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pandora1963
20 Dec 14 01:09
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like myself,given blood sweat and tears to this place,anchored it , should be given a £500 reward. I think most long term users and die hard would agree . We deserve it.
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Report Tommy Toes December 20, 2014 1:13 AM GMT
hahahahaha! Good luck with that thought Pandora!

Betfair care about as much about their customers these days as Pol Pot did for his 'minions'.
Report bodil December 20, 2014 1:13 AM GMT
£1,000 minimum.
Report bodil December 20, 2014 1:14 AM GMT
But if we all left - to the other place - their shareholdings would be manure.  Flatter us!
Report naydam December 20, 2014 1:25 AM GMT
They're lucky to be allowed to stay. A bookie would have barred them years ago. Ten years of drawing profits for their winnings. I don't know how Betfair can afford it. It must be costing them a fortune!
Report bodil December 20, 2014 1:28 AM GMT
Lots of hollow laughter around?
Report naydam December 20, 2014 1:35 AM GMT
I must be the only person on here who is making a loss. I'm over ten quid DOWN!  SadSad
Report bodil December 20, 2014 1:59 AM GMT
Why worry?  We live in the best of all possible worlds.
Report naydam December 20, 2014 2:17 AM GMT
Worry? I don't worry. It gives me a goal to strive for!  GrinGrin
Report raspberrybottom December 20, 2014 5:47 AM GMT
I think nine-and-a-quarter years should be the pay-off point.Grin
Report Clungehungry December 20, 2014 5:58 AM GMT
About 12 years here. Used to feel like a community, as opposed to something called a community. Sad, really.
Report johnn December 20, 2014 8:17 AM GMT
Indeed.
Report The Leopard December 20, 2014 10:03 AM GMT
CH....you should post more then.
Report kenny mann December 20, 2014 10:08 AM GMT
I've done 12.5 years now.

To be fair to them I did get a Christmas Box this year.

830-25 Loyalty Refund SE1CB510M-EXC13          -    -    -         100.00
Report Mc Moonbeam December 20, 2014 11:26 AM GMT
I've been here since Flutter days , wish I'd of used the forums earlier as I bet big when I started & never even posted on them for 3 years or so & were kinda hectic back then , always go everything alone the hard way but are some really good people on here & wouldn't be the same without the forums
Report Burton-Brewers December 20, 2014 11:27 AM GMT
typical Labour poster wanting free money
Report seaview December 20, 2014 11:30 AM GMT
13.5 yrs now.(When Kenny was Canny)

Only ever had a pack of cards.
Report Mc Moonbeam December 20, 2014 11:53 AM GMT
Me too seaview , that was around 8 years ago Laugh
Report paddletoe December 20, 2014 12:35 PM GMT
Bet 365 know how to treat their customers. They have given me more than 2 grand in weekly bonuses over the past year.
Report Mc Moonbeam December 20, 2014 12:41 PM GMT
Good to hear I don't know how you do it paddletoe

is arbing your full time living now ?
Report paddletoe December 20, 2014 12:53 PM GMT
Yes, it has been for the past few years Moonbeam but its not a not an occupation with a great very long term future!
Report paddletoe December 20, 2014 12:59 PM GMT
Lot less pressure than being a poker player where you could put in 60 hours a week and sometimes have less money at the end of the week than you had at the start.
I like arbing because its going into the bank 100 times a week with a twenty pound note and exchanging it for a fifty pound note!
Report Thin and Crispy December 20, 2014 1:06 PM GMT
£150,000 a year. Crazy
Report paddletoe December 20, 2014 1:12 PM GMT
Nah, bout 70k a year but you don't pay tacks.
Report The Leopard December 20, 2014 1:17 PM GMT
Tax?
Report Thin and Crispy December 20, 2014 1:18 PM GMT
Arbing?  You is a jeanius or you have multiply personality disorder.
Report paddletoe December 20, 2014 1:20 PM GMT
Not sure bout multiple personality disorder but I definatly have a LOT of multiple accounts.
Report paddletoe December 20, 2014 1:26 PM GMT
I call it tacks because I have never once paid betting tax with my local bookies when you used to have to.
Report paddletoe December 20, 2014 1:29 PM GMT
Watching a snooker match at the moment without any pictures! Bit like the olden days when you had a bet on the football and you looked at the teletext waiting for the scores to change. Or when you listened to the commentary in a horse race before pictures and kept looking up at the blower.
Report Mikael D'Haguenet December 20, 2014 2:54 PM GMT
Extel Love
Report Mc Moonbeam December 20, 2014 3:12 PM GMT
Great stuff paddletoe

and yes poker is far too stressful now I'm getting older I almost hate having to play the game nowadays just feel I'm wasting my time

Similarly nothing worthwhile lasts forever so I wouldn't worry yourself with that if you're doing so well you must be one of the best in the game right now
just make hay while the sun shines Cool
Report Hank Hill December 20, 2014 4:50 PM GMT
Where does the time go?! Can't believe coming up for 13 years
Report SlippyBlue December 20, 2014 5:06 PM GMT
I was thinking the same Hank, I'm not certain of my joining date but I'd guess late 2000 early 2001.
Report boxingthefox December 20, 2014 5:11 PM GMT
Snap^^^
Report Ivor December 20, 2014 5:12 PM GMT
I agree with Slippy :)
Report Ivor December 20, 2014 5:13 PM GMT
I agree with Slippy :)
Report Ivor December 20, 2014 5:13 PM GMT
I agree with Slippy :)
Report Ivor December 20, 2014 5:13 PM GMT
no, REALLY I do!!
(sorry folks :( )
Report danniellasmincepies December 20, 2014 6:54 PM GMT
Sure i was given a free spin on something one year Blush
Report Foinavon December 20, 2014 7:45 PM GMT
I like your new car Ivor.

Betfair ain't so bad so long as you don't weaken.
Report Foinavon December 20, 2014 7:48 PM GMT
...or play poker for hours on end.Shocked
Report bluesbirds to win December 21, 2014 11:18 AM GMT
better than working in a dead end jobLove
Report naydam December 21, 2014 11:45 AM GMT
He speaks!!!  ShockedShockedShocked    The suspense has been terrible!!     LaughLaughLaugh
Report G1_Jockey_4 December 21, 2014 12:53 PM GMT
1 post in 12 years !!!!!!!!!!!!!
Report G1_Jockey_4 December 21, 2014 12:54 PM GMT
welcome to the forum old timer
Report Foinavon December 21, 2014 2:29 PM GMT
He's been too busy playing poker to post on here.
Welcome to the forum Bluesbirds!
Report Dr Crippen December 21, 2014 2:41 PM GMT
How many on here can say in truth that they are any better at gambling now than they were when they started out?
Report casemoney December 21, 2014 2:49 PM GMT
circa 2000 ,same as Slippy Happy a 500 quid rebate would go down a treat tbh Sad
Report History Maker December 21, 2014 2:55 PM GMT
I've been on here for yonks.
Report curious-cat December 21, 2014 2:58 PM GMT
yonks + almost 6 months
Report Coachbuster December 21, 2014 3:52 PM GMT
bluesbirds posts  LaughShocked
Report Burton-Brewers December 21, 2014 5:20 PM GMT
deffo Dr C, I have picked up a good bit of info over the years especially from General Betting forum
Report SPOT THE DOG December 21, 2014 6:03 PM GMT
signing in...Surprised
Report Jayco December 21, 2014 6:42 PM GMT
Over the years I've lost count of the systems (football) that I thought would be the holy grail, laying in bed thinking this is the one. Then two weeks later deleting the spreadsheet in disgust.
Report NorthernPunter December 21, 2014 7:13 PM GMT
Coming up to 14 years for me.....shocked!!
Report Burton-Brewers December 21, 2014 7:14 PM GMT
do you own a kebab shop?
Report NorthernPunter December 21, 2014 7:15 PM GMT
No...why?
Report kenny mann December 21, 2014 7:21 PM GMT
still chuckling at this





bluesbirds to win
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better than working in a dead end jobLove
Report kenny mann December 21, 2014 7:21 PM GMT
this looks better

bluesbirds to win
21 Dec 14 11:18
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better than working in a dead end jobLove
Report Burton-Brewers December 21, 2014 7:40 PM GMT
No...why?

sorry I thought I'd seen your username before somewhere
Report Mc Moonbeam December 21, 2014 8:00 PM GMT
you really wouldn't believe how hard some poker pro's have to work

watching the apple programme & hearing 70 hours per week is too much for anybody .. I decided it's time for me to quit Plain
Report Ovalman. December 22, 2014 1:10 AM GMT
How many on here can say in truth that they are any better at gambling now than they were when they started out?

£4k withdrawals this year although helped by a £1.6k "Jackpot" win. Unlike McMoon, It's just a profitable hobby that I love.

Love the game but understand frustrations of McMoon, the game IS harder than 5 years ago.

I've worked very hard on my game and can honestly say I'm a far better player than I was even a year ago.
Report chrisblues December 22, 2014 11:10 AM GMT
bluesbirds to win  Joined: 27 Jul 02
better than working in a dead end job

god that was me in my wife name  post by mistake lol
Report chrisblues December 22, 2014 11:16 AM GMT
found that back in 2002 to 2005 it was raining money 

and when pc kicked in  yes the game have gotta harder so many things types of bots ways and reason with a list as long as my arm  makes the game harder
Report chrisblues December 22, 2014 11:38 AM GMT
used to do 17 -18 hours a day back in 2002  dogs 10am nags 2pm usa racing 5pm upto  2 am and sometimes aust racing to 4 am Crazydue to making hay while it last making the most of it

nowdays  it just 3 to 5 hours a day  that it was getting  burnout and try to enjoy life off here more
Report chrisblues December 22, 2014 11:56 AM GMT
tip   working on xmas week always  a waste of time too many things going on and  the p=l seems  get a hit over the last 12 years on xmas week facts having a break may be a better idea back on 26th

merry xmas
Report paddletoe December 22, 2014 12:19 PM GMT
The best forums on here for picking up knowledge on betting are the cricket forum and the specials forum ( where they bet on things like big brother etc ). Just my humble opinion.
Report paddletoe December 22, 2014 12:21 PM GMT
Aint been on the specials forum in ages but I spent one whole series of big brother popping in and out of it. The nuances of betting on these kind of markets where voting counts towards the winner and other things influence the result were something I had never thought about before.
Report Coachbuster December 22, 2014 1:08 PM GMT
9 years for me

still hanging in there just scraping a living - no job prospects as no one will employ me .

it's getting harder and harder ,i have met my match on here for sure this year -  still winnning but have to concentrate so hard it's becoming stressful - any mistakes are costly .



still maintain 20 hours a week  - won't work longer than that ,never have and never will - life is toooo short - rather live off any savings .

As someone said ,a few years ago it was RAINING money on here .

hgope life is treating you well moonbeam . what will; you do now - any betting away from poker ?
Report Coachbuster December 22, 2014 1:12 PM GMT
Ovalman - i'm far more skilled now than 5 years ago ,but not doing anywhere near as well .The bar has been raised . The strong players are taking chunks out of each other .

One day there will be 2 players on here slugging it out to see who is the King of Betfair .

Its like being a regular scorer in League 2 and then finding yourself having to cut it in the EPL .
Report Foinavon December 22, 2014 1:45 PM GMT
There is a type of evolution going on. In the early days there were plenty of profitable niches to be discovered and exploited. The turnover was only a fraction of what it is now and hardly anyone had heard of bots.
It's only natural that by now all the easy options have gone and making a profit becomes harder.

It is still possible to do well on here as there are competing interests in any market which makes them less than efficient. My own stamping ground is Test Match cricket and I find it pays to specialise in a narrow field so that you know at least as much about what's going on as most of the other players in the market.

As for betfair paying us a £500 bonus, well one can dream.Love.
Report Ivor December 22, 2014 2:20 PM GMT
I thank-you Foinavon.. best wishes and Merry Xmas to you sir :- but I still have the Spectrum Blue XFS.. now three ears old and first MOT'd. This white one was just a curtsy car on that service and MOT day.. (and not as good as my original  - I HATE stopstart techno and 8-gear seems OTT to me!).
Report Foinavon December 22, 2014 2:30 PM GMT
A Merry Christmas to you too Ivor, and a profitable New Year.

Is the incremental project still on course? Hopefully the greyhounds are still running in your favour.
Report Ivor December 22, 2014 2:54 PM GMT
Quite so TY Grin: now well into the 2015 target (but dumped the dogs) - the best returns are all long in the face and legs now). Take cur boyo.
Report iamajambo December 22, 2014 2:54 PM GMT
I'm 2 and a half months short of 10 years,but a sports diary would be nice.
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