Malaru
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April 8th, 2010 at 12:39:06 PM permalink
I used to live just 5 blocks or so from the casino and there were a couple times I went with just $200 so I could use the free meal credit I was sent and get to play some while there.

But I think the avg. I made a trip to the casino with was around $800. Sound reasonable enough for a night?

I was thinking between 500 and two grand mgiht be avg for us smaller spenders that work jobs for a living. (vs big money makers who have careers)
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AZDuffman
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April 8th, 2010 at 12:46:48 PM permalink
Quote: Malaru

I used to live just 5 blocks or so from the casino and there were a couple times I went with just $200 so I could use the free meal credit I was sent and get to play some while there.

But I think the avg. I made a trip to the casino with was around $800. Sound reasonable enough for a night?

I was thinking between 500 and two grand mgiht be avg for us smaller spenders that work jobs for a living. (vs big money makers who have careers)



About $20.00. Just out of college and totally broke my borther said, "Want to come with me to AC for my cross-country pilot test?"

Doing nothing else I went. I think it was my first time ever in a live casino.

Money into slots, money gone, afraid to spend my last $10 because we needed to take a cab to the airport on the island, which was surrounded by some tough-looking neighborhood.
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teddys
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April 8th, 2010 at 2:14:09 PM permalink
Not sure. If I had just $20, I would play video poker because you can make that last for quite a while. If $50, would try to find a $10 baccarat game. Wouldn't play Blackjack with anything less than $100.
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Croupier
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April 8th, 2010 at 5:47:51 PM permalink
My average bankroll is around £100. However I have made a couple of trips with only £10 just to use some slots matchplays I was sent.
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gambler
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April 10th, 2010 at 8:14:00 PM permalink
I live very far away from the nearest casino, so when I make a trip of it I am there to gamble and will spend several days in Las Vegas, etc.

I would guess that if I were only an hour (or closer) away from a casino I would be willing to bring a lot less.
rdw4potus
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April 10th, 2010 at 9:28:38 PM permalink
For me, it's a matter of what I'm hoping to accomplish. If I'm going for drawings or to use comps, I have no problem bringing $20 or $40 and playing very small stakes VP all night. If I'm going to play BJ, I usually bring $500 or so and hope to only have to exchange a portion of it to finance the session. If I've found an advantage game (local casinos have 3 card and 4 card games with progressive jackpots that are occasionally in a PA state, and they post updated jackpots on their websites daily) I'll go in the middle of the night with as much cash as I can and spread the table. I think duration of play matters too. I live 30 miles from 2 casinos and 2 card rooms (at horse tracks), so I can easily go for a short duration session. I would bring more $$ and play longer if the trip to the casino was longer or more involved.
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teddys
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April 10th, 2010 at 10:42:29 PM permalink
What's the progressive jackpot for? Are you sure it's in a positive state?
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rudeboyoi
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April 11th, 2010 at 12:09:19 AM permalink
during my degen days when i was 21 going to school and completely broke, it was christmas break and i got $20 for shoveling my parents driveway and borrowed their car to go to the gas station. i bought a pack of smokes and a can of dip and 5 $2 scratchoff tickets. i ended up winning $50 on one of the scratchoff tickets. i called up my parents and said i was going to visit a girl for a bit but really just wanted to go to the casino. i get to the casino and head to the baccarat table. i bet $50 on player and won. i let it ride and won again so now im up to $200.

i go to the poker room and play some 1/2nl. i get up to just under $500 and decide to go play some 2/5nl. at that table i run my stack up to a little under 4 racks. i then decide to go play some 30/60lhe, the biggest game in the room and ran really good there too. i quit playing when i had just under 9 racks (the game was played with redbirds so 6/12 chip structure with huge pots). i start walking outside but decide to stop at the craps table. i bet $500 on the dont pass and the point came up a 5. i laid $3900 and he rolled another 5 immediately after. $20 to nearly $4500 in one night and in mere seconds, it was all gone.
Mosca
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April 11th, 2010 at 7:02:07 AM permalink
Holy heck, rudeboyoi. Good story, bad ending! Nice narrative, too.

Back in the '90s, before I enjoyed gambling as a pastime, we would go to AC and I'd get a roll of quarters, lose it, and then go see a movie or a show. I remember talking to an idle dealer, telling him I couldn't understand betting $10 on a hand of cards because I was too aware of how hard it was to earn it.

In modern times, sometimes I've bought into a table with $100, just to see if I could win the first roll and move up from there. Sometimes it works, usually it doesn't; it takes 3 or 4 winners in a row to get rolling, I think. In slot play, we often go to Mohegan and just play our $25 free play, because we like the restaurants there; we'll see what happens on their dime. Actually you might be surprised how often we turn $25 into $100! As discussed in a different topic, the Mrs and I have different ways of enjoying this; she always puts $100 in her pocket, I always take it to the big room and use it on a chance for big bux. And in that way we have fun together. She takes excitement from my risk, I take comfort in her conservativeness.
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rdw4potus
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April 11th, 2010 at 10:30:44 AM permalink
The progressive on 3 card is akq spades, and the progressive on 4 card is 4 aces. I calculate that the 3 card crosses EQ at about $9600 on the $1 sidebet only, and cancels the HA on the pairplus at about $13k. The 4 card crosses EQ on the sidebet at about $38k and cancels the HA on the aces up at about $45K. Those are all pretty high numbers, but the games do occasionoally reach a PA state. The 3 card jackpot went for $27K in early Feb.
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