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I work in an Indian Casino and watching people win jackpots and paying out large amounts of cash really starts to get under my skin. About once or twice a mounth we go to a rival indian casino and play table games (video slots = bad!) Any how I started out with 100 playing blackjack and quickly lost that. I walked around a bit and watched my friend win $300 on a $25-500 21 table. He hands me a bill and says he owes to it me, I just say OK! and take off with it to another table (we found it really sucks to play at the same table so we split up) I quickly turn that 100 in to 1000 and walk from the table Im at. My cell rings and it my friend, we meet by the poker tables. He looks bummed so I ask whats wrong, then he pulls $1600 out of his pocket! It was great! another win for us. We cashed out and took off. So if you break it down I makd $1000 in 2 hours. Gambling sucks but its fun to do enery now and again.

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yeah, and if you win like that a few too many times, they ban you from the place.
what i wanna know is this- i'm something like 3/8 Native MAerican- where do i sign up to get my share of the dough? i refuse to go to those places and give them my money...
 

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where did you hear that from? getting kicked out for playing at a casino and winning a small amount of money? I have never see that happen. I didnt steal it.

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That's usually how it starts, you win a somewhat substantial amount of money, and all of a sudden, your hooked! Next thing you know, you're up to your eyebrows in debt, the pawn shop owner knows you by your first name, the Camaro is long gone, and any sense of self worth is gone the moment you find 10 dollars on the sidewalk and head directly for for the 21 table at warp speed. Gambling is no good, for every one person who wins, there are ten others that lose, and everybody in our society pays for it. Don't even get me started on the lottery........ :mad:
 

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I do agree about the casinos. Leave the lottery alone. Here in colorado, a large percentage goes to state parks and schools. Same state parks that foreigners from Texas come to hunt and camp in. I don't play the lottery on a regular basis, but do occasionally play. I asked the lord one day to help me win the lottery, his reply" Tom, meet me halfway, buy a ticket". So I do buy one now and again.
 

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Originally posted by MY FIRST 69:
Gambling sucks but its fun to do enery now and again.

Justin
Gambling doesn't suck! You had a blast didn't you? You didn't break any laws or sell your watch. Gambling is FUN!


Anything not done in moderation can "suck".... speeding, smoking, drinking, breathing, sex, eating, etc. etc. You just go into it knowing what your limits are.
Sex is fun.... know when you protect yourself.
Eating is fun.... know when you're full.
Speeding is fun.... know both the car and your limits and conditions.

Gambling is fun.... bring $XX and leave when it's gone. It's no different.

Oh, I LOVE gambling! ;)
 

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So now you can understand my deliema working in Reno every week. LOL
Hmmm, Cal-neva?, Harrahs?, Atlantis?, or Summit? LOL :D
No matter what I do, I'm coming home short.


Congrats on your win Justin. Smart to leave while you were ahead. Actually, I don't gamble very often. I've been caught in that web before.

On a side note, you guy's ought to see the casinos closing down in Reno, going bankrupt. Why you ask?
The indian gaming casinos. Oh yeah, it's noticable now.
 

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I can't stand gambling at all however my wife loves it. We go on cruses (ship) about every 3 years or so and she save her money to blow. I gave her such a hard time she promised to give me anything she won at the end of the week. Well I didn't get my hopes up but on the last night when I walked into the casino ( I would go find a drinking establishment while she pi$$ed away her money) She handed me $750.00 she just won on the doller slots
:eek: :D That is the money I use to buy the short block that is in my car now! My motor was bought with her "ill gotten gains"
 

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I've never really been a gambler, but a few years ago I went to Vegas with some friends and spent $20.00 in 3 days... did more sightseeing than anything. My friends all gambled about $150 a night.

We all went to see a comedian the last night and in his act he brought up what I really found humorous. He said "Vegas is screwed up place..... you plan a vactaion here and pack your bags, get every detail covered, reserv a room, everything.... then you set aside money that you WILL lose?"

Then he asked "Why is that?.... you don't plan a vacation to anywhere else and just set aside a pile of money that you plan to lose".

That's how I look at it..... but I'm sure many don't see that observation.

My best friend of 25 years loves the horse track..... he spends ALOT of money there, but the funny thing is that he swears that he is ahead..... DENIAL



All gamblers, wheather it is casino, poker, sports, lottery, bingo, instant scratch off's is ahead if you ask them.... :rolleyes:
 

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I have worked in the casino for the last 3 years, trust me i know what it can do to people. The friend I went with just graduated from a 21 dealer school. My girlfriend, myself, my cousin, and about 5 close friends all do different things in our local casino. I love my job for the tips. I make about 60-200 a night and make $10 an hour on top of that, going to school and working 80 hours a week with full benefits is great and Im only 21! gotta love it!
 

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i was winning when i started gambling, everyday i won like 300 bucks,i allready opened a new account to putthe winning money aside.

then 1 day my luck dissapeared.

i dont have to tell u what happened after that, its the devil's "give me your money"-trick.

im working on it to stop gambling, but its harder then i thought.
 

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Hawaii doesn't allow gambling even over the internet. Funny how a state will call it gaming laws refering to what a customer gets as gambling. Kinda like being las vegas legal "fair game". 24 hours a day open season on suckers and their money. Hehehe.
 

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I like what Joe said about moderation! If you play a few lotto tickets or scratch tickets here and there it's probably no big deal...it's when you become addicted and start playing with mortgage or food money that you can get into very real trouble! 3 years ago, I won a $14,411 Washington state scratch ticket! :eek: It helped me get into my house, visit my in-laws (not my idea), and have a little fun. I got the idea in my head that I could do it again! Well, I played and played and played some more, then one day after never winning another real big jackpot, I woke up and thought about all of the parts I could have bought, or little getaway trips I could have taken. I KNOW that I'm still way ahead, but not everyone hits those big jackpots, I was just very blessed, or lucky, or whatever!
I still play a lotto ticket or scratch ticket a few times per week, but I'm not throwing much into it, and sometimes I hit a 50 or few hundred bucks. Those little wins are fun and have actually helped buy a few parts and dinners and fun now and then. It's obvious to me that gambling establishments are not in the business to give their $$$ away, but then there's nothing like hitting a jackpot! PURE adrenaline rush....


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Here are some basic concepts that took years to sink in with me.

There are gamblers and then there are wagerers. I fancy myself the latter, because I won't play games that don't have near even odds. That means I only play poker, craps, and single deck blackjack when I go to Vegas.

Blackjack obviously has the worse odds of these three, but if you play conservative until double down situations, I can usually stay even.

Craps, you need a hot roller. Someone that has that lucky touch and it can be fruitful.

Poker. Well, poker is obviously the best odds in the house, because the house is only taking a $3 per hand rake and you are playing against other humans. If you can read other people, you can win at poker, even if you don't look at your cards. I've seen this done consistently by top-notch players. Conversely, you could be the best card counter/odds calculator in the world and you can loose consistently at poker.

What are some other factors? Time versus money, starting hand selection, and threshold of pain.

Let’s skip over the starting hand selection topic, because hopefully if you even attempt to sit down at a poker table, then you have bought at least one book on Texas Holdem or stud or whatever, so you know what hands to play depending on what position (where the dealer button is).

Time versus money: If you win $300 in your first 30 minutes of playing a table game that equates to $600 per hour. My god bubba, when are you ever going to make $600 per hour unless you are a divorce lawyer? Here is the best advice in this whole post....IT IS OK TO WIN. I can't count how many times I've seen poker players hit a rush of cards when they first sit down and they don't get up and leave when they start to loose some of it back. There are a ton of excuses like, the other players would have been mad at me if I took all that money off the table or the game would have broken up if I took the money off the table and ...on and on. Good grief! Stop making excuses. It is Ok to get up with a profit even if you only play one hand. IT IS OK TO WIN! Most folks will never grasp this concept, because they are TOO CAUGHT UP IN THE ACTION. That's right, most poker players don't play to win, they play for the action or adrenaline rush. Hey, I have been there myself years ago. It costs me thousands before I figured it out. Of course, that is because I use to stay too long, because once I lost a certain amount of money that made me uncomfortable I CROSSED OVER THE THRESHOLD OF PAIN. This is the line when you know you have lost more than you intended to, but now when you lose more it doesn't feel as bad because you are numb from crossing over the threshold of pain.

I could go on and on as I've played poker for 25 years, I have been licensed by the Attorney General in California to operate a card room, and I use to own a poker parlor for 3 years. I've seen doctors and lawyers sit across the table from vagrants that live in rent by the week motels and they lose to the vagrant. You could call it a bouquet of humanity at a poker table. Bottom line, you need to have a purpose and plan before you go wagering, otherwise you are indeed GAMBLING.
 
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