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blackjack kinda a long rant....

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Seventy4Blazer, Oct 11, 2003.

  1. Seventy4Blazer

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    ok, so i go to play blackjack at the casino now and then. i walk in with 20 dollars. no more. i have a friend who has very little money. so after a bit anything i end up winning i let him play with. thats just how i am. last time we were there we ended up with 5 dollars between us. i walked out with a bit more than i walked in with that night. 55 dollars. he walked out with a hundred.
    cool. he needed it, and bad. i didnt, so i didnt mind.

    but last night a guy pissed me off big time. older guy. i watched him loose mone left and right. he got mad and put a stack of 5 dollar chips on the the spot. little over 250 dollars. lost it. then went and got 400 more from his woman.

    IF HE WANTED TO GET RID OF IT ME AND MY BUDDY WERE SITTING RIGHT THERE....
    ok, im done ranting.
    last night i cam out even. i had 10 more that i walked in and had cashed out, but i decided to let my buddy try his luck again, or go home with it if he wanted. but he lost it.
    Grant
     
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    Some people have problems with gambling, and some don't. I take very little with me when I go and look at it as the cost of a few hours entertainment. I expect to walk out with nothing...if I do win a few bucks and I've been there a few hours I'll cash out. If I win a few bucks early I'll put my original 20-50 in my wallet and play with the winnings for a while.

    I do know people that have lost entire paychecks at the casino, and IMO those people need help the same as an alcoholic does. It seems the broker you are the harder it is to stop gambling once you start...it just becomes a vicious cycle. Desperation sets in and clear thinking goes out the window.

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  3. Seventy4Blazer

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    I take very little with me when I go and look at it as the cost of a few hours entertainment. I expect to walk out with nothing...if I do win a few bucks and I've been there a few hours I'll cash out. If I win a few bucks early I'll put my original 20-50 in my wallet and play with the winnings for a while.


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    thats how i play. i walked in and out with my money. and i was there for over 2 hours.
    and i got a chick number. but thats another post another time... maybe.
    Grant
     
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    I used to work in casinos a long long time ago and knowing what I know, I just walk into a casino and throw a hundred dollar bill on the floor and walk out. Cheaper that way. /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif

    Actually though, you need to understand the odds. Once you understand the odds your chances of coming out ahead increase by 300%. There are some great books about that in the book stores. I say read them all and use what works best for you and your type of gambling.

    Main thing in gambling is to know your limitations, the odds and keep it on a budget.... Then you might break even over 40 years. Otherwise you will give them a house and a few cars and maybe a college education. Better off giving that stuff to your family. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  5. Seventy4Blazer

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    ya know, the only times i have lost any cash at the casino has been when i play the nickle slots. but in the long run i have broke even on them.

    it just pisses me off when ya see somebody blow over a grand just because he got pissed at a few hands. this guy had the money i guess, but hell, i would have taken 20 or 40 bucks off his hands if he felt like giving it away.

    i also only go in there if i have the extra money. not if i need money. no way to make cash that is for sure.

    Grant
     
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    Grant go do some searches about black jack betting systems, that's the best way to manage your money. As long as you stick to the systems 8 out of ten times you walk away even or up.
     

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