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    Funny Way How Much Has Winning/Earning Money Cost You

    On the back of Marc26 statement that "My wife just sends me a text saying x amount is due, no mucking around anymore 555 I got a 35k baht insurance text yesterday 555".

    Sorry I have to tell the whole of this story, otherwise it will not be so funny.

    I have never been married so never been taken to the cleaners that way, but one weekend we were going to meet some of my GF's friends who I had never met. I get the lowdown before I leave the house, no swearing, no saying you do not like the place we are going etc etc
    Normal f''''ing drill 555

    So on my best behavior we leave home at about 2PM on the ferry from Kirribilli into Sydney. Off to the Orient in the Rocks for the afternoon. Before we leave the Orient, I load up a few bets for the last 3 races in Perth, and then off to Double Bay for dinner. Place of meeting was changed, we head to the other couples house to meet the people I have never met before.

    We have lovely canapes of smoke salmon, cream cheese and whatever else come out including some Moet. By this time the guys wife who was very skinny is getting well pissed.
    The lady's husband, said he had changed the venue, we rock up to the place and it is a vegetarian place.

    I fuc''''ing hate vegetables. My GF did not realise as it was a sort of a buffet place. They had all the sauces, sides etc, and when I asked if I could have chicken with my curry sauce and rice. No meat chicken or fish. So I sit down with a plate of rice and some green curry sauce and lettuce leaves. Everyone is looking strange at me but no one said a word. We leave and are invited back to their home again.

    By this time the hostess is getting well pissed and gets out the Cointreau, she gives me a glass (daggers look from my GF), she slugs hers and before sitting down refills my glass with a very large one. By this stage she plonks an icream cake on the table and decides I need another top up. Bad move, she is wobbling while she reaches over and falls flat into the ice cream cake.

    Here is me being told to be on my best behaviour, and never to this day have I ever done anything like that. I was holding my stomach trying not to laugh, especially when the husband (a lot older and bigger than her) picked her up by her collar of her jumper and threw her into bed.
    It was one of the funniest things I have ever seen and the husband comes out a couple of minutes later, all appologetic, rang us a cab etc (most embarresed he was).

    So we get a cab to the city, go to the Basement, see a great soul band more drinks and then home.

    Beautiful day next day, the phone rings and is the hostess, I grab the phone and speak with her and all is good, we went out with them again in the city a while after that, but a more subdued affair.

    So after that I say to my GF, we will head to Watson's Bay for lunch at the pub and watch the races. Of we go. Get to the wharf, and I suddenly realize when I get there I have not checked my bets from the night before.

    So GF goes to the Ladys Room and I load my bets to be checked. couple go through and no winning sound and then suddenly a few beeps on the machine. At the time in there that meant you had one or more wins over $100. So then the guy says, I have to open the safe and get some more money, so ask him how much and he says just under $1500.

    So off he goes, and I start to get some drinks in, hoping my GF did not come back before he paid me out.
    Who happens to walk through the door just as they guy comes back with the money from the safe. You guessed it.

    The barman looks at me, looks at her looking at him and then starts to count out just under $500 in notes to me and sorts of walks away. My GF then walks, turns and then she spots the barman trying to sneak 2 rolls of $500 in $50 notes into my hand. Then she pipes up are are they yours as well as the bloke is giving them to me. She then says there is $500 in each of those rolls, how much have you won.
    Me and the barman just look at each other and laugh.

    It was one of our favorite weekend pubs, we had been many times before, so I bought all the staff some drinks and it cost me lunch the place opposite the pub in an old house as Doyles was shut by the time we were hungry.
    I offered her fresh prawn rolls that she would normally get from the kiosk on the wharf, but she was having none of that.
    By the time I went home I I had about a grand left, but was a good day out.

    Next time I went to the pub with some mates, the guy who paid me out, pulled me aside as said sorry for paying me out in front of my GF, I just laughed and said that her family were all bookies in Ireland, and it is the same with $500 in a roll of notes when they pay you out over there. Is just Euro's or Irish pounds, not dollars.

    Overall, probably one of the best and most funny weekends I have had out, no matter what it cost and we still laugh about it
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    My wife would be looking for a 700 bag if I won 1500........seriously

    But I'd probably buy it for her before she even asked if I won money

    Won money is to be blown
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    Won money is to be blown
    I agree with that, but no good telling her you won, you would only get told of for gambling 555555. My GF would be more into lunch, dinner, wine and drinks, which might give your wife's handbag a good run for its money

    Although I have tried what you said and bought a present (or went out for a nice surprise dinner, taxi there taxi back etc), then I get the 3rd degree of what have you been up to to be able to afford this. No Trust 555
    You can't win either way
    What they do not know does not hurt them 55555

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    Quote Originally Posted by chelski View Post
    I agree with that, but no good telling her you won, you would only get told of for gambling 555555. My GF would be more into lunch, dinner, wine and drinks, which might give your wife's handbag a good run for its money

    Although I have tried what you said and bought a present (or went out for a nice surprise dinner, taxi there taxi back etc), then I get the 3rd degree of what have you been up to to be able to afford this. No Trust 555
    You can't win either way
    What they do not know does not hurt them 55555
    Haha
    My wife gets the dinner regardless(we go out all the time, well when she is actually living with me 555)
    So the bag is just her share of the winners...........she wouldn't count dinner as part of her share

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    I'm not a betting type however,

    Long time ago me and 3 buddy's had a big night and ended up at the Perth casino in the early hours of the morning. We only had $20 between us. We brought 4 drinks and $5 on one number on the roulette table. We won.......

    So we split the winning money 4 ways brought another round of drinks. We didn't leave the Casino until about 10am the next day. We all had a great night and split the total winnings evenly.

    So about 10 years later I put on a jacket and find two $100 chips in the pocket. Called up the guys and we all met up for a few beers.


    Now cop this........One of the guys goes home and tells his wife what happened. She tells the other girls of one is my first X wife. I get a text from her saying I owe her $100 because it was money from when we were together.......WTF.
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    Sort of going off topic but related

    Are any of your wives/gf a Gambler?
    My wife won't bet a dime.....she has zero interest

    Even taking her to a casino and she has zero interest at all

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    Where I grew up everyone bet with the mafia bookies
    Everyone!

    I ended up a pretty big gambler. When I lived in Thailand I went on a hot streak
    Won about 90k over 18 months

    But gave it all back the next 2 years and probably another 30k of my own money

    I stopped cold turkey because I was betting 2kusd on games and not even watching them.

    If we had legal gambling I'd still bet because you have to give the 500 to bet a game, not credit like with the bookies

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarcTwoSix View Post
    Sort of going off topic but related

    Are any of your wives/gf a Gambler?
    My wife won't bet a dime.....she has zero interest

    Even taking her to a casino and she has zero interest at all
    Janice is the same, she would rather spend her money on food....55

    My cuz on the other hand is married to a TG, has been almost 30 years. She is a big gambler as in its a problem. The security at the casino even call my cuz if they see her.

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    she is wobbling while she reaches over and falls flat into the ice cream cake.
    ..........especially when the husband picked her up by her collar of her jumper and threw her into bed.


    Who happens to walk through the door just as they guy comes back with the money from the safe. You guessed it.


    she pipes up are are they yours as well? as the bloke is giving them to me. She then says there is $500 in each of those rolls, how much have you won?



    You couldn't write this stuff.....the only thing missing is the looks on peoples faces......55555...comedy gold.


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    I only ever bet on sports....and about 99% of that is on rugby as that is the game I know and love...I have a $100 bet limit and this has been very kind to me over the years

    I will bet on each race at a Horse Racing Carnival if I am there in person as part of the day out but otherwise not on horseracing...and occasionally I will have a small bet on football, golf or some other sport but its only for interest..I don't expect these bets to win...just a bit of fun/interest...

    But I do mostly expect my Rugby bets to win...555

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    As I have documented elsewhere on here, I have been a big Casino gambler most of my life.

    Never bet the horses, not even the Melbourne Cup...I used to look after property investments for a No 1 Aust. jockey.
    The stuff i learnt from him scared the betting out of me on the ponies.

    Over the years i have won and lost millions...more lost than won unfortunately, including playing on a table next to Kerry and Jamie Packer.

    So I always gave my girlfriend or wife 1/2 of what I won, never asked for anything back if I lost.

    So one time I was at the Gold Coast Casino, had a good win, $40k.

    My then girlfriend was visiting friends down the coast for a couple of days, so I went and paid out her car loan without her knowing.

    I then calculated the other debts she had, back rent, tyres paid for by her girlfriend, P/L's and credit card etc.

    I then spread the $12k of $100 bills all over the bed and waited for her to come home.

    many of the bills had to be cleaned 55555

    I know that was in a movie i had seen..Pretty woman?? or something like that. So I did the same.
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    i don't mind a bet on the NRL. quite often get a result but all in all i'd probably be behind a little. main thing is it gives me some interest while watching an otherwise nothing game.

    early in the season i had $60 on my team to take out the premiership @ $67. They're now $17 after showing some good form. however winning the shield is a whole different story but that bet will keep me going all season

    early 80's i collected a $800 trifecta from a $6 outlay. big money back then. then a guy i knew had a auditorium strength JVC stereo system for sale for $500. i bought that and only just sold it last year. had a hell of a lot of use out of it over the decades.

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    I'll have a flutter on the big race meetings ( Cheltenham , Ascot , Aintree ) , normally a Lucky 31 or similar , Golf Majors and a few big tournaments, sometimes football but not often , even had a few quid on Brexit , I did a reconciliation on my Paddy Power account over the last two years and I was about 200 down , would have been ahead if I'd cashed out on Rose on the Masters ...

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    When I lived in Perth our neighbour, a racist, bigoted, misogynistic 50+ Aussie bloke announced that he was shouting us lunch at the casino for his birthday. The $19 all you could eat deal they used to have.

    I got bored, wandered around and decided to chuck a 20 into one of the pokies. The old girl I sat next to told me quite bluntly that she just filled that one up for me. I said something along the lines of 'well I'm going to empty it all out'... I maxed the bet and second spin it paid out 5k
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    ^ I hope you bought here a beer Cuz...555

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    Quote Originally Posted by OZZYGUY View Post
    Janice is the same, she would rather spend her money on food....55

    My cuz on the other hand is married to a TG, has been almost 30 years. She is a big gambler as in its a problem. The security at the casino even call my cuz if they see her.
    There is a pub up the road from where I live, that I do not go into a lot, that seems to have a fairly steady stream of Thai ladies there that are obviously here on extended visits. It does not take some of them long to learn how to master the art of the computerized TAB Betting Machines and some seem to be giving those machines (and BF's wallet) a very serious workout.

    I know that betting is banned in Thailand, but there were a few pubs in Phuket I have seen actually advertising that they show the Australian Races live on a Saturday. I actually went one Saturday to have a look and there was a whole load of guys upstairs in one of the pubs, armed with laptop, tablets etc watching the racing that was being streamed on a big screen. Surprising how many BIB came in handing money for bets and the went again and nothing said.
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    Au got hooked on the pokies easily after her few initial wins.

    'Look, I put money in, more come back.'

    I said 'yeah but it isn't always that way.'

    I had given her a Debit Card attached to my account. It wasn't long before I took it off her before going to the club. Instead, I gave her cash and told her that's it for the night.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cuzzy View Post
    Au got hooked on the pokies easily after her few initial wins.

    'Look, I put money in, more come back.'

    I said 'yeah but it isn't always that way.'

    I had given her a Debit Card attached to my account. It wasn't long before I took it off her before going to the club. Instead, I gave her cash and told her that's it for the night.
    That is the good thing about Perth, unless you go to the Casino there are no pokies. When they came in in Sydney, it just about killed normal pub life as it was. I really hope they stick to their guns and have none here. If they do, it will not be the high rollers it affects, it will be the people who can least afford it. All that will do is push up the crime rate because like junkies etc, they will steal and rob to feed their habits.
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    I USED to gamble, but that was when I was a child going to those scam games at the yearly circus. I blew my entire year's allowance savings hoping to win one of those stupid teddy bears or useless stuff. It FINALLY taught me a valuable lesson on life... NEVER GAMBLE what you can't afford to lose!... and lose you will.

    I learned to play poker, and I was damn good at it in the logging camps. But, when I came to the city where the REAL poker players gambled, I quickly realized I was out of my league and never went back.

    When I was about 10 years old my older sister and I would listen to the horse races on the radio when my parents went out for the night. We laid on our bellies beside the radio and listened to Jack Short call the races. It was past our bed time, but we could zip upstairs if we heard the parent's car arrive home. My sister and I became pretty good punters and on paper we made bets on who would win, place or show. We usually came out winners of small amounts... but it was all on paper. One day our parents announced they were going to the horse races with our wealthy uncle (Mom's brother). Carolyn and I were beside ourselves with excitement and had to tell the parents which horses to bet. Mother paid attention to our advice, and father "sort of did" but he made one big mistake at not picking the horses we chose for the triacta. He won the exacta but not the triacta. Mother did, but she didn't bet enough. I think they won $1500 that night and came home happy. I still remember my sister and I dancing around the kitchen in joy at our parents winning what would be more than a month's wages in those days.
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    A fond story about winning:

    My mom went to bingo every Thursday and Sunday night with her best friend and her mom
    She usually got home about 10:15-10:30pm and it was the only time she went out.

    So if she wasn't home by that time, we knew one of them won and they went out for Chinese food after and we'd be getting leftovers!!!

    I always gets sad that Chinese place isn't there any more.

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