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mickeycrimm
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January 30th, 2014 at 9:21:48 AM permalink
At one time it didn't matter to me but I have become extremely addicted to keeping a roof over my head, eating quality meals, and drinking in bars instead of alleyways. Gambling is the tool I use to accomplish it.
"Quit trying your luck and start trying your skill." Mickey Crimm
Greasyjohn
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January 31st, 2014 at 7:52:37 PM permalink
I hate to lose more than I like to win too. And I can afford to bet more than I do but I don't want to jeopardize my winning percentage by upping my action. I would not gamble though if I didn't have an advantage ( I count). If I could only play 9/6 Jacks and double odds craps, I wouldn't go to Vegas. But I do play these games ALONG with21.
mds
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January 31st, 2014 at 9:44:41 PM permalink
Question is.. If you know you only have a 40% to 50% chance of winning and still gamble, are you addicted? At a 48.50% to 50% chance or better of winning im in! I will take that gamble to make free money! Will I go broke? Or, should I continue to play smart and keep winning?
EdgeLooker
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February 2nd, 2014 at 6:22:02 PM permalink
Just read that Philip Seymour Hoffman died from an apparent drug overdose. Reminded me of the movie Ownng Mahowny, where he plays a mid level banker with gambling addiction (which is based on a true story).
LarryS
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February 4th, 2014 at 8:58:13 PM permalink
Quote: EdgeLooker

Just read that Philip Seymour Hoffman died from an apparent drug overdose. Reminded me of the movie Ownng Mahowny, where he plays a mid level banker with gambling addiction (which is based on a true story).



I remember that movie, thanks for bringing it up...i was just thinking of it.

There was a scene where he is at the casino, and going down the escalator.....and its not a big scene...but I remember he was walking down the esclator as it went down,,,,,just to get to the action quicker.

I thought that was very realistic.

He made some other very good indie films. The Savages come to mind. Very versitile....he could play a bad guy, he can play a weak victim. There was also this indie film where he robbed his own parents jewlery store and mother got killed in the process.

I will miss his work

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