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Ayecarumba
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October 17th, 2012 at 12:57:14 PM permalink
Caesars runs this PSA during the World Series of Poker coverage on ESPN. In it, one of the "employees" states, "You shouldn't gamble if you are lonely or depressed". "Depressed", I can understand, but, "lonely"? I think a major reason many folks come to the casino is to enjoy the energy and excitement of gambling with others. If the casino was empty of customers, the lonely would seek out others someplace else.

Therefore, I am not clear how "lonely" = problem gambler.

Do you agree that if you are, "lonely", you should refrain from gambling?
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EvenBob
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October 17th, 2012 at 12:59:51 PM permalink
Whats the difference? Is the house edge
differnt if you feed a slot when you're lonely?
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vendman1
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October 17th, 2012 at 1:07:28 PM permalink
Quote: EvenBob

Whats the difference? Is the house edge
differnt if you feed a slot when you're lonely?



C "Mon Bob, the machine feels sorry for you and pays off more often when you are sad. Thats why Caesars doesn't want you to gamble then. :)
DJTeddyBear
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October 17th, 2012 at 1:12:07 PM permalink
Just as there is a difference between "depressed" and "clinical depression", there is a difference between "being alone" and "lonely".

I do think that the line in that PSA was referring to the latter in both cases.
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EvenBob
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October 17th, 2012 at 1:13:41 PM permalink
Quote: vendman1

C "Mon Bob, the machine feels sorry for you and pays off more often when you are sad. Thats why Caesars doesn't want you to gamble then. :)



If Caesars doesn't want you to play when you're
lonely, it means you'll quit too soon and leave. They
want a happy player who'll sit there for hours.
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TIMSPEED
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October 17th, 2012 at 1:15:20 PM permalink
and further on that PSA...I LOVE to play when I've had too much to drink!
Gambling calls to me...like this ~> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Nap37mNSmQ
Ayecarumba
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October 17th, 2012 at 1:25:29 PM permalink
Quote: DJTeddyBear

Just as there is a difference between "depressed" and "clinical depression", there is a difference between "being alone" and "lonely".

I do think that the line in that PSA was referring to the latter in both cases.



I'm not sure what you are getting at DJ. How does "lonely" = problem gambler? I think that feeling lonely is one of the main reasons folks go to places where there are other people. I am not sure how wanting to be around other people equates to, "don't gamble, you are impaired".
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rdw4potus
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October 17th, 2012 at 3:36:35 PM permalink
Quote: Ayecarumba


Do you agree that if you are, "lonely", you should refrain from gambling?



What the f*ck? there are some days when gambling is the only thing that causes me to actually talk to another person. If Caesars doesn't want me to do that at their casinos, I guess I can just go to Valley Forge. It's closer anyway...
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Nareed
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October 17th, 2012 at 3:42:42 PM permalink
It makes perfect sense to me.
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24Bingo
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October 17th, 2012 at 3:54:52 PM permalink
I don't see why you shouldn't gamble because you're lonely... it seems a good way to get out of the house. What, are you more likely to overbet your bankroll if you're lonely?
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