Fancy a bet on the election?

A reader,?RGW sends us his thoughts:


Sportingbet Australia odds

Right thinkers despair at the prospect of the left mess winning.

Fearing I might become suicidal if that happened I got to thinking what I might do to minimise having to top myself. I found the answer in Australia!

I call it my ?Emotional Election Hedge.?

I discovered that Sportingbet Australia are offering (or were at the time I placed my bet) $7.00 on a Labour-led Government. National: $1.09, and Other: $50.

So I asked the holder of the Visa what value she would put on my not topping myself in the early hours of September 21 (or later if it?s really close). She determined that would be worth $300. At ?least it was $300 Australian.

Armed with this approval I scampered off and bet the $300. ?? Read more »

Some advice for @KimDotcom (in his own words)

via Twitter

via Twitter

You better get some sleep Kim. ?I suspect you will be short of it soon enough. ?And not as if you can do your usual trick of appearing to be able to play non-stop for 24 hours.

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Friday nightCap

Why isn’t Labour squealing about Lotto?

I’ll bet that there are more family budgets being wrecked by Lotto right now than by Sky City.

Interesting to note where the top selling Lotto outlets are.

Imagine the outrage by the Greens and Labour if the odds of getting a win at Sky City were one in 38 million!

Lotto players are spending thousands in the hope of hitting a jackpot that could give them enough money to buy 150 new Lamborghini sports cars.

Last night, a $27 million Powerball wasn’t struck. It jackpots once more, to $30 million, which must be won next time.? Read more »

Girl Games. Girly Gamers


UPDATED: ?Replaced the missing vid with something else – it also has games, and girls… but it isn’t the original vid that was queued earlier in the day. ?(It was withdrawn)


It’s OK Gerry, you’re not the only hypocrite

via Game Planet

via Game Planet

Gerry Harvey, the executive?chairman of electronics retail chain Harvey Norman, says videogames ?screw up? kids? minds, and that if he could ban ?leisure computers?, he would.

?I think one of the great tragedies with youth is that they spend so much time playing games and crap on computers and they?re not outside,? said Harvey in an interview with Australia?s Channel Ten Late News show. ?You?re not healthy and it?s a big problem in our society. If I could get rid of computers, all leisure computers for all of Australia I probably would. They can have them at school, but leisure time ? no.? ?? Read more »

A tax on stupidity, Ctd

No I’m not talking about voting Green, I am talking about internet gambling.

Peter FitzSimons explains how online betting agencies filter out winners:

For some extraordinary reason, internet bookies are allowed to refuse and restrict bets from punters who are too damn smart, relying on their fine print terms and conditions. Interestingly, I am told the two bookmakers who are most ubiquitous in their advertising, Tom Waterhouse and bet365, are among the “bookmakers that continuously come up in forums for closing down punters”. But it’s not just them! The practice is so widespread, apparently, that one crowd, Pinnacle Sports, even advertises “winners are welcome”, as their point of difference, while NSW TAB and Betfair, which is a betting exchange – whatever that is – is also said to give punters more of a fair go. However, for most of the rest, those who regularly win, across as few as five to 10 bets are apparently known as “toughies” and players who have won a set amount, (usually as little as $1000), are often either refused bets or limited to small wagers of $5 to $10.

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