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standbymyman
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August 11th, 2017 at 9:13:36 AM permalink
Quote: alphastorm

Easy BlackJack

Caesar's is testing a new Easy Blackjack game. It's targeted at players who can't count. Perhaps dumbing down games will help get Millennials in the casino door.





Counting in blackjack is not required but doing addition is.
ahiromu
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August 11th, 2017 at 9:29:22 AM permalink
For millennials and gambling... it really comes down to the money (at least in my circles). Everyone loves to gamble, but not many are in the financial position to do so. I don't have a trust fund, but I have a white collar job and am probably in the top 70-80% in terms of parental support, so I'll have a down payment and can gamble (no debt).

Re generations: Happy to have this discussion any time of the week. You guys have gotten 20 trillion in debt AND ALREADY SPENT YOUR SOCIAL SECURITY MONEY. I'm not even getting into some of the petty things my generation tries to throw around. Property/college costs are based on worldwide changes, you guys didn't have an obligation to keep Asia down with military force.

And lastly, you raised us.
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Sandybestdog
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August 11th, 2017 at 3:23:38 PM permalink
I'm 33. Millennials definitely got dealt a bad hand. With that being said, they're not exactly the greatest generation. That millennials song that made it around facebook a few months ago pretty much sums it up. Yea they're smart, but they don't want to do anything. Grit and determination go a lot farther than book smarts. I could go on and on about the different generations and my opinion but that's for another day.

I started gambling about 2 years ago. I go out by myself 99% of the time. Almost nobody else I know gambles. A few play poker, but not that often. I probably would have started sooner but it never really occurred to me until the Washington DC area started getting casinos about 5 years ago. The first time I walked into a casino, my thought was that this seems pretty boring and depressing. I still sort of feel that way. How anybody gets entertainment out of a slot machine amazes me. When you take a step back and think about it, gambling seems ridiculous. I go out of my way to fill out the survey at the bottom of my receipt so that next time I go to Dunkin Donuts I get a free donut yet have no problem pulling out $200-300 to play a game. Anyways, millennials probably don't want to gamble because again they don't want to do anything. They don't want to try to beat or accomplish anything. I apologize in advance for offending them. On second thought, no I don't.
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August 11th, 2017 at 4:25:39 PM permalink
I don't understand what the age range is for a millenial. People older then me call me a millenial, people younger then me say I'm not. I'm too busy eating avocado toast to care.
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August 11th, 2017 at 5:51:52 PM permalink
Quote: djatc

I don't understand what the age range is for a millenial. People older then me call me a millenial, people younger then me say I'm not. I'm too busy eating avocado toast to care.


You should try it with kale and sriracha. At least I think that's what all the young whippersnapper millenials are doing.
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ZenKinG
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August 11th, 2017 at 7:36:10 PM permalink
The problem is work ethic and money management ability with my generation and not because they got 'dealt a bad hand' by the economy. Every millenial is so loose with their wallet and just wants to party, drink, girls, etc. There's no balance whatsoever. The main problem is how easy it's become to just get a credit card or loan these days. Theyre not worried about spending or getting a new car with money they dont have because all it takes is a 2 second signature. Past generations just simply werent this loose with their money, but also they werent being advertised to death on credit cards and loans every 2 seconds on TV and social media. With that being said, past generations arent perfect either, which ill get into in a bit.

It also doesnt help the horrible advice that is being brainwashed into high school students these days by counselors and colleges saying that if you dont go to college, you are a failure. There is lots of pressure on these kids and misguided advice given to them and parents are also at fault. Yes, the generation ripping millenials are also the same ones not educating their children about the value of money and instilling the values in them at an early age of 'If you dont have money for something, you dont get it'. Of course it's a two way street and these kids need to use their brain as well of knowing how important it is to stay out of debt and in control of your own life and many dont because theyre too busy drinking and partying their way through their 20s and before they know it, they just dug themselves a hole they cant dig out of for the rest of their life. Add in the fact that these same brillaint kids that have no money end up getting their girls pregnant who also are financially in the gutter and what you have now is an absolute disaster going forward. How can they take care of their future kids when they cant even take care of themselves LOL. Thats why in my opinion, generations from here on out are only going to get worse from here.

I knew the value of saving and money managaement. I knew how important it was to never go into debt. I still dont have a credit card and dont care for one. Yea not having credit might be -EV(cashback promos, wanting to buy a house etc.), but the principle is still the same, i never wanted or needed 'help' or a 'loan' from anyone and it's that very principle that has been destroyed. If i didnt have the money for something, i didnt buy it. How many millenials do not have a credit card? Am i the only one? Those principals of not needing a handout have been obliterated with my generation mostly due to the ease of getting money out of thin air these days through lenders, banks, and credit card firms. The end result is accumulated debt.

I also never got a dollar from my parents, i never had an 'allowance' or anything. No, i wasnt some rich kid and got handouts from parents, but of course I do thank them for really teaching me and instilling in me the value of money and letting me stay in their house for so long, but the point is this. I worked a fast food job from end of high school up to sophmore year in college and saved up 20k in cash and eventually bought my car in cash. Not once did i ever think about getting an interest ridden car loan and having to pay someone back. If i wanted something, i better have the money for it. I worked two low paying jobs simultaneously after graduating college while also learning and reading everything about blackjack that I could. Eventually left both jobs and got a $500 week job and kept playing on the side. I even lost 5k on a small cap investment from which i was up 15-25k on average for 3 years but never cashed out. I, of course was a bit naive with the markets since it was in fact my first investment, but im glad i went through that experience.

In conclusion, I eventually built my bankroll high enough to move out to vegas debt free and pursue something i believe in, whether right or wrong and did it through hard work, sweat and tears. This dragged out post ends with the simple conclusion that if millenials dont have money, it's their own fault and not some excuse that the economy 'dealt them a bad hand' as has been previously mentioned in this thread.
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August 11th, 2017 at 8:36:52 PM permalink
Jeeze, you old farts are having these revelations about millenials as if it's not the same exact "damn kid's these days" complaints made by every single aging generation in history.

I'd say you all sound like a broken record, but I'm a dumb millennial who doesn't know what that is.
LuckyPhow
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August 12th, 2017 at 7:01:21 AM permalink
Quote: djatc

I don't understand what the age range is for a millenial. People older then me call me a millenial, people younger then me say I'm not. I'm too busy eating avocado toast to care.



Demographers identify as millennials those who were born (roughly) starting in the early 1980s and ending in the mid-1990s to early 2000s. Millennials follow Generation X (the group no one knew what to call after the Baby-Boomer generation). So, the (approximate) age range for millennials would be from 18 to 30ish.
billryan
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August 12th, 2017 at 9:59:45 AM permalink
Generation X is just that . Its the tenth generation of Americans. Somebody decided Roman numerals just sounded better than GenTen.
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ahiromu
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August 12th, 2017 at 10:15:21 AM permalink
There are also two distinct groups of millennials. Those of us who grew up with Blockbuster (example, world without internet) and those who got an iPad before junior high. The former were greatly affected by the financial crisis, the latter were not. It's a pretty bad line to draw, but you have to do it somewhere.
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