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jus saw a news story about someone betting 7 grand on susan boyle thinking she was unbeatable..... whats been ur biggest loss??
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7y, 9m agoPosted 7 years, 9 months ago
jus saw a news story about someone betting 7 grand on susan boyle thinking she was unbeatable..... whats been ur biggest loss??
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#1
FROM A FEW DAYS BACK:
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A bookmaker has taken a £7,000 bet on Susan Boyle to win Britain's Got Talent, its biggest reality TV bet of the year.

William Hill said the bet was placed by a woman from Torquay, Devon, who believes that Susan is 'unbeatable'.

She placed the bet on the favourite at odds of 4/7 and would win £4,000, giving her a total return of £11,000.

The bookies are predicting a million-pound-plus turnover in the next few days, boosted by the 'Boyle factor'.

William Hill spokesman Rupert Adams said: "The vast majority of our customers are convinced that Susan is unbeatable and we are taking some very big bets - but Susan Boyle is fast losing her 'underdog' tag and it is possible that all the hype will prove to be her downfall."

The bookmaker has placed Susan as the 4/7 favourite to win and A bookmaker has taken a £7,000 bet on Susan Boyle to win Britain's Got Talent, its biggest reality TV bet of the year.

William Hill said the bet was placed by a woman from Torquay, Devon, who believes that Susan is 'unbeatable'.

She placed the bet on the favourite at odds of 4/7 and would win £4,000, giving her a total return of £11,000.

The bookies are predicting a million-pound-plus turnover in the next few days, boosted by the 'Boyle factor'.

William Hill spokesman Rupert Adams said: "The vast majority of our customers are convinced that Susan is unbeatable and we are taking some very big bets - but Susan Boyle is fast losing her 'underdog' tag and it is possible that all the hype will prove to be her downfall."

The bookmaker has placed Susan as the 4/7 favourite to win and A bookmaker has taken a £7,000 bet on Susan Boyle to win Britain's Got Talent, its biggest reality TV bet of the year.

William Hill said the bet was placed by a woman from Torquay, Devon, who believes that Susan is 'unbeatable'.

She placed the bet on the favourite at odds of 4/7 and would win £4,000, giving her a total return of £11,000.

The bookies are predicting a million-pound-plus turnover in the next few days, boosted by the 'Boyle factor'.

William Hill spokesman Rupert Adams said: "The vast majority of our customers are convinced that Susan is unbeatable and we are taking some very big bets - but Susan Boyle is fast losing her 'underdog' tag and it is possible that all the hype will prove to be her downfall."

The bookmaker has placed Susan as the 4/7 favourite to win and is offering 2/1 odds for her to perform in the West End in 2009.
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#2
My eternal soul.
#3
I lost 28p on Boyle winning........you win some you lose some.
(to be clear that is pence not pounds)
1 Like #4
someone i work with lost £1500 on Mikey on big brother last year
#5
jasonodell
someone i work with lost £1500 on Mikey on big brother last year


yikes. how do u deal with such a loss?!?!?
#6
York races last year, the bloke in front of me put 10K on a horse, he looked like he knew what he was doing impeccably dressed horsey type, so I asked the bookie to place £25 on whatever he put his money on.

Needless to say I think its still running.
#7
put 170 quid into a fruit machine in about 45 minutes once lol
#8
£300 on roulette machines in bookmakers. They should be banned they are the heroin of gambling
[mod]#9
Betting on the outcome of 5 million voters? Very silly.
#10
potterbell
£300 on roulette machines in bookmakers. They should be banned they are the heroin of gambling


when they 1st came out my dad knew how to work them, we used to spend £20 each but come out with hundreds each time, then they seemed to change the software and it went down hill from there - they r very addictive
[mod]#11
potterbell
£300 on roulette machines in bookmakers. They should be banned they are the heroin of gambling


They should not be banned. There are procedures in place to stop you from gambling. Setting time/money limits on machines, self exclusion etc.
#12
magicbeans
yikes. how do u deal with such a loss?!?!?


By betting on the horses and winning it back, needless to say, more money than sense...

Personally i think i lost about 250 on holiday in newquay over a weekend. But it was therer to gamble away, took what i can afford.

I think people gamble less IN a casino than anywhere else, just purely on the fact you see people lose too much in too little time.
#13
kungfu
put 170 quid into a fruit machine in about 45 minutes once lol


I have done the same on several occassions, so i decided to go cold turkey and i have been gamble free (everything not just fruit machines) for two years. Best thng i ever did :-D
#14
Im not a gambler myself really-a few quid here and there but we have a manager at work who was in the habit of betting huge sums on sure things-like if say juventus were playing some second division italian team he would lay 10 grand in order to win 500 back(plus his stake returned obviously)-this kind of bet he put on all season a few years ago and come the last game of the season he adds up his winnings for the year,tops it up with his original stake money which he started the scheme with and puts 28 thousand quid on celtic to win the league at motherwell on the last day of the season.

rangers win the league,he loses 28 grand! when he came into work he looked seriously unwell-may not be fair but since he is such a hated manager we absolutely slagged him for months afterwards!
1 Like #15
PennysMakePounds
I have done the same on several occassions, so i decided to go cold turkey and i have been gamble free (everything not just fruit machines) for two years. Best thng i ever did :-D


same story for me exactly.. i was addicted at one point and even used to go during work hours id pretend i had to go on a call out or meeting or something , lost 1000's , eventually quit it , horrible addictive things :?
#16
never bet on anything at all ever:oops:
#17
mikebike
never bet on anything at all ever:oops:


:thumbsup:
#18
mikebike
never bet on anything at all ever:oops:


bet u a fiver you have....:whistling:
#19
A pound!
#20
Marriage is the biggest gamble................ you could loose your money but you cant get you soul back!:)
#21
I know someone that after losing about £30k from gambling...her luck finally changed and she won £14k in one evening a couple weeks ago...the sad thing is...she became greedy and gave it all back in hope that she'd win much more. :roll:
#22
realfriendlyman
I know someone that after losing about £30k from gambling...her luck finally changed and she won £14k in one evening a couple weeks ago...the sad thing is...she became greedy and gave it all back in hope that she'd win much more. :roll:


wowwwwwww! thats an insane amount of money! wow! :o :shock:
#23
magicbeans
wowwwwwww! thats an insane amount of money! wow! :o :shock:


Tell me about it, she's the biggest addict I've ever seen and she's really ruined everything good in her life for the sake of it. :x

It's not even like she was in a great financial position to start with. :oops:
#24
i gamble very lightly 2p machines down the coast, cheap fruit machines but i feel bad when i lose a fiver in them things lol, used to play them loads when i was younger thou when i had no responciblities when in a pub or club lol.

rarely buy scratchcards rarely play the lottery, feel bad for those that waste/gamble away £1000's thou :(
#25
kungfu
same story for me exactly.. i was addicted at one point and even used to go during work hours id pretend i had to go on a call out or meeting or something , lost 1000's , eventually quit it , horrible addictive things :?


Same here, I'd pretend I was somewhere else & convince myself I could win my money back until I was hundreds down & feeling sick.
I think I may start my own little casino one day, the money they must take in.
#26
Suppose just cash on National Lottery draws so £1 each time cos rarely win anything,and I have odd go on Euro Millions,thats £1.50 a time. I gamble £2 a wk so over a year,comes to £100,I rarely win anything,few 3 numbers £10 wins a time and I won £8 or so on Euromillions other wk.
banned#27
I have lost over £1400 on gambling just this year. I started with a few cheeky bets at the football when I was around 15 and now at the age of 20, I decided to up my game! I won £600 on roulette online, and on the ferry coming back from Amsterdam I won £150. I kinda got hooked and then started gambling my student loan. The worst bet in one instance apart from putting £100 on Rovers to beat Coventry in the fa cup (in which they drew the 1st leg) was £400 on 1-18 on roulette, along with £400 on some random odds on favourite greyhound to win (the fcuker came 3rd).

Don't gamble people, thats the simple concept. I thought I was doing so well, but at the moment I can't even afford to celebrate my mate's 19th with him due to lack of funds to go out with. £5 to my name to last me till Saturday, then its time to get a job whilst at home for 3 months.

Life's just brill lol!
#28
£2 on a scratch card
#29
£800 on Glorious Goodwood in one day.

Then again, i've won more than i've lost. It's the only horsing event i bet on. It's my treat :).
#30
PennysMakePounds
I have done the same on several occassions, so i decided to go cold turkey and i have been gamble free (everything not just fruit machines) for two years. Best thng i ever did :-D


Agreed. I lost two large at Epsom a few years back using the Martingale system. I was 3,100 up over a few weeks using the system then it all came crashing down like a house of cards. I got greedy.
Needless to say, I used the 1,100 profit to buy a car and never bet again apart from a tenner on the National every year. Losing that £2k was the best thing that ever happened to me.
My biggest win was the day before I gave up, I won £1500 on a Dandy Nicholls charge in the last handicap of the day at Epsom. It was that win that made losing it all and more the following day so hard to swallow.
The best way to win is to not play, as greed will get the better of any successful punter.
#31
I regually bet big however only with 'betting money'. When I was 13 I won £1K on the Grand National. Since then I have used that money to bet with and made quite a healthy profit. ATM I'm about £13K up. However if I was to lose that £13K I would stop betting all together. I lost a lot of money the other night on Susan Boyle however it was money I could afford to lose.
#32
I'm in the Bookies every day, have been for last 10 years, I limit myself to losing £100

If I dont see anything I fancy I dont bet.... Most I have won was in 4 figures, nowhere near 5 lol

I have had the Irish Lotery up 3 times in the last year, Around £2000 up for that bet, 3 numbers twice and 4 once, been following the same numbers on the IL for about 10 years + same as the UK Lotto, but only had a few 4's up in the UK....

Not that many people know when to stop, just need some sort of control....

maxmix
banned#33
bit of a saddo and never gamble
#34
sassie
bit of a saddo and never gamble


Thats the best way to be (Non gambler), I started when I began work at 16, Hmmm that was it....

But i'm still here lol

maxmix
#35
The JFK
I regually bet big however only with 'betting money'. When I was 13 I won £1K on the Grand National. Since then I have used that money to bet with and made quite a healthy profit. ATM I'm about £13K up. However if I was to lose that £13K I would stop betting all together. I lost a lot of money the other night on Susan Boyle however it was money I could afford to lose.


lies........ all lies.
#36
I don't really thing gambling should be about the money...(funny as that sounds!) but more about the enjoyment about it.
Gambling to the stage where your physically feeling sick is unhealthy.
You should be able to gamble, and say "balls!" when you lose, not really feel like you want to hit the bottom of the bottle!
Some people can afford to lose 1,000 a spin on roulette and not batter an eyelid, where as someone else may struggle to lose 20 quid! It's all about personal limits and how much you can afford!

Personally it's the outside bets which are more satisfying, granted, they wont win as much, but also don't cost as much to start.

ie, £5 to win on a 20/1 horse, or £2.50 each way, favourite is Evens, (1/1), now that's at least 40 quid you'd have to bet on it to come 1st, no room for 2nd places, where as a nice 2.50 each way, could bag you a few quid, and you don't expect it to win! Maybe it's the expectation and not winning which hurts people the most??
#37
The JFK
I regually bet big however only with 'betting money'. When I was 13 I won £1K on the Grand National. Since then I have used that money to bet with and made quite a healthy profit. ATM I'm about £13K up. However if I was to lose that £13K I would stop betting all together. I lost a lot of money the other night on Susan Boyle however it was money I could afford to lose.


:lol:
#38
The JFK
I regually bet big however only with 'betting money'. When I was 13 I won £1K on the Grand National. Since then I have used that money to bet with and made quite a healthy profit. ATM I'm about £13K up. However if I was to lose that £13K I would stop betting all together. I lost a lot of money the other night on Susan Boyle however it was money I could afford to lose.


lol at not being old enough to bet
#39
Was a heavy gambler in my late teens started out on horses, football etc but then moved onto casino's and spread betting on shares and the markets.
Lost a lot in the market crash of 2001 and also in 2003, and decided to stop as I counted how much id lost and would have had if I didnt gamble and it added upto to tens of thousands.
Got back into gambling on the markets late last year and currently doing quite well, made equivilant of 5 years salary in 8 months :), but I have learnt with experience and learned to take a profit when it is on the table-bird in the hand and all that
#40
The JFK
I regually bet big however only with 'betting money'. When I was 13 I won £1K on the Grand National. Since then I have used that money to bet with and made quite a healthy profit. ATM I'm about £13K up. However if I was to lose that £13K I would stop betting all together. I lost a lot of money the other night on Susan Boyle however it was money I could afford to lose.


MinstrelMan
lies........ all lies.


i disagree MM.....the bit in bold sounds plausible.

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