place but if you bet 1 horse out of like 20 to win, most likely you don't win. Nothing to do with unlucky or not.

As for lottery, surely you would not expect you would actually win that easily? People spend their whole life buying the same numbers in every draw and they don't win.
#28
duckmagicuk2
If you were lucky in gambling then all of these bookies and casios would be very poor.


I like that quote. Ill try less gambling and more bargain hunting from now on.

Slash
How about this OP, I'll bet you £100 that if you close your eyes and bet the next 10 premiership games (win, draw, lose) you'll get one right? I just think you only bet on a few tickets and expect to win. I don't know what types of bets you normally place but if you bet 1 horse out of like 20 to win, most likely you don't win. Nothing to do with unlucky or not.

As for lottery, surely you would not expect you would actually win that easily? People spend their whole life buying the same numbers in every draw and they don't win.


True, but so far £60 or so down with no win even on £10. Not focusing on jackpot tbh, just at the luck of myself. Also, I can't see myself betting on the next 10 games. It feels costly (and i might lose all of them :D)

vengod
Try the roulette machines in the bookies...

Little tip - Bet odd or even because if you bet red or black and green comes out you're knacked!

also for tips on horse racing

[url]www.gg.com[/url]

Try small accumlators for football.

3 teams to win...or try your luck and back like 8 teams to win (only put £2 or so on)


I do lots of roulette in the casino and it was very costly even by doing the odd/even thing :( but no more will I waste a lot of money. From now on, ill play little or nothing and just play for fun rather than win. Already uninstalled the online casino program. Won't touch that again. I hear stories about how it is rigged and monitored.

as for accumlators, I dont know how it works, but im guessing you bet on lots of games at once.
Also beginning to understand the concept of the betting market. Real complicated stuff at first.

Football seems a nice thing to bet on as it is the only sport where it is the most unpredictable. Might try that soon, but not now - need to find a cover for the deficit of my loss for today :(
#29
lol if picking a single winner is already so hard...accumulators are even harder since you have to bet correctly in multiple games in order to win. Accumulators are one of the most profitable for sportsbooks due to the obvious reason.
#30
lol so i take it that if you lose on one of the games, you lose everything. That seems extra risky :D yet extra exciting (no must stop thinking!)
#31
haha yup exactly.
#32
im gonna go do something else to take gambling off my mind. Personnally I don't know how a lot of people can cope with losing (i ain't really used to that sort of thing), but hey, the bookies are always full of happy people going " o ffs" and "f"£"$" ******** and so on. :D
banned#33
Artonox
im gonna go do something else to take gambling off my mind. Personnally I don't know how a lot of people can cope with losing (i ain't really used to that sort of thing), but hey, the bookies are always full of happy people going " o ffs" and "f"£"$" ******** and so on. :D


Just lost £10 at paddypower.com on a US baseball game, but £25 quidco if it tracks, also got a £20 free bet that I've put down on Lewis Hamilton winning the championship :thumbsup: probably lose again ;-)
#34
Artonox
Not focusing on jackpot tbh, just at the luck of myself.


You want to know how lucky you are?

To create you, it took 2 specific people out of 6 billion people in the world to meet, fall in love and have a baby. Now combine that witth the fact that once those two people met it took 1 specific sperm out of 100's of millions to match with one unique egg out of roughly a million.

Work out the combined odds for that happening and you will begin to see just how lucky you are (and that doesn't even take into account the day to day odds or surviving birth and reaching to the age you are today). :)
#35
nightswimmer
You want to know how lucky you are?

To create you, it took 2 specific people out of 6 billion people in the world to meet, fall in love and have a baby. Now combine that witth the fact that once those two people met it took 1 specific sperm out of 100's of millions to match with one unique egg out of roughly a million.

Work out the combined odds for that happening and you will begin to see just how lucky you are (and that doesn't even take into account the day to day odds or surviving birth and reaching to the age you are today). :)


lol! Guess it made me feel better. I guess human beings are just full of wants.
banned#36
nightswimmer
You want to know how lucky you are?

To create you, it took 2 specific people out of 6 billion people in the world to meet, fall in love and have a baby. Now combine that witth the fact that once those two people met it took 1 specific sperm out of 100's of millions to match with one unique egg out of roughly a million.

Work out the combined odds for that happening and you will begin to see just how lucky you are (and that doesn't even take into account the day to day odds or surviving birth and reaching to the age you are today). :)


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