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August 4th, 2021 at 6:45:54 PM permalink
Casino gift:
$140 electronic prepaid visa card (code will be emailed to me) or $150 freeplay

I will be playing $5000 coin-in on 8/5 bp (99.17%) to keep my adt up to receive future gifts.

i would be losing $10/$150 = 6.67% if i chose the Visa over the freeplay.

Which would you choose?
Why?
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August 4th, 2021 at 7:12:29 PM permalink
Quote: 100xOdds


Which would you choose?
Why?



I find cash more useful than a card to go shopping online with. I find freeplay easier to convert to cash.

$10 is not an unreasonable Visa gift card fee.

For most people, the decision should come down to how tolerant of variance they are. Bird in the hand, etc.
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August 4th, 2021 at 7:24:22 PM permalink
I'm not sure if it is really correct but when I get visa cards, I always use them on sale items that are greatly reduced. in price. I got a $200 card for signing up with Dish and used it to buy almost $800 worth of clothes that were on sale at JC Penny. When I cash out, I tend to spend some on booze and drugs and waste the rest.
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August 4th, 2021 at 7:46:58 PM permalink
Quote: 100xOdds

Casino gift:
$140 electronic prepaid visa card (code will be emailed to me) or $150 freeplay

I will be playing $5000 coin-in on 8/5 bp (99.17%) to keep my adt up to receive future gifts.

i would be losing $10/$150 = 6.67% if i chose the Visa over the freeplay.

Which would you choose?
Why?



You will certainly have enough play with your $5000 coin in. Take the Visa. You can use the code yourself or gift it.

If your casino bankroll was small you might choose the freeplay to boost your chances for a big win. But your $5000 already gives you that chance.

Granted... my "plan" has nothing to do with math.
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August 4th, 2021 at 8:30:44 PM permalink
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I will be playing $5000 coin-in on 8/5 bp (99.17%) to keep my adt up to receive future gifts.


This is what you will do regardless? If so, how relevant to the equation?

Quote: 100xOdds

Casino gift:
$140 electronic prepaid visa card (code will be emailed to me) or $150 freeplay


I dunno anything about freeplay. I do get promo chips, and sometimes I am able to turn a few thousand in promo chips into an ungodly sum, and sometimes I barely turn them into better than 50%. And of course there is the possibility of turning promo chips into nothing, as in losing them all. So, $150. in freeplay will / may turn into...what?

How about this one. $5000. Visa gift card or entry into a $500K tournament with about sixty some players. Canít do both in one trip, would have to check out and check back in a few days later to get both.
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August 5th, 2021 at 12:49:45 AM permalink
Quote: 100xOdds

Casino gift:
$140 electronic prepaid visa card (code will be emailed to me) or $150 freeplay

I will be playing $5000 coin-in on 8/5 bp (99.17%) to keep my adt up to receive future gifts.

i would be losing $10/$150 = 6.67% if i chose the Visa over the freeplay.

Which would you choose?

Why?

Depends on the Wagering requirement of the freeplay? 1 x only, I guess, in which case you can expect to lose from .4% to 5% depending on game, subject to variance. So financially there's not much in it. I suggest you take the visa option and PM me the code for safe keeping. $:o)
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August 5th, 2021 at 2:37:18 AM permalink
Quote: 100xOdds

Casino gift:
$140 electronic prepaid visa card (code will be emailed to me) or $150 freeplay

I will be playing $5000 coin-in on 8/5 bp (99.17%) to keep my adt up to receive future gifts.

i would be losing $10/$150 = 6.67% if i chose the Visa over the freeplay.

Which would you choose?
Why?

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August 5th, 2021 at 2:42:42 AM permalink
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You will certainly have enough play with your $5000 coin in. Take the Visa. You can use the code yourself or gift it.

If your casino bankroll was small you might choose the freeplay to boost your chances for a big win. But your $5000 already gives you that chance.

Granted... my "plan" has nothing to do with math.

Alan, you seem to be in the casino playing -EV games frequently, correct? It seems strange to me that you would take the gift card at a reduced price only to end up playing anyway.
♪♪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♪♪
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August 5th, 2021 at 2:44:43 AM permalink
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Alan, you seem to be in the casino playing -EV games frequently, correct? It seems strange to me that you would take the gift card at a reduced price only to end up playing anyway.



The poster said his plan was to play $5000 regardless.
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August 5th, 2021 at 2:54:24 AM permalink
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The poster said his plan was to play $5000 regardless.

I assumed that was play that would trigger the gift card or free play option and then he would stop playing(until next time) but now wants to know if he should take the free play or just get the gift card.
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