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

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petroglyph
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July 31st, 2020 at 1:30:10 AM permalink
I'm in it for the pain
Joeman
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smoothgrh
July 31st, 2020 at 4:36:18 AM permalink
Quote: smoothgrh

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.

I like this answer. Can I copy off your paper, SmoothGRH?
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MDawg
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July 31st, 2020 at 6:03:06 AM permalink
The answers just go to show where people are at.

Many honest answers and then you've got one who makes a post that he thinks he "should" make.
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.
BigDad
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July 31st, 2020 at 6:18:45 AM permalink
I'm not pro player and actually do not try to win money, I play for fun, but if I win a lot of money I would be totally happy of course.
ThatDonGuy
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DeMango
July 31st, 2020 at 6:43:34 AM permalink
I voted "fun," but I wouldn't do it if I didn't have a significant chance to win money - for example, I won't play 6-5 blackjack, or 7/5 Jacks or Better VP, or pretty much any roulette. Then again, losing money is never fun, now is it?
DRich
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July 31st, 2020 at 7:43:28 AM permalink
I gamble because I feel sorry for Sheldon Adelson and Steve Wynn. Help thy neighbor.
Living longer does not always infer +EV
gordonm888
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July 31st, 2020 at 2:22:42 PM permalink
I gamble both for fun and to try to make money. Why do I have to choose between those two answers?

And, by the way, it is not fun to get your brains beat in at the table because a game has a large house edge.
So many better men, a few of them friends, were dead. And a thousand thousand slimy things lived on, and so did I.
AxelWolf
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July 31st, 2020 at 3:28:56 PM permalink
Everyone has their own reasons to gamble. it's obviouslythe new American passtime. There's nothing wrong with people doing it responsibility. I don't see much of a difference between gambling for entertainment vs going to the movies or something else that cost money. I do feel a little bad for people that end up spending more money than they would normally and people that become addicted.

I pity people who fool themselves into thinking they can overcome the house advantage without any legitimate math to back it up.

I certainly respect the people who know and realize hey have a disadvantage but enjoy playing a lille bit just for fun..

I feel bad for people who go frequently and have no clue what they are doing while trying to make ends meet Walgreeens salary..
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♪♪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♪♪
OnceDear
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July 31st, 2020 at 4:12:46 PM permalink
Could you fix up the quoting please Axel. I don't see where you are quoting from.
Take care out there. Spare a thought for the newly poor who were happy in their world just a few days ago, but whose whole way of life just collapsed..
MDawg
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July 31st, 2020 at 4:45:29 PM permalink
Eighteen THOUSAND posts and the guy doesn't know how to quote or use the forum properly?

I never said that.



"passtime" ?? Mismatching singular Everyone with plural pronoun their ?? Doesn't even sound like the MDawg we know and love.


Or is this deliberate on Axel's part.   🥴
Last edited by: MDawg on Jul 31, 2020
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.

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