Would you have the courage to go on?

@ruby222 (4848)
August 6, 2008 7:50am CST
I have just been listening to an interesting radio conversation.It concerned a man who was an inveterate gambler,he loved horse racing,and he followed the form as though it were a religion.He went into his local bookmakers and he placed a bet,an each way yankee,the bet was made up by using the horses that had been given by his favourite tipsters in the newspapers.Well the first horse came in..and the second and the third...by then he had accumulated a lot of money in winnings.the bookmakers then made him an offer.which he could either take there and then..or he could chance it and let his last horse run..in which case he stood to win a huge amount!!So if you were in his shoes..and the bookmakes had offered to buy the bet from you..would you have taken the money and run..or would you have wanted to carry on to the end and see if the last horse on your bet was a winning one...in other words are you a gambler,a chance taker..or do you like to cut your losses ?
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@lozzyjay (21)
6 Aug 08
That's a tough one! I think I would be tempted to go all the way to the end though. Imagine how gutted you would be if the horse had one and you had lost out on all that money?! At the end of the day, if he came with nothing and lost, he wouldn't be majorly out of pocket... Quite worrying that I feel like that, I am too scared to gamble because I know I'll get addicted and lose all my money!! :)
@SomeCowgirl (32270)
• United States
6 Aug 08
I think that in all honesty I would have taken what I had and run. If I took the chance and lost I would hate myself for it, If I took the chance and won i'd just see it as making more money. I suppose you can say i'd just cut my losses.
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@janeyr (11)
9 Aug 08
The thing is if theres a good few hundred quid sitting there ready for the picking then why turn your back on it.Mad or wot,if you dont take it,there may be sometihng that you have wanted for ages and that would be able to let you buy it,so dont go gambling away the chance,you would be torn apart if you lost all of the money in the end
@LOULOU323 (214)
9 Aug 08
Gone on,no doubt .A big fan of Noel Edmonds and hte Deal or no Deal television programme,not too sure if those abroad will have heard of it,but me?id go all the way,if the £250,000 was still on the board then yes id still go on,I cant see the point of having a gamble unless you are going to go the whole hog,whats the point of going away with a few measly quid when it could be thousands.
@Opal26 (17690)
• United States
7 Aug 08
I'm not that big a chance taker when it comes to betting and losing alot of money. I think I would have taken the deal! I would have been too scared that I could end up with nothing! I used to go to the racetrack, but I only bet small amounts because I was too scared of losing (which I usually did). My boyfriend is the gambler. In fact he is a gambling addict. He buys scatch offs, scratches, wins, goes back out, buys more, scratches wins/loses, goes back out, scratches wins/loses. This can go on for a couple of hours. Me if I won $40 I would stop! Him, no way.He will keep it going until he has lost enough to make him stop. That drives me crazy, but I can't do or say anything to make him stop. In fact, it's getting worse and it worries me. There isn't much I can do about it.
@iyah10 (4116)
• Kuwait
6 Aug 08
No, I never did do gambling because my Mother would always remind us not to take the chances in life through gambling for that I only choice to do my things in life step by step just to move forward....
@gemini_rose (16193)
6 Aug 08
Now if it was me I would have took the money and run, I would have felt that I was tempting fate and being too greedy by going for that last one. I am not a gambler and I will not take unecessary risks. If you were to put the same question to my hubby then he would probably say that he would carry on. He is a gambler and would definately take the risk and if I had been with him I would have walked off in disgust!
@bamakelly (5194)
• United States
6 Aug 08
I really always have enjoyed gambling especially in Las Vegas. I have gotten lucky there at times. I myself am not one to over do it though. I always know when to cut my losses and never have been impulsive. In a case like this man I would cut my losses. You are supposed to gamble with your head not over it.