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AceCrAAckers
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September 5th, 2012 at 6:35:43 PM permalink
One of my pet peeves is the use of the word gaming. Casinos market themselves as an entertainment and gaming business. No it is not! It is gambling. Casino first business is gambling, second business is gambling and lastly it is a gambling business. It does all other things to get people to gamble.

What idiot would say, I am gaming. Let's go to the casino to gaming.

Why can't casino admit that it is marketing gambling not gaming? Is it because gambling has negative connotation associated with it just as alcohol does with drunks. There are no more drunks but drinkers. Hard alcohol should market themselves as drinking business not alcohol business.

Get real. Does anyone else have similar pet peeve?
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FarFromVegas
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September 5th, 2012 at 6:44:17 PM permalink
Lottery promotions in which you are to enter your non-winning tickets. How about calling them LOSING tickets?? That's what they are.
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rudeboyoi
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September 5th, 2012 at 6:45:48 PM permalink
maybe theres some legal reason for this that the Nevada Gaming Commission and Nevada Gaming Control Board makes them follow.
rdw4potus
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September 5th, 2012 at 7:13:34 PM permalink
I think it's semantics - the casinos offer gaming options at which patrons may gamble.

My pet peeve (at this moment) is slot machines that "congratulate" you on your "win" in awful bonus rounds. I just played through some free play. I was "lucky" and hit the bonus twice during the suck-out. I won $0 and $1.20 in the bonuses (on a $2/spin machine). Personally, I wouldn't consider either of those to be a "win," let alone one that was worthy of congratulations.
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EvenBob
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September 5th, 2012 at 7:20:40 PM permalink
Quote: AceCrAAckers

Casinos market themselves as an entertainment and gaming business. No it is not! It is gambling.



Definition for gaming:

gambling: the act of playing for stakes in the hope of winning (including the payment of a price for a chance to win a prize).

Casinos never use the word gambling, its too negative,
it implies you might lose. They say gaming, and describe
what you do as 'action'. Their going to rate your action,
never your gambling.

Casinos go to great lengths to hide what they really are,
greedy places that want to bleed you dry. So they put the
best possible spin on everything.
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AZDuffman
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September 5th, 2012 at 9:48:44 PM permalink
Casinos are not "gambling." Every bet, with the exception of craps free-odds, has a built in commission, house edge, or both. They offer "games." Patrons take a gamble on a losing bet because it sometimes wins.
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EvenBob
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September 5th, 2012 at 9:59:29 PM permalink
Quote: AZDuffman

Casinos are not "gambling." Every bet, with the exception of craps free-odds, has a built in commission, house edge, or both. They offer "games." Patrons take a gamble on a losing bet because it sometimes wins.



I dunno. On a bet to bet basis you can win or
lose fairly equally. But if you keep going back
and back and back, thats where they have you.
The HE takes over and you're in the long run and
you're a goner.
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Wizard
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September 5th, 2012 at 10:15:34 PM permalink
The way I look at it is the the one who has the good side of the bet is gaming, the one who has the bad side is gambling.
It's not whether you win or lose; it's whether or not you had a good bet.
FleaStiff
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September 5th, 2012 at 10:46:46 PM permalink
Similarly these Life Assurance companies... its not Insurance its Assurance. In other words, its all hog wash.
Its like changing Sauerkraut to "Liberty Cabbage" during the war.
Or all those Winners in the Special Olympics.
WongBo
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September 5th, 2012 at 11:09:36 PM permalink
Quote: FleaStiff


Or all those Winners in the Special Olympics.


wow.
Yesterday the Asians. ( your numerous references to "no tickee, no shirtee" in place of the word Chinese )
Today the disabled.
Why do you feel the need to denigrate everyone?
You must view yourself as superior to other ethnicities and people with disabilities.
How terribly sad and pathetic it is to talk SHIT about disabled people being rewarded for their efforts.
Have you absolutely no decency?

Pet peeve...small minded bigots who think they are better than everyone else.
Not naming names or Implying anyone in particular.
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