I know what you mean. I've been doing the 20% refund on casino losses and am on a run of 22 consecutive casino reloads without a win. Getting frustrating so playing a "few" extra spins hoping for a nice win, but not going very well. I keep telling myself it is "only" £50 or £100 but it soon adds up...going to be my first ever 3 consecutive weeks with a loss.....
I'm going to concentrate more on sports, less mugging for DD, less extra spins and then will make the profit back soon enough...
That is the beauty of this game, if you keep your head straight you'll get the money back in no time. I cocked up again with a hills 2nd place and lost £25 so I'm gonna take a few day off have a rest and get back too it next week sometime.
Ouch that's a lot of losses in a row. Always good to take a rest from casinos when there killing your float.
DD/HH are another bug bare of mine I miss them all when they hit. Was hoping rvp was gonna do it for me today and get my money back lol. Nice to see utd loosing but I'd rather have the money ha
I nearly made a bit of a schoolboy error the other night when backing/laying at longish odds, I decided to back/lay the draw for the England vs Aus 2nd test yesterday through the day (ie overnight going from 2nd into 3rd day in Aus) (this was for an invite only offer of refund on losses at Betfair on the second test). I figured it would add a nice bit of 'interest' if I bet on the Draw, with the added insurance of getting at least some of that money back if England didn't manage to hold for the Draw, plus I would lay the bet off anyway to guarantee some profit.
England had had a poor first innings, posting only 150-200 odd against Australia's first innings score of 500 or whatever it was. Australia had come back in towards the end of the 2nd day to bat, deciding against enforcing the follow on, and looked certain to declare going at start of play the next day.
So, based on Australias bowling form, it looked fairly obvious that with 2 days left to go England had no chance of batting all the way through those 2 days to get a Draw and I thought the price of 8 was reasonably short... so I laid it at 8 figuring on backing it at 9 when it eventually hit that price to add a bit of leverage to the bet.
Anyway the bloody price dropped like a stone yesterday right up until play started, hovering around 7 for ages. Even after England lost a wicket (Cook for 1 I think it was, ie shocking loss / cheap wicket yet again for England), the price still only went out to 8! Nervous few hours really as England actually started to get a foothold, had to keep telling myself there were still 2 full days to play through.
It was only after Bell went out fairly early that the price shot out, he had been seen as one of the few 'in form' England batsmen so I suppose that price change reflected his being England's main hope.
But meh they were nervous times. Could have easily been down a few hundred quid if England had managed to find some form, although I suppose the 'odds' of it not hitting 9 at some point would have been quite low generally speaking, short of England not losing any wickets for a full day at least.
I hear your pain iwant, I have done this too at times. My worst was the Evil Kineval BF offer, ended up -£995 doing £10 spins thinking "I must hit a big win soon".
I know the maths, I know its not EV yet I still do it. Its amazing what gambling can do a rationale person. I can understand why and how people get hooked and into trouble.
Ha I know what you mean. I got too £100 down and thought I'll go to £200 that's my limit. Then so on the until £400.
I came off it at £400 and decided to go back in saying to myself £600 is fine as I've made plenty this year.
That's when it's bad when you justify loosing £600 as OK. Its only when you actually do finish with the loss that you think crap what have I done.
On the other hand sometimes it can be a good thing as it always makes me take a break from it. Which can be very refreshing and you feel up for it and excited when you come back instead of it feeling repetitive and boring.