Won at the Casino.

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by pica, Jul 22, 2018.


  1. pica

    pica

    Nov 26, 2009
    Michigan
    I don't go to the Casino that often but I went two days this weekend, Friday and Sunday. Hit for $125 Friday and $500 Sunday. Of course I'm putting the money in my "new bass fund". Problem is now I think I'm hooked. I wouldn't say I have a gambling problem. I'm not there everyday and don't play with money I can't afford to lose. But getting a taste of winning sure makes me want to go back.
     
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  2. fhm555

    fhm555 So FOS my eyes are brown Supporting Member

    Feb 16, 2011
    The first taste is always the sweetest.
     
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  3. Killed_by_Death

    Killed_by_Death Snaggletooth Inactive

    I used to go on border runs to Cambodia casinos & once my traveling partner won pretty big.
    Unfortunately, he lost it all again before we left :D

    When I traveled Australia I'd win enough to pay for my beer at the footy clubs, playing the slot machines.
    Just wait for a little old lady to stop playing a machine that she's been feeding coins for a long time w/o payout & you're upping your odds.
     
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  4. Stumbo

    Stumbo Guest

    Feb 11, 2008
    The odds are stacked against you. That's why it's called gambling, not winning.
     
  5. PWRL

    PWRL

    Sep 15, 2006
    Put it all on black. It's the only way.
     
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  6. I worked in a casino for 21 years. We didn't mind seeing people win. They would bring it all back and then some. We called it a no interest loan. Congrats on winning. I hope it stays in your new bass fund.
     
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  7. AngelDeVille

    AngelDeVille Inactive

    Jun 20, 2018
    ABQ
    Somebody pays for all the pretty lights and free drinks....
     
  8. Bob Clayton

    Bob Clayton My P doesn’t have flats or tort Staff Member Supporting Member

    Aug 14, 2001
    Philly Suburbs
    Yup. If people won big money more often than not, it wouldn't be good business for the casinos.
     
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  9. Every play of every game is set to make the house money. I believe there is a small exception for expert blackjack players who can win a very little bit while only counting cards a little bit back. If the games were even there would be nothing to keep the house lights on let alone a profit.

    Expecting to lose should take all the fun out of it. I wonder what it is that gamblers think is going on that makes them think they can win.

    If you do ''win'' you have to bet more for it to still be ''fun''. ( Playing poker for matchsticks is not much fun ). Betting more guarantees you lose more until you can't afford it.

    The solution is to quit now and find sonething else to do with the time.
     
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  10. fhm555

    fhm555 So FOS my eyes are brown Supporting Member

    Feb 16, 2011
    I know a guy who runs the slots at one of our native American casinos here and he tells me casinos are totally honest and above board. He says the (electronic) slot section he manages is set up to return just over two bucks for every five they take in. Apparently all the machines are linked and the computer determines at random when and how that payout is made. He said it can be adjusted to make more smaller payouts or fewer larger payouts, but that’s as far as they can manipulate the slots.
    Casino gambling IMO is no different than any other form of entertainment, it’s the same as taking the fam to disney world for a few days. You drop a wad of cash for everyone to have a good time, same for a movie, ball game, concert, etc. the difference with gambling is there is a chance you may not spend as much because you may recover some of the cash you put in during the course of being entertained. If you go into a casino with the understanding it is an entertaining way to kill some time you will be fine. If you go thinking you are going to win some cash, you are going to be disappointed.
    Long ago i was taught the two rules of gambling by my card shark dad, rule one states that you only bet on a sure thing; rule two states there is no such thing as a sure thing.
    My idea of a good time does not include feeding a slot machine or any table games in a casino so i don’t gamble like that, but i have zero problem taking money from optimists at the range who think they know how to shoot. I don’t always win but i do often enough i am always happy to oblige if someone offers to back their skill with a bit of folding money. Wifey OTOH enjoys going to a casino for a weekend occasionally so i go with and just lounge around sleeping late and enjoying the really good food while wifey plays around in the den of sin.
     
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  11. It's only fun if you think you can win.

    You can't win.
     
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  12. Oddly

    Oddly

    Jan 17, 2014
    Dublin, Ireland.
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  13. ptg

    ptg

    Mar 16, 2008
    Years ago my Mom went to Vegas. She put half on black and half on red figuring that at least one of her children would win some money. It came up green.
     
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  14. ptg

    ptg

    Mar 16, 2008
    I'l bet you 10 bucks you can quit any time! :)
     
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  15. buldog5151bass

    buldog5151bass Kibble, milkbones, and P Basses. And redheads.

    Oct 22, 2003
    Connecticut
    Running a casino is like printing money. They can tell you instantly their winning percentage for every table and machine. In the end, you will lose, unless you are playing blackjack, are counting cards, and they don't notice.
     
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  16. hbarcat

    hbarcat Supporting Member

    Aug 24, 2006
    Rochelle, Illinois
    There are casual gamblers who might go toba casino once a month with their friends to have fun socializing and maybe drinking. If they come in with $100 and leave with nothing then they figure it's no big deal.

    Casinos don't really care about these people. The real profit is in the folks who go one or more tines a week and blow half their paychecks in a desperate bid to beat the house. They can't possibly win money or even break even as long as they keep coming back and using tbeir winnings as capital for more gambling.

    Casinos are like cigarette companies in this regard. They don't make money off of people who smoke 2 or 3 cigarettes a day, or just when they go out occasionally to a bar or some other special event.

    All of the profit is in the addicted smoker.

    The same for the addicted gambler.
     
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  17. guy n. cognito

    guy n. cognito Secret Agent Member

    Dec 28, 2005
    Nashville, TN
    My ex-father in law was convinced that he was an expert gambler. The lived in Louisiana, so they went about once a week. When he would talk about the casinos, he would regale us with stories about how he "always won", and how he had the whole system figured out. He played slots......... I pointed out to him a few times that if you gambled $300 and went home with $400, that you only won $100. He would count the entire $400 as "winnings".

    He also didn't understand why people washed their hands after going to the bathroom, but I digress.

    Any elation you felt with your first-time winnings will be remedied shortly, when you lose your money so fast you don't even get a chance to enjoy yourself.
     
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  18. It doesn't work that way bro. The machines do not have a memory. The odds are identical every time you pull the lever.
     
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  19. Killed_by_Death

    Killed_by_Death Snaggletooth Inactive

    Well, my strategy worked.
    Beer was cheap in the footy clubs, but my winnings paid for it.
     
  20. I lived in Vegas for about 6 years, and I had a lot of fun at the blackjack table. In my time there I won big a few times and lost little most of the time. I always went in with $40 with the thought that that's what the night's entertainment cost. I played on gut feelings and was considered pretty lucky.

    I did not gamble every day, or even every week. It was something that I enjoyed doing from time to time. I did the math and I figure I came pretty close to breaking even playing blackjack. The other games, on the other hand, I did not fare so well. And they were not as much fun.
     
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