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onenickelmiracle
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August 30th, 2018 at 9:57:13 AM permalink
Say you are chatting with someone on must hit worth $150, they leave it, you hit it in 5 meter moves, and win almost $400. What should you do is the poll question?

FYI. Don't really know them, just recognize them, know they work at Wally world, think they normally lose whole paycheck gambling.
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BleedingChipsSlowly
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August 30th, 2018 at 10:05:50 AM permalink
Say nothing, give nothing. I have found sharing my good fortune at gambling with friends is a one way street.
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RogerKint
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August 30th, 2018 at 10:10:57 AM permalink
Buy them a haircut.
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darkoz
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OnceDear
August 30th, 2018 at 10:13:18 AM permalink
You arent responsible for their gambling problems. You had a legit win. Keep it

Unless they are someone who has done a likewise move for you in the past you have no obligation

OTH if you truly feel guilt over it recognize you are giving this person money to satisfy yourself and NOT helping the other person

Most likely you will only watch as 15 minutes later the money you handed him is right back inside the slot machine

You wont be helping him either way
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SiegfriedRoy
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OnceDear
August 30th, 2018 at 10:42:47 AM permalink
Give NOTHING. It was your money wagered. If he had scouted for you and gave you an EV+ play, then I think it would merit you giving him a cut, but other than that... give nothing.
DRich
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August 30th, 2018 at 11:21:27 AM permalink
I would give nothing and not feel guilty about it. Heck, I don't even tell my wife when I win and it is usually her money that I am gambling.
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FleaStiff
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August 30th, 2018 at 12:44:04 PM permalink
Quote: DRich

I would give nothing and not feel guilty about it. Heck, I don't even tell my wife when I win and it is usually her money that I am gambling.

LOL. I sure hope she does not read here but if she does I want you to know that despite my finances I will chip in for a funeral wreath for you.
Rigondeaux
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DRich
August 30th, 2018 at 1:15:45 PM permalink
I'd pretty much never give cash to a degen.

However, if I liked the person I might buy them lunch or something at some point in the future.

It's not really guilt. But he got unlucky and you got lucky. It's just a decent thing to do.
rxwine
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August 30th, 2018 at 1:28:23 PM permalink
Maybe if it was that million dollar machine that hadn't hit in years, and I hit it right after someone got up, I might throw some bills their way. Not normally though.
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August 30th, 2018 at 2:53:37 PM permalink
Nope. And don't feel bad about it. It's all luck.

Paris LV, March 2014. I max bet QHP machine that was ripe (not linked) @1.50 for 12 hours straight, with 9 QH progressive over 22,400. Got up @ 4am, moved over 1 machine. Little old Asian lady sat down quick, 3-4 pulls later, she hit it. She grabbed me, hugged me, thanked me for getting up, cried for a while. Not a dime came my way. And I didn't expect one. TBH, slight grudge for an hour, 99% envy, then I was over it. But I won't forget it happened, either. First time I saw those machines hit 9QH.
If the House lost every hand, they wouldn't deal the game.

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