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Bettors to stick with Packers as $300 ticket now worth $28K

Discussion in 'The Sports Book' started by mdm4sfest, Jan 17, 2017.

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  1. mdm4sfest

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    That's awesome!
     
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    jdk Low-Roller

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    Will be interesting to see if they truly do just let it ride if the Pack beat the Falcons, 76K is hard to walk from!!!
     
  4. TrewBrew

    TrewBrew I may be right, I may be Crazy.

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    As a Packer fan I would have to take some profits after the Falcons game. Keep $50K and let the rest ride.

    Although as I am typing this I feel that I would keep kicking myself if they would win the Super Bowl. $78000 bet at +300 on the moneyline against the Patriots? walking away with over $300,000.

    Geez, don't know what I would do in there situation
     
  5. chitownjohn

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    Cool story, I would be compelled to take some money off the table if they beat the Falcons. It's still a good story if they cash in $8000 and bet $70K on the SB.

    I don't think the ML against the Pats will be +300, that seems high but regardless they will still turn a huge profit if the pack goes all the way.
     
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    Vegas Insight King of no media

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    We can stop wondering now. Pretty good run they had going.
     
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    Now, they can sit back and wait for a bill from the IRS on the money they "won", but no longer have!

    (I wonder if that ever happened to anyone?)
     
  9. nostresshere

    nostresshere Mr. Anti Debit Card

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    Interesting. Each win stands on it's own. And all wins from 2016 are reportable on 2016 tax forms. Those is 2017 (only) are washed out with the big loss yesterday.
     
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  10. bubbakitty

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    Hindsight is 20/20. Given the injuries I think I would of halved the bet on GB and then with two weeks off to recover/repair I would jump back on the bandwagon. They (GB) were at a decided disadvantage injury-wise. I think the euphoria of "running the table" and Rodgers' aura swayed the line a bit but emotional probably influenced bettors more. It happens to me with favorite teams of mine and I usually look back and say WTF?
     
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    I said he should have locked some up....I felt like my Falcons were going to win, but didn't expect a total blowout!
     
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    I posed the question here to my coworkers and the consensus was that he should have banked some of the win (stop-loss of 50% felt right to me). And a result like yesterday justifies that thinking. Guessing he thought they would indeed go all the way to a SB win so he put his money where his mouth/head was.
     
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    Well their 2016 tax bill should only hit the Week 16 game. Which I'm guessing was somewhere in the $2k-3k neighborhood, right?

    But they better save that losing NFC Championship game ticket for any potential IRS audit on their 2017 return!
     
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