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KCChiefsMan
10-14-2005, 03:37 PM
I bet they love me! I lost about $300 last night at the Ameristar, the more I drank, the more I was determined to win my money back. I was playing on the $10 blackjack tables and $1 Wheel of Fortune slots for the most part.

oh well, I had a good time doing it!

Skip Towne
10-14-2005, 03:44 PM
If the casinos like you it is because they have determined that you are a sucker. I knew a guy that bragged about all the perks he got from casinos. He actually thought they liked him. Once, I asked him where he thought the money came from to support those huge casinos. From the dumb ones he said. I said, you're exactly right.

KCChiefsMan
10-14-2005, 03:47 PM
If the casinos like you it is because they have determined that you are a sucker. I knew a guy that bragged about all the perks he got from casinos. He actually thought they liked him. Once, I asked him where he thought the money came from to support those huge casinos. From the dumb ones he said. I said, you're exactly right.


good thing for me I don't go very often, once or twice a year

Skip Towne
10-14-2005, 03:56 PM
good thing for me I don't go very often, once or twice a year
People really like to go to casinos. (myself excepted). That's fine as long as you realize you are on the wrong end of the odds and will end up losing money if you keep playing. But all forms of entertainment cost money so nothing is really hurt.

JimNasium
10-14-2005, 03:56 PM
Slot machines are for suckers.

Skip Towne
10-14-2005, 04:05 PM
Slot machines are for suckers.
I've got a niece who lives here in town who is absolutely beautiful. But she's just as dumb as she is pretty. I've seen her put her last $10 in video poker games numerous times. Oh, yeah, Oklahoma just got the lottery. You ought to see all the dumbass hillbillies that are suddenly populating the convenience stores. I need a scam to prey on these people like the government has.

JimNasium
10-14-2005, 04:08 PM
I've got a niece who lives here in town who is absolutely beautiful. But she's just as dumb as she is pretty. I've seen her put her last $10 in video poker games numerous times. Oh, yeah, Oklahoma just got the lottery. You ought to see all the dumbass hillbillies that are suddenly populating the convenience stores. I need a scam to prey on these people like the government has.
Don't get me wrong. I like to gamble and do on occassion. I just prefer playing games with more favorable odds like craps or horse racing.

sedated
10-14-2005, 04:14 PM
Slot machines are for suckers.

casinos are for suckers (except the poker room)

Skip Towne
10-14-2005, 04:16 PM
Don't get me wrong. I like to gamble and do on occassion. I just prefer playing games with more favorable odds like craps or horse racing.
Really. Its the people who try to convince me they can beat Vegas that irritate me. I had a buddy who built several cable TV systems in the early 60's and was quite wealthy and was a highroller. One day at the Country Club I heard Larry had won 50 grand in Vegas. I asked him if it was true and he said "Yeah, and that will about pay the interest on what I've left out there".

sd4chiefs
10-14-2005, 04:20 PM
I have been playing black jack and craps for years and lose almost everytime I go. My son started playing Texas hold'em at the Indian Casinos about a year ago and is now up about $1500 dollars. I know he is not making it up because he has been putting it in his checking account. He says that a lot of people at the poker tables have no idea how to play. I guess all those hours he spent playing poker online and watching WS of poker on TV is paying off.

sedated
10-14-2005, 04:21 PM
Really. Its the people who try to convince me they can beat Vegas that irritate me.

I beat Vegas 3 times a day.
And when I say Vegas, I mean my penis.

Skip Towne
10-14-2005, 04:29 PM
I have been playing black jack and craps for years and lose almost everytime I go. My son started playing Texas hold'em at the Indian Casinos about a year ago and is now up about $1500 dollars. I know he is not making it up because he has been putting it in his checking account. He says that a lot of people at the poker tables have no idea how to play. I guess all those hours he spent playing poker online and watching WS of poker on TV is paying off.
If you an play against other individuals you can make money. One of my best friends in high school had a dad who made a living playing poker against car dealers and other high rollers. But if the Vegas casinos find out you are beating them regularly, they will ban you. They know you can't be doing it legally.

Extra Point
10-14-2005, 04:34 PM
If you an play against other individuals you can make money. One of my best friends in high school had a dad who made a living playing poker against car dealers and other high rollers. But if the Vegas casinos find out you are beating them regularly, they will ban you. They know you can't be doing it legally.

Legally? Or more intelligently?

Chiefsrocker
10-14-2005, 04:56 PM
We work for the Indians and go to the casino (Golden Eagle) for lunch quite often when we are working on the reserve. I usually dont gamble a lot, but I watch a lot and I have figured out that the slots SUCK! Your better odds are at the card games or craps. What I dont really understand is the video version of keno. How can you expect to win if the same computer is getting youir numbers, and the same computer is picking the numbers. SOunds like the odds are way in the casinos favor there!

cookster50
10-14-2005, 07:07 PM
I beat Vegas 3 times a day.
And when I say Vegas, I mean my penis.

Yeah, that was uncalled for.

Rookie

Earthling
10-14-2005, 07:20 PM
I never take more money to the casino then I can afford to lose.

onescrewleftuntwisted
10-14-2005, 07:42 PM
I beat Vegas 3 times a day.
And when I say Vegas, I mean my penis.

shouldn't have named your dog that, p.e.t.a. will get on you for beating your dog

onescrewleftuntwisted
10-14-2005, 07:44 PM
I never take more money to the casino then I can afford to lose.


right on!! never more than 5 buck and a hand full of change

Skip Towne
10-14-2005, 07:49 PM
Legally? Or more intelligently?
Vegas has this "laws of probability thing" down to a gnats ass. It's mathematical. And it appears that they prey on people like you that don't understand that. It isn't intelligence that matters. I read a book on Blackjack written by several college mathematics professors who liked to beat casinos at Blackjack. Once they sit down at a table, they make no decisions. That has already been worked out as to what to do in a given situation according to the laws of probablity. By doing this, you can reduce the house advantage to only 3% (built into the rules they set). So you will only lose $3 for every $100 you gamble. Then, you can actually tip the balance in your favor by as much as one percent by card counting. Of course, when the pit boss notices you altering your bets on a regular basis, he will start counting cards along with you and as soon as he determines that you are counting cards he will boot you and ban you. Those college profs have been banned at nearly all US casinos and now have to go offshore to bilk casinos. Of course you are probably more intelligent than the folks who run Vegas so please disregard this post.

4th and Long
10-14-2005, 07:57 PM
I always give my money to the casino however, I am the proverbial rabbit's foot when I go to the casino with anyone. Here are just a few documented cases.

1. I took a girlfriend there many moons ago, at her protest I might add. I was told what a waste of money casinos are, bla, bla, bla. I proceeded to get the idea of "just having a good time" into her head. Within 30 minutes she had racked up a few hundred dollars in winnings and we left with her telling me what a good idea that was.

2. I met a female coworker at the casino during the week to have lunch. This woman is tight with her money so we ate at the buffet for HOURS so she could get her money's worth. For the last hour of our meal, I did everything I could to persuade her to cut loose with a bit of cash and just go in, once, to experience a casino, as she had never done that before. FINALLY she agreed. within 20 minutes she had tripled her money and left a happy woman.

3. I took the former fiancÚ there a few years back. As usual, I lost my ass. She wasn't fairing too well either and was ready to leave. I said to her, "Tell ya what hon, let's go for broke and move over to the $1 slots. Hell, I'll buy." So there we sat, side by side, playing the $1 slots. She looked up at the progressive that was scrolling across the top of the machine and made some off the cuff remark about how nice it would be to hit that amount of money but added that she'd most likely be hit by lightning before anything like that would happen. I was having a better run of luck than she was at this point but being the great guy I am, every time I won, I threw the cash her way. I could see the frustration building on her face. She'd win a bit, then lose a bit more. Finally, she took all her money and put it in her bucket, turned to me and said, "OK, I'm about ready to go." Then she reached into the bucket and drew out about $10 worth of tokens and said to me, "After this is gone, don't let me spend any more because we've spent enough money as it is." I shrugged and smiled and watched her put $2 in the machine and press the button.

LIGHTS FLASHED! SIRENS BLARED! BELLS RANG! PEOPLE STOPPED WHAT THEY WERE DOING AND JUST LOOKED AT HER, MOUTHS OPEN!

Me, the simpleton, I was like, "WTF is all that noise about? Then I looked at her machine and realized where the noise was coming from. She had hit the progressive!!!

She walked out about 2 grand richer.

Yep. I'm the rabbit's foot. :)

Skip Towne
10-14-2005, 08:10 PM
You can absolutely walk away from even Vegas as a winner on a short term basis. It takes the law of averages a long time to get an adequate sample size for it to work. But work it does. For instance, you can flip a coin 20 times and come up with 14 heads and 6 tails. Bingo, you're ahead, walk away. But if you keep flipping that coin say 10,000 times, it will be very close to 50-50. So, some people do walk away winners for that particular trip like my buddy did with the 50 grand. BTW, Larry said the casino made a big production of him winning that 50K. They sent armed guards with him to the airport and rolled out a red carpet to his airplane and really played it up. And why not? They had aready lost the money so why not get the publicity of a big winner out there. The suckers love that kind of shit.

Skip Towne
10-14-2005, 08:12 PM
I always give my money to the casino however, I am the proverbial rabbit's foot when I go to the casino with anyone. Here are just a few documented cases.

1. I took a girlfriend there many moons ago, at her protest I might add. I was told what a waste of money casinos are, bla, bla, bla. I proceeded to get the idea of "just having a good time" into her head. Within 30 minutes she had racked up a few hundred dollars in winnings and we left with her telling me what a good idea that was.

2. I met a female coworker at the casino during the week to have lunch. This woman is tight with her money so we ate at the buffet for HOURS so she could get her money's worth. For the last hour of our meal, I did everything I could to persuade her to cut loose with a bit of cash and just go in, once, to experience a casino, as she had never done that before. FINALLY she agreed. within 20 minutes she had tripled her money and left a happy woman.

3. I took the former fiancÚ there a few years back. As usual, I lost my ass. She wasn't fairing too well either and was ready to leave. I said to her, "Tell ya what hon, let's go for broke and move over to the $1 slots. Hell, I'll buy." So there we sat, side by side, playing the $1 slots. She looked up at the progressive that was scrolling across the top of the machine and made some off the cuff remark about how nice it would be to hit that amount of money but added that she'd most likely be hit by lightning before anything like that would happen. I was having a better run of luck than she was at this point but being the great guy I am, every time I won, I threw the cash her way. I could see the frustration building on her face. She'd win a bit, then lose a bit more. Finally, she took all her money and put it in her bucket, turned to me and said, "OK, I'm about ready to go." Then she reached into the bucket and drew out about $10 worth of tokens and said to me, "After this is gone, don't let me spend any more because we've spent enough money as it is." I shrugged and smiled and watched her put $2 in the machine and press the button.

LIGHTS FLASHED! SIRENS BLARED! BELLS RANG! PEOPLE STOPPED WHAT THEY WERE DOING AND JUST LOOKED AT HER, MOUTHS OPEN!

Me, the simpleton, I was like, "WTF is all that noise about? Then I looked at her machine and realized where the noise was coming from. She had hit the progressive!!!

She walked out about 2 grand richer.

Yep. I'm the rabbit's foot. :)
Hell, yeah, you're the rabbit's foot. I'd quit my job and just go to the tables every day. Uh....if you do that, let me know how it works out. Mmmm-Kay?

4th and Long
10-14-2005, 08:16 PM
Hell, yeah, you're the rabbit's foot. I'd quit my job and just go to the tables every day. Uh....if you do that, let me know how it works out. Mmmm-Kay?
With my luck, I can't afford to go with you every day. It would have to be like, a one day on a weekend sorta deal. Oh ... and all the booze comes out of your pocket. I don't work for free. :p

KCChiefsMan
10-14-2005, 11:21 PM
ya I went up there with co-workers and my boss won a $900 on a slot machine, how crappy is that, the guy who makes the most money in the group is the only one who comes out positive

Skip Towne
10-14-2005, 11:50 PM
ya I went up there with co-workers and my boss won a $900 on a slot machine, how crappy is that, the guy who makes the most money in the group is the only one who comes out positive
Don't worry, it's only temporary. He'll give it all back. Hahahaha a slot machine. Now that takes a lot of skill.

Saulbadguy
10-14-2005, 11:58 PM
Onme time i saw an old fart sleeping at a slot machien..haha. thats what casions do..attract old farw.s funny though. they like the bufefets.

That's Right
10-15-2005, 12:22 AM
the most I have ever won was $200 and I bought a few kegs

That's Right
10-15-2005, 12:22 AM
the most I have ever won was $200 and I bought a few kegs

It was worth it

WestCoastReggie
10-15-2005, 12:37 AM
man I 'm thirsty

trndobrd
10-15-2005, 05:12 AM
When I lived in CA my buddy and I would make a regular trip to Vegas. The most fun was jumping and hollering while repeatedly putting dollar bills into the "change" game and "winning" four quarters. (100% payout!) The security guards were not amused.