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Old 08-19-2017, 03:51 PM   #1
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Any gamblers here?

I love gambling and bet sports every day, I've tried "systems" on almost every game the casino has but right now I play poker and bet on sports only, they are 2 games I can pretty consistently beat. I'll throw maybe $20 or $40 in the slot machine but that's about it. I tried counting cards on 21 and read a book on a roulette system that I played with but nothing is as good as poker for me, I watch my mom and wife throw hundreds at the machines with little returns. do you gamble and what do you play?
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Old 08-19-2017, 03:53 PM   #2
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I play the market, thats enough of a gamble for me.
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Old 08-19-2017, 04:24 PM   #3
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Three or four times a year, I'll play the slots at our local casino. I walked away $12.00 ahead yesterday after about 45 minutes of play. Mom lost $47. I won't lose more than $50 on any giving outing. Once I'm out that much, I go home.
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Old 08-19-2017, 04:25 PM   #4
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I gamble in the markets (swing trading), casinos (Craps, blackjack, roulette) and sports betting (football and NASCAR). Annual risk capital is well into the 7 digit range each in the Markets and Casinos but far, far less on sports betting.

I haven't found any system that wins consistently "in anything" but have discovered many systems that will almost guarantee losses in everything. Don't ask how I know.

I gamble in casinos for the fun and travel, not for any gains. (Although the occasional big wins are really nice)
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Old 08-19-2017, 04:45 PM   #5
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Not really. Years ago we used to go to the quarter slot machines in local casinos maybe 3-4 times a year, each of us spending no more than $20.

But after Katrina hit, the odds were tightened up and we stopped going because you just couldn't win. I would imagine the odds are looser again by now in the casinos that remain, but now we are retired. So, we never got back in the habit of going like we used to do.
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The only gambling I do is the occasional sporting event friendly bet with a friend, or maybe a bet for a beer or lunch based on who scores lower during a round of golf.
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Old 08-19-2017, 07:00 PM   #8
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I love to play poker, I'm due for another trip to Reno soon. Tournaments and cash, love it all. Sit and play for hours until I get hungry or sleepy.
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Old 08-19-2017, 07:12 PM   #9
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Any gamblers here?

I love poker, but don't play much anymore. Made a few hundred online. Bet football with some regularity, but small potatoes. I participate in a weekly ATS football pick pool which costs $125 each year, but I've won more than $700 in two years. I guess that counts too!
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If I am somewhere there is a crap table, I will play. It is one of the few places you can get true odds.
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Old 08-19-2017, 07:30 PM   #11
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When the PowerBall is greater than $300M, I buy 5 tickets, $10 total.
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Old 08-19-2017, 07:38 PM   #12
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When the PowerBall is greater than $300M, I buy 5 tickets, $10 total.
You sound like us, cause, of course, last week's $200M would not be enough to justify the 10 bucks. But $300M, that's a different story.
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Old 08-19-2017, 07:40 PM   #13
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I love to play poker, I'm due for another trip to Reno soon. Tournaments and cash, love it all. Sit and play for hours until I get hungry or sleepy.


Where do you play, I mighta played with you before. my favorite rooms were cal neva, eldorado, circus and Atlantis, they're all gone except for Atlantis. Silver legacy has a new room but I've been playing $2-6 spread at boomtown, I'm going next week
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I played a lot of blackjack, because the odds favor the disciplined player in something like 3 hands out of 1000. It just gets a little tiring after a while.

Played poker in Vegas, but the only winner seemed to be the dealer.
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Circus-circus was my place until I discovered the Peppermill.

Makes the circus look like a joke. Way better eats and drinks. Spa so you can get rubbed the right way.
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If I am somewhere there is a crap table, I will play. It is one of the few places you can get true odds.
The only problem is, to get the true odds, you have to do it on top of a bet that is in the house's favor. But I like craps too. Very exciting game, and overall the odds are about as good as you can get in a casino.
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When the PowerBall is greater than $300M, I buy 5 tickets, $10 total.
I'll buy 2 tickets when the PowerBall or MegaBall (whatever it's called in our area) gets high enough that the news mentions it.
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There is a reason those casinos have luxury exteriors and interiors. It is not because they give out more money than they take in. I am more into the people watching than gambling myself.

I will play slots or blackjack, lottery when it gets up higher, but consider it entertainment expense. On the slots or blackjack I am pretty good at walking away if I get up $10-20 over my initial $20. Cash out and put the money in my pocket.
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