Yeah sweetie, it doesn’t work that way

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  1. TheGoodTexan

    TheGoodTexan Moderator Staff Member Ad Free Member

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    My wife: So you’re really good at poker?

    Me: Well, yeah, I suppose so.

    Wife: Like how good?

    Me: I don’t know. I’m good. Just depends on who you’re playing against, and how committed they play.

    Wife: You should take a couple of hundred dollars to the casino and win some more money out of it.

    Me: Yeah sweetie... it doesn’t really work that way.

    Wife: I don’t understand.

    Me: I know. It’s ok.
     
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    Places like Vegas, Reno, and Atlantic City were not built on the backs of winners.

    A pal of mine is a card counter, and he's been permanently banned from most of the casinos in those places. Counting's not illegal, but the casinos have the right to refuse 'service' to anyone. Before he got banned, he did okay. But they pick up on it pretty quick, no matter how careful you are.
     
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    That’s a nice compliment from your wife!
     
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    That’s how they get ya!
     
  5. TheGoodTexan

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    What can I say? She believes in me... for some unknown reason.
     
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    "The odds favor the House"

    ^^^^^ This is what keeps me out of the casino.
     
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    I was getting serious into card counting but I’ve read plenty with similar stories. Casino’s are stricter with single deck black jack tables and will “force you” to play a fixed bet.
     
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    I'm not much of a gamblin man, but in 05 was working up in Yellowstone living in Gardiner Mt. Had a great time but it was time to head home. Just got paid, tax season was good to me so I went to this restaurant called the Yellowstone Mine, to eat dinner and play some video poker. Lost about $80 bucks and was like hell I'll round her off at $100. Then boom, back to back full houses and I was on top again. Thought well now I'll just gamble away my winnings, break even and call it a night. I'll be damned if I didn't hit a wild royal on that next pull. Paid for my whole trip home gas, hotels and all.
     
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    Replace poker with MMA.

    Go down to the casino and win some money fighting all the other guys that are good at MMA.
     
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    telemnemonics Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    A few weeks ago I paid for $20 gas and the pump didn't stop, but I clicked it off as soon as I noticed.
    Stopped at 27.77.
    Went in to pay the extra $7.77 and they couldn't get the system to see that I had gotten that extra gas.
    I thought geez I should buy a lottery ticket, but by the time they finally just took my $7.77 to put in the drawer there was a line of customers waiting, so I left, thinking I really shoulda' put the $2.23 change into a scratch ticket.
    I might buy one every seven years though and never gamble.
    Swerved into the next gas station, bought a $2.00 ticket and won $100.
     
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    In my final year of high school a new casino opened in my city. I went a few times and gambled my meagre savings and did well for a while. Turned $70 bucks into $500 a few times. I was playing two up (basically like tossing two coins on a stick), i bought myself a set to practice on thinking I might make a career out of this. One night I lost everything and decided to never return. I then tried my hand at betting on horse races. Every sat morning I would visit a betting agency with about $10 bucks in my pocket and gamble small until I had about $100 bucks. Enough to go out and drink for the night. Same story there. In the long run it didn't pay.
     
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    Odds are, you got lucky!
     
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    My biggest gambling victory came in 1999. The ATM at the corner of North Avenue and Spring Street in Atlanta was inexplicably giving out double money...i.e. enter a withdrawal for a $1000 and it would give out $2000. The news was being spread around email. So I figured I’d take my chances. I maxed out my ATM withdrawal and then cash advances on three different credit cards. I figured it would get recalled, but it turned out to be totally legit!!!
     
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    I play nickel ante poker with a bunch of relocated high tech nerds (it would shock you to find out what is being accomplished out here in one of the more remote counties of Montana) that live around here almost once a month. Most working remotely from their homes. None of us are good poker players. We start out with $5 worth of chips. Usually the lucky one pretty well cleans everyone else out by the end of the evening.

    The winner is in charge with buying the drink and food for the next poker night.:lol:
     
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    I’ll admit that I’m an honest person (who wouldn’t) but how many people would have paid for the extra gas?

    Good on you telemnemonics

    Reminds me of a couple years ago the diesel pumps down the street where messed up and people were filling up as much as they could took a while for the station to catch on
     
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    When you don't need money, at times, it seems to come to you. One of my most memorable experience in gambling happened in 1969 while stationed at Naval Station Rota, Spain. I had just made 2nd Class Petty Officer (E5) and had a pocket full of money as I had just shipped over and got a reenlistment bonus. Went to the Acey/Deucey Club (for enlisted personnel with the rating of First and Second Class Petty Office (E6/E5)) and commenced to play the slot machines. There were perhaps 15 slots in the gaming room and I started out on the nickel ones. Hit a couple of Jackpots and cashed that in for dimes and won Jackpots on those slots and made my move to the quarter slots. I hit a Jackpot after a couple of pulls on the first machine I played and within a few more pulls hit another Jackpot. Before I decide to quit I had hit (IIRC) four or five more Jackpots on the other quarter slots - I couldn't lose that day. Some time later I went back to see if my luck was still with me - the answer was NO! The slots got their revenge.
     
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    I once worked at the Desert Inn in Vegas. Favor ain't the word for it. 99 percent of the people sitting at tables and slots are suckers the rest are shills.
     
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    Never gambled in my life. Never played cards, went to a casino, bet on pool, never bought any lottery tickets or stratch offs. Money is too tough to get to chance losing it. Of course it could pay off but then you just get that feeling that maybe I'll win again, or one more time and I could win. Next thing you know over a year of scratch off's you've spent $5,000 just to win $1,000 if your lucky. Sometime I think about all the songs of gamblin, and some of my musical heros I admire, and it almost makes me want to try gambling....almost. Taking a risk is a big difference than gamblin'.


    I'd buy a lottery ticket if I knew I'd win.
     
  19. Nightclub Dwight

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    I am so glad I don't have the gambling gene. I seem to have all the other bad genes, but I was spared the gambling gene.
     
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    Speaking as a former casino dealer, poker is not a money-maker for the house, either.

    Player demand brings it, not because the casino benefits from it directly as compared with other more profitable (for the house) games available to players.
     
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