AxelWolf
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August 4th, 2022 at 10:58:13 PM permalink
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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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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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I don't think anyone should have to reveal how much they make/have made. I don't think you were asked that specific question. Is it such a big deal to answer if you are a winning player overall? I wouldn't be surprised if you were ahead a lifetime since you hit some nice big jackpots. Correct me if I'm wrong, but didn't you hit something big using free play?
♪♪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♪♪
lilredrooster
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August 5th, 2022 at 3:44:14 AM permalink
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who's going to believe anything a gambler says re his earnings or profits__________?_____________not me

yes, there are a few who you can get a sense that they're trustworthy__________________but way too many that are not

there are already so many lies on gambling forums - having people post their earnings would just be laughable


.
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AlanMendelson
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August 5th, 2022 at 4:14:09 AM permalink
Quote: AxelWolf

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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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I don't think anyone should have to reveal how much they make/have made. I don't think you were asked that specific question. Is it such a big deal to answer if you are a winning player overall? I wouldn't be surprised if you were ahead a lifetime since you hit some nice big jackpots. Correct me if I'm wrong, but didn't you hit something big using free play?
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Really Axelwolf? And if I said I had a profit wouldn't the next question be how much of a profit?

It wouldn't stop.
AlanMendelson
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August 5th, 2022 at 4:37:56 AM permalink
Quote: lilredrooster

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who's going to believe anything a gambler says re his earnings or profits__________?_____________not me

yes, there are a few who you can get a sense that they're trustworthy__________________but way too many that are not

there are already so many lies on gambling forums - having people post their earnings would just be laughable


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You're absolutely on target.

There is absolutely no one here who believes that I saw a random shooter throw 18 yos in a row at Caesars Palace... but they'll believe me if I told them my win/loss results?

If I said I won they'd say I'm lying and really lost.
If I said I lost they'd say I'm lying and really lost much more.

And again how would my posting of results help me?

It wouldn't.

It would provide no economic utility... to return to this thread.

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