The home of intelligent horse racing discussion
The home of intelligent horse racing discussion

cowardly bookmakers

Home Forums Horse Racing cowardly bookmakers

Viewing 11 posts - 1 through 11 (of 11 total)
  • Author
    Posts
  • #1641
    jonny33
    Member
    • Total Posts 51

    whilst at newcastle races on bank holiday monday i saw a man go to put £400 on pheonix tower @ 8-11 with the in house betting shop run by totesport, imagine his surprise and mine when he was told he could only have £200 at 8-11 and the rest at sp, hardly a big liability.<br>surely totesport should be standing bets like that, although i know they are not alone in this practice.<br>

    #58762
    PerpetualPerpetual
    Participant
    • Total Posts 432

    I’m surprised they wouldn’t lay that in the shop

    I was at Cheltenham this year & tried to get £400 on Ouninpohja @ 11/2 (freely available in the ring) with a 2nd line Tatts bookie. He told me to **** off & who did I think he was Ladbrokes! Yet the guy on the pitch next door took my cash with pleaseure. Makes you wonder why he bothered forking out for a cheltenham pitch & all the associated expenses if he didn’t want to lay a bet??

    #58763
    betlargebetlarge
    Participant
    • Total Posts 2663

    I was at Cheltenham this year & tried to get £400 on Ouninpohja @ 11/2 (freely available in the ring) with a 2nd line Tatts bookie. He told me to **** off & who did I think he was Ladbrokes! Yet the guy on the pitch next door took my cash with pleaseure. Makes you wonder why he bothered forking out for a cheltenham pitch & all the associated expenses if he didn’t want to lay a bet??

    <br>To be fair, if I was a bookmaker, I wouldn’t be wanting to lay 11-2 shots in 30-runner end-of-season hugely-competitive handicap hurdles either.

    Mike

    #58765
    PerpetualPerpetual
    Participant
    • Total Posts 432

    If I was a bookie that’s exactly the sort of bet I’d want to be taking

    #58766
    davidjohnson
    Member
    • Total Posts 4491

    Perpetual

    Have you read many of betlarge’s posts?

    #58767
    betlargebetlarge
    Participant
    • Total Posts 2663

    I really am the lowest form of wit.

    Mike

    #58769
    davidjohnson
    Member
    • Total Posts 4491

    Quote: from betlarge on 5:53 pm on May 12, 2007[br]I really am the lowest form of wit.

    Mike

    Betlarge, I think it’s unfair to bring TRF’s finest legal brain into this.

    #58770
    betlargebetlarge
    Participant
    • Total Posts 2663

    Betlarge, I think it’s unfair to bring TRF’s finest legal brain into this.

    <br>DJ, didn’t you used to be the warm-up for Max Miller?

    The Palladium in ’36 wasn’t it?

    Mike

    #58772
    Mounty
    Member
    • Total Posts 455

    It’s all a bit crap really. It’s like your local Wetherspoons advertising beer at 99p a pint but, when you ask for four, they say "sorry, you can have a half but the rest will cost you £2.99 a pint". If you don’t want to go 11-1, why take out full page adverts in the racing press offering horse x at 11-1? Simply say "we’ll lay it to lose a tenner at 11-1, after that it’s 6-4".

    #58773
    betlargebetlarge
    Participant
    • Total Posts 2663

    It’s all a bit crap really. It’s like your local Wetherspoons advertising beer at 99p a pint but, when you ask for four, they say "sorry, you can have a half but the rest will cost you £2.99 a pint".

    Mounty

    a) Are you a feckin’ dipsomaniac?

    and

    b) You don’t half drink in some quality joints.

    Mike

    #58775
    Mounty
    Member
    • Total Posts 455

    For the uninitiated (including me until five minutes ago): "A dipsomaniac is a person with an uncontrollable craving for alcohol, especially alcoholic liquors. It differs from alcoholism in that it is an uncontrollable periodic lust for alcohol, with, in the interim, no desire for alcoholic beverages. "Dipsomania" is usually thought of as a dated term."

    In answer to point b), my hand is forced, my local Wetherspoons is the only place open at 9.30am.

Viewing 11 posts - 1 through 11 (of 11 total)
  • You must be logged in to reply to this topic.