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  • So does gambling suck, or is it just me?

    Free booze only plus I can find in it.

  • #2
    Originally posted by Purple fang View Post
    Free booze only plus I can find in it.
    It's only FREE if you win.
    "Ask not what your country can do for you"

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    you’re entitled to your own opinion but not your own facts.

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    • #3
      ......no it sucks
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      • #4
        I watched a mate win $47,000 in lotto, only to blow it all on gambling in just over 6 months... yeah it sucks.
        "In modern war... you will die like a dog for no good reason."
        Ernest Hemingway.

        Ah, but a man's reach should exceed his grasp, Or what's a heaven for?

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        • #5
          1 Timothy 6:10:
          For the love of money is a root of all evil: and some whose hearts were fixed on it have been turned away from the faith, and been wounded with unnumbered sorrows.

          Hebrews 13.5:
          Be free from the love of money and pleased with the things which you have; for he himself has said, I will be with you at all times.

          Proverbs 13:11:
          Wealth quickly got will become less; but he who gets a store by the work of his hands will have it increased.

          Ecclesiastes 5:10:
          He who has a love for silver never has enough silver, or he who has love for wealth, enough profit. This again is to no purpose.siastes 5:10:

          Proverbs 15:33:
          A thing may be put to the decision of chance, but it comes about through the Lord.
          Last edited by Salinator; 03 Nov 07, 04:38.
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          • #6
            Originally posted by Half Pint View Post
            It's only FREE if you win.
            And the house always wins.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by salinator View Post
              1 Timothy 6:10:
              For the love of money is a root of all evil: and some whose hearts were fixed on it have been turned away from the faith, and been wounded with unnumbered sorrows.

              Hebrews 13.5:
              Be free from the love of money and pleased with the things which you have; for he himself has said, I will be with you at all times.

              Proverbs 13:11:
              Wealth quickly got will become less; but he who gets a store by the work of his hands will have it increased.

              Ecclesiastes 5:10:
              He who has a love for silver never has enough silver, or he who has love for wealth, enough profit. This again is to no purpose.siastes 5:10:

              Proverbs 15:33:
              A thing may be put to the decision of chance, but it comes about through the Lord.
              Hey Salinator,

              It's NOT Sunday YET.
              Kevin Kenneally
              Masters from a school of "hard knocks"
              Member of a Ph.D. Society (Post hole. Digger)

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              • #8
                Silly question!

                Its just you.

                Pruitt
                Pruitt, you are truly an expert! Kelt06

                Have you been struck by the jawbone of an ASS lately?

                by Khepesh "This is the logic of Pruitt"

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                • #9
                  Gambling sucks. Stick to poker if you have to go.

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                  • #10
                    I've yet to truly like anything I never earned.

                    So while winning several million would put me in a new home new clothes and a new work shop, chances are I'd still need something else to make me feel "happy".

                    I wouldn't mind being miserable and rich as opposed to miserable and poor though
                    Life is change. Built models for decades.
                    Not sure anyone here actually knows the real me.
                    I didn't for a long time either.

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                    • #11
                      Lessons learned in Life:

                      1. The House wins.

                      I've met very few people who get a bigger "high" from winning then the "low" they feel from losing. Usually it's not about the money, but the bragging rights.
                      Find some Buddies who like to PLAY. Keep the stakes really low(nickel, dime quarter) with strict rules not to raise them. Everyone starts with the same bankroll.

                      Replace the "thrill" of danger (losing some REAL$) with good natured insults and braggadocio. It's amazing how fast winning or losing $2 becomes a big deal

                      Allow no women unless they're willing to wear the French Maid Outfit and serve the drinks.

                      Use a little of the money saved to buy some really good Hooch. (The stuff in your "Free Booze" isn't Crown Royal)

                      You'll save on DUI's, and be assured that the only headache you have in the AM is physical not financial.
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                      • #12
                        Depends on what you're going for. If you're going just to enjoy your time it's fun. If you're going because you think you can beat the house, you have a poor grasp of math.

                        The only exception is when you're not playing games against the house (poker), but even then, odds are there are better people at the table than you.

                        The key is to go with a limited amount of money, and think of it as paying for a service. Go to have fun, hang out with people, and enjoy the little ups.
                        “To discriminate against a thoroughly upright citizen because he belongs to some particular church, or because, like Abraham Lincoln, he has not avowed his allegiance to any church, is an outrage against that liberty of conscience which is one of the foundations of American life.”

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                        • #13
                          I've never found anything enjoyable about gambling. My dad was into it, so when I was a kid I wanted to. But when I started learning gambling games, I couldn't help but compare them to the strategy games I'd been enjoying (checkers, chess, wargames, and such); and my friends and I would look at each other and shake our heads, asking, "Is it just me, or are gambling games simple and boring?"

                          Apparently there's a certain kind of rush that some people get from gambling, but I must be immune to it.

                          OTOH, I still don't get why gambling is so widely regulated. Maybe someone can explain it to me. It's illegal in many places, and that has been the case in many countries throughout history. Why? Why should the authorities care how people squander their money? With or without gambling, money continues to circulate. Is it just a gov't racket: i.e., if we can't tax it, you can't do it? I can't think of any line of reasoning that would justify laws against gambling. (Well, one little thought just crossed my mind: it could be construed as fraud, if you imagine that "the house" is preying on people's ignorance of the odds. But that's a pretty lame argument -- or a sad commentary on the mental capacity of the average person.)
                          --Patrick Carroll


                          "Do all you have agreed to do, and do not encroach on other persons or their property." (Richard Maybury)

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                          • #14
                            If you don't know by now, I work in the Gambling Industry. I deal cards at an Indian Casino in Kinder, LA. Gambling is like alcohol and other activities, addicting. We do great business when the Government checks come in.

                            I tell people all the time I am just an entertainer. I am not one of these fast, slick machines. I screw up frequently and watch pretty ladies walk past. I have also been known to focus on pretty ladies at my table. I also tell people to slip large denomination cheques in their pocket and sometimes just to leave! I will on occasion tell you that you have ten or eleven, when it is a soft twenty or twenty-one. I will then refuse to give you a card and tell you it was only a joke...

                            No one ever really listens to me! It is the best job I ever had and I will miss it when I am gone. Any time you mix gambling, alcohol and the chance of sex, you will always have business.

                            Oh yeah, we have the worst beverage servers in the state. They come from up to 50 miles away and quit when it turns out to be hard work. All the old timers are gray haired Mawmaws that refuse to work fast. The only ones worth chasing are the ones that don't know you, yet. Then they find out real quick. It is unbelievable how many young women have four or so kids! I raised mine and I am not going to help raise some other dudes mistakes.

                            Pruitt
                            Pruitt, you are truly an expert! Kelt06

                            Have you been struck by the jawbone of an ASS lately?

                            by Khepesh "This is the logic of Pruitt"

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                            • #15
                              I find it enjoyable recreation. I like football pools, nickel dime poker, and blackjack. I never repeat, NEVER spend money I can't afford to lose.

                              That means $5 per week on the NFL, never more that $100 on an evening rare though they may be in a casino, and the pocket change I save just for poker with the boys. Though I could easily afford more that would make it work instead of fun.

                              The challenge is in the competition whether it be against a casino, the bookies or friends. The money is just another way of keeping score.

                              I wouldn't spend a dime on the daily number or any of the state run lotteries with the exception of Powerball. I will spend $1 on any drawing where the jackpot is at least $100 million.

                              Like any other habit, its only bad if you control it rather than it controlling you.
                              If stupid was a criminal offense Sea Lion believers would be doing life.

                              Shouting out to Half Pint for bringing back the big mugs!

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