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kaysirtap
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December 8th, 2011 at 2:49:35 AM permalink
The question basically asks, do you leave because you want/need to leave, or because you've reached your win/loss goal/limit? I assume that if your response is: "I usually leave the casino when I'm drunk off my @#$", or "when I get bored", that it's really about the length of time you've spent in the casino.

The question is concerned with a single property's gaming floor, so if you leave to go to another casino right afterwards, I consider that as having "left the casino". But you have not left the casino if you are only taking a break.

Additionally, the question is not asking what your plans are for leaving... rather, it's asking what usually happens to you. Do you usually run out of money (hit your limit on losses), or time?
PapaChubby
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December 8th, 2011 at 3:55:11 AM permalink
My goal of any gambling session is to either double or lose my session bankroll. My strategy is to make large bets relative to my bankroll (10-20%) so that I play relatively few hands, have large variance, and small house edge. I recognize that my typical session will last less than an hour. It is rare that I'll get up from the table for any reason other than meeting my win/loss goal.
FleaStiff
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December 8th, 2011 at 3:56:34 AM permalink
It boils down to enjoyment but that is composed of several components: Have I been winning or losing? Is there some bimbo who thinks the old geezer playing green must be rich? If I switched thru several games and lost at them all, I'm more apt to leave than stay. Ofcourse primary consideration involves whether its a walk next door or a drive somewhere. If my companion is shopping it can affect my stay in a particular casino, since that is a meeting place.

Now if the "casino" happens to be a day boat... leaving early ain't gonna happen but otherwise it usually depends upon persistent losses at a variety of tables.
odiousgambit
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December 8th, 2011 at 4:08:45 AM permalink
I absolutely have to find a coffee shop or something so I can wind down some way without gambling. Usually there is a bar; anymore I don't drink so much gambling, except sometimes while playing craps if it is in the evening. One of the things I like about Harrington DE is I have figured out where I can stash a newspaper at a spot that has some really nice chairs and no one will bother it. At one point it was thumbs-down for me there, now I kind of dig it.

And I am really vowing now to have shorter sessions win or lose!
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DJTeddyBear
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December 8th, 2011 at 5:23:15 AM permalink
This is a multi-faceted question.

What, exactly, are you leaving, and where is the next stop?

There have been times when I have 'mentally' left the casino, or at least 'gambler mode'. I.E. I'll be done for the day, and just start wandering around the casino floor, or other areas of the resort, until the time to meet up comes. Does that count?

What about leaving just to get a break, before going back to battle?

How about leaving the casino altogether, only to go to the casino next door?


I assume you mean, leave and go home.

For me, the closest casino is about 80 minutes away. So physically leaving on a whim because of any variety of reasons, doesn't happen. We leave at the agreed time.

This even holds true for the times where I have made the trip alone. I make a time to leave, and usually leave right around that time.

There has even been one time where I went alone, went broke, and then hung out watching other people play, until the time I had previously decided to go.
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boymimbo
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December 8th, 2011 at 7:27:17 AM permalink
Over my lifetime gambling "career", I'm happy with a 4 hour gambling session; 3 hours seems too short and 6 hours seems too long. My habit has changed over the years: I started as a strict table game player playing Blackjack. Then I discovered the Wizard of Odds site and moved to other games, until Craps and Video Poker take over. Early this year, craps became boring to me as I had my monster roll and just lost excitement for the game. I became a bad gambler this year, letting the carnival games and lesser video poker games (I still won't play a slot) get a hold of me.

So I'm taking a long break for awhile as a reset and probably won't set foot in our local casino until next summer. We may take a trip to Vegas in the spring depending on how work is going.

It's a combination of the two: I have to play for at least three hours, and then I start setting loss limits (and win limits too) and figure out when to leave.
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kaysirtap
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December 8th, 2011 at 7:51:02 AM permalink
Quote: DJTeddyBear

What, exactly, are you leaving, and where is the next stop?

I assume you mean, leave and go home.

Good question. I actually meant leave the particular gaming floor of the property you are on. It did not matter if you went to another casino right afterwards. I would not count breaks as leaving.
weaselman
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December 8th, 2011 at 8:06:15 AM permalink
I voted for the time length, mostly because I wanted the two bars to be even :)
I don't have a "win goal", and don't care about it. If I am up (or not much down), I'll play until I am bored/sleepy/drunk/have something else to do, and leave. If I am losing a lot, I might leave earlier though. I don't have a strict loss limit, set in stone, rather a gut feeling of how much it is reasonable for me to spend on entertainment in one night (and also, if I keep losing, at some point, it just stops feeling like entertainment).
The casino, nearest to me, is about two hours drive, which, I think, affects my tolerance to losses. If it was just around the corner, I would, probably, leave earlier when I was losing.
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Ibeatyouraces
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December 8th, 2011 at 8:10:16 AM permalink
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ThatDonGuy
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December 8th, 2011 at 10:56:34 AM permalink
When I play, I have both a money loss limit and a time limit, so neither of the choices really applies.

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