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    Everyone has bad habits in life, and bad habits as gamblers as well. What's your worst gambling habit?

    Mine is probably being too cute, and taking a side and total on the same game. Take today, I take the Celtics as underdogs, and I take the over in the game. Celtics win big, and the game stays under and I have absolutely nothing to show for it, except a small loss with the juice. Extremely frustrating. I keep reminding myself "be more decisive". Taking a side and total on the same game, means you need a perfect score. That's one aspect I'm trying to clean up.

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    Not going for the big kill at the racetrack.

    Years ago, I remember oddsmaker Michael "Roxy" Roxborough saying you can't be afraid to win big.

    I dream of hitting a 50-cent Pick 5 in SoCal five or ten times.

    Problem is, it's only a dream because I'm not invested in the Pick 5 regularly.

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    Picking up the phone during heavy drinking. Drinking and gambling never works out for me.

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    DotPark, I havent had a drink or smoked any weed in over 2 years. Yet I lost so much of my money in life when I was doing both and gambling as well, thinking I was in control. One's judgment gets totally blurred when that happens.

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    Mine is the wanting to wager on what I want to root for rather than looking objectively at the game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cheapseats View Post
    Mine is the wanting to wager on what I want to root for rather than looking objectively at the game.

    Interesting.

    I'm totally detached from teams emotionally, but I do favor teams with smart coaches and smart players.

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    Sometimes I forget to check who the squares are on. Very frustrating.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny Knuckles View Post
    DotPark, I havent had a drink or smoked any weed in over 2 years. Yet I lost so much of my money in life when I was doing both and gambling as well, thinking I was in control. One's judgment gets totally blurred when that happens.

    Good work guy.

    Wish you continued abstinence
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    Spending to much time with my AKITA-PITBULL
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    Trying to beat the casinos....always looking for that big score on the crap table.....was especially true during my younger years....I now focus more on the poker tables when visiting the casinos....

    Also looking for fast horses....
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    everyone's worst habit is chasing losses

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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny Knuckles View Post
    DotPark, I havent had a drink or smoked any weed in over 2 years. Yet I lost so much of my money in life when I was doing both and gambling as well, thinking I was in control. One's judgment gets totally blurred when that happens.
    Keep up the good fight Knuckles. I know it is not easy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JavyBaez9 View Post
    everyone's worst habit is chasing losses
    For the most part, not an issue for those that have done it for a living 10+ years.
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    Losing

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    Betting a price because it’s going to move, even though I don’t care for the play.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FairWarning View Post
    Betting a price because it’s going to move, even though I don’t care for the play.
    Especially when it doesnt move

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    chasing

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    thinking offshore is smarter than vegas... and visa versa.

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    Not varying my unit size when I know I am onto something or seeing things well. Paying too much attention to the screen.

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    Some excellent responses here to Johnny's question ("What's your worst gambling habit?") but here's my favorite answer:



    Quote Originally Posted by E$13 View Post
    Losing

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    Being more selective; my bad days usually involve playing too many games

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    Quote Originally Posted by E$13 View Post
    Losing
    Funny

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    I had a girlfriend break up with me over gambling.

    She made sure to clarify though, "it's not the gambling I have a problem with, it's the losing."

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    Quote Originally Posted by E$13 View Post
    I had a girlfriend break up with me over gambling.

    She made sure to clarify though, "it's not the gambling I have a problem with, it's the losing."
    The reality is that in the history of the Gamblers Anonymous program, there's never been a member who was there cause he/she was winning too often. People go to GA cause they are bad gamblers.

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    Mine is after i make a score on the ponies for 3 or 4K inevitably I start betting crazy show bets for "easy" money. We all know how this story ends.

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    Good thread!

    My worst habit is continuing to play some bullshit theory that i believe will eventually work...... (I like to call this the winkyduck.... Reading many of his posts here i can see he also falls into this same trap i fall into at times)

    Instead of just handicapping the players/coaches/situation and keeping it simple.

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    Quote Originally Posted by E$13 View Post
    I had a girlfriend break up with me over gambling.

    She made sure to clarify though, "it's not the gambling I have a problem with, it's the losing."



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