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Against all odds

betting, punting, gambling
What does best describe you?
Gambler
Bettor
Punter
Accumulator/Parlay
Often
Never
Occasionally
Each Way
Often
Never
Occasionally
Your market/Your bets
Footie
Horses
Special bets
Bookies' mi stakes
Underlays
Overlays
Spreads/points/goals
Sports
Politics/Eurovision etc
Handicap/Asian
Dogs
Other
Without bets, e.g. premiership without the big 4
Each Way
Single
Double
Treble
Accumulator
Outright
Round Robin
Any to come
Union Jack
Stop at a winner
Single/Double Stakes About
Stop at a loser
Bookies/Betting exchange
Bookie
Betting exchange
Mates
Others
Always the same bookie/exchange?
Yes
No, I shop around
Chalk player?
Yes
No
Is rule 4 a good/fair rule?
Yes
No
Have an internet account with a bookie/betting exchange?
Bookie
Exchange
Both
Is it of any use when they show the book (e.g. on teletext)?
Yes
No
Keep a database/stats?
Yes
No
Do you know of any fixed results?
Yes
No
Not sure
Fixed for other reasons than betting
Have you ever been involved in a fix?
Yes
No
Do bookies usually get it right?
Yes
No
Do you bet on e.g. horses' names?
Yes
No
Occasionally
Do you have a betting bank?
Yes
No
Do you keep (a) book (of your bets)?
Yes
No
Single entry or double entry, cash or accrual?
Single
Double
Cash
Accrual
Stake
1
2
Differs
Other
The number to the right of the slash
When placing a bet, do you calculate possible returns or profit?
Returns
Profit
Does it make a living?
Yes
No
Prefered way of displaying odds
Fractional/Traditional
Decimal/European
American
Indo
Maleysian
Hong Kong
I take the bet settlers word for it
Should bookies only pay out after the season? As teams fold and records get expunged, as if the matches were never played
Yes
No
Is it okay for bookies to pay out in advance? One could argue that if they get into difficulties as a going concern, that is their choice and not down to (other) circumstances
No
Yes
That's why they are bookMAKERS They wouldn't qualify as bookKEEPERS
Do you study odds/Watch them?
Yes
No
If there's a fatality in the event, should there be paid out?
Yes
No
Stakes returned
The book: Are all possible outcomes added together really always 100%?
Yes
No
Should the dead-heat rule also apply, when entries finish level on points? e.g. in footie, where 2 teams might finish level on points, so the champion is decided on GD, but the rules could very well have been different, e.g. goals scored/most wins etc
Yes
No
Would a market like the all time football league, or all time goal difference be a good idea?
Yes
No
Too much advantage to the bookies
Preferably a selling/buying market
Do you generally go for larger or smaller odds?
Larger
Smaller
Odds on only
Differs
Have a beard?
Yes
No
Should the betting/punting world have its own stock exchange? e.g. to see what the markets are, what is bet on...
Yes
No
Which is more difficult?
book-keeping
book-making
Disputed results:
Pay out to the official result
Stakes returned
A rule like rule 4
Split between the 2 results
Against all odds
Phil Collins
Bruce Springsteen
Michael Jackson
Like odds ones out?
Yes
No
On Sky News, while I'm making this poll, a discussion about changing from fractional/traditional to decimal/european. Is it a good thing?
Yes
No
Another bit of culture murder
Oh yes, those sad Europeans don't understand it, so we need to change again
Use a calculator
This poll was created on 2010-01-02 11:57:43 by opollion