Poll

10 votes (43.47%)
6 votes (26.08%)
7 votes (30.43%)
No votes (0%)
No votes (0%)

23 members have voted

absolute
absolute
Joined: Jul 29, 2020
  • Threads: 2
  • Posts: 6
July 29th, 2020 at 7:22:15 PM permalink
Maybe you don't gamble. I am interested in the reasons that people do.
MDawg
MDawg
Joined: Sep 27, 2018
  • Threads: 15
  • Posts: 1035
July 29th, 2020 at 7:53:47 PM permalink
The first three fun / win money / advantage aren't mutually exclusive are they?
I tell you itís wonderful to be here, man. I donít give a damn who wins or loses. Itís just wonderful to be here with you people.
ChumpChange
ChumpChange
Joined: Jun 15, 2018
  • Threads: 24
  • Posts: 1078
July 30th, 2020 at 2:00:18 AM permalink
I probably throw pith balls better than dice at this point.
absolute
absolute
Joined: Jul 29, 2020
  • Threads: 2
  • Posts: 6
Thanks for this post from:
MDawg
July 30th, 2020 at 7:55:10 AM permalink
Quote: MDawg

The first three fun / win money / advantage aren't mutually exclusive are they?


Not at all. I designed the poll to only allow you to vote for one to avoid confusion, though.

I agree that it would be fun to try to win money with advantage play.
DJTeddyBear
DJTeddyBear
Joined: Nov 2, 2009
  • Threads: 178
  • Posts: 10202
July 30th, 2020 at 8:05:16 AM permalink
I said to have fun.

Sure, I hope/want to win, but ďTo try to win moneyĒ seemed like an obvious choice. I mean, isnít that everybodyís objective?

Although this forum is designed for, and attracts a lot of advantage players, Iím not one of them. I like knowing about AP stuff, but it seems too much like work, which would not be fun. Not fun for me anyway. Oh, sure, if you can do the AP thing consistently and profitably, I guess it can be fun. But thatís not why I gamble. Besides, even in the before times, I was nothing more than a low rolling recreational gambler.
Superstitions are silly, childish, irrational rituals, born out of fear of the unknown. But how much does it cost to knock on wood? 😁 Note that the same could be said for Religion. I.E. Religion is nothing more than organized superstition. 🤗
FatGeezus
FatGeezus
Joined: Jun 12, 2010
  • Threads: 7
  • Posts: 493
July 30th, 2020 at 8:15:45 AM permalink
Quote: DJTeddyBear

I said to have fun.

Sure, I hope/want to win, but ďTo try to win moneyĒ seemed like an obvious choice. I mean, isnít that everybodyís objective?

Although this forum is designed for, and attracts a lot of advantage players, Iím not one of them. I like knowing about AP stuff, but it seems too much like work, which would not be fun. Not fun for me anyway. Oh, sure, if you can do the AP thing consistently and profitably, I guess it can be fun. But thatís not why I gamble. Besides, even in the before times, I was nothing more than a low rolling recreational gambler.



When Atlantic City legalized gambling (1978), I attended a class on gambling. The instructor was going to explain the different games and how to play them.

Before he started the class he asked the students "Why do you want to gamble?" when one of the students replied "To have fun." The instructor replied "Gambling is not fun. If you want to have fun, go out on the boardwalk and ride the roller coaster!"
DJTeddyBear
DJTeddyBear
Joined: Nov 2, 2009
  • Threads: 178
  • Posts: 10202
July 30th, 2020 at 8:40:14 AM permalink
Quote: FatGeezus

When Atlantic City legalized gambling (1978), I attended a class on gambling. The instructor was going to explain the different games and how to play them.

Before he started the class he asked the students "Why do you want to gamble?" when one of the students replied "To have fun." The instructor replied "Gambling is not fun. If you want to have fun, go out on the boardwalk and ride the roller coaster!"

Wow. Sounds like an already disgruntled floor man. 🙄
Superstitions are silly, childish, irrational rituals, born out of fear of the unknown. But how much does it cost to knock on wood? 😁 Note that the same could be said for Religion. I.E. Religion is nothing more than organized superstition. 🤗
onenickelmiracle
onenickelmiracle
Joined: Jan 26, 2012
  • Threads: 208
  • Posts: 7973
Thanks for this post from:
mipletpetroglyph
July 30th, 2020 at 10:39:33 AM permalink
Quote: absolute

Maybe you don't gamble. I am interested in the reasons that people do.


I do gamble, this video explains the reason pretty clearly.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQw4w9WgXcQ
In the land of the blind, the man with one eye is the care taker. Hold my beer.
AxelWolf
AxelWolf
Joined: Oct 10, 2012
  • Threads: 144
  • Posts: 18136
July 30th, 2020 at 10:57:35 AM permalink
Quote: absolute



I agree that it would be fun to try to win money with advantage play.

Its a good feeling and more fun knowing you have an advantage and you are not just feeding the casino's your money while trying to get lucky. Guilt free gambling.

Some people think they have an advantage or system that works, but they don't. They live in fantasy land fooling themselves and trying to fool others into thinking they have been long term winners based one a few lucky sessions.
♪♪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♪♪
smoothgrh
smoothgrh
Joined: Oct 26, 2011
  • Threads: 63
  • Posts: 605
Thanks for this post from:
Joemangordonm888
July 30th, 2020 at 11:23:50 PM permalink
I like the combination of a pastime in which I could win money, complimentary alcoholic drinks, the sight of attractive women, employees treating me like Iím a big shot, appealing graphics and artwork, interesting decor, comfortable chairs, the feeling that I have the freedom to choose which vices are right for me, and mathematically intriguing games.

  • Jump to: