joenunz
joenunz
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November 27th, 2010 at 7:09:27 PM permalink
Quote: JerryLogan

Oh, I wasn't aware that studying was required in order to join. But thanks for the link.



I didn't mean to imply that "studying was required", I meant that I was surprised that someone so involved in this particular forum would be unfamiliar with the "basics" of the host's "philosophy".

I suppose I shouldn't be surprised since from what I've read, I think you feel a few of the "commandments" are nonsense. Many times, your posts prompt other members to reply sarcastically, which turns into a silly pissing match, which causes many derailed threads. And so on.

Please note I am NOT saying you shouldn't make your comments - but I think the "commandments" may help explain why many folks have issues with some of your comments.
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DJTeddyBear
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November 27th, 2010 at 7:34:08 PM permalink
Taking this back to the original topic....


My guilty pleasure is the Fire Bet.

Sure, it's a sucker bet with a high house edge just like any other side bet. But since it's a long time between placing the bet and getting resolution, that's great long-term action.
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joenunz
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November 27th, 2010 at 7:45:28 PM permalink
Quote: DJTeddyBear

Taking this back to the original topic....


My guilty pleasure is the Fire Bet.

Sure, it's a sucker bet with a high house edge just like any other side bet. But since it's a long time between placing the bet and getting resolution, that's great long-term action.



Good plan...apologies for helping temporarily derailing the thread...

I like the fire bet as well. I hit it once for $250 in Bally's and since I now stay away from Harrah's properties in general I will likely retire "positive" on the fire bet!
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HKrandom
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November 28th, 2010 at 12:04:29 AM permalink
I usually don't take bets that have a big house advantage but about 2 weeks ago I was playing baccarat and a kid that was probably 19-20 year old was betting $2,500 on all the 3 side bets (that's $7,500 in total) and was getting payouts of 8-to-1 and 11-to-1 about half of the time! People started following his bets but every time I would not bet, telling myself that the house edge on these was too big only to see him win tens of thousands of dollars on the next hand. This almost makes me want to take these bets next time.
dudestupid
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November 28th, 2010 at 9:06:28 AM permalink
My favorite pleasures are some of the nerdy video slots like Star Trek and Lord of the Rings. I also like the Monopoly ones. The bonus games can be a lot of fun. Tribbles pinball is brilliant.
Croupier
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November 28th, 2010 at 9:13:46 AM permalink
I also love geeky slots, but my worst habit has to be Casino War. I play a bit on every trip at O'Sheas. I know its terrible, but I just cant resist.
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ElectricDreams
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November 28th, 2010 at 11:24:37 PM permalink
Throwing the occasional dollar at the horrendous prop bets on craps can be fun. Yeah house edge is high, etc. etc., but it livens up my usual pass-line-with-min-odds game for only a buck every once in a while. Plus, on occasion I've actually hit them, which just encourages me.

Quote: dudestupid

Tribbles pinball is brilliant.



I've never seen this, but it sounds amazing.
Mosca
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November 29th, 2010 at 7:26:50 AM permalink
The Wheel of Fortune slots, the reel ones, with the single "SPIN" on the third reel. I am an absolute sucker for that slot machine, and every single time I go to the casino I'll cycle $100 through one, either $.25, $1, or $5.

There's just something about that "CHUNG. WHEEL... OF... FORTUNE!!!!!!" sound that I can't resist, I have to hear it.
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Croupier
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November 29th, 2010 at 9:13:51 AM permalink
Quote: Mosca



There's just something about that "CHUNG. WHEEL... OF... FORTUNE!!!!!!" sound that I can't resist, I have to hear it.



My wife was the same, but for the new WOF video slot with progressives. She hit 4 progressives in 5 spins playing the penny version on max at Bally's. It was only the middle 2 she hit, twice each, but still made around $200 off the machine, so wasnt bad.
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Ayecarumba
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December 2nd, 2010 at 5:20:20 PM permalink
Quote: ElectricDreams

Throwing the occasional dollar at the horrendous prop bets on craps can be fun. Yeah house edge is high, etc. etc., but it livens up my usual pass-line-with-min-odds game for only a buck every once in a while. Plus, on occasion I've actually hit them, which just encourages me.



Egads, I know that feeling. If I had never hit it, I would have given up a long time ago. However, I am still on the positive side of my occassional daliances into hopping hardways. It is a tremendous rush to actually call your shot. I only do it when I am shooting, and then only when I have already made back my bets on the table.
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