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to not want to bet £3k??

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ByeByeLilSebastian Tue 08-Nov-16 13:15:08

Dh has just flounced off because I've said no to putting down a £3k bet that Clinton will win. The chances are she will but I still feel nervy about putting that much money down.

Aibu? He thinks I'm making us miss out on a huge opportunity...

BabyGanoush Tue 08-Nov-16 13:15:55

surely you can't win much? odds can't be that good?

ByeByeLilSebastian Tue 08-Nov-16 13:17:25

4-1 apparently. I've no idea how it works tbh. What would you get back if you won?

BabyGanoush Tue 08-Nov-16 13:18:03


can't be! really?

Oogle Tue 08-Nov-16 13:20:20

Are you sure that's not an enhanced bet? They'll top up your account with free bets to that value, rather than cold hard cash...

ByeByeLilSebastian Tue 08-Nov-16 13:20:23

According to him. No idea who it's through, sounds a bit dodge to me.

Oogle Tue 08-Nov-16 13:22:00

OnionKnight Tue 08-Nov-16 13:22:14

Not a chance in hell I'd bet that much.

bumblefeline Tue 08-Nov-16 13:22:30

Might be a new bookie offer by the sounds of it. Don't risk it the favourite looses very often.

BarbaraofSeville Tue 08-Nov-16 13:22:38

If the bookmakers are giving odds of 4-1 on what is effectively a 2 horse race, that means they think she has no chance.

Could be 1/4, which means you would win £750 on top of your £3k, but I wouldn't risk it. After all the consensus was that the UK wouldn't vote for Brexit and we all know how that went.

Superaspie Tue 08-Nov-16 13:23:12

Stick a fiver on it

c3pu Tue 08-Nov-16 13:24:11

Rules of gambling:

Only gamble with what you can afford to lose.

Only gamble for pleasure, not as a financial strategy.

If you want to make money out of gambling, become a bookie.

BarbaraofSeville Tue 08-Nov-16 13:24:11

On the link posted by Oogle, they are offering 4/1, but on a maximum bet of £10 as a new customer offer. And I think you can't keep your winnings, only rebet them.

Wrinklytights Tue 08-Nov-16 13:24:25

Absolutely not! The odds are 4-1 on (1-4), not 4-1. If you bet 3k you would get £3750 back if you won so you're risking £3k to win £750 - bonkers IMO

ovenchips Tue 08-Nov-16 13:24:43

Also v surprised at those odds.

As with all bets, the answer depends on whether you could comfortably manage the loss of the stake. £3k being not much of a big deal to you is vairrrry different to it being no mortgage payment this month/ no holiday this year type of scenario.

ByeByeLilSebastian Tue 08-Nov-16 13:25:23

I don't know how anyone can bet it's just sooo risky!
He's sulking now because I don't have a clue what I'm talking about. It's very true, I don't have a clue which is why I won't spend £3k on it!

HeyToTheHo Tue 08-Nov-16 13:26:15

One word: referendum

ByeByeLilSebastian Tue 08-Nov-16 13:26:59

The money is saved for redecorating so we could afford to lose it, but then we wouldn't be able to redecorate.

Wrinklytights Tue 08-Nov-16 13:27:18

Crossed posts with the others, yes there are offers of 4/1, but max stake is £10.

bumblefeline Tue 08-Nov-16 13:29:53

As others said stakes are often limited on a price boost.

For example Coral's signup offer has Clinton to win at 25/1 but max bet is only £1.

Shinyshoes2 Tue 08-Nov-16 13:30:38

The price ISNT 1/4 that was the price of Hillary to win
The price has been fluctuating between 4/1 and 7/2 ... Yesterday was 10/3 ..... I know I work in a bookies
I had trump at 7/4 ..... I don't know what to tell you .... Its your money . I had a fiver on it about 6 weeks ago .

BarbaraofSeville Tue 08-Nov-16 13:31:17

If he's talking about betting that amount, you must have it spare as free spends unless he is a bit dim so let him bet the £3k out of his spending money, then he gets his way and it doesn't affect you.

If he wins, he gets an extra £750 and the pleasure of being right. If he loses, he has £3k less to spend on whatever it is he spends his money on.

Shinyshoes2 Tue 08-Nov-16 13:33:06

There might be a maximum stake . I couldn't tell you what that is though im not in work
Zac goldsmith to win the Richmond by election was a maximum stake of £75.00 when it was first announced he was in the betting
Now he is 1/2 you can have 4k on it

BarbaraofSeville Tue 08-Nov-16 13:33:31

Oh, I see it's your decorating money. Let me guess, he doesn't care at all whether or not the house gets decorated?

londonrach Tue 08-Nov-16 13:53:47

Dont bet what you cant afford to lose. Does 4-1 on just 2 people mean they think she will lose

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