Lovecomps
Lovecomps
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September 7th, 2019 at 10:57:49 AM permalink
Yikes!!!! I go to Vegas with all the comps about 5 times a year. After 3-4 days, on every trip, I start to burn out on the lifestyle.

Right now I'm considering a trip and a change of casinos, giving myself a break from the GN. A lot of the places on Freemont Street don't even advertise a page for the hosts. There's the Downtown Grand, the Plaza, and maybe a few other that are to down the totem pole.
The best things in life are not free.
SingleCoinVP
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September 7th, 2019 at 11:06:47 AM permalink
Quote: AxelWolf

If I were to spend that much time on a hobby I would prefer to be one that could actually make money, do some good for others, or do some good for me physically or mentally.

I have had many hobbies in my life. Fishing, classic cars, even target shooting for a short while. I have never had a hobby where the requirement for enjoyment was to make a profit. I worked all my life so I could do what I want in retirement. I enjoy playing video poker. I could play all day every day for the rest of my life and be happy.

Unfortunately, the casinos where I play have decided video poker players have become too good. Why else would they drop the odds so consistently? In return, I have decided to take up a seat in their casino playing 25 cents a hand. Compare my cost to play with 99% of the players at my casino and you may get my point in doing so. The players all around me are paying many times the amount of a royal flush to hit one. It does not make sense to me to pay $5K or more each year to sit in a casino when I can do the same thing for a few hundred.
FleaStiff
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September 7th, 2019 at 2:54:46 PM permalink
Beats buying a Dalmation and trying to play twiddlywinks on its back.
AxelWolf
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September 7th, 2019 at 5:45:48 PM permalink
Quote: SingleCoinVP

I have had many hobbies in my life. Fishing, classic cars, even target shooting for a short while. I have never had a hobby where the requirement for enjoyment was to make a profit. I worked all my life so I could do what I want in retirement. I enjoy playing video poker. I could play all day every day for the rest of my life and be happy.

Unfortunately, the casinos where I play have decided video poker players have become too good. Why else would they drop the odds so consistently? In return, I have decided to take up a seat in their casino playing 25 cents a hand. Compare my cost to play with 99% of the players at my casino and you may get my point in doing so. The players all around me are paying many times the amount of a royal flush to hit one. It does not make sense to me to pay $5K or more each year to sit in a casino when I can do the same thing for a few hundred.

"Fishing, classic cars, even target shooting for a short while."

Wow, you're really back-slid didn't you? It's almost like saying I used to be really into health and Fitness, but decided on crack as a hobby (it's okay, it's only one rock a day, 5 is a little too many for me) 😁
I respect and admire all those things you mentioned as a hobby.
In my opinion all those things are much more beneficial to one's life in multiple ways compared to playing one coin on video poker for as many hours that you suggest you do.

But as I said, to each their own.
♪♪Now you swear and kick and beg us That you're not a gamblin' man Then you find you're back in Vegas With a handle in your hand♪♪ Your black cards can make you money So you hide them when you're able In the land of casinos and money You must put them on the table♪♪ You go back Jack do it again roulette wheels turinin' 'round and 'round♪♪ You go back Jack do it again♪♪
SingleCoinVP
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September 8th, 2019 at 4:39:07 AM permalink
To me, a casino is a commercial business where you can play computer games for a fee. The fee ranges from a few pennies to thousands of dollars. The player can choose how much he/she pays to play. The building is beautiful, the air conditioning works and the music is free. In some casinos, the drinks are free. To get me to pay more to play, they offer bonus jackpots, free play, free hotel stays and almost anything else you can image. The casino spends millions of dollars a year to market their business. There are experts who will tell you how to win. Some people do. Most people don't, which is how the casino pays their bills and their stockholders.

If you are going to frequent a casino, you should figure out where you fit into their business plan. Personally, I am not a fan of gambling in general. I do enjoy playing video games. The fact that I might win some money does not motivate me. I enjoy the casino experience. I like seeing happy people have fun. I enjoy the drive over and back. I take the country back roads past cows and horses. It reminds me of old Florida when I was a boy. I like being with my friends. They play slots, I play video poker. None of us pays much to play. None of us loses a lot of money. We play the games, have fun, laugh, eat lunch and walk out happy.
SOOPOO
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September 8th, 2019 at 4:59:20 AM permalink
I'd say it has been maybe 6 times a year for 3-5 hours at my local casino. And 1-2 times a year for 3-5 nights in Vegas. Both will likely increase substantially now that I'm retired.
SingleCoinVP
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September 8th, 2019 at 5:37:28 AM permalink
Quote: SOOPOO

I'd say it has been maybe 6 times a year for 3-5 hours at my local casino. And 1-2 times a year for 3-5 nights in Vegas. Both will likely increase substantially now that I'm retired.

My attitude toward playing video poker changed in retirement. That's probably because I play as much as I do. Your attitude may change as well. No matter how much money you have, you will always fear losing it.

I know my comments are different than the average person who posts on this forum. When I go to the casino, I don't see professionals. I see retirees just like me all trying to enjoy the games without dinging their bank accounts.
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Calder
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September 8th, 2019 at 9:04:00 PM permalink
Quote: SingleCoinVP

...When I go to the casino, I don't see professionals. I see retirees just like me all trying to enjoy the games without dinging their bank accounts.


Me too, though I see some guys that think they're professionals.
AxelWolf
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September 8th, 2019 at 9:18:09 PM permalink
Quote: SOOPOO

I'd say it has been maybe 6 times a year for 3-5 hours at my local casino. And 1-2 times a year for 3-5 nights in Vegas. Both will likely increase substantially now that I'm retired.

We're looking for a new team member, someone, fun, interesting, and intelligent? What do you think...

about about asking the Mrs. if she wants to join.
?😊
♪♪Now you swear and kick and beg us That you're not a gamblin' man Then you find you're back in Vegas With a handle in your hand♪♪ Your black cards can make you money So you hide them when you're able In the land of casinos and money You must put them on the table♪♪ You go back Jack do it again roulette wheels turinin' 'round and 'round♪♪ You go back Jack do it again♪♪
TishBarwick
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September 9th, 2019 at 3:24:04 AM permalink
I like playing online casinos more. I tried a lot, I like it the (spammer link removed)
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