Wednesday, December 22, 2004

Like Howard and Annie Lederer

The ideas mentioned on my previous post "The Money and the Power" related directly to Vegas trips with my brother and the completely outlandish behavior that ensues. Naturally, within 30 minutes of picking him up from the airport this morning, he began coaxing me to put money on the Warriors (+3) tonight for their home game against the Grizzlies. Mind you I am no stranger to the, having financed my retirement in their online craps room earlier this fall. It was apparent that they had just put the casino portion of their site in action and had yet to work out the kinks, as I proceeded to pillage them for close to $2000 over a two day period, having started with $50. And it was easy, we're talking roughly 75% of the rolls were hitting. They must've caught on to me, however, because I went in a week later feeling like a champ after a few Black Velvets, and lost $100 almost immediately, crapping out consecutively, and I haven't been back since.

Needless to say it didn't take very long to get back into my account this afternoon. I wasn't immediately coaxed into it, but after a little negotitating he offered to buy me an Ipod just to put money on the Warriors! It's easy being an enabler. Hell, I didn't care. A couple more AAdvantage miles on my credit card and I am qualified to own two bitter, forty-something flight attendants.

So I am in on the Warriors at home +3. Betting trends showed 85% of the money is on Memphis, but I paid that no mind. I also took the Celtics (-2.5) and their under against the Knicks (203) while I was there. And played some craps and blackjack, treading water for about 30 minutes.

Off to the gym to go bet on some three-point contests. Don't worry about me.


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