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except on a sunday.

Nope, unless I'm mistaken it was changed on the 1st September 2009 to 10am to 10pm, seven days a week. I bought beer just after 10am on a Sunday morning last year whilst I was getting food at Tesco.

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Nope, unless I'm mistaken it was changed on the 1st September 2009 to 10am to 10pm, seven days a week. I bought beer just after 10am on a Sunday morning last year whilst I was getting food at Tesco.

Ya wee jakey :P

Nope but you are coerrect it is now 10am-10pm 7 days a week.

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What is the best web browser in your own personal opinion?

IE is slow as f**k on my pc

Chrome sometimes crashes (something to do with plug in unresponsive)

It's doing ma tatties in sad.gif

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Nope, unless I'm mistaken it was changed on the 1st September 2009 to 10am to 10pm, seven days a week. I bought beer just after 10am on a Sunday morning last year whilst I was getting food at Tesco.

ah. its not really something I get a lot of. and its been a while since I worked for Sainsburys. so I stand corrected.

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What is the best web browser in your own personal opinion?

IE is slow as f**k on my pc

Chrome sometimes crashes (something to do with plug in unresponsive)

It's doing ma tatties in sad.gif

firefox

I use 4 beta but 3.6 is great.

edit: is Adriano currently available on a free transfer since Roma tore up his contract?

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Because he is a c**t? Nah, I think he called someone a kiddy fiddler or something like that.

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What is the best web browser in your own personal opinion?

IE is slow as f**k on my pc

Chrome sometimes crashes (something to do with plug in unresponsive)

It's doing ma tatties in sad.gif

I always used IE, probably because it's the first browser I knew anything about, but, like you, I noticed it started going slow on my PC. I gave firefox a try and have used it ever since.

I also tried safari as that's what's on my iphone but I didn't like it on my PC.

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I used to use Firefox but it kept crashing on me, more than usual, so I got Google Chrome until Rockmelt started and now I use that. Very good and hardly crashes at all.

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This might be better suited to the gambling forum so ill post it there too, but im on the betfair site, and there is an option to bet on the scottish parliament election. As i understand it, a 'lay' bet is betting against something happening, so what is to stop me putting a ridiculous amount of money on the tories NOT getting the most seats? Basically what I am saying is what is the catch, because that is as close to a certainty as i can think of.

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This might be better suited to the gambling forum so ill post it there too, but im on the betfair site, and there is an option to bet on the scottish parliament election. As i understand it, a 'lay' bet is betting against something happening, so what is to stop me putting a ridiculous amount of money on the tories NOT getting the most seats? Basically what I am saying is what is the catch, because that is as close to a certainty as i can think of.

You will get crap odds and make next too nothing.

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This might be better suited to the gambling forum so ill post it there too, but im on the betfair site, and there is an option to bet on the scottish parliament election. As i understand it, a 'lay' bet is betting against something happening, so what is to stop me putting a ridiculous amount of money on the tories NOT getting the most seats? Basically what I am saying is what is the catch, because that is as close to a certainty as i can think of.

Right, you would be the Bookmaker effectively, therefore you would need to offer someone an outrageous price (odds) for them to take the bet in the first place. Not knowing an awful lot about Politics I'd say around 100/1 might get you a nibble or two. In order to win £1 here, you would have a liability of £100. In short, you'd need to have £100 in your account to try and make £1. You would obviously make your money back as there is little or no chance at all of the bet going against you, but in order to lay something you need to have the money to back it up, in case your bet doesn't come in.

So, if I was to take you up on your bet of 100/1 for a tenner and somehow it came in, you would owe me £1000. If it didn't come in, you would have made a tenner.

A good story about laying happened at the start of this season. A chap on Betfair layed no corners in the Wigan V Chelsea game at 999/1. He was saying there would be at least one corner in the game and to try and win £15, he put up a liability of £15,000. In this game there were no corners so he lost £15,000 trying to win £15.

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You will get crap odds and make next too nothing.

Right, you would be the Bookmaker effectively, therefore you would need to offer someone an outrageous price (odds) for them to take the bet in the first place. Not knowing an awful lot about Politics I'd say around 100/1 might get you a nibble or two. In order to win £1 here, you would have a liability of £100. In short, you'd need to have £100 in your account to try and make £1. You would obviously make your money back as there is little or no chance at all of the bet going against you, but in order to lay something you need to have the money to back it up, in case your bet doesn't come in.

So, if I was to take you up on your bet of 100/1 for a tenner and somehow it came in, you would owe me £1000. If it didn't come in, you would have made a tenner.

A good story about laying happened at the start of this season. A chap on Betfair layed no corners in the Wigan V Chelsea game at 999/1. He was saying there would be at least one corner in the game and to try and win £15, he put up a liability of £15,000. In this game there were no corners so he lost £15,000 trying to win £15.

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Too complex Daddy :P

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This might be better suited to the gambling forum so ill post it there too, but im on the betfair site, and there is an option to bet on the scottish parliament election. As i understand it, a 'lay' bet is betting against something happening, so what is to stop me putting a ridiculous amount of money on the tories NOT getting the most seats? Basically what I am saying is what is the catch, because that is as close to a certainty as i can think of.

Pretty much what Adam said. It's not worth anything because the odds are so low and the liability in the unlikely event that Scotland goes blue would be horrific.

Betfair does have a Politics section, though. Most betting is to do with when party leaders will depart but they have SPE most seats as well. The best thing to do with the Politics stuff is to play the market with Betfair.

For example, during the Labour leadership election I put some money on David Miliband early on. When it became apparent in the news that it was a lot closer and that Ed Miliband might come close, the Betfair market was really slow to react (Ed was still on something like decimal odds of 3 so I then put some money on him if nothing else to cut my losses.) Because of the fact that the odds on the likes of Ed Balls were still there, albeit there wasn't a cat's chance in hell of it happening, it meant I was effectively betting on one of the Milibands to win, locking in a small but essentially guaranteed profit.

The same principle applies to extracting guaranteed value out of free bets, though obviously you need to use somewhere like Betfair to lay so you've covered all outcomes.

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Right, you would be the Bookmaker effectively, therefore you would need to offer someone an outrageous price (odds) for them to take the bet in the first place. Not knowing an awful lot about Politics I'd say around 100/1 might get you a nibble or two. In order to win £1 here, you would have a liability of £100. In short, you'd need to have £100 in your account to try and make £1. You would obviously make your money back as there is little or no chance at all of the bet going against you, but in order to lay something you need to have the money to back it up, in case your bet doesn't come in.

So, if I was to take you up on your bet of 100/1 for a tenner and somehow it came in, you would owe me £1000. If it didn't come in, you would have made a tenner.

A good story about laying happened at the start of this season. A chap on Betfair layed no corners in the Wigan V Chelsea game at 999/1. He was saying there would be at least one corner in the game and to try and win £15, he put up a liability of £15,000. In this game there were no corners so he lost £15,000 trying to win £15.

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Right I see. That makes a lot of sense. Thanks a lot.

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My first ever bet on Betfair was laying Stirling Albion at approx 3.0. I thought if they didn't win it would pay out at 2/1 :ph34r:

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