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I find gamblin in a casino terribly boring. I've been to 3, all not by choice. Just happened to be with somebody else that was driving, and that's where we ended up.
All in all, after the 3 casino's, I've walked away with roughly $75.
Last time was roughly 1995.
I have a brother that'a a true addicted gambler. And my wife's step father was an addicted gambler as well.
I've seen them both go from rags to riches, and back to rags, more times than I can count on all of my fingers.

It is addicting, and the casino's are only there to make money. Bugsy Siegel found that out!
I agree and also find it very depressing. Especially day gambling.
 

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We had an awesome night two weeks ago at the Indian casino in Tama. I told you about the Plus Three side bet. There they have it for the down card. Most of the time if you have two hearts the dealers up card is a spade, club or diamond.:eek:
I played $42 on the hand and $100 on the up and down cards. I had a club Blackjack. The dealers up card was a club and so was the down card!!!:cool:
I made $1,863 an one hand!!!!:love:
That was fun.:love:
Jim
 

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Gambling is a thing that helped me to get to avoid a lot of problems. Personally, when I quit work due to the Covid-19, I decided to find the other source of income that would help me to get stable. Actually, I started from the online casinos because I heard that they can help with pretty good money in order to get the necessary result. Turns out that this casino works legally and can provide secure payment options. It's great that a lot of money that you won, you can get safe. I believe that it's better to gamble only on sources like that Online Casino Malaysia You Can Trust - 96Star.com
 

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I'm also kind of addicted but I try not to get too greedy. I've lost some good money until now, so I'm careful, but I really like it
 

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I had never been in the gambling part of the casino until about 5 years ago. Missus Fan begged me to take her. I finally gave in. She was playin' slots which looked SO boring.:eek: I wandered over to the blackjack table and won my first time. Big mistake. We got totally addicted.:( I'm pretty good at blackjack. Her, not so much. She wants to hit her 13 against a 6 and takes the bust card.:eek:
Recently we started playing roulette, or as she calls it roo-lay.:D That is SO fun. Now I'm addicted to that one.
Think I'm gonna be a Grillionaire.:cool:
I'll let ya know.
Jim
Gambling is about the only vice I never had much interest in. Thank God.
 

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growing up lower middle class, I never had much extra cash, so I am cheap. I spent almost 25 years in NV where there's a slot machine in every grocery store, Walmart, C-store, drug store, etc. If I had an extra quarter, I'd drop it in on the way out - if I won it went in my pocket. Didn't happen all that often.
 

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Been in a casino 2 times, both with friends who want to. I cannot stand the noise of the slot machines. Not interested.
 
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I don’t even play the lottery, really. Maybe twice a year when my wife hears of a bid jackpot and asks me to get a few tickets. A very smart client who I really admire gave me a great piece of advice 25 years ago that I’ve lived ever since. “The lottery is nothing more than a tax on people who can’t figure the odds.”
 

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I don’t even play the lottery, really. Maybe twice a year when my wife hears of a bid jackpot and asks me to get a few tickets. A very smart client who I really admire gave me a great piece of advice 25 years ago that I’ve lived ever since. “The lottery is nothing more than a tax on people who can’t figure the odds.”
Absolutely, and the folks who play it the most are the ones who cannot afford to play it. that said, you can't win it if you don't play it - but like you, I might buy 4-5 in a year. I won more in NV playing the CA lottery - I'd at least win the minnimum $5 back that paid for the tickets.............
 
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There are several casinos around where I live. I’m an Osage indian and our tribe has some really nice motel/convention center/casinos. When my dad was alive he loved to go find a .25 cent machine. He would slowly play, have a drink or two and people watch. He could set around one of those for several hours. I on the other hand don’t care for the smoke. They do have big air systems that move lots of air but it never fails as soon as I sit down some moose knuckled old hag and her no filter Camels come sit beside me. My philosophy on it now is when I go I have a set dollar amount and play the high stakes machines. It either hits big or it’s all gone in a short period of time. It’s worked well for me several times. It’s never a bad thing when you are filling out the paperwork and they ask you if you want them to hold the taxes back!


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They don't build those fancy casinos by paying out lots of jackpots.
 

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Some people have quite a bit of gambling skill. Some people have a lot of luck. Most people just lose a lot of money. Both my father and brother enjoy(ed) casino stuff. My father was much too conservative (cheap) to lose very much, and my brother and his wife had an entertainment budget that they never exceeded. She was one of the lucky ones and most often won a great deal more than the allotted expenditure was. I think that if it were not for the free or really cheap 'deluxe food' at many of the casinos, they might have stayed home a lot more.

Also, when we had our decorating business, my flooring installer's wife was one of those people who could NOT lose. Ever. She bought one ticket on a deluxe van and told her husband she was going to win it. Of course, she did, and was he pissed when he had to pay the income tax on the full retail of that fancy vehicle!

I went to Vegas once and to a Biloxi casino once. That was twice too many for me.

Spin on folks, if that's you thing.
 

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My last effort at gambling was at Ruidoso Downs years ago. A friend of the family had a horse in the futurity . I put down $5 to win and the horse posted at 85 to 1. Beast led up to the last curve and final post, then tripped. My next excursion was the 1969 draft lottery which I won with number 8. Haven’t gambled on anything since!
 

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I don't gamble, period. I probably tick a lot of people off because I don't buy their raffle tickets but if I buy from one group how can I refuse to buy from another group and still say I don't gamble.

I have sworn off gambling completely. Once I was at a racetrack and picked a horse to place. The horse crossed the finish line in second, so I felt pretty good about making that bet. But, there came an announcement that there was a challenge. It turned out my horse bumped another horse. My horse was dropped down to third and I got nothing. My thought at that moment was, "Even when I pick them I can't win."
 
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