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    Being of Legal Gambling age in Canada I learned to play a few Casino games at a tasking, and now at home I've found myself to venture down to the local casino a few times with friends, And I wonder how much if any other members like to gamble away money.

    But Members have no fear over my gambling addiction, my love of numbers, and my conservative frugality keeps it well in check. (for any of those who had/have actual gambling problems I mean no disrespect)

    I walk in with a friend or two and we all agree to put down $40, my game of choice is roulette where i go barely over the minimum per round. We have quite a bit of fun testing patterns and such with limiting success. The Scary part is that while we will sit there for about 2 hours with a +/- $10 in the end, we see others whip out over $100 and then 20 minutes later walk away with nothing.

    Our Record is after 2.5 hours we watched 14 people come spend with apprx $60 average all walk away with nothing, i walked away with +10, my friend was +1, and the remaining old guy had spent over 500 and was sitting at around 30 when we left.
    God didnít create evil. Evil is the result of when man does not have God's love in his heart.It's the cold when there is no heat.The darkness that comes when there is no light

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    I've only played roulette in two places: Monaco and Laos.

    In both places, I used the same technique, which you are probably aware of, and came away with small, but predictable, gains.

    I do feel a sense of pride that I walked out of Monaco's Grand Casino (there is only one casino in Monaco), in my borrowed suit and walking boots, feeling like James Bond, after playing for 3 hours for a gain of around $6.

    You know the technique, right?


    Philip
    "The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, and wiser people so full of doubts."ó Bertrand Russell

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    • #3
      The one i was first introduced to and does work quite favourably for a small gain is a bet on a colour, and a bet on 2 of the 3 dozens.

      using an american roulette with 0,00 by betting 1 on each for a total of $3. you have a 21% to lose $3. 16% chance to lose $1, 31.5% to have a change of $0 and a 31.5% of gaining $2.

      It gives you a 63% of making you happy/content, not bad odds much better than betting on a single colour which gives you only a 47% of being happy.
      God didnít create evil. Evil is the result of when man does not have God's love in his heart.It's the cold when there is no heat.The darkness that comes when there is no light

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      • #4
        Poker and blackjack and I'm good at both. In a casino, I'm lucky to break even. Those guys are pros and the house retains the odds.
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        • #5
          Originally posted by Jay217 View Post
          I wonder how much if any other members like to gamble away money.
          Gamble away? No. I don't like that very much. Gamble in is nice though.

          I don't play the casino or poker machines. Mug's game that.

          I like the occasional friendly all night card game where you can go up or down a couple of hundred max, and I turn over 5 - 10K a year on the horses. That's a bit more skill than luck though, and I'm pretty happy with how that's all going.
          Last edited by Rojik; 16 Oct 12, 02:21.
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          • #6
            I very, very rarely go to casinos but prefer blackjack when I do. I set a spending limit of $50 and if I win, good for me. Should I drop it all there is no harm done.

            I get the greatest enjoyment from playing small stakes poker with friends. I do that with my pocket change that I save daily. Win or lose a good time is guaranteed. It is hard to beat a sure winner like that!

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            Dennis
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            • #7
              I just to play the old slots. The none electric ones were you had to pull the handle and then only had three wheels. Most I ever lost was $40 which at the time was not chumb change, more like half a months pay. Since then only the change in my pocket. Which ever you play the odds favor the house.

              Old story

              A man is playing 21 some place in NV at 2 in the morning. He his loseing. In frustration he ask the dealer. "Do you know how to beat this game?" Dealer "If I knew how to beat this game do you think I'd be here at 2 in the morning dealing cards?"

              My money stays in my pocket, usually the one with a hole in it.
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              • #8
                Originally posted by PhilipLaos View Post
                I've only played roulette in two places: Monaco and Laos.

                In both places, I used the same technique, which you are probably aware of, and came away with small, but predictable, gains.

                (...)

                You know the technique, right?


                Philip
                1st and third column for X and red for X x2 ?

                Love betting but I prefer not to play the house - face to face poker or horses, football whatever...
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                • #9
                  I had an uncle who set aside how much money he was going to lose before he started gambling. If he won, no problem and he would continue to play. But if he lost the amount he had decided upon, he quit gambling for that day.

                  It has been many years since I gambled. The last time was in Henderson, Nevada--just on the outskirts of Las Vegas. The first night I lost big. The second day I broke about even. The third day I couldn't lose.

                  I saw a woman in Roanoke, Virginia lamenting her husband's addiction to gambling. She spoke at great length of how he had lost all their money, their car, and their home. It was due to lifestyles like her husband's that Gamblers Anonymous was founded, I suppose.

                  But it all comes down to the advice my father gave me many years ago. He said, "If you can't afford to lose, don't gamble."
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Greybriar View Post
                    But it all comes down to the advice my father gave me many years ago. He said, "If you can't afford to lose, don't gamble."
                    Good advice - consider the money you bet as being already lost.

                    I would add: don't raise stakes to make up previous losses, use money you win for something else beside more betting - and, if playing electronics search for one on the highest stake and revert it to the lowest
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                    • #11
                      gambling? Ha!

                      Reminds me of an old W.C. Fields bit....

                      W.C. - "How about a nice game of cards?"

                      Rube - "Well, sure!"

                      W.C. - "Shall we play for a dollar?"

                      Rube - "Why, Mr. Fields, isn't that gambling?"

                      W.C. - "No, not the way I do it..."


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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Greybriar View Post

                        But it all comes down to the advice my father gave me many years ago. He said, "If you can't afford to lose, don't gamble."
                        Yep. It's the only way to do it. If I bet $20 on a horse I look at it as if I'm paying $20 to get more enjoyment out of the race. If I get money back that's a bonus. It's always out of my play money stash, and is usually 6 x $20 bets laid at the start of the day, and I don't bet again that day. The winnings go back in the play money pile for next week, and if I lose every race I'm $120 down and so be it.
                        Matthew 5:9 Blessed are the cheesemakers

                        That's right bitches. I'm blessed!

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                        • #13
                          I do horse racing. I play Texas Hold Em'. I didn't like roulette or blackjack. Old slots were fun, but I enjoy slots. I have bet on sports, honestly, I supposedly stopped. It got out of hand. But if I can keep one from finding out.
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                          • #14
                            Perse knows I play cards.
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                            • #15
                              Ever see a bookie waiting for a bus ?
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