Playing Slots Vs. Playing CardsSo I went to see the Kevin Hart movie Think Like a Man Too this weekend which focused on a trip to Vegas for a friends bachelor party. In the movie something struck me as interesting. When the guys were going down to the casino one of the guys said that I have about $200 dollars for slot machines. Another guy said “real men” don’t play slots he said that only old ladies that want to gossip play slot machines. I thought this was a weird statement because I love slot machines. Then I went and looked in the mirror to make sure that I wasn’t an old lady.
I did a little research on casino games and the different genders that play different games. They stated that slot machines are a more passive approach to gambling and card games more aggressive and assertive form of gambling. They stated that people who like to play slot machines traditionally are women because of more passive nature where traditionally men liked to play cards because they had more control of the outcome, took more mental effort, and skill.
I one of two things occurred to me at this moment and I realized that I am more in touch with my feminine side. ( joking) but I think the reasons that I play slots more than cards games is because for my occupation I am very assertive in how I conduct myself and my job can be very stressful so when I go to play slots I am looking to sort of relax and enjoy being hopeful. I have thought about playing cards and know how but actually I have to argue that the high you get from playing slots is more than you get from playing for hours and hours at cards.
So in conclusion people who play slots aren’t more passive they just have addictive personalities and like to get high lol!!
I'm going to assume that your card games are the carnival games. Slot players tend to not be blackjack players, nor dice/wheel players.
Slots are more private, cards are more social. If I'm feeling insular, I'll play the slots. With cards, the fun is mostly in the moment before you look; in Three Card, they could be anything, but you reveal J-J-J and think to yourself, "Oh boy this is going to work out well for me!" And then at the payoff, everyone at the table gets all congratulatory.
Blackjack plays pretty fast as far as dollars per hour, if not resolutions per hour. It is actually a very cost effective way of getting the best of both worlds, as long as you can put up with other blackjack players.
I was just wondering if you were going to keep posting, and here it is.
Does your wife gamble? Kind of sounds like she doesnt?
> I have thought about playing cards
Have you thought of video poker. You can get good at that and not encounter that huge house edge so much.
odius gambit I think I may take your advice on playing video poker. I have watched people play and it seems that it is a good alternative to playing slots if you would like to utilize more skill. I know how to play poker and black jack but have to brush up because I haven't played seriously in a long time. I agree also with mosca that playing cards is more social. I don't know if the research regarding gambling is true though and appreciate everyone's opinions.
No my wife doesn't gamble but to me logically it makes more sense then spending you money on alot of things as i don't need alot of stuff. I just like extra income to pay off bills, go on trips when neccessary.
>my wife doesn't gamble
always to be handled with finesse. My wife gambles only a bit, and is snake-bit for what little she does do. This sort of thing can put you at odds. But you knew that.
So Close but So Far!! lolSo update on my current situation. I am still down in overall win to lose ratio this year and haven’t been able to go to the casino in about month. Overall I still have been provided with winnings that have allowed some luxuries for me and the wife. I am trying to save money to go a on a vacation to Mexico in August so I haven’t been able to utilize extra money to “make something happen.” I made about $2500 in gambling winnings to place on the trip at this point. The trip was $3100 dollars. I wanted to make another $600 in slot play to completely pay for the trip. I told the wife about going out to the casino and winning and she had mixed emotions. She was grateful that I was able to pay for the trip and help her with her taxes but when I told her about the amounts I lost she was disappointed. I explained that I am getting better slot games and play and developing my intuition to make some magic happen. Anyways I have had to pause for a while to make sure things are taken care of at home but I am awaiting the day again that I can put my methods to good use.
Emotions, not Gambling, the root of Evil lol.I noticed today that your emotions can get you excited and not paying attention to bank roll or the performance of the slot machine. In the casino you must learn to control your emotions or your doomed. I started off today with 300 dollars and went up to 470 dollars a 170 dollar profit but I wanted more. I stopped using my techniques that keep you from blowing your bank roll and focusing on each spin with my techniques and poof! Remember keep you head in the game literally until you leave the casino on the ride home, then you can relax. Like I said set a win limit and stick to it I could have walked out of the casino with 170 dollars but I wanted more shame on me! Play Patagonia if it is at your Casino its a older game and some older games tend to pay out a little more.
Sunil Padiyar: Never heard of him another must Read Book!Sunil wrote a book called the Psychic Gambling Super System. When I first Read the book it was afar stretch from what I believed in until I started trying some but not all of his techniques. I didn't really subscribe to the chants that he incorporates from his Indian culture (because I am also Christian) but the breathing techniques and visualization techniques have produced favorable results for me. The mindset that he describes you must have is an absolute must when entering the casino and also when playing slots. Its not a long book actually its an eBook that is available on Amazon.com. Debbie Tosun Kilday and Sunil Padiyar books about the casinos are the Only two people/books that I will endorse. All the other books I have read are full of misinformation, defeating rhetoric, and Scam artist trying to make a buck on People's naivety.
>All the other books I have read are full of misinformation, defeating rhetoric, and Scam artist trying to make a buck on People's naivety.
Debbie Tosun Kilday: Slot Legend or Fraud?I don't know if anyone has heard or her account figuring out how to beat the slots at the casino. I first read this book I didn't believe her experiences then I started visiting the Casinos more frequently and started experience many of the things that she talked about in her book. If you love to play slots please read her book No Limits: How I Beat The Slots. I hope meet her someday and sit down and talk with her. Ms. Kilday noticed a tell on the Slot machines that allowed her to win three point five million dollars in five years playing slots at the casinos. She eventually gave it up because she was taxed so much on her winnings and gave so much away to family and friends that she stopped visiting the casinos. I don't possess her level of skill with slots but she was from a different era of slot machines. She played the slots in the seventies and eighties when technology was not as advanced and machine where more mechanical. Now new methods must be developed!
Some people win at slots, same as some people win the Lottery.
If I wanted to find something to admire about this lady, I'd force myself to smile thinking how she was smart enough to write a book about it. Presumably there is something incontrovertible about her winnings ... lifestyle or something ... so there is no denying she at least really won at slots. The math says somebody has to.
What I doubt is that she was anything but just plain lucky, what you feel like is evidence notwithstanding. If some chagrined spokesman for some slot manufacturer is quoted saying "yep, we had to re-design the machines after that book came out", then ...
Debbie is well known here in Connecticut. I've seen her dozens of times in the casinos and on local TV. She's the last person that I would take advice from because she knows absolutely nothing about slots. She says she has a gift for reading machines and that you have to watch the position of the numbers and symbols. I could have met her plenty of times but never had the desire. Complete and utter quackery but it sells books.
Debbie first started playing slots in 2005. She still frequents Mohegan Sun but has also been seen a lot at the Hard Rock Casino in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. She is still winning jackpots. If you are lucky enough to find yourself sitting next to her, you will find she is very down to earth and will give you free tips on how to win and her tips work. I heard she is working on a 2nd book about slots which addresses all the changes since her first book came out in 2012.