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billryan
billryan
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May 28th, 2020 at 2:08:39 PM permalink
Quote: terapined

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



Sounds like you adapted and overcame quite easily. Congratulations. It's a shame more people couldn't do that.
ChumpChange
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May 28th, 2020 at 3:43:12 PM permalink
If I can make $8K per trip, in a week I can win enough to pay a $40K COVID-19 hospital bill.
michael99000
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May 28th, 2020 at 3:51:30 PM permalink
For an easy quarter million $$$ I’d say do it.

Sanitize your machine’s buttons. Wear a mask and gloves.
terapined
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May 28th, 2020 at 4:30:12 PM permalink
Quote: billryan

Sounds like you adapted and overcame quite easily. Congratulations. It's a shame more people couldn't do that.


I was never really into gambling
A low roller when I did gamble just for fun
In reality, if you are a logical person, you are constantly comparing the house edge vs fun
That's the cost of fun
but
There is a house edge so odds are you are gonna lose more then win, how fun is that?
Not very
Gambling was easy for me to give up.
Last trip to Vegas, Xmas, I just ate and saw shows then got on my way for the Dead and Company Fall fun run, 2 shows at the forum and 2 shows at the new Chase center
"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"
Zcore13
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May 28th, 2020 at 4:47:30 PM 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?



You are making a mistake not putting your time into your business. It will end up costing you the business. If you have time to gamble, you have time to do marketing, be there more to make positive changes, work instead of pay somebody and many more things. Nobody cares about your business as much as you. If you don't care about it, get rid of it before your emoyees do it for you.


ZCore13
I am an employee of a Casino. Former Table Games Director,, current Pit Supervisor. All the personal opinions I post are my own and do not represent the opinions of the Casino or Tribe that I work for.
DRich
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May 28th, 2020 at 5:34:54 PM permalink
Quote: terapined

I was never really into gambling
A low roller when I did gamble just for fun
In reality, if you are a logical person, you are constantly comparing the house edge vs fun
That's the cost of fun
but
There is a house edge so odds are you are gonna lose more then win, how fun is that?
Not very
Gambling was easy for me to give up.
Last trip to Vegas, Xmas, I just ate and saw shows then got on my way for the Dead and Company Fall fun run, 2 shows at the forum and 2 shows at the new Chase center



I rarely gamble anymore without an advantage. Gambling just isn't fun anymore, it is all just math.
Living longer does not always infer +EV
rxwine
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May 28th, 2020 at 5:42:08 PM permalink
Quote: ChumpChange

If I can make $8K per trip, in a week I can win enough to pay a $40K COVID-19 hospital bill.



That made me laugh.
Quasimodo? Does that name ring a bell?
AxelWolf
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May 28th, 2020 at 6:15:46 PM permalink
Quote: Zcore13

You are making a mistake not putting your time into your business. It will end up costing you the business. If you have time to gamble, you have time to do marketing, be there more to make positive changes, work instead of pay somebody and many more things. Nobody cares about your business as much as you. If you don't care about it, get rid of it before your emoyees do it for you.


ZCore13

How the hell do you know he's making a mistake?

Did you miss the key factor?....... "I don't enjoy it." probably much more important to enjoy what you're doing(assuming that won't leave you on the street)
♪♪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♪♪
Zcore13
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May 28th, 2020 at 6:32:43 PM permalink
Quote: AxelWolf

How the hell do you know he's making a mistake?

Did you miss the key factor?....... "I don't enjoy it." probably much more important to enjoy what you're doing(assuming that won't leave you on the street)



Did you miss the part where I said get rid of the business before its too late? In small business, many, many times employees will run the business poorly and hurt or kill it.


ZCore13
I am an employee of a Casino. Former Table Games Director,, current Pit Supervisor. All the personal opinions I post are my own and do not represent the opinions of the Casino or Tribe that I work for.
WTflush
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May 28th, 2020 at 7:03:42 PM permalink
Quote: ChumpChange

If I can make $8K per trip, in a week I can win enough to pay a $40K COVID-19 hospital bill.


This is a good point. It would suck to go win a bunch of money only to use it for hospital bills. Or worse, lose and then end up in a hospital too.

Quote: michael99000

For an easy quarter million $$$ I’d say do it.

Sanitize your machine’s buttons. Wear a mask and gloves.



I think a quarter mil is out of the question, $50-100k seems possible depending on how tolerant the casino is. I could get the boot on day one if I win too much (but I doubt that would happen).

Quote: AxelWolf

How the hell do you know he's making a mistake?

Did you miss the key factor?....... "I don't enjoy it." probably much more important to enjoy what you're doing(assuming that won't leave you on the street)



You nailed it. I don't enjoy it, but that income isn't going anywhere and I'm not going to find myself on the street.
Just curious have you gone back to casinos yet?

Quote: SOOPOO

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.



That's a great way to look at it. For $10k/hr. or even $1k/hr. I would certainly go.
At $300 or something per hour the money would be nice, but I'm leaning toward staying home. There will be other AP opportunities


Quote: Vegasrider

What is the game?


Head up high stakes Parcheesi.

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