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WTflush
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Mission146
May 28th, 2020 at 6:54:37 AM permalink
I'm in a tough predicament and I imagine others here are in a similar situation. Looking for advice, what would you guys do here?

I became a full time AP last year. I made good money but hit an ugly downswing right before the casinos closed and the roll suffered. I am part owner of a small business and I get just enough income from that to get by , but its very tight and I don't enjoy it. The last couple months have been eating into my already diminished bankroll.
I know of a casino game (in a currently open jurisdiction) worth a nearly-guaranteed several hundred dollars per hour.

I'm in my 30s, not overweight, no existing medical conditions, BUT I drink too much, smoke and eat junk. I fear my immune system isn't great thanks to my bad habits and am fearful I would have a rough time if I contracted the coronavirus. Obviously I need to work on all of this. I get nasty colds/flu/strep every single year and they kick my ass so I can only imagine what covid will do to me.

If this game lasts a month or two (i have reason to believe it will) this could be a life changing amount of money for me. Being stuck at home absolutely sucks, but being hospitalized at the hand of covid would be 100x worse.

If I go, I will wear a mask, gloves, and eye protection. I'd religiously use hand sanitizer, and stay away from other people where possible.
So, should I go play the game?
Mission146
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WTflush
May 28th, 2020 at 7:28:32 AM permalink
Nobody can answer that but you.

My advice is death is inevitable, just a question of when. Would you rather die because you lived or live like you’re dying?
Vultures can't be choosers.
Joeman
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Mission146
May 28th, 2020 at 8:03:23 AM permalink
Note that I am not an AP, but for me, the type of game may be a factor in whether I would play or not. I would be more inclined to risk it if it were a machine play where I could be relatively isolated from others. I may be more wary if it were a table game where I would be in close proximity to people and constantly touching chips and/or cards.

That said, Mission spoke the truth:
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Nobody can answer that but you.

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billryan
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WTflush
May 28th, 2020 at 8:32:46 AM permalink
Just keep in mind that you risk potentially infecting everyone you will come in contact with for two weeks after each casino trip. Some people will care about things like that, others don't give a hoot about anything or anyone.
Personally, I'd be more concerned about getting my business back on solid footing, and building up a rainy day fund so you don't need to hit your bankroll next time business tanks.
While this has been hard on everyone, those of us who went into it with two or three months of expenses set aside have done much better than the people who count on next week's paycheck to pay last week's expenses.
I'd like to think people will learn from this and be better prepared but I'm afraid people will continue to chase the next shiny object and think putting everything on a plastic card is a good way to budget your money.
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rdw4potus
May 28th, 2020 at 8:46:26 AM permalink
If you are going to wear gloves and a mask at a table you are not ready to go out of the house.
All animals are equal, but some are more equal than others
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WTflush
May 28th, 2020 at 9:41:44 AM permalink
Quote: WTflush

I'm in a tough predicament and I imagine others here are in a similar situation. Looking for advice, what would you guys do here?

I became a full time AP last year. I made good money but hit an ugly downswing right before the casinos closed and the roll suffered. I am part owner of a small business and I get just enough income from that to get by , but its very tight and I don't enjoy it. The last couple months have been eating into my already diminished bankroll.
I know of a casino game (in a currently open jurisdiction) worth a nearly-guaranteed several hundred dollars per hour.

I'm in my 30s, not overweight, no existing medical conditions, BUT I drink too much, smoke and eat junk. I fear my immune system isn't great thanks to my bad habits and am fearful I would have a rough time if I contracted the coronavirus. Obviously I need to work on all of this. I get nasty colds/flu/strep every single year and they kick my ass so I can only imagine what covid will do to me.

If this game lasts a month or two (i have reason to believe it will) this could be a life changing amount of money for me. Being stuck at home absolutely sucks, but being hospitalized at the hand of covid would be 100x worse.

If I go, I will wear a mask, gloves, and eye protection. I'd religiously use hand sanitizer, and stay away from other people where possible.
So, should I go play the game?



GREAT POST/QUESTION! As others have said, you have to answer this for yourself. If it was worth $1 an hour you would answer no without blinking an eye. If it was $10,000 an hour you would answer yes without blinking an eye.

Best I can tell, because I am not you, but I think for $200 an hour I would go take advantage, of course using whatever safety/social distancing techniques necessary to minimize the risk. I'm guessing you go! Good luck in whatever decision you make.
DRich
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Mission146
May 28th, 2020 at 12:23:12 PM permalink
Quote: Mission146



My advice is death is inevitable, just a question of when. Would you rather die because you lived or live like you’re dying?



I try to live everyday like that.
Living longer does not always infer +EV
TomG
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May 28th, 2020 at 1:16:03 PM permalink
Quote: WTflush

I know of a casino game (in a currently open jurisdiction) worth a nearly-guaranteed several hundred dollars per hour.
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If this game lasts a month or two (i have reason to believe it will) this could be a life changing amount of money for me.



I would be playing as much as possible using whatever safety precautions doctors and nurses on coronavirus wings are using. I would even keep playing if I had symptoms. I'm sure some people might think that's horrible, but I would think most people would do the same when presented with an opportunity for $250,000.
Vegasrider
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May 28th, 2020 at 1:47:04 PM permalink
What is the game?
terapined
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May 28th, 2020 at 1:48:25 PM permalink
I'm never stepping foot in a casino ever again
Will never play live poker again
Here in Tampa, casino is open and they are playing poker
I have absolutely no interest
Back when I played poker, hated short handed tables
Now all are short handed. That changes the game.

Playing a ton of golf these days
If I go back to Vegas, it only be for food and golf. That's it
"Everybody's bragging and drinking that wine, I can tell the Queen of Diamonds by the way she shines, Come to Daddy on an inside straight, I got no chance of losing this time" -Grateful Dead- "Loser"

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