What does lifetime include? Once a month for 20 minutes with a $20 here and there, or daily play with a few bills?Quote: gamerfreak
I've had an unusual interest with gambling and casinos ever since I was a child. Not so much the act, but the topic itself. My closet is overflowing with books from this list. I consume content from GWAE, AP heat, and this site on a daily basis, and I feel I have a decent handle on gambling math.
Despite this borderline obsession, I'm not an AP. Quite the opposite actually. Most of my casino time is spent on not only slots, but large flashy modern themed slots. I know these are among the worst bets in a casino, but I genuinely enjoy the games with great theming, and the comps that come along with slot play.
The interesting part is, I'm a few hundred ahead on these games lifetime. I'm not under any illusion that it's anything other than blind, stupid luck, or that this will continue forever ... but right now I'm ahead and getting increasingly better comps. Ploppy train full steam ahead!!!!
What's your average bet and speed when you play?Quote: gamerfreak
I have 2 years records, I'm up approx $90 last year and about $120 this year. I'm also up about $75 this year on ante-only 3 card poker. So lifetime and hundreds may be a little exaggerated.
I'm down approx $100 on craps and $90 on Pai Gow Poker this past year. Haven't kept good records of VP but I never do well.
I would say I play an average 5 hours slots total each month. A little less than that on the tables. I don't really mix it up, pretty much all $0.01 mega themed machines and 3CP.
I didn't mean to insinuate I was getting rich off this, I'm not a big time player at all. Also no big jackpots that skew these averages. The most I've won is $300 on gremlins. I just think that I've been really lucky, especially when you add the comps.
I also think part of doing alright on bad games has been self control and money management. I know these don't change the house edge, but I usually have a pretty tight bankroll which avoids me losing my shirt in any one session, and I almost always walk away when if I'm up $50-$60, which pretty much guartees a few winning sessions. I've been lucky in that I've had more good sessions than bad sessions. It's luck and only luck, I'll probably lose the farm next year.