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Calcutta

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by flinter58, Aug 11, 2007.

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  1. flinter58

    flinter58 TS Member

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    I know this may be simple to some - but could some one exp. a Calcutta....what is it? Where did it get it's name? How to play? etc
     
  2. grammie

    grammie TS Member

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    A calcutta in the shooting world is when you enter yourself into a "special event option" which in turn auctions you to the highest bidder,,,,the highest bidder in turn gets most of the money you won unless you buy yourself!!!! These special events pots can be VERY HIGH..upwards of 30,000 and at times more,,if you buy yourself and shot 100 straight,,depending on the breakdown 50-30-20 or 40-30-20-10 or 60-40 you would rake in appx. 10 to 16,000 dollars...

    Calcutta is another term for gambling!!! The name Calcutta came about long ago,,,some private clubs like the elks or moose clubs have calcutta nights in their hidden rooms upstairs so they don't get raided where gambling is illegal...

    Generally the cost to enter is 20.00 dollars with a 20 dollar minimum bid on yourself..

    AKA Grammie.........
     
  3. halfmile

    halfmile Well-Known Member

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    Seems to me like golf and horse racing had them years ago.

    HM
     
  4. joshif

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    Calcutta India was the first place they had them. Men against tigers and they sold the men in a "Calcutta" to see who could win against the tiger.If the tiger won, nobody cashed in except the fighter.The money went to the next pot.
     
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