Yes, I play slots
Yes, I play the tables
No, I don't care for casinos
Yes, but only Las Vegas and/or on cruises
I prefer gambling on the horse/dog races
I gamble on sports
Poke is my favorite gambling game
I do online gambling
I rarely gamble
No, I do not gamble
I used to live in Vegas and was in casinos all the time. They were a good place to go for a little food, a little drink and a little socializing.
It took me about 10 minutes to figure out that slots were simply money sucking machines so I played blackjack. If you've got your wits about you you can play blackjack all night long and break even. I also like poker and even still play every week but that game can turn into a serious marathon. More than once I got to a table at lunch time and stopped for breakfast on my way out.
Today my only gambling is a home poker game once a week.
I'll contradict you on craps. Best game in the house. I know how to play like the 'big boys' but I don't have the nerves for it. I've done it any number of times, but it was never my bliss. When you're playing craps the right way, the house has very little edge.
I have a few friends who go pretty hard on the blackjack tables as "fun income"
I've got better stuff to do than make a few bucks off counting.
Men do what they have to when they want to, Great men do what they have to, even when they don't want to.
I really think slots are one of fastest ways to lose money in a casino. A table with lots of people at it, preferably your fun friends, are much slower. However the bets require more nerve.
You can never be safe from a government that can keep you completely safe from each other and the world. You must choose.
Craps isn't a bad came, but you can lose money fast.
I disagree on black jack. To check it out my wife and I played black jack at home per dealer Vegas rules, taking turns being the dealer. Plays thru the decks a dozen times. The dealer lost only 1 time.
The odds are the odds. Ultimately that is why the house always wins and why casinos limit maximum bets (no mega bets). A single million dollar might be won even with odds favoring the house. But a million $1 bets and the house always comes out ahead.
Me? I used to be a bit of a gambler...until I realized that a) no casino game can be beaten without cheating and b) even if you figure out a way to cheat (like counting cards at blackjack), as soon as you start regularly winning, the casino will just ask you to leave.
After that, I only go for the occasional couple of hands/spins (blackjack/roulette - never was a fan at all of slots...after seeing rows of sad looking seniors banging away at slot machines on my first trip to Las Vegas, I immediately developed a repugnance for slots). There are just other things I would rather spend my money on.
But each to their own.
'What kind of sick and twisted toy factory is this?'
'We are all the sum of our tears. Too little and the ground is not fertile, and nothing can grow there. Too much, the best of us is washed away.'
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I play poker. You have to be in the right frame of mind to get it right. The best I've done is to come out about £450 up on the night and I'm sure that I'm winning overall.
I have a system for never losing at the roulette table..... Guess what it is!
Here in Toronto, I'm not really near a casino - the prudes on our city council, our mayor not included, didn't want to corrupt us poor rubes - they'd rather tax the life out of us than allow us to voluntarily pay tax via gambling. I do like casinos when I get a chance to go to one of the ones that are within driving distance and I have been to Atlantic City, although not recently. They're good fun, loud and enjoyable, unless you're one of those ones who wears depends so you can stay at your favourite slot machine without having to answer nature's call.
We do have a world class racetrack - horses that is - which I enjoy, particularly in the summer. Horseracing seems to be a bit of an "older" crowd game, however, with very few young people interested. I guess it's not fast paced enough with constant/instant gratification with every waking breath.
Like most fun things, however, gambling can turn into an addiction - moderation in all things is a good motto.
A Canadian conservative is one who believes in limited government and that the government should stay out of our wallets and out of our bedrooms.