MrV
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September 1st, 2016 at 8:26:21 PM permalink
I wonder how many members of this forum gamble on line, say at least once every month or two?

Me, I never have, and so long as I have access to "real" casinos, I never will.

Of course, when the Old Age Bus finally runs me over such that I can hardly leave my room, well then I might finally have no choice.

So long as I am healthy, I see neither sense nor need to gamble online: the exception being to bet sports (need a bookie).
"What, me worry?"
Mission146
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September 1st, 2016 at 9:10:38 PM permalink
There's money to be made. The right games with a reputable provider and a nice set of T&C's can result in extremely convenient Advantage Plays that can be taken advantage of at your convenience.
Vultures can't be choosers.
MrV
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September 1st, 2016 at 10:29:05 PM permalink
I understand the idea of bonuses for signing up, but I have a problem with not being able to actually observe the table or machine I'd be gambling at.

Sort of a trust issue, I suppose.
"What, me worry?"
bobbartop
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September 2nd, 2016 at 12:05:35 AM permalink
Quote: MrV

I wonder how many members of this forum gamble on line, say at least once every month or two?

Me, I never have, and so long as I have access to "real" casinos, I never will.

Of course, when the Old Age Bus finally runs me over such that I can hardly leave my room, well then I might finally have no choice.

So long as I am healthy, I see neither sense nor need to gamble online: the exception being to bet sports (need a bookie).



It was a huge disappointment to me when they lowered the boom in 2006. It's been ten long years, three states have opened up, and there is a lot of pending legislation and big ideas everywhere. Another ten years, it's going to be wide open, and regulated. I'm hoping anyway. They invented wonderful software. You cannot uninvent it. The genie is out of the bottle. Just a matter of time before the politicians get it together. Again, I'm hoping.
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AxelWolf
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September 2nd, 2016 at 12:05:52 AM permalink
I guess there's many reasons ones might want to gamble online.

1)If I had to guess for the most part it's the convenience of not having to get dressed and actually drive to a casino. Internet gambling is a few feet and a few clicks away especially at 3am, it certainly beats infomercials.

2)There could be antisocial reasons involved.

3)Some people don't like gaming with others around.

4)People can eat, drink, listen to whatever music they want sit in their favorite chair and gamble at their own pace without distractions.

5)Oftentimes you only have to be 18.

6)Lack of cash, you can just play on credit using a credit card.

7) Someone might be in a situation where they can't go to a casino. Broken leg or something like that.

8) oftentimes people do it while on the bus, train, or in situations where they have to be someplace just waiting and need to pass some time.

9)Super low limits are available online. Who wants to go to the casino just to play $10?

10)There might be an advantageous situation online.

11)Bonuses give you way more bang for your buck than any B&M casino You can get 350% deposit bonuses. (What B&M casino gives you 3.5 times your buy in?). Sometimes it almost impossible to clear because it takes forever, however many people like to play longer and are not thinking about the HE and negative expectation or how to beat the bonuses. The just like having a much better chance to hit a big jackpot or going on a big run.

12) Oftentimes online casinos have better rules and paytables.

13) NO SMOKE

14) most people don't know as much about rigged and non paying casinos as people on these forums do. Think about the average housewife, grandmother/ father that get blasted with email pop, ups etc who give it a try. They certainly won't realize and know about all the shenanigans associated with online gambling.

15)There's actually a large variety of games online many you wouldn't actually find in a casino.

16) Someone might want anonymity for various reasons.

If you're not an AP looking for an advantage and you're not limited or motivated by some of the reasons I mentioned then I would agree there's absolutely no reason to gamble online.

If every B&M casino had an online casino with the same promotions deals, mail, comps, odds etc. I would much rather play online at home, on some tropical beach or at a park. It would be great, I would get A nice RV and do nothing but travel to all the national parks, water parks, camping areas, good fishing spots, visit places I never been, meanwhile spending more time visiting family and friends and being in any state I wanted for as long as I wanted.
♪♪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♪♪
bobbartop
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September 2nd, 2016 at 1:02:36 AM permalink
I remember when Paradise Poker had all the action. I took my laptop everywhere. I couldn't stop.

I went to Vegas, stayed in my room, and played online poker. What the heck did I even go to Vegas for? The buffets? I dunno, I'm a sick puppy.
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AxelWolf
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September 2nd, 2016 at 1:48:29 AM permalink
Quote: bobbartop

I remember when Paradise Poker had all the action. I took my laptop everywhere. I couldn't stop.

I went to Vegas, stayed in my room, and played online poker. What the heck did I even go to Vegas for? The buffets? I dunno, I'm a sick puppy.

I tethered my cell phone to my laptop and played poker while fishing sometimes. I would play heads up turbo sit and go tournaments while my GF was driving. I knew all the dead spots from LV to Laughlin.
♪♪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♪♪
FatGeezus
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September 2nd, 2016 at 2:42:15 PM permalink
Quote: MrV

I understand the idea of bonuses for signing up, but I have a problem with not being able to actually observe the table or machine I'd be gambling at.

Sort of a trust issue, I suppose.



In AC the Golden Nugget Casino has live dealers for online Roulette, Blackjack and Baccarat. The games run from 5pm to 1am.

When you park your car in the garage, you take the elevator to the casino floor. On your way to the casino there is along hallway. Next to the Arcade room is a room with the tables. You can see the live dealers.

I've played online Roulette. It's no different than playing in the casino. The roulette table is just a wheel. There is no table to place bets. The live dealer spins the ball about every 30 seconds.
Steverinos
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September 2nd, 2016 at 3:58:24 PM permalink
Ahh, the good ol' Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act of 2006.

Thanks Mr. Frist.
Deck007
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September 2nd, 2016 at 7:06:02 PM permalink
Quote: Mission146

There's money to be made. The right games with a reputable provider and a nice set of T&C's can result in extremely convenient Advantage Plays that can be taken advantage of at your convenience.



MrV is talking about taking away your rice bowl. And that of this whole site also for that matter. Very serious issue.
I know you live in the land of free speech. But as an Administrator here maybe you are thinking of how you can Really deal with him.

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