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Plunder lines
« on: August 21, 2018, 10:50:24 am »
In the bookies on Sunday met an old friend who is now regional manager for Boylesports .He said numbers entering shops has crashed and they are now offering plunder lines to attract punters into shops and he recons there is some great value to be had but you need to go in shop as the offers are not on line .Saw one on sunday All 4 teams in the All Ireland finals to score a Goal @ 5/2 its nearly a given that goals are scored in hurling you would think the Dubs will get a goal so the value was 5/2 on Tyrone to score a goal.Other offers like money back as a free bet if your horse finishes second to the favourite Must give punters an edge if they have patience .

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Re: Plunder lines
« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2018, 01:49:57 pm »
Boylesports restricted my account, banning me from betting on any sports. I suspect a shop punter will get similar treatment if he's not losing the requisite amount. On gambling fora the firm is aptly referred to as Spoilsports.

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« Reply #2 on: August 22, 2018, 08:38:22 am »
I was in Boylesports a few times myself last week on an enforced holiday, hard to believe the numbers in a very well kept premises, there was barely 2 or 3 customers in there at any one time.
The manager I knew well as an ex-colleague and I said to him; "I remember when I was about 13 (1978) coming up to Blarney street (Cork northside) in a Taxi to collect the football coupons (and cash at 3pm) from you and seeing ye all like a battered football team after being hammered fer a few hours !".
He replies; "Yea, I remember it, ya couldn't get in de door !".

And to add, that was when the betting tax was at a staggering 20% !!
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Re: Plunder lines
« Reply #3 on: August 22, 2018, 08:59:42 am »
From 1980 onwards as a tender 15 year old I worked those Cork inner city and northside betting shops, the shops were thronged daily as me Daza was kinda influential in revolutionizing betting in the Cork, Munster, Ireland and the UK landscapes.
The money was good but the hours were long especially as we also worked the dog tracks 5 nights a week.
Assault's on staff by the dockers in the inner city in the early Eighties were commonplace, about once a fortnight, much more so than at the dog track where I only fought twice (in retaliation).
In those days the dog tracks were packed, the betting offices were packed and fer the most part the law of the Jungle was the major ruler.

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Re: Plunder lines
« Reply #4 on: August 22, 2018, 09:36:01 am »
Early prices or Pre-Race betting as we called it was our hallmark in the early Eighties, as soon as one race was over then we displayed Pre-race betting fer the next race, the punters loved it, they couldn't get enough of it, and as the years progressed to today every horse has an early morning price every day.
Cheltenham Ante-post was a huge success fer us, we were the first by miles to offer ante-post odds on all championship races and actually take almost any bet that was offered on an "All in run or not" basis, which I believe should still apply.

Our exclusive football coupon was the first ever to offer Singles on every game and had so many different markets, that at the time it would make your head spin. I myself produced that football coupon every Wednesday fer 19 years.

The Lotto was another big winner fer us, it was me Daza who first came up with the idea to offer odds on the Lotto. Fer the first Ten years of my job I had barely ever seen a woman inside a betting shop, but once the Lotto odds were announced and criticized by Lotto cheif's and got national radio and press to freely publicize it fer us, then it took off and now a whole new female customer base had been formed. We fobbed off the Lotto by changing the wording from Lotto to 'Pick the numbers' and very surprisingly they accepted it.

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Re: Plunder lines
« Reply #5 on: August 22, 2018, 09:49:32 am »
In the bookies on Sunday met an old friend who is now regional manager for Boylesports .He said numbers entering shops has crashed and they are now offering plunder lines to attract punters into shops and he recons there is some great value to be had but you need to go in shop as the offers are not on line .Saw one on sunday All 4 teams in the All Ireland finals to score a Goal @ 5/2 its nearly a given that goals are scored in hurling you would think the Dubs will get a goal so the value was 5/2 on Tyrone to score a goal.Other offers like money back as a free bet if your horse finishes second to the favourite Must give punters an edge if they have patience .

Vigorish.......the old term for letting them think they have a cut....the bookie charging them for the privilege....an old Yiddish term, surprise, surprise..

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Re: Plunder lines
« Reply #6 on: August 22, 2018, 10:39:56 am »
Bookies still trying to get the Girls to bet .You can bet on the X factor love island ,Who shot JR what colour frock will the Queen wear at Ascot .I stopped watching racing on telly since they started judging the best kept Mare .Some limp wrister telling me how good some Dame looks in her Armani Two piece with matching bag and Wellows .Even Sky Sports are using Women reporters to cover Premiership games .Thats a bit like getting a housepainter to judge a Renaissance Art Contest .I think it was the Lip who opined it wont be long before having a scrotum will become illegal .Still I never saw a woman labouring on a building site working a 2x1 gang tending two brickies .

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Re: Plunder lines
« Reply #7 on: August 22, 2018, 10:45:49 am »
No..think I said it was a matter of time before being heterosexual will mean mandatory electric shock therapy..Woody Allen had it sussed....everything turned on its head....have a cigar....it's good for you.....brocolli.....bad news.

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Re: Plunder lines
« Reply #8 on: August 22, 2018, 11:20:04 am »
Brocolli full of Iron eat to much it is bad for you .Woody was right .

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Re: Plunder lines
« Reply #9 on: August 22, 2018, 02:46:18 pm »
Did you cop it yet, Johannes?

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Re: Plunder lines
« Reply #10 on: August 22, 2018, 08:47:51 pm »
Plunders lines.....ermy misleading me again!!

 


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