FinsRule
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March 29th, 2019 at 9:43:35 AM permalink
Iím not sure how people on this board make regular trips to the casino. I can probably go and enjoy it about once every 8-12 weeks.

You know itís -ev, and itís just a visual representation of math/probabilities.

Now, for those who can make it +ev, I see it making a little more sense. If you can play for an hour and make it enough to pay for your dinner, cool. But video poker gets extremely boring after a while.

I just think there needs to be some mental stimulation to make it worthwhile.
EvenBob
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March 29th, 2019 at 10:00:40 AM permalink
Quote: FinsRule

Iím not sure how people on this board make regular trips to the casino.



In the Pet Peeves thread, I listed a
bunch of things that irritate me
about casinos. I forgot mind numbingly
boring.
It does not suck to be me.
TigerWu
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March 29th, 2019 at 10:16:49 AM permalink
Quote: FinsRule

I just think there needs to be some mental stimulation to make it worthwhile.



I find playing games to be mentally stimulating... That's what gambling is...
FinsRule
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March 29th, 2019 at 10:22:15 AM permalink
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I find playing games to be mentally stimulating... That's what gambling is...



Baccarat is mentally stimulating? Craps? Candy land?
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March 29th, 2019 at 10:29:02 AM permalink
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Baccarat is mentally stimulating? Craps? Candy land?



Yes?

I own Candy Land and played it a couple months ago. With another adult. I think we might have been drinking at the time, though. But then again I'm always drinking in a casino, too.
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March 29th, 2019 at 10:33:34 AM permalink
Quote: FinsRule

Iím not sure how people on this board make regular trips to the casino. I can probably go and enjoy it about once every 8-12 weeks.

You know itís -ev, and itís just a visual representation of math/probabilities.

Now, for those who can make it +ev, I see it making a little more sense. If you can play for an hour and make it enough to pay for your dinner, cool. But video poker gets extremely boring after a while.

I just think there needs to be some mental stimulation to make it worthwhile.



I agree in general that casino gambling is boring. If you want to make it more exciting it is very easy. Bet stakes much higher than you are comfortable with. Put your mortgage on the line, the food for your family, and all other bills that you have due. That makes it more more exciting.
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March 29th, 2019 at 10:36:17 AM permalink
I think my views are the exact opposite of TigerWu's. I could never spend as much time in the casino as I do if it took any thought at all. But it's kind of nice to not have to think about anything at all while waiting for free games to hit, waiting for a must hit, etc.
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March 29th, 2019 at 10:45:00 AM permalink
Drinking does make it more tolerable. But
I'm always there around noon, a little too
early for a cocktail.
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FinsRule
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March 29th, 2019 at 10:46:30 AM permalink
Quote: DRich

I agree in general that casino gambling is boring. If you want to make it more exciting it is very easy. Bet stakes much higher than you are comfortable with. Put your mortgage on the line, the food for your family, and all other bills that you have due. That makes it more more exciting.



You can make a lot of things exciting if you do them while skydiving.
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March 29th, 2019 at 12:34:29 PM permalink
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Drinking does make it more tolerable. But
I'm always there around noon, a little too
early for a cocktail.


Speak for yourself.
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March 29th, 2019 at 12:41:26 PM permalink
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Drinking does make it more tolerable. But
I'm always there around noon, a little too
early for a cocktail.



That's why man invented mimosas.
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March 29th, 2019 at 12:54:06 PM permalink
Quote: FinsRule

Iím not sure how people on this board make regular trips to the casino. I can probably go and enjoy it about once every 8-12 weeks.

You know itís -ev, and itís just a visual representation of math/probabilities.

Now, for those who can make it +ev, I see it making a little more sense. If you can play for an hour and make it enough to pay for your dinner, cool. But video poker gets extremely boring after a while.

I just think there needs to be some mental stimulation to make it worthwhile.

at my local casino, I play live poker for entertainment.
and being slightly above break even is a plus. ie: affording dinner plus a few $ in my pocket.
while im there, I scout Ult X whenever I take a bathroom break.
I like entertainment that pays me.

when I goto Atlantic City, I view it as a near free vacation trip.
free room, free food/alcohol. i'll grind VP to get future offers. too much competition for Ult X so I don't even bother.
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March 30th, 2019 at 12:05:37 PM permalink
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I just think there needs to be some mental stimulation to make it worthwhile.



Seems to provide about the same amount of stimulation as scrolling through my phone. There are a lot of people who can do that for endless hours all day, every day
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April 6th, 2019 at 6:49:58 AM permalink
I rarely go to a casino unless I'm there to eat or see a show. As I walk through, I'm constantly struck at how zombie-like the slot player are.

And that may be the attraction--just zone out in front of a ding-ding.

I've never played craps, but it always sounds like they are having fun. It's the loudest game in the room.

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April 6th, 2019 at 7:33:29 AM permalink
I think even those who find there to be a measure of boredom in their casino gambling will find that the boredom level sure varies with whether they are winning or losing.

It probably varies as well with the activities of their companions, the background music, the background "buzz".

Food... sure. Particularly free food? Never boring to me.... unfortunately.

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