Hey High Rollers, tough weekend sports betting, losing all four of our picks; Jaguars, Bengals, Browns and Cowboys all can’t cover….how about the poor coaching in Dallas? 23 point half time lead and they refuse, absolutely refuse to rush the ball and kill the clock even though they’re averaging 7 1/2 yards per carry. Come’on man! The NATION drops 200 big ones…oh well, we’ll get em, next week. Want to bet with us at Bet Online? Click the banner below and be treated to one of the best sites in the world. Reputable, solid, safe, fun and everything you want – casino, horse betting, poker, sports betting. Click the banner below and you’ll be wagering on your favorite team tonight.
The FedEx Gamble
Frederick W. Smith, Founder of FedEx wagered it all at the blackjack table and saved the company.
It’s one of the biggest brands in the world but it wouldn’t be if not for the risky play of its founder and CEO. More than 40 years ago, 1971, Frederick W. Smith, invested his own fortune, somewhere in the area of $4 million, and an additional $90 million in capital to start an unknown delivery company designed to change to world by allowing people and businesses to ship overnight anywhere in the world. At the time, it was a unique service that nobody else was offering, a grand idea. Just three years in the business was in trouble – a lot of trouble. Rising fuel costs put the company on the brink of bankruptcy. Losses amounted to more than $1 million a month. At its lowest, FedEx had a measly $5,000 in the bank account, not nearly enough to fuel the planes come the new work week Monday, so Smith, in desperation cancelled his usual flight home to Memphis and, instead, jetted off to Las Vegas and too the company’s entire bankroll along for the ride. Talk about a gamble! Smith, silently and discreetly, headed to the blackjack tables in an effort, a last ditch, perhaps crazy bid, to not only beat the house but save the company in the process. The Gambling Gods must have needed overnight service because by Monday morning the company bank account indicated FedEx had 32-grand sitting there, just enough to gas the planes and keep the entire operation afloat for a few more days. BY 1976, the company showed its first profit, $3.6 million, and just four years later it made $40 million. Today, FedEx is reportedly worth between $25 and $35 billion. When his own management asked what he was thinking, risking company funds to play blackjack, Smith replied, “it didn’t make a difference because without the money for fuel for the planes the company couldn’t have flown anyway.”
It’s a small risk considering the whopping, long-term, payoff. You gotta take a shot baby!
Bad Beat story on this fine Monday:
High Roller NATION has $100 on Cowboys to cover 6-and-a-half…looking good at half with a 23 point lead….come out and run the ball right? Kill some time? Nope. Two or three three and outs….and all of a sudden the GREEN BAY QB looks like Joe Montana…and the Cowboys defence looks like Alan Bester (the old leafs goalie – a ‘Sieve’) Come’on MAN!!!!
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High Roller Radio Quote of the Day:
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Q&A with Danielle Striker, author Poker Samadhi, player too, motorbike enthusiast, Broadway dancer and now guru at Poker Samadhi in Las Vegas.
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High Roller Radio Quote of the Night from the Mad Genius of Poker.
Playing electronic poker at OLG London on Thursday, with $560 in front of me, was faced with a raise on a flop of 2, 6, 8, and holding the 4,5 in the big blind….love double gutter’s…there was 20 bucks in the pot pre-flop…I led out for $14 and got two callers before a guy jacked it up to $80….In electronic poker you have 45 seconds to act….I gave him a sweat and with time running out went… to hit ‘FOLD’ and ‘CONFIRM’…but accidentally hit ‘ALL-IN’ and before I realized it hit ‘CONFIRM’….yikes. Thank-fully for me, my time ran out and my cards were automatically folded. Could have been a huge blunder. I asked the guy…’Would you have called my all-in?” “yes,” he said, “I hit everything on that flop, top pair and nut flush draw. Now, he did get a caller and the turn completed my straight (a 7) but it was a club and gave the raiser the nuts.
Talk about a LIVE mis-click. Thank goodness I didn’t have 46 seconds.
High Roller Radio Quote of the Day:
“No-Limit Hold’em is 70% psychological, 20% mathematical and 10% magical.”
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Very interesting article about the ‘Sharking’ of High Stakes online players….saw something like this on the television show, Scam city and The Real Hustle
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