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Back2BackU-MnPride2002
01-17-2013, 08:08 AM
OK, I just need your opinion about something, I'll give you a short scenario and I'd like to know what you think, what your answer to the question is that follows the scenario.

Person A says to Person B - I bet you 100 that your team, the IceDogs, will lose tomorrow.
Person B says to Person A - I'm convinced IceDogs will win, but I'll only take U up on that bet if U give me 2 to 1 odds.
Person A says to Person B - I accept those terms, I'll give you 2 to 1 odds.


So, my question is, after the IceDogs lose the game, how much does Person B owe Person A?

Option Z - 200
Option Y - 100
Option X - 50
Option W - 0

And if the IceDogs win, how much does Person A owe Person B?


Your help by answering this question will be greatly appreciated. I came here, to this forum, because I needed unbiases sports fans opinions. Thanks.

Dirty
01-17-2013, 08:13 AM
You'll owe your North Dakota friend 100 after tomorrow's game.

Mike Rane
01-17-2013, 08:27 AM
Owe Gawd...

LtPowers
01-17-2013, 08:32 AM
Nothing; betting on sports is illegal in 49 states.


Powers &8^]

Back2BackU-MnPride2002
01-17-2013, 08:47 AM
The bet was made out in Vegas while there on vacation. Does that make it ok for you to answer the question LtPowers?

FlagDUDE08
01-17-2013, 09:12 AM
To answer your question, the way sports betters phrase the bet is either "You must put up $200 to win $100", or "You must put up $100 to win $200". You've put $100 on the table at 2-to-1 odds against. This means that you must bet $100 to win $200. If you win, your $100 is returned to you, and in addition, you are paid $200. If you lose, your $100 is gone.

LynahFan
01-17-2013, 09:13 AM
It's completely ambiguous. $200 up against $100 would be a 2:1 bet, as would $100 against $50 - it just depends which side of the bet you adjust when you change from 1:1 to 2:1.

SJHovey
01-17-2013, 09:18 AM
It's completely ambiguous. $200 up against $100 would be a 2:1 bet, as would $100 against $50 - it just depends which side of the bet you adjust when you change from 1:1 to 2:1.Yeah it's a very poorly made bet, which shows why neither person A nor person B should be betting on sports. But if I were asked to decide it I would conclude it's a $100/$200 wager.

Ralph Baer
01-17-2013, 09:24 AM
To answer your question, the way sports betters phrase the bet is either "You must put up $200 to win $100", or "You must put up $100 to win $200". You've put $100 on the table at 2-to-1 odds against. This means that you must bet $100 to win $200. If you win, your $100 is returned to you, and in addition, you are paid $200. If you lose, your $100 is gone. I think you made an assumption that the bet was in dollars. It could have been in potato chips. ;)

Mike Rane
01-17-2013, 09:26 AM
I think you made an assumption that the bet was in dollars. It could have been in potato chips. ;)

Win.:)

FlagDUDE08
01-17-2013, 09:29 AM
I think you made an assumption that the bet was in dollars. It could have been in potato chips. ;)

Perhaps it was in Catland, where $ pertains to ounces of Meow Mix.

jericho
01-17-2013, 09:34 AM
Does that make it ok for you to answer the question LtPowers?

You obviously have no idea how this board works.

FlagDUDE08
01-17-2013, 09:38 AM
You obviously have no idea how this board works.

Does anyone? :D

ScoobyDoo
01-17-2013, 09:44 AM
OK, I just need your opinion about something, I'll give you a short scenario and I'd like to know what you think, what your answer to the question is that follows the scenario.

Person A says to Person B - I bet you 100 that your team, the IceDogs, will lose tomorrow.
Person B says to Person A - I'm convinced IceDogs will win, but I'll only take U up on that bet if U give me 2 to 1 odds.
Person A says to Person B - I accept those terms, I'll give you 2 to 1 odds.


So, my question is, after the IceDogs lose the game, how much does Person B owe Person A?

Option Z - 200
Option Y - 100
Option X - 50
Option W - 0

And if the IceDogs win, how much does Person A owe Person B?


Your help by answering this question will be greatly appreciated. I came here, to this forum, because I needed unbiases sports fans opinions. Thanks.

You owe me $300.

UncleRay
01-17-2013, 03:24 PM
You obviously have no idea how this board works.It doesn't. It's jacked up on cinder blocks in the dooryard.

FlagDUDE08
01-17-2013, 03:37 PM
It doesn't. It's jacked up on cinder blocks in the dooryard.

But that works.

wolverineTrumpet
01-17-2013, 03:43 PM
Person A said they'd bet "100". So I take that to be the bet. If B wants 2 to 1 odds...they'd put up 50 against A's 100 they were willing to bet.

My question is, what happens in case of a shoot out?

FlagDUDE08
01-17-2013, 03:47 PM
Person A said they'd bet "100". So I take that to be the bet. If B wants 2 to 1 odds...they'd put up 50 against A's 100 they were willing to bet.

My question is, what happens in case of a shoot out?

If there's a shootout, there's still a winner.

LtPowers
01-17-2013, 03:53 PM
I think you made an assumption that the bet was in dollars. It could have been in potato chips. ;)

Or nachos.


Powers &8^]

UncleRay
01-17-2013, 03:57 PM
Person A said they'd bet "100". So I take that to be the bet. If B wants 2 to 1 odds...they'd put up 50 against A's 100 they were willing to bet.

My question is, what happens in case of a shoot out?Call 911.