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Deck007
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June 10th, 2015 at 8:47:14 PM permalink
It amazes me that I am the only person in the world that goes to the casino and expecting to lose.
But the maths is behind me. How can others expect to win in the casino except for the AP. So why go and donate your money to the casino and not some more worthy charity.
For the recreational player they must understand this is the most expensive recreation in the world. Cheaper to have a mistress I think.
I was in Macau recently and did not gamble. Imagine that.
I play for the Comps and if it is not good enough I will likely stop going to the casinos.
GWAE
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June 11th, 2015 at 1:52:03 AM permalink
I go to the casino with say $100. I can get about 90 minutes worth of entertainment on that. Some days I come home way ahead and some days I go broke. I get comped dinner and a few drinks.

If I were to go to the movies or say dave and busters, I could easily spend the same 100 and have zero chance of coming home with any money.
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AxelWolf
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June 11th, 2015 at 2:23:34 AM permalink
Quote: GWAE

I go to the casino with say $100. I can get about 90 minutes worth of entertainment on that. Some days I come home way ahead and some days I go broke. I get comped dinner and a few drinks.

If I were to go to the movies or say dave and busters, I could easily spend the same 100 and have zero chance of coming home with any money.

BS how are you spending 100 at the movies?
♪♪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♪♪
odiousgambit
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June 11th, 2015 at 5:13:19 AM permalink
Quote: Deck007

So why go and donate your money to the casino and not some more worthy charity...I play for the Comps and if it is not good enough I will likely stop going to the casinos.



Your reason is not good enough either, unless you manage to be over-comped in cash value.

Quote: Deck007

For the recreational player they must understand this is the most expensive recreation in the world



I don't agree, at least it does not have to be. My wife plays golf, and I hunt, and both of these cost much more for us. But I don't go nuts at the casino, or play slots, etc.
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TwoFeathersATL
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June 11th, 2015 at 5:54:31 AM permalink
I wonder who responded, "I play to win".
I almost did, but then decided that strictly based on the record,
I better sign in as a recreational player ;-)
Youuuuuu MIGHT be a 'rascal' if.......(nevermind ;-)...2F
DJTeddyBear
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June 11th, 2015 at 5:56:25 AM permalink
Quote: Deck007

For the recreational player they must understand this is the most expensive recreation in the world. Cheaper to have a mistress I think.


More than once, while on the hour long drive home from the local casino, I'm thinking I would have had more fun going to a local titty bar.

But I also sometimes come home ahead. And that's where the balance is.



Quote: AxelWolf

BS how are you spending 100 at the movies?


Have you priced movie theatre popcorn lately? Add candy, soda and a family, and the tickets themselves, and you're easily looking at $100. Or close to it.
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Gabes22
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June 11th, 2015 at 7:16:50 AM permalink
Quote: AxelWolf

BS how are you spending 100 at the movies?


Dinner and a movie easily runs $100, probably more
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MrV
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June 11th, 2015 at 7:42:58 AM permalink
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BS how are you spending 100 at the movies?



How about eating a quality dinner and sipping good wine while watching a flick in a very comfortable environment?

Cinetopia

$100 or more, for some, is the norm.

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TwoFeathersATL
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June 11th, 2015 at 7:44:52 AM permalink
Quote: Gabes22

Dinner and a movie easily runs $100, probably more


It's getting harder to find a 'good' dinner for $100, best go home and watch Netflix less you want to spend $150. ;-)
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TomG
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June 11th, 2015 at 9:18:49 AM permalink
If I wasn't going to win, I wouldn't gamble. It's amazing to me how many millions of people in the world don't think like that

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