Recently went to the race track in Seoul to place bets on which small man riding a pony could run around a large dirt track the fastest. Normally I would just bet on the horse with the coolest name, but seeing as all the names were in Korean my plan was totally shot. Oh well. Thankfully I didn’t lost much money because it took my friends and I the better part of the day to figure out how to use the automated betting machine. Now that I think about it, that could be the one time technology actually saved me money.
Since sports betting is one of the only forms of legal gambling in Korea, people take it pretty seriously. Nearly everyone poured over their statistics sheets hoping to gleen a little advantage from the numbers. As for me, I just bet with my gut, and after a day without I any wins, I can now safely say that my gut is a horrible better.
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