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Old 08-10-2017, 04:23 PM   #1
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Ridiculous Fight Line At MGM Properties

As of August 9, if you bet on whether the fight goes 9 full rounds you have to lay 160 to 100 if you say "no" and you get 130 to 100 if you say "yes".

If you want to bet that Mayweather will win by specifically a decision you get 120 to 100 odds.

If I bet 100 on will go and you bet 100 on Mayweather to win by a decision I will do ten dollars better than you if you win.

And I will do 230 dollars better if the other guy wins by a decision. Or if there is a knockout by either fighter in the tenth eleventh or twelfth round. Because I will win and you will lose.

Management at the MGM properties may try to claim that this absurd situation is allowed to arise because they have a lot of money bet on Mayweather by decision and are trying to discourage more bets on that side. But that is an unacceptable answer for several reasons. They have more than enough bankroll to handle a loss. They are insulting their customers. And finally there is the fact that they are discouraging one bet to the point of enticing a much more lucrative bet that fully includes the Mayweather bet.

The previous management was making similar errors until I personally notified a bigshot there whose name you can guess. They are now gone. The new guy however seems no better.

(Note: This post was written as a separate thread and in a fairly simple style because it might be reprinted in general public publications. I grant permission for this to be reprinted with attribution)
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Old 08-10-2017, 04:34 PM   #2
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Re: Ridiculous Fight Line At MGM Properties

I was hoping MGM needed to hire more slip writers .
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Old 08-10-2017, 07:01 PM   #3
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Re: Ridiculous Fight Line At MGM Properties

They put up absurdly juiced markets because people are stupid enough to bet stuff in the dumbest way possible? Stop the presses. Particularly the ones printing their parlay cards that rape the tards the exact same way every day.
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Old 08-10-2017, 07:22 PM   #4
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Re: Ridiculous Fight Line At MGM Properties

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As of August 9, if you bet on whether the fight goes 9 full rounds you have to lay 160 to 100 if you say "no" and you get 130 to 100 if you say "yes".

If you want to bet that Mayweather will win by specifically a decision you get 120 to 100 odds.

If I bet 100 on will go and you bet 100 on Mayweather to win by a decision I will do ten dollars better than you if you win.

And I will do 230 dollars better if the other guy wins by a decision. Or if there is a knockout by either fighter in the tenth eleventh or twelfth round. Because I will win and you will lose.

Management at the MGM properties may try to claim that this absurd situation is allowed to arise because they have a lot of money bet on Mayweather by decision and are trying to discourage more bets on that side. But that is an unacceptable answer for several reasons. They have more than enough bankroll to handle a loss. They are insulting their customers. And finally there is the fact that they are discouraging one bet to the point of enticing a much more lucrative bet that fully includes the Mayweather bet.

The previous management was making similar errors until I personally notified a bigshot there whose name you can guess. They are now gone. The new guy however seems no better.

(Note: This post was written as a separate thread and in a fairly simple style because it might be reprinted in general public publications. I grant permission for this to be reprinted with attribution)
This man is a top poker strategist.

It's **** like this that makes everyone think all poker players are retards.
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Old 08-10-2017, 07:26 PM   #5
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Re: Ridiculous Fight Line At MGM Properties

This is why I've ridiculed you before.
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Old 08-14-2017, 07:27 PM   #6
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This man is a top poker strategist.

It's **** like this that makes everyone think all poker players are retards.
Was going to post almost exactly this.

DS; what the hell happened to you?
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Old 08-14-2017, 08:41 PM   #7
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Re: Ridiculous Fight Line At MGM Properties

IIRC a strip book was offering -110 for side/totals for an NBA game, and +100 for the home team and over parlay.
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Old Yesterday, 01:52 PM   #8
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Re: Ridiculous Fight Line At MGM Properties

None of you know what you are talking about. They put up the terrible number for Mayweather /decision because the guy in charge doesn't want any more action on that bet even though the odds are much higher elsewhere. It is NOT because people are so stupid that they will bet it anyway. But his reasoning is ridiculous. He could make it 1.40 and get a lot more bets that earns EV. MGM can easily afford the loss. And if somehow that wasn't true than why is he laying 1.30 if you bet the fight will go 9 rounds?
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What is the difference between that and my example above? Neither wanted any action on that bet but could have offered much better odds.
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None of you know what you are talking about. They put up the terrible number for Mayweather /decision because the guy in charge doesn't want any more action on that bet even though the odds are much higher elsewhere. It is NOT because people are so stupid that they will bet it anyway. But his reasoning is ridiculous. He could make it 1.40 and get a lot more bets that earns EV. MGM can easily afford the loss. And if somehow that wasn't true than why is he laying 1.30 if you bet the fight will go 9 rounds?
So the fight can only go 9 rounds if Mayweather wins by decision?
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None of you know what you are talking about. They put up the terrible number for Mayweather /decision because the guy in charge doesn't want any more action on that bet even though the odds are much higher elsewhere. It is NOT because people are so stupid that they will bet it anyway. But his reasoning is ridiculous. He could make it 1.40 and get a lot more bets that earns EV. MGM can easily afford the loss. And if somehow that wasn't true than why is he laying 1.30 if you bet the fight will go 9 rounds?
No, none of us know what YOURE talking about. Seriously, aren't you an author? Surely you can write better than this dave.
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