Incogsino
Posted by Incogsino
Sep 30, 2017

What to do when you hit a losing streak!

Hello fellow gamblers and slot players. I have hit a serious losing streak in the past four weeks. I believe that I will have to take a step back and focus on just the lotto lmao. No seriously I going to have to diversify my gambling play because slot playing is taking a toll on my pockets. The speed in which you can gamble if fun and relaxing but I will need to switch slower more skill based gambling for a while. I will continue with reviewing casinos and gambling books but in the meantime stay tuned for more videos. If you haven't yet visit my youtube channel The Incogsino Channel!

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FleaStiff
FleaStiff Oct 01, 2017

Playing different games can be a style of hedging your bets.



Craps for most players is a stand up game so I play slots to sit down or to speak to companions. BJ is always a diversion for me.



Yet all can be profitable from time to time.

Incogsino
Posted by Incogsino
Sep 07, 2017

Charging to enter the Casino Gaming Floor?

I recently went to visit a casino in Philadelphia, PA. (King of Prussia) called Valley Forge Casino and Resort. This was a fairly small casino connected to to two hotels the Radisson and I believe the Sheridan. They charged $10.00 dollars for a 24 hour access to their casino floor if you were not a resident at the hotel??? How can you charge money when your going to spend money on table games and slot machines? I assumed that because of this charge the slot machines would be much looser making money on the entry of patrons to the casino floor?? This was not exactly the case. I do understand that many casino hotels do charge a resort fee for patrons that stay at their hotels. I am assuming that Valley Forge must not charge a resort fee for patrons of there nearby hotel? The also offered a three month pass for 20.00 dollars but I knew that it would not be necessary because I was visiting from out of town.

Now I know the economy is struggling and people are not gambling as frequently but if every casino starts doing this it will be the nail in the coffin for me. Even so the feeling you get when you only have 20.00 dollars to play slots and they take half of that before you enter the f**cking casino infuriates me. When the main objective of the entertainment is to spend your money then there should be no charge for the form of entertainment bottom line.

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rdw4potus
rdw4potus Sep 07, 2017

It's a state law. Valley Forge is a mini casino. It's required to charge for admission, except for hotel guests and same-day conference goers. You should have received a $10 food voucher with your $10 paid admission (they can't make the admission free, but they can give a gift card out). I think their slots are a little tight. VP isn't great, either. Tables are pretty fair, though. good PA BJ rules, reasonable paytables on other games, etc.

onenickelmiracle
onenickelmiracle Sep 11, 2017

Rdw is right. It's part of the bargain even allowing them to have a casino. It is like a racino not having races, although that's pretty much going to happen. I suppose there isn't a real way to force the resort to stay as a resort and not just pack it in and only remain as a casino.

FleaStiff
FleaStiff Sep 16, 2017

They don't make money on the admission fees, its just a legal loophole, similar to using ink on your wrist. You paid ten dollars and you got some sort of coupon book, its a wash.



The slot machines are probably not server run even though the casino is new. If the machines have their chips they are probably the same chips that would be used in Vegas or any other market. Why would a casino install looser chips just because there is a legally mandated rigamarole going on at the entrance door that really doesn't generate any revenue.

rm
rm Sep 25, 2017

I THINK IT NOT RIGHT!

Incogsino
Posted by Incogsino
Aug 18, 2017

Native American Casino vs. State Run Gaming Facilities

I have had the pleasure of visiting and winning frequently at an new Indian operated (I should say Native American). I wanted to know what some of the differences were between the two. Do you have any state run casinos in your state and which do you prefer when you go gambling. (When I speak about gambling I am usually speaking of slots and cash vouchers in the casinos or racinos.) I have noticed that payouts are different in the state of NY. In NY if you win over $5000 dollars in a jackpot they have to immediately give you a check and take out federal taxes on the spot. In a native American casino they will give you cash for any jackpot that you win. I am not sure how Vegas operates when it comes to extremely large jackpots. In NY I actually try to not win large sums or jackpots because of the taxes that come with the winnings the next year. I would rather win in smaller increments but also depending on the slot bet.

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FleaStiff
FleaStiff Aug 20, 2017

When it comes to slot machines I would want Vegas or Biloxi due to strong enforcement mechanisms. At Indian casinos, you get a 'rubber stamp' from some 'gaming commission' that exists largely as a rubber stamp. No information on slot and no enforcement mechanism.



Sure you could send me a free ticket to an Indian casino, but otherwise: no way.

rm
rm Sep 25, 2017

i DON'T RECALL ANY DIFFERENCES IN THE SLOT MACHINES

Incogsino
Posted by Incogsino
May 08, 2017

Risk Intelligence is Real!

I knew about this all along but this speaker gave a name to my theory. Thanks for stealing my idea sir! lol. You have to take into account non standard and non traditional ways of learning to get a jump on great ideas, trends, and patterns in life. Gambling hones certain peoples ability to perform this skill by being in tune in a way that is not taught in a school, university, or employment position.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7jyokhjUCyk

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OnceDear
OnceDear May 13, 2017

My interpretation of 'risk intelligence' is an ability to almost unconsciously assess and get a reasonably accurate measure of the risk that a certain proposition presents to you, especially based on experience. This is much like the way ants can do trigonometry and work out routes and directions without actually understanding mathematics. Since life is one risk after another and this risk intelligence would tend to be favourable, it's not unreasonable to believe in it as a kind of intuitive skill. We've all at some point said 'I saw that coming' and some of us foresee obvious non-random events in the future, where less 'tuned in' folks are blind.



However, taken in the context of your other post, I suspect that you believe that this intuition extends to an ability to foresee trends, runs and streaks in a game of chance. I assert that 'risk intelligence' as described in that video is not attempting to describe that and further, that no amount of such intuition can predict random events in the future. If the video does indeed suggest such a facet of 'risk intelligence' then I assert that it's plain wrong.

FleaStiff
FleaStiff May 20, 2017

I disagree with his 'expert gamblers do it for the thrill'. Sure they want to win but its a matter of money, not just a 'win'.

Incogsino
Incogsino Jun 02, 2017

OnceDear I do understand you point of view its hard to argue a point in which there is not absolute proof in a physical sense. But when you speak of intuition and risk intelligence that is not something tangible that we measure. We can only measure the outcomes of the choices that make by seeing trends and patterns. Everything in life has a pattern and it is no different than gambling. Even slots machines have cycles, patterns, and trends in which is not so obvious to the casual player. When you have practiced any one thing for long enough you get a sense for how to perform without having to put so much effort into the tasks.

rm
rm Sep 25, 2017

definitally the best abillity someone could have

Incogsino
Posted by Incogsino
May 01, 2017

Can you lose the Gambling Bug?

I enjoy playing slots and visiting the casino as a whole. The ups and downs of always give me excitement and I enjoy the winnings when they come. I am also a logical person and realize the losses have outnumbered the wins. Case in point, This past weekend I won $2000 dollars on the three different slots and it came with only putting up $100 from my employment position. I thought about how hard I had to work the past two weeks to earn my $1500.00 dollars and how quickly I made $2000.00. I must say the casino does job on your perception and mind because I continued to play the day after ( not before I payed all of my bills and lost most of the winnings) In my mind I tried to justify the losses as I didn't have the money anyways but in reality if we add up the cost over the years I have played it did not put a dent in money spent in the casino?? I guess what I am saying is I realize that gambling may just be an activity that I enjoy and can be a participant and observer. I can accept that it is my hobby and am willing to spend money on this activity but not willing to lose my lively hood over it. Long story short set aside an entertainment budget and gambling budget, practice developing your intuition with games on the computer and smart phone, practice your skills with friends in card games, and enjoy yourself. Gambling is no sure bet but what is in life. You just try your hardest and hope for the best!

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OnceDear
OnceDear May 01, 2017

Can you lose the bug...I suspect not. We can hopefully get a grip on our habit and mitigate the risks and costs to fit within an an 'entertainment budget' But to be sure, many of us are at a real and dangerous risk of spiralling to oblivion.

Now, what's this nonsense about developing intuition for a game? 😀

Incogsino
Incogsino May 02, 2017

You can develop intuition with gambling? I still can't teach a sure method at this point but I am working on it everyday for everyone to follow to increase their odds of winning! Its not nonsense its just something that can't be proven at this time. Just like you breath air but can't see it but its there right!

AnGurman12
AnGurman12 May 04, 2017

Nice touch. Thanks for sharing

onenickelmiracle
onenickelmiracle May 06, 2017

Maybe remove the triggers that induce regrettable actions. For me, I went to the track without smokes, used a nicotine lozenge and didn't feel the same feelings, for lack of better words. I'm not going to smoke at the casino anymore. I'll smoke elsewhere but not on the grounds.

helgeklinger
helgeklinger May 08, 2017

Im afraid no.

matsemilsson123
matsemilsson123 May 08, 2017

i have experienced this kind of bug. it was really irritating