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View Poll Results: What's your opinion of the 2020 playoffs hockey 50/50 draws?

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  • I am MORE interested than I have been for previous in-person 50/50 draws

    19 54.29%
  • I am LESS interested than I have been for previous in-person 50/50 draws

    6 17.14%
  • I am NEVER interested in these draws

    10 28.57%
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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Rural_Juror View Post
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    Ok but what about the guy who won the lottery and is professionally retired?
    Also, all monies paid to degenerate gamblers go back into the economy. Those Trackhawks and Fits aren't going to buy themselves.
    Money multiplier c-c-c-combo man.
    Fact. Lottery winnings ALL go back to the economy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by killramos View Post
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    This is really not that complicated people.

    Donate to charity: 125% of your money goes to a charity (after factoring in money back from tax receipt at a 20% average marginal rate)

    Buy 50/50: 50% of your money goes to a charity, plus an expected value of 50% of your money back from winnings

    Buy Lotto ticket: Voluntary payment of 30% of your money to the government, plus an expected value of of ~54% of your money back in winnings depending on your particular flavour of ticket.

    Voluntary Overpayment of Taxes: Just overpay your taxes and give 100% of the amount to the government

    If you want to give money to charity or the government, 50/50 and lottery tickets are pretty shitty ways to accomplish that. Just cut checks directly if that’s your prerogative.

    Best option is just donate to charity, it’s costs you the least and takes away money from the government to boot. Win Win Win.

    As for casinos, at least the games are fun and payouts are usually north of 90%. Small Fee as cost for entertainment.
    I don't think anyone buying these tickets has a primary prerogative of donating to charity. They (including me) just want to gamble, but the fact that 50% of proceeds going to charity makes it slightly easier to justify.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sabad66 View Post
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    I don't think anyone buying these tickets has a primary prerogative of donating to charity. They (including me) just want to gamble, but the fact that 50% of proceeds going to charity makes it slightly easier to justify.
    Donate half to charity and go play Roulette or slots with the other half then. Same outcome (actually you can donate more to the charity due to tax benefits), way more fun.
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    Speaking of charities. What is a good, non-douchey, non-religious, broad reaching, international charity to donate to?
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    Beyond, bunch of creme puffs on this board.
    Everything I say is satire.

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    Doctors without borders.
    Locally I always like the food bank and wins
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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Rural_Juror View Post
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    Speaking of charities. What is a good, non-douchey, non-religious, broad reaching, international charity to donate to?
    Do you guys give money away to feel good? Whether for amends to the past or seeking good karma for the future? or is it to really make a difference right now?

    Also, why did the Edmonton one get so high? Everyone is betting on try to get out of town?

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    I'm mostly wondering how FB knew to target me with ads for the flames 50/50 which i bit on. I always buy them at the rare time i'm at games, but i don't follow hockey at all.

    Zuckerburg must have me tagged as a gambler behind the scenes which is sad but true

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    I voted 'less interested', as I figure my March 27th attempt was the closest I will ever get to winning:
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    Signatures are dumb..

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    I confirmed that the geofencing feature of that ticket website works. I can't buy today.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ExtraSlow View Post
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    I confirmed that the geofencing feature of that ticket website works. I can't buy today.
    Use a VPN?

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    I am very busy drinking cheap beer and sweating. Plus I'm actually less interested than in-person games.
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    Quote Originally Posted by max_boost View Post
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    Do you guys give money away to feel good? Whether for amends to the past or seeking good karma for the future? or is it to really make a difference right now?
    :
    Probably for when I miscalculate my death date and die with a positive balance sheet.
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    Beyond, bunch of creme puffs on this board.
    Everything I say is satire.

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    The best odds of winning is starting a gofundme promotion with a sob story of how being dumb got you suckered by a scammer.

    [Brain]: Hmm, maybe we should start a gofundme for the Oilers 50/50 draw that we lost the other day.
    [Me]: Logging into gofundme.com

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    Always interested in ways to get rich. Some work out and most don't and it leaves me no better off lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by max_boost View Post
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    Always interested in ways to get rich. Some work out and most don't and it leaves me no better off lol
    You are rich in friends and respect bro.
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    Apparently the Oilers 50/50 was a shitshow yesterday.

    $15M pot, but a lot of people including a friend of mine were double or triple billed so they got double/triple the tickets. Ended up buying a sheet of 200 numbers from my buddy that was triple billed but still no winning numbers posted as of now. I assume they are going to let people who were triple billed try and return some then they will run the draw.

    I would not want to be working in that call center today...

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    https://twitter.com/nhlflames/status...709763072?s=21

    No Flames 50/50 today, guessing they don't want to deal with the shit show the Oilers draw is dealing with

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    It's because they use the same 3rd party platform to sell tickets, and now everyone sees how poor that platform is for handling high traffic.
    I can eat more hot wings than you.

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