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#1 DrDareustein

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Posted 01 May 2013 - 04:37 PM

http://14sb.com/free...oduct/view/2/18

For all you gamblers and kool-aid drinkers, here's the deal:

You pay your fee now. If your team makes it to the Super Bowl, you have your hotel and 2 tickets purchased, all set. If your team doesn't make it, you get nothing.

Who's in?!?!

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Posted 01 May 2013 - 04:45 PM

the fact that a downtown hotel is 5 times the entry fee leads me to believe youll be staying in poughkeepsie if you win the basic


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Posted 01 May 2013 - 04:46 PM

I'd put $200 on the niners.

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Posted 01 May 2013 - 04:46 PM

View PostDrDareustein, on 01 May 2013 - 04:37 PM, said:

http://14sb.com/free...oduct/view/2/18

For all you gamblers and kool-aid drinkers, here's the deal:

You pay your fee now. If your team makes it to the Super Bowl, you have your hotel and 2 tickets purchased, all set. If your team doesn't make it, you get nothing.

Who's in?!?!
Not without more information about the hotel.

#5 ICanSleepWhenI'mDead

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Posted 01 May 2013 - 04:50 PM

Not me.  The cost for 2 SB tix and one hotel room is 5x the dollar figure shown for each team at this link:

http://14sb.com/free...er-bowl-hotels/

So total cost for the Bills package is 5 x $41 = $205

But for defending champion SF, the exact same package costs 5 x $355 = $1775.

Only teams cheaper than Buffalo are Jax and Oakland.

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Posted 01 May 2013 - 04:56 PM

View PostICanSleepWhenI, on 01 May 2013 - 04:50 PM, said:

Not me.  The cost for 2 SB tix and one hotel room is 5x the dollar figure shown for each team at this link:

http://14sb.com/free...er-bowl-hotels/

So total cost for the Bills package is 5 x $41 = $205

But for defending champion SF, the exact same package costs 5 x $355 = $1775.

Only teams cheaper than Buffalo are Jax and Oakland.
People that offer these sorts of deals typically do it by taking advantage of insurance through LLoyd's of London.

#7 DrDareustein

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Posted 01 May 2013 - 04:57 PM

View PostICanSleepWhenI, on 01 May 2013 - 04:50 PM, said:

Not me.  The cost for 2 SB tix and one hotel room is 5x the dollar figure shown for each team at this link:

http://14sb.com/free...er-bowl-hotels/

So total cost for the Bills package is 5 x $41 = $205

But for defending champion SF, the exact same package costs 5 x $355 = $1775.

Only teams cheaper than Buffalo are Jax and Oakland.

Wouldnt this be the reason to do it? We get a better deal than almost everyone else. Makes the gamble easier.

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Posted 01 May 2013 - 05:00 PM

Bah.  Just give me the game tix.  I can walk to the stadium.

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Posted 01 May 2013 - 05:02 PM

Cost $205 if the Bills make it. With the Bills odds they should throw in a hooker to sweeten the deal.

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Posted 01 May 2013 - 05:08 PM

View PostDrDareustein, on 01 May 2013 - 04:57 PM, said:

Wouldnt this be the reason to do it? We get a better deal than almost everyone else. Makes the gamble easier.
If you're convinced the Bills will make the Super Bowl and aren't gambling the rent money, sure.  Personally, I don't mind gambling a few bucks just for the pure entertainment value (e.g., playing poker with friends for a small buy-in), but $205 is above my "willing to throw away" threshold.  To each his own.

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Posted 01 May 2013 - 05:47 PM

you are much better off putting 200 down on the bills Vegas odds of winning the suberbowl. They will be somewhere arounf 120-1 so about a 24,000 dollar pay out....if they go and win

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Posted 01 May 2013 - 06:02 PM

So, 20,000 people take the shot on the 49ers. No way they can put that many tickets aside.

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Posted 01 May 2013 - 06:26 PM

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View Postbuffalover4life, on 01 May 2013 - 05:47 PM, said:

you are much better off putting 200 down on the bills Vegas odds of winning the suberbowl. They will be somewhere arounf 120-1 so about a 24,000 dollar pay out....if they go and win
Is there a line on the Bills winning the AFC and getting into the SB - - that would be a better comparison.

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Posted 01 May 2013 - 06:31 PM

View PostDrDareustein, on 01 May 2013 - 04:37 PM, said:

http://14sb.com/free...oduct/view/2/18

For all you gamblers and kool-aid drinkers, here's the deal:

You pay your fee now. If your team makes it to the Super Bowl, you have your hotel and 2 tickets purchased, all set. If your team doesn't make it, you get nothing.

Who's in?!?!

Take whatever you're going to put on this, bet on the bills to make the superbowl. If you put $202 on them to win the AFC and they do, you'll get $9,292 (per bet365).  Probably a better return than getting a free hotel room.

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Posted 01 May 2013 - 06:34 PM

View Postdubs, on 01 May 2013 - 06:31 PM, said:



Take whatever you're going to put on this, bet on the bills to make the superbowl. If you put $202 on them to win the AFC and they do, you'll get $9,292 (per bet365).  Probably a better return than getting a free hotel room.

Depending on the hotel details, and ticket location....  It could be closer than you think.

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Posted 01 May 2013 - 06:38 PM

View PostNoSaint, on 01 May 2013 - 06:34 PM, said:



Depending on the hotel details, and ticket location....  It could be closer than you think.

I'm sure that's how this thing gets priced out. Take the Vegas odds and calculate a ticket price, projected hotel room, and a heafty premium to come up with cost.



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Posted 01 May 2013 - 06:42 PM

View PostICanSleepWhenI, on 01 May 2013 - 05:08 PM, said:

If you're convinced the Bills will make the Super Bowl and aren't gambling the rent money, sure.  Personally, I don't mind gambling a few bucks just for the pure entertainment value (e.g., playing poker with friends for a small buy-in), but $205 is above my "willing to throw away" threshold.  To each his own.

Im not a big gambler either. I guess Im more in the kool aid drinker category on this one, lol! :thumbsup:

But Im thinking, at $205 for 2 tickets, my buy-in is really only ~$100.

Most likely, I wont ever get close to actually doing it. That website is kinda shady looking anyways. But I thought it was an interesting idea, and figured there might be a couple people here crazy enough to do it.

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Posted 01 May 2013 - 06:57 PM

View PostDrDareustein, on 01 May 2013 - 06:42 PM, said:



Im not a big gambler either. I guess Im more in the kool aid drinker category on this one, lol! :thumbsup:

But Im thinking, at $205 for 2 tickets, my buy-in is really only ~$100.

Most likely, I wont ever get close to actually doing it. That website is kinda shady looking anyways. But I thought it was an interesting idea, and figured there might be a couple people here crazy enough to do it.

But at a 2,000 ticket on stubhub plus half a hotel room - say another 2k? That's 40:1

Edited by NoSaint, 01 May 2013 - 07:04 PM.


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Posted 02 May 2013 - 05:37 AM

View PostTakeYouToTasker, on 01 May 2013 - 04:56 PM, said:


People that offer these sorts of deals typically do it by taking advantage of insurance through LLoyd's of London.
Or they typically do it by collecting the cash and disappearing when it's time for the SB.   The AG's office is full of travel fraud cases.

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Posted 02 May 2013 - 07:56 AM

View PostICanSleepWhenI, on 01 May 2013 - 06:26 PM, said:

and gIs there a line on the Bills winning the AFC and getting into the SB - - that would be a better comparison.

I don't know what the odds are but you can put that bet in Vegas.  I did it for the Bills a couple times in the early 2000's.  Then I realized I was just throwing my money away & stopped doing it.  I think it was 2006 I put $200 on the Mets before the season started to win the NL(lifelong Mets fan).  They had a good team that year.  The odds were 8-1.  Well we moved that year & I lost the ticket.  If you remember they got to the NLCS & game 7 against the Cardinals.  I was really torn.  On one hand I really wanted the Mets to win, on the other hand I couldn't believe how stupid I am losing that ticket.  When Beltran struckout looking against Wainwright with the tying & go ahead runs in scoring position in the bottom of the ninth I am embarrased to say this but I was a little bit relieved.

Edited by Gordio, 02 May 2013 - 07:56 AM.