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Ahigh
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September 23rd, 2013 at 2:56:41 PM permalink
Quote: AlanMendelson

Do you think you have a gambling problem?



I am absolutely 100% sure this topic is outside of the domain of your or anyone else's business on this forum.
EvenBob
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September 23rd, 2013 at 2:59:53 PM permalink
Quote: Ahigh

I am absolutely 100% sure this topic is outside of the domain of your or anyone else's business on this forum.



I can categorically
state I don't have one. You apparently can't.
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Ahigh
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September 23rd, 2013 at 3:05:46 PM permalink
Quote: EvenBob

I can categorically
state I don't have one. You apparently can't.



Let me make a liar out of you. I absolutely do not have a gambling problem and anyone who thinks that I have a gambling problem very likely has no idea whatsoever what my financial resources are and simply looks at the raw numbers of how much money I lost and just gasps with horror.

Wayne, the pit boss at the Silverton, just had a $50,000 watch stolen from him on Friday. And he doesn't "gamble."

To me, that would be a problem (losing $50,000 in one day). Going up and down $1,000 or even $2,000 in one day is not a problem for me. It's absolutely 100% normal. My net worth goes up or down four figures almost every single day gambling or not.

Now can we please put the speculation that I have a problem to bed. I don't.
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September 23rd, 2013 at 3:11:41 PM permalink
Quote: Ahigh

Let me make a liar out of you. .



Just so you don't say I'm wrong, that I can't handle..
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September 23rd, 2013 at 3:19:38 PM permalink
I will add that if I did develop a gambling problem in the future, it's not a subject or topic of conversation for this forum. In addition, I take great offense to anyone implying that I have a gambling problem, a mental problem, a sexual orientation problem, or any other personal problem. This forum should be for discussing the process of gambling, not the personal lives of those who choose to gamble.

If you want to talk about a problem, and you can actually identify a problem, maybe an error in making a math calculation is appropriate. But some of this stuff just gets way out of hand on here.

When people make up lies or accuse other people of having personal problems on this forum, it strikes me as a problem with this forum, in general.

That's my interpretation. This forum has a problem with people getting too personal and making too many veiled insults at others that they disagree with.
thecesspit
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September 23rd, 2013 at 3:23:56 PM permalink
A gambling problem is not about losing 50k in a day.... sheesh!

Though most people here's gambling problems is that they don't win enough, (one or two of the regular posters win far too often, though!)
"Then you can admire the real gambler, who has neither eaten, slept, thought nor lived, he has so smarted under the scourge of his martingale, so suffered on the rack of his desire for a coup at trente-et-quarante" - Honore de Balzac, 1829
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September 23rd, 2013 at 3:32:50 PM permalink
" It doesn't matter what is a "legal" or "acceptable" throw or how the gaming regulators define it, because each house has its own rules anyway. "

You will find those rules posted in your casino, next to the blackjack rules that prohibit an intelligent bet.

If you can not find those rules, have Mister Dan Lubin paged !
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Beethoven9th
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September 23rd, 2013 at 3:34:50 PM permalink
Quote: AlanMendelson

At NYNY they took the dice away from me because I was setting and winning even though my dice were bouncing all over the table. Just the act of setting and apparently winning was too much for them.

At MGM I was warned that if both dice don't hit the back wall EVEN ONCE the boxman is to take the dice away from me.

At Bellagio my dice were hitting the table and rolled softly so they came to rest against the back wall. But the table crew insisted that the dice must bounce off the back wall and when I argued with that it caused a big uproar. I won't rehash that story, but later management said the crew was wrong and just hitting the back wall was sufficient.


Did these 3 incidents occur recently (i.e., the past few months or so)? It seems like a bunch of places in Vegas are "cracking down" on shooters, but I wasn't sure if it was just all in my head or not.
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EvenBob
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September 23rd, 2013 at 3:37:05 PM permalink
Quote: Ahigh

I will add that if I did develop a gambling problem in the future,



Not much chance of that. The experts say if a man
doesn't have one by age 21, it's very unlikely he'll
ever get one. Women, OTOH, can get one at 16
or 60, apparently.

A young man may have a gambling problem and never
actually gamble. If he's a thrill seeker, an adrenaline
chaser, that's the same mechanism that works in
a casino, or lottery ticket, or online poker. Addiction
to adrenaline is the key.
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Beethoven9th
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September 23rd, 2013 at 4:05:03 PM permalink
Quote: Ahigh

To the original question posed...

You can ABSOLUTELY be banned from ANY casino for ANY reason here in Las Vegas, including even just a SUSPICION that you have a player edge at dice..


Ahigh, I posted this question in another thread, but I then realized that you probably didn't answer because you want that thread to die out. My apologies, I didn't mean to keep the thread going.

In any case, do you play craps at Encore? I personally can't stand the dealers at the Wynn, but the ones at Encore are much better (which is kinda strange since it's basically the same company). Encore doesn't give shooters as much crap about short rolls, at least when I've been there.
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