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Football Review: England vs Tunisia 18th June 2018

The bookmaker Paddy Power is offering odds of 250-1 on England winning the World Cup: 250-1 for new customers.1 The form-book is the FIFA world rankings: England at 12th with Tunisia lagging at 21st. Sure enough the form came through … Continue reading

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Book Review: Walter Tevis~ The Hustler

It’s a disappointing thing to have to say in a book review that Tevis is unknown but the film with Paul Newman is a classic. He also wrote ‘The Color of Money’ and he’s unknown for that as well. So! … Continue reading

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Paolo Maldini: a great Italian defender

In football, successful defenders can be a nightmare for [gambling] statisticians. During his playing years for Milan and Italy, Paolo Maldini averaged one tackle every other game. It wasn’t because he was a lazy player; it was because he didn’t … Continue reading

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What A Great Day

Made all the better with sunshine and a gentle breeze we, my good friends Mick and Chris, set off up the A12 towards Chelmsford City race track. Chris driving, (as ebullient as ever) managed to doubt his navigation, so we … Continue reading

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A Nihilist Praises Gambling

A Punter Jim put his entire stake on the first race to get it over and done with straightaway. A Gambler “(He) was a man who gambled simply to gamble and must lose… Show me a gambler and I’ll show … Continue reading

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Gambling on the Stock Market

The valuation of shares is based on four criteria. They are (1) historic performance, (2) current management perofrmance, (3) future prospects, and finally peer group opinion. Henry Ford famously said, “History is bunk.” This disposes of (1). Why is this … Continue reading

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Gambling and All That

Gamblers are not usually seen as positive role models. This judgmental approach lacks awareness of the virtues of gamblers. The purse lipped comment, “I’ve never been in a betting shop” tells us all we need to know about the narrow … Continue reading

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