I love a good sports bar. I can take or leave these large convenience stores. The popularity of both have killed the mom and pop bars and gas stations. Immigrants buying up all the mom and pop gas stations have also contributed. With that parlay cards have disappeared.
Does anyone still get the old paper parlays? Used to have a many fun Saturday's playing 7 on 7.
no,but i remember some sort of game where you would pay for a chance to play,pick a # on a board,and it would be punched by the store owner or employee.you would win a prize if their was one.pre-cursor to today's scratch off lottery tickets.can't remember the name.
LOL. I hit a 7 on 7 back in 2011. I got the first 6 games correct and all it came down to was Clemson vs Maryland. I used to never pick a game involving our Tigers but this particular week I couldn't decide on a 7th game. Maryland was kicking our ### and I was pissed about the parlay but even more pissed about the game. Then Sammy Watkins happened and not only did we come back from an 18 point deficit to win the game we covered the spread. I was running around the living room whooping and hollering.
How many of you spring-timers remember tab boards? I would carry a 100 tab board in the weave room at the Fort Mill Plant on Friday at .50 a pull. That was $50 for a $25 bottle of crown. Since my pay was $2.40 an hour, $25 was a big payday!!
Someone wanted to know the name of the boards where you punched out numbers. I remember them as Punchboards. Soneone else talked about pulling tabs, I don't remember them but sound the same as the punchboards. As for the Parlay cards how much did 7 on 7 pay. I remember 5 on 5 paying 100. I never did see anyone making "big" bets on one other than one guy crying one monday night. I think he had bet 200 on three basketball games and one of them hit the spread so he lost. No pushes on parlay cards.
I used to love playing the pinball machines, only the nickle ones. But talking about gambling I remember one year while I was a student at Clemson there was a poker game going one at one of the married students apartments off campus. I was getting early in the morning the the fellows wife told them it wa time to break it up. They kept on and she got tired of it so she called the police and reported an illegal poker game going on at a certain location (her apartment). The police came a broke it up but I don't think they actually arrested anyone but the wife got her point across.