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post #16 of 100
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Originally Posted by Kirosia View Post
My parents lost $3-400 at slots today. (Foxwoods) It was mostly my dad; mom and I were breaking even most the time.
i feel your pain. the worst part is that i had a very enjoyable labor day weekend and it's unfortunate that it had to end on such a sour note. it's amazing how stupid one can be in those places. and before this night i actually considered myself to be somewhat educated and of good judgment. but i suppose no one is immune from the occasional misstep.
post #17 of 100
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There, there... the State of Nevada and its residents deeply appreciate your contributions. Sleep soundly now.
Yes, we do appreciate your losses...

on that note, even though I am under age I have never came back from Vegas without going + on the slots. As of now I am +$800.
post #18 of 100
Fact:

Foxwoods, the most successful (slot machine) casino in the world, is 1 week behind in physical hard count of money. They make 5 million a DAY in slots ALONE. 20% of it goes to the state in taxes, the rest is all gravy money. Talk about a cash business. I wish I were a native american....

There's only two winners when you go into a casino, the house and the dealer. The "winnings" by players, are just money moving around, which is likely to go back to either the house, or the dealer...
post #19 of 100
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on that note, even though I am under age I have never came back from Vegas without going + on the slots. As of now I am +$800.
underage. i was underage the first time i ever gambled in a casino and it was foxwoods. i was 18 or 19 and had borrowed a friend's ID, who sort of looked like me. i sat down at a blackjack table, played one hand, lost, and was then told by some people (security guards) to come with them. they escorted me to a back room, asked me some questions, took my picture, made me sign something (no idea what) and told me i was banned for life. i went back there a few years later and was scared they would recognize me but played that night without incident. i guess they forgot.
post #20 of 100
Is there any point in going to Las Vegas if you don't gamble?
post #21 of 100
I'm a degenerate gambler who has lost every time I went into a casino. Time is my worst enemy. I always find myself up by a good margin with nothing to do but continue gambling This is how I've lost over a thousand dollars. Thankfully I only had a couple of bucks in my checking account because I could see myself losing a lot more.

Anyways, I'm going to Reno this weekend. Wish me luck.
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Is there any point in going to Las Vegas if you don't gamble?
OF COURSE THERE IS!!!!! THE HOOKERS!
post #23 of 100
Unless you count cards, there's no skill involved in blackjack, since there's only one mathematically optimal way to play if you don't have extra information. Might as well play video lottery terminals. It's the same thing.
post #24 of 100
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Unless you count cards, there's no skill involved in blackjack, since there's only one mathematically optimal way to play if you don't have extra information. Might as well play video lottery terminals. It's the same thing.
where's raymond ("rain man") when you need him.

"one for bad, two for good"
post #25 of 100
One of the lessons my Grandpa taught me was to never, ever bring credit cards with you when you go gambling.
post #26 of 100
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OF COURSE THERE IS!!!!! THE HOOKERS!
beat me to it

sorry to hear about your losses, vcoheda

dont tell me you lost a stax O2!
post #27 of 100
I know I shouldn't but I just love playing Blackjack at the casino. No I don't have gambling problem, but if I lost I could lose big. The thing is, most of the time when I play blackjack, when I am winning, I will chicken out and quit when I'm 150-200 bucks ahead.
But when I'm losing, I suddenly have the nerve to bet big. This is very wrong philosophy I know, but it's hard to control.

So yeah, when I'm losing big time (very bad luck), I could lose between 1 or 2 grand. And that's from something like 25-50 dollars table. Funnily, when I bet in a 100 dollars table BlackJack, I usually win. Go figures. But I don't have the nerve to stay in 100 bucks table for a long time.

But Blackjack also depends A LOT on the people around you. You got one stupid-ass player, he can pretty much F--ed you up. Maybe that's why it's easier to win at higher bet tables because at least you know that everyone knows what they're doing. Nothing worse than when dealer got a 6 or something, and then you got 2 same cards, you split, got good hands on both (or might even double on one hand) , and then some stupid guy at the end of the table hit the picture that we want for the dealer.
post #28 of 100
Then again, it's not all luck. There are crooked dealers at casinos. I went to vegas with two friends. My one friend was a little drunk and let loose a string of curses when he lost a hand. The middle-aged woman dealer said: "I don't have to listen to that." She dealt another hand before storming off to be replaced by this sharp-looking young black girl. This girl wiped the three of us out in ten minutes. I believe, between us, we lost 36 hands in a row. I'm sure she must have been bottom dealing, certainly. It was the revenge of the casino for my friend insulting the first dealer. That's the last time I went to Vegas. I don't really enjoy gambling, anyway. I find slots especially boring. I don't know how people sit there all day. It's tedium.
post #29 of 100
To the OP: that really sucks. The cardinal rule in gambling is never bet out of frustration. Never bet more than you are willing to, regardless. Gambling is suppose to be fun.

About 3 years ago I entered the realm of sports betting. The first 6 months i had being doing side-bets. I found a couple of sites that allow you to bet on games in progress. Which is very exciting and much like the stock market. In the first few months i made 10,000 dollars. I started to get greedy and if i lost one game, say 300 bucks i would go nuts and wind up betting 1000 on the next to offset my loss. I would win most times but there were those times were i did ill-advised bets and lost it all. Very quickly i lost that money and went 1000 under. I built it back up to 8000 in less than 2 months. Then it soared to 26,000 in a few months.

I have a few "online friends" who i would chat with. This one dude was into college football. We were playing madden 07 and he was saying how we should bet ND vs i believe UCLA. I had my money on UCLA. The score was like 21-3. ND had a nice drive gonig and the kid was like imagine if ND came back, they will. Sure enough they get into red zone - i cover. UCLA intercepts ND. I start flipping out. My cardinal rule is: betting is personal. Never let someone influence you. I wound up losing 1500 on that game. I went nuts. I then bet on a ncaab game. i had the right team with 2000 down. I switched because the star player of one team got injured. I knew this was a mistake. The team i switched onto lost.

Then i figured out fine fine lets get back to betting normal. Long story short...i wound up losing the 26000 over the course of 5 months. All because of what happened that one night. I went under 10,000 dollars. I made back 8000 last month, only to lose 8000. I made back 5000 only to lose 7000. Every bet i would bet more than i ever did.

Why? Because i was trying to catch my bets after what happened that one night with that kid. It really sucks to know i could have nearly 100,000 in less than 2 years and now i have nothing to show for it. Its disheartening. It's also disheartening when you win 70% of you games and then on that one game you bet more than you've won for the week. Ive been slowly fazing what happeneed out and trying to bet realistically again. It's been shaky but i think this time around im going to be ok. I've made back 2000 these past 2 weeks.. so hopefully mind over body.
post #30 of 100
dude that's hardcore. i'm a wimp when it comes to gambling. i think i'd cry if i lost 100 bucks. i've played in Atlantic City, New Orleans, and Vegas. AC I always managed to end the day with an average of 25 bucks so i can buy myself an all you can eat buffet. Vegas was stingy, I think i left only with 13 extra bucks in my pocket. New Orleans was surreal, we played in Harrah's every morning and i'd make enough to live off of that day, which ended up being 100 bucks a day, so almost 500 bucks that vacation. But that was an odd one - i'd borrow off my pal's winnings (a hundred bucks), slap it on the roulette wheel, hit it, run back to my pal, give him the hundred bucks back, and live off the other hundred. Ah, the days of living dangerously! Haven't done that since tho, since honestly I think i have an addictive personality (hello, Curse!) so gambling is the last thing i wanna get involved with.
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