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Old 10-19-2011, 12:22 PM   #1
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Went to Tahoe last month and being a Cardinal fan I put $20 on a whim for them to win the NL pennant. Got lucky won, it paid $720, not bad, no big deal. But three days after I bought this ticket a cardinal fan put $250 on them to win $125,000 at MGM. Seems someone at the sports book got a little lazy in adjusting their futures bets. He also has $250 to win $250,000 they win the world series. If I was him I would lay $125,000 on Rangers to make sure I win some more dough. If I had been at MGM in Vegas instead of Tahoe where I usually go I would have won $10k on my $20 bet. I bet somebody at MGM is probably looking for a new job right now!

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Old 10-19-2011, 08:58 PM   #2
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Can't believe that stuff's not all automatic by now, with computer alerts letting them know if their lines are off from other places.

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Old 10-20-2011, 08:03 PM   #3
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I sure don't understand.
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Old 10-20-2011, 09:05 PM   #4
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He also has $250 to win $250,000 they win the world series. If I was him I would lay $125,000 on Rangers to make sure I win some more dough.
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