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AxelWolf
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May 28th, 2020 at 7:23:34 PM permalink
Quote: WTflush

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.



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).



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?



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



Head up high stakes Parcheesi.

I haven't went back to any casinos yet, however, that has nothing to do with my concerns about the virus. If a really good play I was interested in came up tomorrow, I wouldn't hesitate. In my opinion, unless me and my wife are both willing to just stay at home and not go anywhere, there's a chance we will get it eventually. We just have to be a little more cautious than normal.

For me, I enjoy being at home, so it doesn't bother me, I'm not chomping at the bit to get out there(I will when something comes up that I pretty much have to do). I know there's guys out there that have more than enough money to where they would never have to work again, and yet, they're going nuts at home and they want to get out because they love being in casinos doing their thing.
♪♪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♪♪
onenickelmiracle
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May 28th, 2020 at 7:34:46 PM permalink
I'd be really surprised if any estimate based on information pre March is still valid now.
In the land of the blind, the man with one eye is the care taker. Hold my beer.
WTflush
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May 28th, 2020 at 8:16:36 PM permalink
Quote: onenickelmiracle

I'd be really surprised if any estimate based on information pre March is still valid now.



What was this in reference to?
onenickelmiracle
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May 28th, 2020 at 10:17:56 PM permalink
Quote: WTflush

What was this in reference to?

The next few months in a casino will completely pale compared to your last months. Risks went up and benefits went down.
In the land of the blind, the man with one eye is the care taker. Hold my beer.
WTflush
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May 30th, 2020 at 3:28:46 AM permalink
Quote: onenickelmiracle

The next few months in a casino will completely pale compared to your last months. Risks went up and benefits went down.



I'm not so sure about that. The game I'm talking about is for sure up and running and beatable, or at least it was last week. I've also gotten offers from a few casinos that are potentially profitable.
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May 30th, 2020 at 4:45:34 AM permalink
Quote: WTflush

I'm not so sure about that. The game I'm talking about is for sure up and running and beatable, or at least it was last week. I've also gotten offers from a few casinos that are potentially profitable.



One thing that I have learned from the school of AxelWolf, is that when one opportunity dries up, another one flourishes. You just need to know where to look, and HOW to look.
petroglyph
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May 30th, 2020 at 3:26:26 PM permalink
Quote: billryan

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.....

I disagree. There are very few that actually care. And that often is a symptom of a mental illness itself.
But I'm not saying there's anything wrong with that, indeed no, there's nothing wrong with caring about yourself, or helping others principally because it directly or indirectly benefits us.
The reason we put a buck in the red kettle isn't because of who gets soup on the other end. The reason people give/care, is because it makes them feel better.
We are not as far from being in the canopy as we like to think.
petroglyph
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May 30th, 2020 at 3:31:14 PM permalink
Quote: michael99000

For an easy quarter million $$$ Iíd say do it.

Sanitize your machineís buttons. Wear a mask and gloves.

What do gloves do? They seem like it makes a person have to perform more movements to the point of hand washing? And it's been shown that this virus lives well on smooth surfaces. Hand sanitizer on a bare hand appears to me to protect better, just asking? You pretty much need to stick a finger under the glove to take it off, and that spot on the glove first removed could easily [or not easily] place the virus hypothetically inside the glove, laying in wait.
Sandybestdog
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May 30th, 2020 at 4:18:32 PM permalink
I think this pandemic has taught us 2 things. The first
is the value of human life and we should protect it above financial cost. Thatís a good thing. The second is the notion that we canít do anything because we might get sick, hurt, itís dangerous etc. This can lead down a slippery slope.

We are all human. Weíre all going to die someday. But we shouldnít live our lives in fear of all the potential downside of doing something. That doesnít mean we should be careless. The past couple of months society has changed permanently many things we do on a daily basis. Driving is still the most dangerous thing you will ever do. But you canít live your life saying Iím not going to drive anywhere because I might get into an accident.
billryan
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May 30th, 2020 at 4:50:48 PM permalink
Quote: Sandybestdog

I think this pandemic has taught us 2 things. The first
is the value of human life and we should protect it above financial cost. Thatís a good thing. The second is the notion that we canít do anything because we might get sick, hurt, itís dangerous etc. This can lead down a slippery slope.

We are all human. Weíre all going to die someday. But we shouldnít live our lives in fear of all the potential downside of doing something. That doesnít mean we should be careless. The past couple of months society has changed permanently many things we do on a daily basis. Driving is still the most dangerous thing you will ever do. But you canít live your life saying Iím not going to drive anywhere because I might get into an accident.



One can reduce the risk by using some common sense. Someone might need to work, but one doesn't need to go to a bar or casino.
If you went into a movie and a person was coughing and hacking, you wouldn't sit next to them, but every person in the theatre can be just as contagious.

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