MrV
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August 4th, 2022 at 9:42:24 AM permalink
Does "fine" mean you were a lifetime winner overall?

Logically one might suspect that would be the required result to warrant the use of that word.

If not, I suggest you adopt and use another adjective, e.g. "acceptable," "OK." "fair" and of course "don't ask."

What price "fun?"
"What, me worry?"
AlanMendelson
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August 4th, 2022 at 10:41:04 AM permalink
Quote: MrV

Does "fine" mean you were a lifetime winner overall?

Logically one might suspect that would be the required result to warrant the use of that word.

If not, I suggest you adopt and use another adjective, e.g. "acceptable," "OK." "fair" and of course "don't ask."

What price "fun?"
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Am I on a witness stand?
MrV
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August 4th, 2022 at 10:43:27 AM permalink
Sort of.

So, you plead the fifth?
"What, me worry?"
AlanMendelson
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August 4th, 2022 at 11:09:14 AM permalink
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Sort of.

So, you plead the fifth?
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How about it's none of your business.

I make no claims here about winning $20,000 a month or tens of thousands per session. Why are you putting me on a witness stand?

But I do use my real name... and why would I announce my results using my real name?

And aren't you involved in some attempt to report a forum member to both the IRS and to casino managements for their claims?
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Thanks for this post from:
AlanMendelson
August 4th, 2022 at 11:43:44 AM permalink
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Quote: MrV

Sort of.

So, you plead the fifth?
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How about it's none of your business.
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MrV:
You seem to be needling Alan quite relentlessly.
This seems to have reached the threshold between enthusiastic discussion and bullying.
I suggest easing off, lest some zealous overmoderator get the wrong idea.

Alan:
You've been a heck of a good sport about this.
Thanks for being an upstanding gentleman in your interactions.
May the cards fall in your favor.
MrV
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August 4th, 2022 at 1:43:33 PM permalink
I'll ease off the loud pedal, no worries.

It's tough sometimes to stop speaking my mind without running afoul of the forum rules.
"What, me worry?"
MDawg
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August 4th, 2022 at 2:20:39 PM permalink
Why would MrV care if Alan has won lifetime anyway, in that MrV posted about for as long as he has kept track, two or three decades he has done nothing but lose year after year (a steady downward line) other than maybe very recently.

In my entire life I have probably put in under a decade total of casino play, the rest of the time I didn't play at all, and those years that I did play, I won. Point being that if I, a consistent winner, don't question Alan, pressuring him to label himself, why would a consistent loser? Just puzzling to me which is why I wonder.
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I tell you itís wonderful to be here, man. I donít give a damn who wins or loses. Itís just wonderful to be here with you people. https://wizardofvegas.com/forum/gambling/betting-systems/33908-the-adventures-of-mdawg/
AxelWolf
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August 4th, 2022 at 5:50:53 PM permalink
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Quote: AlanMendelson

Quote: MrV

Sort of.

So, you plead the fifth?
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How about it's none of your business.
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MrV:
You seem to be needling Alan quite relentlessly.
This seems to have reached the threshold between enthusiastic discussion and bullying.
I suggest easing off, lest some zealous overmoderator get the wrong idea.

Alan:
You've been a heck of a good sport about this.
Thanks for being an upstanding gentleman in your interactions.
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Alan Mendelson presents himself as a knowledgable gambler who often comments on gambling and Advantage play. He's also a semi-public figure. I think it's more than fair to ask and know if he's an overall winner in the casinos.
♪♪Now you swear and kick and beg us That you're not a gamblin' man Then you find you're back in Vegas With a handle in your hand♪♪ Your black cards can make you money So you hide them when you're able In the land of casinos and money You must put them on the table♪♪ You go back Jack do it again roulette wheels turinin' 'round and 'round♪♪ You go back Jack do it again♪♪
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August 4th, 2022 at 7:34:03 PM permalink
Quote: AxelWolf

Quote: Dieter

Quote: AlanMendelson

Quote: MrV

Sort of.

So, you plead the fifth?
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How about it's none of your business.
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MrV:
You seem to be needling Alan quite relentlessly.
This seems to have reached the threshold between enthusiastic discussion and bullying.
I suggest easing off, lest some zealous overmoderator get the wrong idea.

Alan:
You've been a heck of a good sport about this.
Thanks for being an upstanding gentleman in your interactions.
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Alan Mendelson presents himself as a knowledgable gambler who often comments on gambling and Advantage play. He's also a semi-public figure. I think it's more than fair to ask and know if he's an overall winner in the casinos.
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A reasonable counterargument.
Even if we have the privilege of asking, it has to be courteous. Several pages of badgering questions is not courteous.
Alan still has the privilege of courteously not releasing his details, which he seems to have engaged.
May the cards fall in your favor.
AlanMendelson
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August 4th, 2022 at 9:29:14 PM permalink
Quote: AxelWolf

Alan Mendelson presents himself as a knowledgable gambler who often comments on gambling and Advantage play. He's also a semi-public figure. I think it's more than fair to ask and know if he's an overall winner in the casinos.
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Axelwolf raises an interesting question. Does a knowledgeable gambler or someone who comments on gambling and Advantage Play need to reveal their casino winnings?

Has Axel and MrV asked the Wizard about his winnings? How about all the authors who write about casino games? How about each AP here?

Should win/loss statements be required to post?

For the record, I've never claimed to be a big winner and why would I? Sure, I've talked about big royals but I never said I was a big winner.

It's bad enough not having privacy because of TV. Do I have to compound that with people knowing how much cash I might be walking around with? Or do I have to telegraph that info to the lawyers of my ex wives?

Did you know that in one divorce every casino in the state of Nevada was subpoenaed by an ex's lawyer looking for secret accounts? I had to go to court to fight that $25,000 bill her lawyer wanted to hit me with. (There were no secret accounts and I didn't have to pay for the discovery.)

For years I intentionally mentioned on forums that I used credit lines in Vegas and carried less than $100 in cash. I did that intentionally so no one would think I carried large amounts of cash.

As a kid I met Bobby Kennedy. I will never forget him leaving a public event in 1964 in a late 50s Chevrolet.
The old Chevy was for protection.

If I were selling my gambling information or running teams or selling shares it would be different. But I'm not.

You team runners and professional APs have more reason to reveal your winnings than I do.

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