Could we have a 'point pool' bet??

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posted on Feb, 14 2013 @ 02:46 PM
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You know how if you work in an office, sometimes there are betting pools? People will bet 5$ on when someone is going to have a baby .. or 5$ on a football pool ... that kind of thing?

How about an ATS betting pool for who is going to be the next pope? I think that would be fun. It would cost 100 points to enter the pool. Whoever guesses which Cardinal is named next pope would get the points. If two people guess the same cardinal, then they split the points. Maybe some kind of bonus if they guess the correct name that the Cardinal takes as well.

We could do it with lots of things. Point pool bets now and then.

Or do you think that's too much work for someone to do??

Just a fun thought.




posted on Feb, 14 2013 @ 02:48 PM
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ooops
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posted on Feb, 14 2013 @ 02:58 PM
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ooops...what do you mean by ooops.....


On topic...I'm in....


Des



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posted on Feb, 14 2013 @ 03:05 PM
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Originally posted by Destinyone
On topic...I'm in....

Awesome!

I think it would be fun. Every so often have a 'point pool' bet. If no one wins that point pool bet, then all the points put in the pool would roll over into the next bet.

We've got all these points and nothing to do with them.

VEGAS BABY! ATS style!



posted on Feb, 14 2013 @ 03:11 PM
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Originally posted by Destinyone
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ooops...what do you mean by ooops.....


On topic...I'm in....


Des



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What what with the oops can we try it again? This time without the oops? - Jeff Goldblum ID4

I'm in too, I love these sorts of little betting pools



posted on Feb, 14 2013 @ 03:24 PM
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Put me down for $5 on "Peter the Roman" for the win........



Sorry, couldn't help myself
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posted on Feb, 14 2013 @ 03:40 PM
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Last I saw, there were 211 Cardinals in the Catholic Church. My 'short list' for guesses has 10. And no .. the heavy press favorite (Cardinal Peter Turkson) is not on my short list of guesses. (and I have the name for the 'bonus')


But really ... we could do this with a lot of things ...
Nothing else to do with the points .. except pay off 'warnings'.



posted on Feb, 14 2013 @ 04:15 PM
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I would bet that whomever it is that is elected will take the name of Peter. Haha

This is a good idea.



posted on Feb, 14 2013 @ 04:18 PM
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Originally posted by JayinAR
I would bet that whomever it is that is elected will take the name of Peter. Haha

This is a good idea.


Popes can't take the name of Peter.



posted on Feb, 14 2013 @ 04:18 PM
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Originally posted by JayinAR
I would bet that whomever it is that is elected will take the name of Peter. Haha

This is a good idea.


I wish Peter the Pan was up for grabs.....


Des


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posted on Feb, 14 2013 @ 04:46 PM
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Originally posted by xedocodex
Popes can't take the name of Peter.

I'm pretty sure they can. It's just that they haven't.
(except for the first leader of the church .. the apostle peter).
A pope hasn't used his baptismal name since the 1500s.

ETA .. I'm googling and can't find any catholic law saying they can't take the name peter.
If anyone has a rule saying this .. please post it for me so I can learn it. Thanks.


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posted on Feb, 14 2013 @ 04:59 PM
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Originally posted by FlyersFan

Originally posted by xedocodex
Popes can't take the name of Peter.

I'm pretty sure they can. It's just that they haven't.
(except for the first leader of the church .. the apostle peter).
A pope hasn't used his baptismal name since the 1500s.

ETA .. I'm googling and can't find any catholic law saying they can't take the name peter.
If anyone has a rule saying this .. please post it for me so I can learn it. Thanks.


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It's an unwritten rule.

I would bet any amount of money that the new pope doesn't take the name Peter as his name.



posted on Feb, 14 2013 @ 05:14 PM
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I'll all in for Card. Peter Turkson. But I'm certain it will be a black African as the next Pope as prophesied in the "Targ Brakus"

I wonder what happened to all my points and flags from my previous incarnation? And my pretty gold border?
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posted on Feb, 14 2013 @ 05:56 PM
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I got those points spent....
ummm maybe not..

It's Pointless



posted on Feb, 14 2013 @ 06:02 PM
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I'm in! I'll take whoever is the top contender from a third world country, and I'd like to make that a true "daily double".



posted on Feb, 14 2013 @ 06:32 PM
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I would think a Pope could take the name of Satan himself if he really wanted to. Wouldn't go over well, but I doubt there's a rule against what name he is allowed to take.



posted on Feb, 14 2013 @ 06:35 PM
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Rothschild bets (on collapse of Euro, for instance). Big Bankers bets (on weather, for instance).



posted on Feb, 14 2013 @ 08:44 PM
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Sorry, pool's closed bro



posted on Feb, 14 2013 @ 08:58 PM
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I'm game...


But what happens if you're in the negative..?





posted on Feb, 15 2013 @ 05:02 AM
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Originally posted by facelift
But what happens if you're in the negative..?

Then the bookies come break your legs mob style.

Seriously though .. no points means no betting.


Well .. the moderators haven't responded (except to say 'oooops') so I'm thinking this is a no-go. I thought it would be fun. Lots of things to bet on out there ....





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