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Thanks Leafs

Fred

By Fred Wallace

 Hi, this is Fred Wallace with " Off the Wire ".

 

The 5th annual Puppy White Tours Vegas Vacation was April 22nd-26th with headquarters again being the fabulous Flamingo Hotel & Casino on the strip.

Before we get to the nuts and bolts of the junket, I should mention 2 marvellous discoveries that took place long before the first roll of the dice & the first wager on sports took place.

1) Hamilton International Airport

& 2) Swoop Airlines.

Being honest, Toronto's Pearson Airport is an ordeal. By comparison, Hamilton was a peaceful, sequential flow.

And Swoop Airlines, was every bit as good as Air Canada.

 

Now, let's talk sports betting.

Over the course of 4 days, I made 27 bets, lower than other years but only because the schedule for baseball was lighter during 2 of the days we were in Vegas.

My 2019 record was 18 & 9, which is about average.

But, as they explained in the movie " Rounders ", you don't remember youR victories, but rather you recall in detail your " beats ".

Like losing 3 NHL Playoff games in overtime.

Or like betting the Leafs and Boston to score less than 2 goals in the 1st period of Game 7, only to watch 2 Leaf defenders turn the puck over ( for no apparent reasons ) and torch that winning ticket.

Or, the Houston Rockets falling one measly basket shy of beating the spread.

Or.......well, you get the picture of what happened in the 9 losses.

Still 18 & 9 equates to a profit on sports wagering in Nevada, and the bankroll is being manufactured for the 2020 edition of Puppy White Tours to Las Vegas.

 

I'm Fred Wallace


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