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Forum Name: Olympic Sailing
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Topic: gambling on sailing
Posted By: pondmonkey
Subject: gambling on sailing
Date Posted: 10 Jul 12 at 2:58pm
anyone know why the main gambling sites aren't listing the sailing?

I was hoping to make a quick buck on a few sure-wins this year, but it seems that there's no odds available.



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Posted By: r2d2
Date Posted: 10 Jul 12 at 3:19pm
a chance for some enterprising forumite (not me) to open a book!


Posted By: pondmonkey
Date Posted: 10 Jul 12 at 3:33pm
hmm, the problem is I wouldn't take a bet against the GB lot... that was kind of the point, I've never been in a bookies in my life, so this sounded like an ideal opportunity!!!!


Posted By: r2d2
Date Posted: 10 Jul 12 at 4:21pm
not even if you could get say 10 to 1 on Outeridge & Jensen for the 49er?

its got to become 'intrestin' at some point


Posted By: laser4000
Date Posted: 10 Jul 12 at 9:32pm
bet365 said they were going to have it up... I haven'y checked though.


Posted By: JimC
Date Posted: 10 Jul 12 at 9:42pm
The trouble with betting on sailing is that not too many mugs are liable to bet on it. Because of rule one of betting (the bookies always win) a knowledgeable would-be gambler who can predict the likely winners needs to have lots of mugs betting on likely losers, otherwise the odds will be appalling.


Posted By: Rupert
Date Posted: 11 Jul 12 at 8:29am
Long may it continue to be a gambling free sport. It seems that every sport where gambling takes place ends up corrupted by scandal. 

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Posted By: Peaky
Date Posted: 11 Jul 12 at 8:58am
Most of the bookies will offer odds if you ask, even if they aren't published yet. The odds on ben getting a medal will be very short though - but still much better than a month's interest in the bank!

You could build quite a nice accumulator if you bet on every GBR sailor winning a medal of undetermined colour. The Radial and 49er would probably be the biggest risks, but they seem to be hitting form.

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Posted By: SUGmeister
Date Posted: 11 Jul 12 at 9:31am
Originally posted by Rupert

Long may it continue to be a gambling free sport. It seems that every sport where gambling takes place ends up corrupted by scandal. 


Aren't the Ozzie 16 ft skiffs all about betting?


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Posted By: JimC
Date Posted: 11 Jul 12 at 9:52am
I think NSW gambling laws have changed, so I think I'm out of date on this, but yes, the SKiffs were and maybe still are supported by gambling, but not in the way you think...

It was/is the case that Gaming machines - colloquially "Pokies" were only permitted at bona fide sports clubs. The Skiff clubs - traditionally working folk's places, not at all like we think of Yacht Clubs here, used to be one of the few places wehere you could play the machines, and the income from the machines was partly used to support the racing. So the gambling paid for the Skiffs, but not - at least not mainly - theough betting on the results.

There has been though, AIUI, a history of betting on the results of the 18 footer races.



Posted By: Peaky
Date Posted: 11 Jul 12 at 7:56pm
Iker Martinez is 66/1 to win gold in the 49er. 22/1 for a medal. Seems like cracking value to me!

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Posted By: pondmonkey
Date Posted: 12 Jul 12 at 9:43am
Originally posted by Peaky

Iker Martinez is 66/1 to win gold in the 49er. 22/1 for a medal. Seems like cracking value to me!

who's offering that???


Posted By: Roger
Date Posted: 12 Jul 12 at 10:28am
Ladbroks are posting odds....
 
http://sports.ladbrokes.com/en-gb/Olympics/Sailing---MensOlympics/Sailing---Mens-t210002746 - http://sports.ladbrokes.com/en-gb/Olympics/Sailing---MensOlympics/Sailing---Mens-t210002746
 
http://sports.ladbrokes.com/en-gb/Olympics/Sailing---WomensOlympics/Sailing---Womens-t210006666 - http://sports.ladbrokes.com/en-gb/Olympics/Sailing---WomensOlympics/Sailing---Womens-t210006666


Posted By: Peaky
Date Posted: 12 Jul 12 at 10:32am
Indeed, found that at Ladbrokes. I think he's been doing the Volvo hasn't he, so possibly out of practise, but still seems very generous odds for someone with a gold and silver at the last two games.

Ben A is 2/1 on. Barring sinking, its hard to see him not winning.

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Posted By: pondmonkey
Date Posted: 12 Jul 12 at 11:10am
combined with their 'free' 50 for opening an account using the promo code- 25 each way on Martinez.... potential return of over 2k on a 5 opening balance bet.... c'mon you Spanish!!!!


Posted By: pondmonkey
Date Posted: 12 Jul 12 at 11:23am
ooops- looks like the odds have dropped now there's a bet on from me.  

Down to 20:1 

If it comes in I owe you a beer Toby!


Posted By: Peaky
Date Posted: 12 Jul 12 at 11:32am
I think the phrase you are searching for is "Dude, I've got a bottle of Bollinger for you".    Only in this case, nothing dodgy is happening!

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Posted By: pondmonkey
Date Posted: 12 Jul 12 at 11:39am
haha- personally I'm no massive fan of Bolli, I prefer a bottle of widow if we're drinking the cheap stuff.


Posted By: Peaky
Date Posted: 28 Jul 12 at 5:45pm
96:1 for each GBR sailor to win medal (Finn, Mens 470 and Women's Match Race need silver or better).

10000:1 for each to win Gold.



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Posted By: L192444
Date Posted: 30 Jul 12 at 8:49pm
Originally posted by pondmonkey

combined with their 'free' 50 for opening an account using the promo code- 25 each way on Martinez.... potential return of over 2k on a 5 opening balance bet.... c'mon you Spanish!!!!
Where is the promo code?


Posted By: pondmonkey
Date Posted: 31 Jul 12 at 12:09am
Missed out now I think.... It was a banner ad on the site.


Posted By: Peaky
Date Posted: 10 Aug 12 at 1:31pm
Well, my 'all GBR to medal' accumulator didn't pay off , but I am still quids in. I've won on Ben, Xu Lijia (congrats Jon!) and Freddy Loof!

Also made a bit on an accumulator for Brownlee in triathalon, GBR Men's Four, NZ Men's Double and Katie Taylor in the boxing! Celebratory take-away tonight!

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Posted By: pondmonkey
Date Posted: 10 Aug 12 at 2:09pm
well done Peaky!


Posted By: Philsailing2014
Date Posted: 25 Aug 14 at 9:41pm
I know its been a while for a reply but I'm working on developing a site which will give easy access to follow sailing and place the odd bet or two on your favorite team at all the big events!, I am a pro sailor and rigger and have seen the opportunity to grow this to allow you feel a little more invested in sport we all love by committing your belief and knowledge behind the teams you follow.



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