Any Crazy Gambling Stories Out There?

Jinentonix

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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.
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

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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

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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

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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

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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.
 

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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

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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

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


You're the one who does not have the guts to gamble . I bet your still trying to win the lotto though ?

Do YOU pay the tax on the stupid?
 

Danbones

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a buddy of mine who is a real life wrecking gambling addict, asked to be barred for life for his own good
the casino wouldn't do it
3 months was the most they would give him

Do YOU pay the tax on the stupid?

we pay a time tax reading your posts
does that count chickenchit?
;)
(even though we know ahead of time they are all losers)
 

Danbones

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some anti whatever drugs make it addictive
:(
it's a side effect of that sometimes
 

Kreskin

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You need a PHD to figure out what even wins on most slot machines these days.