nezbit
nezbit
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June 11th, 2013 at 11:38:58 AM permalink
so i have $20 in my wallet, drive by a local casino figure hey maybe i can turn this into to something.

Sit blackjack and instantly lose 4 units in like 5 hands. im no quitter, plus WTF can i really run that bad i was supposed to win damn it.

Head to ATM with intentions of taking out $60, if i lose that im done...

$300 dollars later when the atm declines me im at the cage getting more money on my credit cards...

$620 later im leaving casino wondering why cant i just stay away...FML

anyone else have this problem?

or share a story :)
sodawater
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June 11th, 2013 at 12:15:57 PM permalink
It's a common thing, to lose control like that in a casino.

The entire setup of a casino is designed to make you behave this way.

If you don't have the discipline to control your losses, you might have to take extreme measures like leaving your credit and debit card in your car, or at home.

Or just don't go at all until you can get it under control.
1BB
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June 11th, 2013 at 12:18:26 PM permalink
Quote: nezbit

so i have $20 in my wallet, drive by a local casino figure hey maybe i can turn this into to something.

Sit blackjack and instantly lose 4 units in like 5 hands. im no quitter, plus WTF can i really run that bad i was supposed to win damn it.

Head to ATM with intentions of taking out $60, if i lose that im done...

$300 dollars later when the atm declines me im at the cage getting more money on my credit cards...

$620 later im leaving casino wondering why cant i just stay away...FML

anyone else have this problem?

or share a story :)



Probably a lot more than are willing to admit it. I know people who have self excluded themselves from casinos risking arrest if they return. I know others who have sought employment at casinos just so they can't gamble. You gotta do what you gotta do.
Many people, especially ignorant people, want to punish you for speaking the truth. - Mahatma Ghandi
Mosca
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June 11th, 2013 at 12:25:19 PM permalink
Not really. I've only hit up the ATM after losing my bank maybe twice, three times, since Mrs and I started playing in earnest over 10 years ago. When it's done, it's done, and there's no sense chasing it.
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FinsRule
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June 11th, 2013 at 12:33:43 PM permalink
Quote: 1BB

Probably a lot more than are willing to admit it. I know people who have self excluded themselves from casinos risking arrest if they return. I know others who have sought employment at casinos just so they can't gamble. You gotta do what you gotta do.



Has anyone ever been imprisoned because they self-excluded themselves? Is that even legal?????
Ibeatyouraces
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June 11th, 2013 at 12:35:29 PM permalink
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DUHHIIIIIIIII HEARD THAT!
1BB
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June 11th, 2013 at 12:36:09 PM permalink
Warned is more like it. Any winnings would be forfeited and there could be an arrest for trespassing. In some states the casino could be fined for not catching them.
Many people, especially ignorant people, want to punish you for speaking the truth. - Mahatma Ghandi
nezbit
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June 11th, 2013 at 12:43:12 PM permalink
Quote: sodawater

It's a common thing, to lose control like that in a casino.

The entire setup of a casino is designed to make you behave this way.

If you don't have the discipline to control your losses, you might have to take extreme measures like leaving your credit and debit card in your car, or at home.

Or just don't go at all until you can get it under control.



LOL i have left at home, and drove back to get them...facepalm


thats when i realised that all that does is waste gas
djatc
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June 11th, 2013 at 12:43:24 PM permalink
I always leave my debit cards at home for this reason, especially the USAA one (free withdrawals).

I bring money that I use for gambling and when it's gone I am done. I try to make up for it by eating lot at the buffet.
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ck1313
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June 11th, 2013 at 12:43:41 PM permalink
Nezbit I have the exact same problem. What can start out as an innocent $100 trip to the casino can very easily turn into a $500 trip the casino. My problem is if I loose my money quickly I won't just stop same if I win quickly I won't leave. I feel I need to stay for hours weather I'm up or down. Another story showing how pathetic I am when it comes to gambling is Sunday night I had to work from 5pm until 5 am. 8 hours was at staight time and 4 hours at overtime. I can have someone work my overtime for me so I had a guy work my middle four hours me. So what did I do. I went to the casino. So I went to work for 4 hours left for the casino for 4 hours and then drove back to work for 4 hours.

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