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AxelWolf
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September 21st, 2013 at 9:55:52 PM permalink
Quote: lojo

shall i simply stfu?

Best thing you have said
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24Bingo
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September 21st, 2013 at 10:09:33 PM permalink
The lottery is a high-edge, low-limit game with heavy payouts, that all but advertises itself as a voluntary tax. It's basically a fundraiser game. What's the big deal? (I mean, sure, it's a pain that so many states have no other form of gambling, but that's only to such an extent the lottery's fault.)
The trick to poker is learning not to beat yourself up for your mistakes too much, and certainly not too little, but just the right amount.
Beethoven9th
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September 21st, 2013 at 10:42:06 PM permalink
Quote: lojo

.....


I (unfortunately) read your BS blog post too.

Isn't your Xbox calling you?
Fighting BS one post at a time!
lojo
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September 22nd, 2013 at 12:59:38 AM permalink
Quote: Buzzard

" I have been booted from most other affiliate-centric-sites "

Hopefully, you will soon add this site to your resume.


The difference is, this is not an affiliate-centric site. WOV has integrity.
rdw4potus
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September 22nd, 2013 at 8:01:13 AM permalink
Quote: 24Bingo

The lottery is a high-edge, low-limit game with heavy payouts, that all but advertises itself as a voluntary tax. It's basically a fundraiser game. What's the big deal? (I mean, sure, it's a pain that so many states have no other form of gambling, but that's only to such an extent the lottery's fault.)



That list of states is smaller than you'd think:
VT, TN, UT, HI. Utah and Hawaii also don't have a state lottery.
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lojo
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September 23rd, 2013 at 8:30:44 PM permalink
Quote: AZDuffman


We are all just guests on this site, but you are acting like you are at home.


Thanks. Regardless of any other disagreements I will respect the House here, and appreciate the sentiment.
lojo
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September 23rd, 2013 at 8:33:33 PM permalink
Quote: wroberson

I've had times like this. Just stressed out. Some heavy weight on the brain. I eventually find a solution.

The lottery is considered by many to be a voluntary tax vehicle. People know the difficult odds. Many games fund education and public works general fund.

The lottery is okay. I hit 5 out of 6 back in 1989 or 1990. I was paid $3329.00. 6 of 6 would have been 12 million. Yes, I still think about it and the pangs it causes.

Good Luck!



I understand, but we are gamblers, their marks aren't. I have good reason to hate the lottery but it's hard to hold "hate" for long. I don't know much about lottery but I know it preys mostly on the weak and the poor, and I know it answers to no one. I've hit too, that's not my point.
Mission146
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September 23rd, 2013 at 10:06:57 PM permalink
Insofar as the lottery is a gamble, and, "Gamblers," can be summarily defined as, "People who gamble," I would say those who play the lottery...especially with regularity...are gamblers.

Some gamblers are good (AP's), some gamblers are bad (Not AP's) and some of the bad ones are worse than others. They're just very bad gamblers.
https://wizardofvegas.com/forum/off-topic/gripes/11182-pet-peeves/120/#post815219
KB1
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September 23rd, 2013 at 10:23:16 PM permalink
Quote: rdw4potus

That list of states is smaller than you'd think:
VT, TN, UT, HI. Utah and Hawaii also don't have a state lottery.





In Tennessee we have the lottery.

KB1
boymimbo
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September 23rd, 2013 at 10:29:15 PM permalink
A $5 hit on the lotto once a week or through the office pool is not really a bad thing.

People who go out and spend $100/day on scratch tickets (and lose $30) is approaching addict status, unless of course, you know you have an advantage (which is pretty much never). Typical payback on scratch tickets here in Ontario is 58% - 71%. So, if you go out and spend $30 / day on scratch tickets, you're smoking a pack of cigarettes a day or drinking a six pack from a financial perspective.

People who play the scratch tickets for that amount of money are just too far away from a casino or don't have the time to invest in casino gambling or have self-excluded themselves. Most don't realize that they're far better off playing the $1 VP machines... problem is that you can't do that outside of a casino, but you can scratch off tickets pretty much anywhere.

As for the big lotteries, the same applies. I will only play the lotto when the jackpot puts the EV above 100% (despite the massive odds against that I will hit it).
But there are lots of small lotteries here in Ontario, including daily kenos, a Pick 2, dice games, poker games, and all kinds of crap.
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