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Old 08-19-2019, 02:28 PM   #101
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Re: 2020 US Presidential Election Betting Thread

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Steyer an easy fade at 3 percent who does he think his constituency is lol and does he really think the Dems would nominate a billionaire this cycle?
I understand the logic behind fading all these 2-10% guys that you think really should be like .1% but arent you tying up a bunch of money or credit for a long time for a relatively small return? Because youre laying like -1000 or worse on these, no?
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Old 08-19-2019, 02:53 PM   #102
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anyone who is taking any election bets with bookies is tying up a bunch of money or credit for a long time for a relatively small return. whether you're JP Morgan or Irving the Tailor betting millions or dimes, the only smart way to gamble the election this far out is through an exchange. otherwise there are much better places to put your dollars (i put mine in the toilet)
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Old 08-19-2019, 04:12 PM   #103
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Re: 2020 US Presidential Election Betting Thread

Multiple-Contract Markets

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Trading shares in markets with multiple contracts works a bit differently than in those with only one contract. The mechanics of buying and selling are the same, but because the outcomes of the contracts are linked—at most only one contract can resolve to ‘Yes’, all others to ‘No’—PredictIt debits your account based on your risk in the market as a whole. This is often much lower than the face value of your shares.

Here’s a simple example:

Imagine a market with four contracts, each priced at 25 cents for ‘Yes’, 75 cents for ‘No’. If you buy a single ‘No’ share in each contract, the face value of your purchase will be $3 (75 cents for each of four shares). But the risk you incur in this position – the maximum amount of money you could possibly lose – is zero, because three of those four ‘No’ shares will pay $1 each. (Assume, for the moment, no trading fees). You spend $3 to get a guaranteed $3 payout. So, we deduct nothing.

Every time you buy or sell a share in a multiple-contract market, we recalculate your risk and debit or credit your account accordingly. Occasionally, this can lead to unexpected outcomes, where you receive a credit upon buying shares or have money deducted when you sell.

You can see a detailed calculation of your risk by clicking ‘Payouts’ at the top right of every market page and downloading the available file.
Basically, because only one contract listed can resolve YES once you buy a NO contract for one person it costs much less to take a NO position in every other candidate. It doesn't cost $850 for each person in a linked market like this. It's harder to explain the mechanics behind how PI does it than to just try it to see how it works.
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Old 08-20-2019, 02:32 AM   #104
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Re: 2020 US Presidential Election Betting Thread

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I understand the logic behind fading all these 2-10% guys that you think really should be like .1% but arent you tying up a bunch of money or credit for a long time for a relatively small return? Because youre laying like -1000 or worse on these, no?
I'm just saying Steyer is never going to win, i'm not going to be making my own bets (unless it's on long shot stuff like +1000 that can have a huge roi) until way closer to the election.
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Old 08-20-2019, 03:28 AM   #105
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Re: 2020 US Presidential Election Betting Thread

Some other stuff that looks like free money atm, Hillary and Comey to face charges no and Michelle Obama to run in 2020 no; crazy that they're 14/21/9 percent

AOC to win NY-14 Primary seems like a super lock at yes at 85% as well, I can't imagine she even gets a serious challenger, it's one of the most liberal districts in the country and she's become a liberal hero and that was after she won there against a senior long term incumbent as a nobody
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Old 08-20-2019, 03:51 AM   #106
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Old 08-20-2019, 10:26 AM   #107
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anyone who is taking any election bets with bookies is tying up a bunch of money or credit for a long time for a relatively small return. whether you're JP Morgan or Irving the Tailor betting millions or dimes, [b]the only smart way to gamble the election this far out is through an exchange. [/b/]otherwise there are much better places to put your dollars (i put mine in the toilet)
Simple fix is to request a credit extension for the purpose of placing a futures wager. I’ve done so a couple times while stating this reason and they are more than willing to extend as opposed to upsetting a customer.
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Old 08-20-2019, 12:13 PM   #108
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Simple fix is to request a credit extension for the purpose of placing a futures wager. I’ve done so a couple times while stating this reason and they are more than willing to extend as opposed to upsetting a customer.
okay, that's smart. i have never placed an IRL bet.
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Old 08-20-2019, 01:22 PM   #109
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Simple fix is to request a credit extension for the purpose of placing a futures wager. I’ve done so a couple times while stating this reason and they are more than willing to extend as opposed to upsetting a customer.
Ive done this too. Sometimes Id do it for this sole reason if I knew they would say yes. Because at the end of the season if you still have the account and the bets settle they never remember or care to take the credit back, so you get a nice credit bump without having to ask for it.
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Old 08-20-2019, 01:24 PM   #110
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but I was talking about betting at places that dont allow credit which I assumed Swoop uses, for some reason. I think hes talked a lot about regular online offshore books in the past.
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Old 08-21-2019, 03:38 AM   #111
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Re: 2020 US Presidential Election Betting Thread

I mostly bet with onshore regulated Aussie books now though I use some of the more reputable offshore books too

And yeah obv no one should be tying up large portions of their roll for a 3 percent return for a year or more even if it's 100 percent to win
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Old 08-23-2019, 03:36 PM   #112
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i really do not like Donald Trump or his politics!! though he did once retweet me i think what he is doing is terrible for humankind and i am 1000% confident that he will not win re-election. i am willing to bet one (1) Wendy's Frosty, Large that he will not win re-election. any takers? you must come to Memphis to collect.
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Old 08-23-2019, 04:29 PM   #113
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i really do not like Donald Trump or his politics!! though he did once retweet me i think what he is doing is terrible for humankind and i am 1000% confident that he will not win re-election. i am willing to bet one (1) Wendy's Frosty, Large that he will not win re-election. any takers? you must come to Memphis to collect.
Don't tempt me.
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Old 08-23-2019, 08:24 PM   #114
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Don't tempt me.
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Old 08-23-2019, 11:43 PM   #115
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Re: 2020 US Presidential Election Betting Thread

this thread just shows how far ahead of the game trump is tbh

I don't even know why he gets so much hate from the left when he is the most left leaning democrat to date

he would of ran as a republican if they let him

on another note it is really surprising that people who gamble for a living lean so far left
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Old 08-24-2019, 12:03 AM   #116
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it will be surprising to you when i remember your post in a year and quote it
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Old 08-25-2019, 02:32 AM   #117
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Re: 2020 US Presidential Election Betting Thread

Biden forgets what state he is in... just the latest in a series of troubling gaffes.

https://youtu.be/-1jqVXAbq2Y
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Old 08-25-2019, 04:44 AM   #118
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yeah Biden is the gaffe-master for sure, there are some really good ones from 2008 too
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also why did you call them troubling? i know that you are not troubled by them at all. unnecessary adjective from an unnecessary poster.
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Old 08-25-2019, 02:08 PM   #120
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yeah Biden is the gaffe-master for sure, there are some really good ones from 2008 too
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also why did you call them troubling? i know that you are not troubled by them at all. unnecessary adjective from an unnecessary poster.
I don't love Biden's policies in general but I don't wish the guy ill will on a personal level. The nature of his gaffes have changed. It used to be like "oh look an Indian guy in a quickie mart" now it's like "go to my website that doesn't exist" or "what state am I in again?" or at least a half dozen more like that on the campaign trail so far.
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Old 08-25-2019, 02:55 PM   #121
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weird, since he is a mass-murderer i wish him ill on a very personal level
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Old 08-25-2019, 05:09 PM   #122
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weird, since he is a mass-murderer i wish him ill on a very personal level
What legislation/policies are you referring to?
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Old 08-25-2019, 09:59 PM   #123
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let's go with Syria
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Old 08-25-2019, 11:51 PM   #124
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What legislation/policies are you referring to?
Nobody that is willing to become the president is a good person. All politicians are the same at the end of the day and will use any means necessary to reach their goal.

Do you actually think that Bernie believes the horseshit that comes out of his mouth? the guy that can't even pay his own workers a living wage or pays less % tax than Donald Trump?
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Old 08-26-2019, 08:02 AM   #125
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Bernie absolutely believes what he says
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