Casinos!

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    Sep 03, 2012 11:31 PM GMT
    So today i went to a casino for the first time. I lost about 120$, is that good or bad and how much did you win/lose on your first casino experience?
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    Sep 03, 2012 11:41 PM GMT
    I don't gamble with money.

    I gamble with life (extreme stuff).

    That's much more exciting. icon_cool.gif
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    Sep 03, 2012 11:41 PM GMT
    My bf and I go to casinos fairly often. Most of the time we don't win, but it is really just the price of a couple couple hours of entertainment. He is usually at the tables and I am at the penny slots with the Asian ladies. Playing the penny and nickle slots, I don't usually lose too much.
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    Sep 03, 2012 11:49 PM GMT
    Extreme stuff?? Do explain!

    Yeah I was pretty much just pushing buttons till it ran out of money while an old oriental lady waited for me to get the hell out of her way.
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    Sep 04, 2012 12:01 AM GMT
    berkshire saidExtreme stuff?? Do explain!
    My job.
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    Sep 04, 2012 12:02 AM GMT
    i love rapid roulette

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    Sep 04, 2012 12:02 AM GMT
    Cooper87 saidi love rapid roulette

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    i prefer the Russian version.
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    Sep 04, 2012 12:23 AM GMT
    We get to a casino once or twice a year, seldom lose more than $100 or $200, seldom win more than that on a good day. I play craps, sometimes roulette, and slots.
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    Sep 04, 2012 2:17 AM GMT
    This is me in a casino situation:

    "Oh a casino yeah let's go!"

    *plays one dollar on a slot machine...loses*

    "Fuck. This."

    *leaves*
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    Sep 04, 2012 2:25 AM GMT
    Love casino's. Mainly for the food, shows, and all the cool adventures you find along the strip.
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    Sep 04, 2012 2:33 AM GMT
    Iceblink saidMost of the time we don't win, but it is really just the price of a couple couple hours of entertainment.

    Exactly my philosophy. I view a casino as a source of entertainment, not a potential source of wealth. I decide on a small amount I'm willing to wager, equivalent to the value I put on the entertainment I'm receiving.

    And when the money is played out and gone, perhaps after a couple of hours of winning & losing, I stop and leave. That was the fair price of my "ticket" for an evening out, and I won't spend beyond that, won't believe I'll win big if I only keep playing, and playing. I simply lack the gambler gene.
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    Sep 04, 2012 2:41 AM GMT
    I lost about $200 bucks playing blackjack the first time I went. Never went back icon_lol.gif
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    Sep 04, 2012 2:44 AM GMT
    lol the first time I went I had 6 bucks... I'm a cheapo. haha

    Left with $60!!
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    Sep 04, 2012 2:48 AM GMT
    Vegas once a year, always have a gambling budget, and if it goes, I'm done.

    I'd much rather sit at a blackjack table with a fun group of people for a few hours and lose a couple hundred than go to a mind numbingly loud and pretentious nightclub, pay $30 to get in and decide to leave within 30 minutes.
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    Sep 04, 2012 2:52 AM GMT
    At the very least I'm glad I will never develop a gambling problem. Last time I went to a casino I lost 10 dollars. After I lost the 10 dollars I said to myself "what do I have to show for me not having 10 dollars anymore...NOTHING THAT'S WHAT". It left a sour taste in my mouth.
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    Sep 04, 2012 2:59 AM GMT
    Yeah i didnt like losing my hard earned money that quick hahah
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    Sep 04, 2012 3:24 AM GMT
    North Dakota has very modest casinos (excluding the Native American reservation ones), that hotels and bars can operate if the State assigns a non-profit agency to them as a recipient of part of the profits. Aside from the usual pit games, some of the games involve various kinds of "pull-tabs" that are small tickets dispensed from a vending machine. You pull back a tab to reveal symbols like a slot machine would have, that determine if you've won. The prizes are small, usually not more than $250.

    I had arranged to meet a gay couple at such a bar in Minot, while on university business there. When I arrived they were already at the bar, and each of them had of large pile of opened pull-tabs in front of them. Curious, I asked how to play. They directed me to a vending machine, and I was surprised that each ticket containing 3 pulls cost one dollar. These guys must have already spent at least a hundred dollars, searching for the few elusive winners in each pack of several thousand tickets, in various amounts from $10 up.

    So I thought $1.00 was enough for the novelty. Back at the bar I pulled the first of the 3 tabs on my ticket, and asked the bartender what 3 bars meant. He checked the chart and it was $150, the largest amount for a single pull.

    One of the gay guys got quite upset that I had immediately won "big" with my first and only ticket, while they had not. He reached over and literally grabbed the ticket out of my hand to verify, and then he pulled back the second tab himself, much to my annoyance.

    It wasn't a winner, and his partner got mad at him for his bad manners, and ordered him to give me back my ticket. I pulled the remaining tab and saw 3 lemons. They were worth $100, making the total $250, the largest prize that particular game offered. Again this one guy was upset, even mad at me, convinced that ticket would have been his, since nobody else was buying tickets from that machine until I came along.

    I felt bad about it, and when the bartender paid out the cash I got us all pizzas and a couple of rounds, to share my good fortune. But that wouldn't satisfy that one guy, and he was in a foul mood for the rest of the night. Next time I was in town I didn't look them up. And never played pull-tabs again, figuring I'd never get that lucky again, getting a 250 return on the only dollar I spent.
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    Sep 04, 2012 3:32 AM GMT
    paulflexes saidI don't gamble with money.

    I gamble with life (extreme stuff).

    That's much more exciting. icon_cool.gif


    Why gamble with money when you can gamble with people's lives??...(Richard Gere / Edward Norton ; "Primal Fear" 1996)
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    Sep 04, 2012 3:35 AM GMT
    The slot machines only make happy noises - even when you lose. Can't stand it.
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    Sep 04, 2012 3:46 AM GMT
    The "house" ALWAYS wins. This is why I don't gamble.
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    Sep 04, 2012 3:52 AM GMT
    DavidDB saidI spent more time filling out the IRS forms than actually playing.

    I know someone who won very big at the Hard Rock Seminole casino here, but didn't properly report it on those IRS forms. He spent 12 months in federal prison for it, now a convicted felon. Don't neglect those forms if you win.
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    Sep 04, 2012 3:53 AM GMT
    I don't think anyone should go into a casino with the idea that they will walk out with more than they go in with.

    While there are rare exceptions, I think it's best that people set a budget and view it as a once-in-a-while entertainment expense.... that you won't walk away with the cash you set aside for the experience.
  • booboolv

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    Sep 04, 2012 7:52 AM GMT
    Living in Vegas, gambling has lost its allure. Once in a great while I'll throw down $20.00 just to see if it'll do anything. Most of the time it doesn't, and I'm outta there in a few minutes. There are times I can play (slots - I'm intimidated by the tables, I've never played table games) for hours on that first 20 and come out a winner with $100 or more. Most of the time, zilch though.