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Dicenor33
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September 23rd, 2013 at 4:19:18 PM permalink
Dice is the oldest form of gambling . What makes it so popular ? Two words "monster roll" . "Borgata's " tables have a sign "longest roll 4 hours 18 minutes " . Ahigh could make 150 k at table like this . Chance is slim , but it exists . Once you banned you reduce that chance to zero .
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September 23rd, 2013 at 4:19:52 PM permalink
Gamblers' Anonymous asks its new members twenty questions:

Did you ever lose time from work due to gambling?
Has gambling ever made your home life unhappy?
Did gambling affect your reputation?
Have you ever felt remorse after gambling?
Did you ever gamble to get money in which to pay debts or otherwise solve financial difficulties?
Did gambling cause a decrease in your ambition or efficiency?
After losing, did you feel you must return as soon as possible to win back your losses?
After a win, did you have a strong urge to return and win more?
Did you often gamble until your last dollar was gone?
Did you ever borrow to finance your gambling?
Have you ever sold anything to finance your gambling?
Were you reluctant to use "gambling money" for normal expenditures?
Did gambling make you careless of the welfare of yourself and your family?
Did you ever gamble longer than you planned?
Have you ever gambled to escape worry our trouble?
Have you ever committed or considered committing an illegal act to finance gambling?
Did gambling cause you to have difficulty in sleeping?
Do arguments, disappointments, or frustrations create within you an urge to gamble?
Did you ever have an urge to celebrate any good fortune by a few hours of gambling?
Have you ever considered self-destruction as a result of your gambling?

Pathological gamblers usually answer yes to at least 7 of these questions.
Shed not for her the bitter tear Nor give the heart to vain regret Tis but the casket that lies here, The gem that filled it Sparkles yet
AlanMendelson
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September 23rd, 2013 at 4:20:53 PM permalink
Quote: Beethoven9th

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.



No... these all happened years ago... they are all well documented on the Internet in various forums and news groups.

I haven't been back to NYNY and this event happened there in 2001.

I returned to MGM only once even though I never touched the dice, two suits and two security guards immediately came to the table where I was and watched. The incident with me at MGM happened more than 7 years ago, and I returned there about four years ago and my sister held the dice for close to 40 minutes... we colored up and left.

The Bellagio incident happened about 6 or 7 years ago as well and I had another problem there when I went back to play there about six months later. I did go back there about a year ago and bought in at a $10 table with $60 just to see if I would be "marked" but had no trouble. Did not use a card.
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September 23rd, 2013 at 4:27:01 PM permalink
Quote: Buzzard

Gamblers' Anonymous asks its new members twenty questions:
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Insert 'petting my dog' for gambling and I answer
all twenty questions yes. For Buzz it's 'going to yard
sales'. He knows I'm right..
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September 23rd, 2013 at 4:28:52 PM permalink
All except the last one:

Have you ever considered self-destruction as a result of your gambling?
Shed not for her the bitter tear Nor give the heart to vain regret Tis but the casket that lies here, The gem that filled it Sparkles yet
AlanMendelson
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September 23rd, 2013 at 4:30:30 PM permalink
Okay, I'll give it a spin:

Did you ever lose time from work due to gambling? NO
Has gambling ever made your home life unhappy? NO
Did gambling affect your reputation? In what way? NO
Have you ever felt remorse after gambling? When I lose, yes.
Did you ever gamble to get money in which to pay debts or otherwise solve financial difficulties? Unfortunately I can't count on winning. NO
Did gambling cause a decrease in your ambition or efficiency? NO
After losing, did you feel you must return as soon as possible to win back your losses? I feel that way, but it doesn't happen that way. NO
After a win, did you have a strong urge to return and win more? You bet your sweet bippy I do. YES
Did you often gamble until your last dollar was gone? I gamble till I reach my loss limit for the trip or session. NO
Did you ever borrow to finance your gambling? I use markers but they are repaid per the terms of the casino. NO
Have you ever sold anything to finance your gambling? NO. But I've sold things to pay for a divorce.
Were you reluctant to use "gambling money" for normal expenditures? NO
Did gambling make you careless of the welfare of yourself and your family? NO
Did you ever gamble longer than you planned? Just try to pull me away from a hot roll. YES
Have you ever gambled to escape worry our trouble? NO
Have you ever committed or considered committing an illegal act to finance gambling? NO
Did gambling cause you to have difficulty in sleeping? I have trouble sleeping in Las Vegas, yes. LOL
Do arguments, disappointments, or frustrations create within you an urge to gamble? NO
Did you ever have an urge to celebrate any good fortune by a few hours of gambling? Sure and why not?
Have you ever considered self-destruction as a result of your gambling? NO

Pathological gamblers usually answer yes to at least 7 of these questions. I answered YES to FOUR.
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September 23rd, 2013 at 4:31:32 PM permalink
Quote: Buzzard

All except the last one:

Have you ever considered self-destruction as a result of your gambling?



You would never do that with yard sales,
it would mean somebody beat you there
and got all the good stuff.
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AlanMendelson
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September 23rd, 2013 at 4:31:53 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.



Why did YOU bring it up?
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September 23rd, 2013 at 4:33:15 PM permalink
Quote: Beethoven9th

Ahigh, 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.



I have rolled a single roll at Encore. After my first roll, I asked them, "is this table standard height?" They responded "no it's a little bit taller than most tables." I paused, looked around. I was on a $50 minimum bet table, and I had just rolled a seven winner. I said, "color."

That was my only throw at the Encore.
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September 23rd, 2013 at 4:35:23 PM permalink
Quote: Ahigh

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... This forum should be for discussing the process of gambling, not the personal lives of those who choose to gamble.



YOU are the one who cannot shut up about his personal life; you've posted many photos of your home, car and family on gambling boards and youtube.

So your personal life is not so sacrosanct, is it?

Whether you have a gambling problem would seem arguably relevant, as it could affect your motivation viz. your ongoing inquiry into whether dice setting can be scientifically proven.

An addict might be tempted to fudge the results, e.g. False Hope could lead you to conclude it is real, when results show otherwise.

But carry on, we're all Bozos on this bus.

"What, me worry?"

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