Any Crazy Gambling Stories Out There?


Hoof Hearted
#1
I was never much of a gambler...

But when Pro Line arrived in the early 90's, the odds were really good. I had a $20 pro line ticket which had San Jose beating the Leafs. My other games already came through for me on the ticket.

So I'm watching the game...the Sharks are up by a goal and Dave Ellet, the journeyman defenceman for Toronto scores with 23 friggin seconds left in the game to tie it up!!

Cost me $20,000!! I'm STILL pissed!

Any stories out there about 'the one that got away'?
 
Johnnny
+2
#2  Top Rated Post
Lost 1000$ with a jack high flush on hold em at the Thunder Bay casino, few years back... Said **** it after that and just smoked dope on the reserve after...
 
Hoof Hearted
+1
#3
Ouch!
 
pgs
+1
#4
Quote: Originally Posted by JohnnnyView Post

Lost 1000$ with a jack high flush on hold em at the Thunder Bay casino, few years back... Said **** it after that and just smoked dope on the reserve after...

Jack high flush not really the cards to throw your wad at . IMHO . but then I wasn't there .
 
Curious Cdn
#5
Quote: Originally Posted by pgsView Post

Jack high flush not really the cards to throw your wad at . IMHO . but then I wasn't there .

Beats your usual trick of throwing your wad on the floor.
 
pgs
#6
Quote: Originally Posted by Curious CdnView Post

Beats your usual trick of throwing your wad on the floor.

Yah I'll play any poker game with you for any stake anytime . And I will win handily .
 
JLM
#7
Many years ago, maybe 20, I heard of a case where a guy inherited a small fortune (maybe $100 grand) and bought 6/49 tickets with the whole sh*teree!
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Curious Cdn
#8
Quote: Originally Posted by pgsView Post

Yah I'll play any poker game with you for any stake anytime . And I will win handily .

Do you seriously think that I would do something so bizarrely stupid as risking my hard earned money in a game of cards?

Are you really for real?

If you are supporting a family in anyway, it is utterly irresponsible to risk a nickel of their resources on a poker game run for the benefit of your fragile sense of machismo.

Hillbilly man-children ... no wonder your political instincts are so simple minded.

Save your poker game for another hillbilly like you, Cletis.
 
White_Unifier
#9
Here's my gambling story:

I asked the teller to give me the winning ticket. He said if he knew what it was, he would have bought it himself.

We both laughed.

On another occasion, I said I never lost at gambling because I never gambled. It put a smile.

gotta love lose gambling stories.
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Murphy
+2
#10
One time, I was driving to the gas station. I passed a convenience store. This crazy urge hit me to stop and buy a ticket. I did. This is crazy I thought!

And I was right, of course. I didn't win. What a crazy idea!
 
Curious Cdn
+1
#11
Quote: Originally Posted by MurphyView Post

One time, I was driving to the gas station. I passed a convenience store. This crazy urge hit me to stop and buy a ticket. I did. This is crazy I thought!

And I was right, of course. I didn't win. What a crazy idea!

The Province likes people like you.
 
White_Unifier
#12
Quote: Originally Posted by Curious CdnView Post

The Province likes people like you.

Politican speak:

"If you vote for me, I'll increase funding for addiction-recovery programs to help gambling addicts."

Translation:

"I'll deregulate the gambling industry and raise taxes on it to get problem gamblers to fill the coffers from which we'll give a portion back to them in the form of therapy. The other portion will go towards advertising our casinos."
 
Curious Cdn
+1
#13
Quote: Originally Posted by White_UnifierView Post

Politican speak:

"If you vote for me, I'll increase funding for addiction-recovery programs to help gambling addicts."

Translation:

"I'll deregulate the gambling industry and raise taxes on it to get problem gamblers to fill the coffers from which we'll give a portion back to them in the form of therapy. The other portion will go towards advertising our casinos."

Here in Ontario, it was the Bob Rae NDP who built mini casinos and slot machine parlours all over the province as a "creative new way to increase revenues." I wonder what their hero Karl Marx would have said to that?
 
White_Unifier
#14
Quote: Originally Posted by Curious CdnView Post

Here in Ontario, it was the Bob Rae NDP who built mini casinos and slot machine parlours all over the province as a "creative new way to increase revenues." I wonder what their hero Karl Marx would have said to that?

Marx must have been rolling in grave.

Why not raise revenues through heroin dens too?
 
Kreskin
#15
I bluffed Daniel Negraneau out of 200k.
 
gopher
#16




Wild Bill Hicock and Dead Man's Hand


 
Jinentonix
+1
#17
I used to go to the casino for sh*ts and giggles from time to time. One night was turning out to be a real stinker. I'd lost almost $1000 in just a couple of hours. It felt like any luck that got anywhere near me said "Screw that guy, he's poison." I only had a couple of bucks left of what I brought so I decided to leave. As I headed for the exit there was a whole row of $2 dollar slots that was filled with people, except this one Cleopatra slot that "called" me. I thought what the hell and went for it. Bang! $16,000 jackpot. I haven't been to a casino since.
 
pgs
#18
Quote: Originally Posted by Curious CdnView Post

Do you seriously think that I would do something so bizarrely stupid as risking my hard earned money in a game of cards?

Are you really for real?

If you are supporting a family in anyway, it is utterly irresponsible to risk a nickel of their resources on a poker game run for the benefit of your fragile sense of machismo.

Hillbilly man-children ... no wonder your political instincts are so simple minded.

Save your poker game for another hillbilly like you, Cletis.

Chicken . No male parts eh ?
 
JLM
#19
Quote: Originally Posted by JinentonixView Post

I used to go to the casino for sh*ts and giggles from time to time. One night was turning out to be a real stinker. I'd lost almost $1000 in just a couple of hours. It felt like any luck that got anywhere near me said "Screw that guy, he's poison." I only had a couple of bucks left of what I brought so I decided to leave. As I headed for the exit there was a whole row of $2 dollar slots that was filled with people, except this one Cleopatra slot that "called" me. I thought what the hell and went for it. Bang! $16,000 jackpot. I haven't been to a casino since.


Yeah, luck like that happens occasionally. I hope you are not depriving yourself of something you enjoy. My rule of thumb is I never take more money to the casino than I can afford to lose. If you just stick to playing nickels and dimes it's generally a lot cheaper than many other pastimes. I shudder when I see people going through $100 in five minutes. It seems to happen a lot.
 
petros
#20
I gamble daily. I drive in Metro Vancouver.
 
Jinentonix
#21
Quote: Originally Posted by JLMView Post

Yeah, luck like that happens occasionally. I hope you are not depriving yourself of something you enjoy.

Nah, not really. I don't miss it and can honestly say I really don't care if I ever go to another casino.
Quote: Originally Posted by JLMView Post

My rule of thumb is I never take more money to the casino than I can afford to lose.

That's what I did as well. $1000 was my absolute upper limit to take to a casino and the bank card stayed home.
 
JLM
#22
Quote: Originally Posted by JinentonixView Post

Nah, not really. I don't miss it and can honestly say I really don't care if I ever go to another casino. That's what I did as well. $1000 was my absolute upper limit to take to a casino and the bank card stayed home.


$200 is my absolute limit, but I get a little twitchy after $100 is gone.
 
Hoof Hearted
#23
The Casino will nail you in many different ways...

I was up $100.00 after 20 minutes during a visit many years ago. But we were out for a lengthy night of entertainment...needless to say I hung around and ended up in the hole.

They also strategically place ATM machines near every exit.

Also, you only ever hear about a chronic gambler's winnings. You never hear about the losses.
 
JLM
#24
Quote: Originally Posted by Hoof HeartedView Post

The Casino will nail you in many different ways...

I was up $100.00 after 20 minutes during a visit many years ago. But we were out for a lengthy night of entertainment...needless to say I hung around and ended up in the hole.

They also strategically place ATM machines near every exit.

Also, you only ever hear about a chronic gambler's winnings. You never hear about the losses.


That is true. Generally during a gambling session there are one or two points where you are ahead. Smart people leave then! I'm not always smart in that regard.
 
White_Unifier
#25
I remember meeting friends at a casino once. We just sat around the bar area and chatted, and the virgin drinks were on the house that night. I took advantage of that!

The next time we were going to meet friends at the casino, the virgin drinks weren't free that time. That's how they suck you in. Luckily, we never met friends there again. I'm not even sure why they wanted to meet at the casino unless they'd been playing before they were to meet us I suppose.
 
pgs
#26
Quote: Originally Posted by White_UnifierView Post

I remember meeting friends at a casino once. We just sat around the bar area and chatted, and the virgin drinks were on the house that night. I took advantage of that!

The next time we were going to meet friends at the casino, the virgin drinks weren't free that time. That's how they suck you in. Luckily, we never met friends there again. I'm not even sure why they wanted to meet at the casino unless they'd been playing before they were to meet us I suppose.

It must be exciting going out to a drinking and gambling establishment to not partake .
 
White_Unifier
#27
Quote: Originally Posted by pgsView Post

It must be exciting going out to a drinking and gambling establishment to not partake .

I was pleasantly surprised at the free virgin drinks the first time I went!

I enjoyed the conversation though.
 
Curious Cdn
#28
Quote: Originally Posted by pgsView Post

Chicken . No male parts eh ?

You must be very young, still. You might become an adult, someday.
 
pgs
#29
Quote: Originally Posted by Curious CdnView Post

Beats your usual trick of throwing your wad on the floor.

A little bit of a teenage post eh ? How old are you ?

Quote: Originally Posted by Curious CdnView Post

You must be very young, still. You might become an adult, someday.

You're the one who does not have the guts to gamble . I bet your still trying to win the lotto though ?
 
petros
#30
Working averages out of 52 is tough.
 

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