View Poll Results: Do you like casinos? (multiple choice)

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  • Yes, I play slots

    6 11.32%
  • Yes, I play the tables

    10 18.87%
  • No, I don't care for casinos

    12 22.64%
  • Yes, but only Las Vegas and/or on cruises

    3 5.66%
  • I prefer gambling on the horse/dog races

    3 5.66%
  • I gamble on sports

    2 3.77%
  • Poke is my favorite gambling game

    3 5.66%
  • I do online gambling

    1 1.89%
  • I rarely gamble

    15 28.30%
  • No, I do not gamble

    16 30.19%
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    Re: Do you like Casinos?

    Quote Originally Posted by beefheart View Post
    Loud, obnoxious places full of drunken gomers who don't have the ability to vacation somewhere with actual beauty and culture. Instead, you get choked by cigarette smoke that invades your clothing, buffet options that are frequently nauseating, and cheap assed idiots that think that if they go to Vegas and see a fake Paris, fake NY, fake pyramid and plaster of Paris Venice they don't have to actually travel and see the world.

    Plus...you can't win, really, stop trying, you don't have a secret trick to beating the house, take that money and send you kids to a good college.
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    Re: Do you like Casinos?

    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.

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    Re: Do you like Casinos?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lachean View Post
    I NEVER play slots, I understand stastics too well. I either only play poker with other players, the only time I engage in such foolish "Lottery behavior" is when I play craps.

    "Sometimes you've gotta roll a hard six"

    To be honest, I don't even gamble much or partake in friend's poker games. I consider it foolish. But I do enjoy the lights, sights and sounds of a casino. I'll gladly drink next to my brother as he plays.
    They're called Slot Whores for a reason.

    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.

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    Re: Do you like Casinos?

    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.
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    Re: Do you like Casinos?

    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.
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    Re: Do you like Casinos?

    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.

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    Re: Do you like Casinos?

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    Every 4 to 6 weeks we'll go to the Hard Rock in Tampa for the evening on a weekend. May return that night or stay overnight. About every 3-4 months will go to an offshore casino boat. May stop for a while if we see a large casino while traveling.

    We only play slots, not tables, and not large amounts. We've never lost more than $200 for the night nor came out more than $200 ahead. Usually will be down about $150 for both of us - which I see as doing well for 4-6 hours at a casino. However, they can be costly stops as we buy the best meals they offer as it seems foolish to be cheap on food since playing at a casino is basically throwing money away.

    Do you like to go to casinos?
    You do, of course, realize that slots are about the worst odds in the casino? But as long as the fun generated is worth the money...power to you.

    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.

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    Re: Do you like Casinos?

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    Every 4 to 6 weeks we'll go to the Hard Rock in Tampa for the evening on a weekend. May return that night or stay overnight. About every 3-4 months will go to an offshore casino boat. May stop for a while if we see a large casino while traveling.

    We only play slots, not tables, and not large amounts. We've never lost more than $200 for the night nor came out more than $200 ahead. Usually will be down about $150 for both of us - which I see as doing well for 4-6 hours at a casino. However, they can be costly stops as we buy the best meals they offer as it seems foolish to be cheap on food since playing at a casino is basically throwing money away.

    Do you like to go to casinos?
    I LOVE the HRC in Tampa. I love eating at Fresh Harvest too. We prefer to go when we can get all the king crab legs we can eat. We sit in there for hours! Food heaven!

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    Re: Do you like Casinos?

    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!

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    Re: Do you like Casinos?

    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.
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