Betting On Bad Luck for Friday the 13th: What Are Your Odds?

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Hey! it’s Friday the 13th this week — the only such occurrence in 2014! — and What makes it even more exciting is that Mercury is also Retrograde. So, your luck will be extra shitty! Just kidding! Who believes in all that stuff anyway? Hmmm… Fact: As many as twenty-one million people around the nation fear this date, causing an estimated $800 million in lost business dealings each time it occurs. Superstitious or not, everyone is aware whenever Friday the 13th approaches and tries to avoid being unlucky, so it’s no big surprise that real money slot machines don’t get played very much on these days.

According to spokesman Randy McInnis, who is a self-proclaimed “world’s most obsessive gambler” – and who’s been running CompareTheBets, a comparison gambling website where you can see CompareTheBets’ list of promo codes “Whether there is any validity to things going wrong on Friday the 13th or not, people continue to be weary. I, for one, won’t take anything for granted.”

Odds for the calamities that can befall the population on Friday June 13th:

Flight delayed 5/1
Accidentally send an embarrassing text message 500/1
Cable/Internet stops working 700/1
Lose your keys 900/1
Girlfriend/Boyfriend breaks up with you 1000/1
Car breaks down 1000/1
Lose your wallet 1100/1
Lose your job 1200/1
Get divorced 1400/1
Lose your engagement/wedding ring 1600/1
Get in a car accident 2000/1
Power goes out 8,000/1
Get robbed 8,000/1
Get injured at work 10,500/1
Computer crashes losing important files 12,000/1
Unable to leave house due to Triskaidekaphobia 1,000,000/1
Flight delayed due to black cat on runway – 10,000,000/1
Get struck by lightning 182,000,000/1
Pick every correct lottery number except #13 – 200,000,000/1
Get bitten by a zombie – 50,000,000,000/1

As you can see — and especially if you understand Fractional Odds — nothing all that bad has much of a chance of really happening. And hey, it’s Friday after all! So, have fun out there!

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