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Buck
06-10-2007, 12:42 AM
Over the Memorial Day weekend I was really bored.

I have enough money to go to the Casino on Friday night of that weekend, so I call up a buddy and we go.

I win $120.

On Saturday I just went to a party and got drunk.

On Sunday I was bored again, called up the same buddy to go to the Casino again.

I win $ 150.

On Monday (Memorial Day), I wasn't bored, I just thought, hey I'm on a hot streak I should go again today. I call up the same buddy.

I win $280.

Then I don't go from Tuesday-Friday.

I go on Vacation from Saturday-Friday.

Today, I call up the same buddy and we go to the casino.

I win $100.


Now, winning is all and good, but to me it seems like I'm addicted, I'm even thinking about going tomorrow. What would you do if you were me?

Silock
06-10-2007, 12:43 AM
I'd spend all my money on hookers and blow.

QuikSsurfer
06-10-2007, 12:43 AM
where's the cocaine addict thread?

QuikSsurfer
06-10-2007, 12:44 AM
there it is

Silock
06-10-2007, 12:44 AM
there it is

O ye of little faith.

Sam Hall
06-10-2007, 12:44 AM
Stop while you're ahead.

QuikSsurfer
06-10-2007, 12:45 AM
nice lookin hookers in Olathe?

Buck
06-10-2007, 12:45 AM
Stop while you're ahead.

Thats what I said to myself last week.

noa
06-10-2007, 12:46 AM
If you keep going to the casino, they will get all their money back and then some. The only thing to consider is whether the fun of the casino is worth it to you to lose all your money back to those guys.

Silock
06-10-2007, 12:47 AM
nice lookin hookers in Olathe?

I dunno. He just asked what I'd do if I were him. If I were him, I wouldn't have to worry about catching an STD.

Der Flöprer
06-10-2007, 12:49 AM
Thats what I said to myself last week.


Play the win streak out. Just make sure you set tight limits for yourself while you're there. If that means leaving the debit/credit cards, and cash at home, do it. When you lose a little bit, understand, streak's over. Quit while you're ahead. If you can't do that, you are definitely addicted.

Buck
06-10-2007, 12:52 AM
Play the win streak out. Just make sure you set tight limits for yourself while you're there. If that means leaving the debit/credit cards, and cash at home, do it. When you lose a little bit, understand, streak's over. Quit while you're ahead. If you can't do that, you are definitely addicted.

This is what I did today.

I went w/ $40 and lost $35, went to the ATM pulled out $60. I then left w/$200 bucks.

Every time I had more than $60 in chips, I would change out $25 in $5 chips to a $25 chip. That strategy has worked very well for me the last few days.

By the way, this was the first time I went to the ATM at the casino in this stretch.

Baconeater
06-10-2007, 12:52 AM
Stop while you're ahead.
Yep, you'll lose in the long run. Those casinos don't stay in business by sending people home with more money than they came with.

Buck
06-10-2007, 12:53 AM
Yep, you'll lose in the long run. Those casinos don't stay in business by sending people home with more money than they came with.

Do you think that theres any chance that its because I pretty much know the strategies of blackjack?

noa
06-10-2007, 12:55 AM
Do you think that theres any chance that its because I pretty much know the strategies of blackjack?

Can you count cards?

Baconeater
06-10-2007, 12:57 AM
Do you think that theres any chance that its because I pretty much know the strategies of blackjack?
No.

Buck
06-10-2007, 12:57 AM
Can you count cards?

Not at all, but I always pay attention to the cards coming out for others. I play the averages...

Logical
06-10-2007, 12:59 AM
Do you think that theres any chance that its because I pretty much know the strategies of blackjack?

LOL lock up your ATM card and bury your money so you don't have access. You will eventually lose your ass.

Sam Hall
06-10-2007, 12:59 AM
You will run into plenty of people who will beat you.

noa
06-10-2007, 12:59 AM
Not at all, but I always pay attention to the cards coming out for others. I play the averages...


If you can't count cards, then you'll never win at blackjack in the long run. You can have some great luck for a while. You can make some good money off a streak, but you'll never have a bankable thing going in blackjack if you can't count cards. I would say ride the streak out as long as it takes you, and once you get the sense that things are changing, quit while you are ahead. Blackjack is NOT profitable in the long run unless you can count cards or otherwise work the game in your favor.

Frazod
06-10-2007, 01:03 AM
Stop while you're ahead.

Good advice. The odds will catch up with you eventually. The wife and I gambled every night we stayed in Reno (last Saturday and Sunday and last night), and I know that it really gets to you, especially when you're winning. It was very difficult to quit last night, and we were up about $100.

If you seriously think you're developing a problem, step away before it gets to the point where you can't stop even when you lose. And lose you will.

Buck
06-10-2007, 01:11 AM
Well...Thanks for the advice, I hope I can stop myself.

patteeu
06-10-2007, 08:59 AM
Don't listen to all these guys. The obvious problem here is that you aren't playing for high enough stakes. If, instead of playing for $10 per hand (for the sake of discussion), you'd been playing for $100 per hand, your profit for memorial day weekend would have been $4,500. You could live pretty well on that kind of income. Sell all of your stuff and move to Las Vegas as soon as possible! ;)

milkman
06-10-2007, 09:35 AM
Now, winning is all and good, but to me it seems like I'm addicted, I'm even thinking about going tomorrow. What would you do if you were me?

I'd post about it on Chiefsplanet.

Bowser
06-10-2007, 09:40 AM
I bet this really isn't that big of a deal.

Mr. Laz
06-10-2007, 10:42 AM
Stop while you're ahead.
can't be repeated enough

Buck
10-28-2008, 04:58 PM
So I've gone probably 5 times sense I posted this message and have lost about $1000

Der Flöprer
10-28-2008, 05:19 PM
So I've gone probably 5 times sense I posted this message and have lost about $1000

At least it's only been 5 times and a grand. The question is, have you learned your lesson? It can get quite a bit more painful if you don't have it in check. Losing is really a blessing in disguise for anyone who even thinks they're addicted to gambling.

Buck
10-28-2008, 05:20 PM
At least it's only been 5 times and a grand. The question is, have you learned your lesson? It can get quite a bit more painful if you don't have it in check. Losing is really a blessing in disguise for anyone who even thinks they're addicted to gambling.

If you'll notice, its been a year and a half since I first posted this...

5 times in a year and a half ain't bad.

I don't really enjoy the casino anymore anyways...dont know why.

kstater
10-28-2008, 05:21 PM
Here's what you do. Grab another $1000, go back and you'll win it all.

Dicky McElephant
10-28-2008, 05:22 PM
If you'll notice, its been a year and a half since I first posted this...

5 times in a year and a half ain't bad.

I don't really enjoy the casino anymore anyways...dont know why.

That'll happen when you lose a $1000.

gblowfish
10-28-2008, 05:23 PM
I suggest you go to a payday loan place, get a title loan on your car...
Bet it all on 23 Red!!

Dayze
10-28-2008, 05:35 PM
it'll catch up with you.

i'd recommend, if you're going to routinely gamble (which is fine), is to set aside your stake once ahead and continue. same with you subsequent visits.
I have a friend who plays poker about 3-4 times per week; almost to the point where he could earn the same as his full-time gig. But he's smart about it. keeps his winnings; 'invests' a percentage of the winnings for his next buy in; and so on etc.

this way if he busts, he's only out his stake (obviously); but since he's been doiing it so long, the stake is actually an accumulation of the percentage of his winnings.

...i've probably not explained it very well. lol.
I don't gamble; I have bad luck day in and day out.

jidar
10-28-2008, 05:43 PM
Do you think that theres any chance that its because I pretty much know the strategies of blackjack?

There are no winning strategies to blackjack that don't involve counting cards. That's a fact and provable with math. If you play perfectly you can win over 40% of the time, but since you don't know how likely it is that you win before you're putting down money then over the long run you will lose.

Counting cards is also about impossible in a modern casino. They rotate too many decks. You can blame the MIT blackjack team for that one.

jidar
10-28-2008, 05:48 PM
it'll catch up with you.

i'd recommend, if you're going to routinely gamble (which is fine), is to set aside your stake once ahead and continue. same with you subsequent visits.
I have a friend who plays poker about 3-4 times per week; almost to the point where he could earn the same as his full-time gig. But he's smart about it. keeps his winnings; 'invests' a percentage of the winnings for his next buy in; and so on etc.

this way if he busts, he's only out his stake (obviously); but since he's been doiing it so long, the stake is actually an accumulation of the percentage of his winnings.

...i've probably not explained it very well. lol.
I don't gamble; I have bad luck day in and day out.

Playing poker against other poker players isn't the same thing as playing a game against the house.

All house games are in the houses favor, but it's entirely possible to win over the long run playing a poker game against other players who have the same chance of winning as you do. It actually is a skill.

Count Alex's Losses
10-28-2008, 05:55 PM
By my count, you have over $600.

Buy me a really nice hooker.

Buck
10-28-2008, 05:58 PM
By my count, you have over $600.

Buy me a really nice hooker.

I would say combined, all the times I've ever gone, I'm up at least $3000.

I've been on a slide lately though.

And I thought you didn't want a hooker, remember? I like turtles...

Skip Towne
10-28-2008, 06:05 PM
Alyhough counting cards does improve your chances to winit really isn't of much use. It is against the rules at every casino I know of. If they catch you doing it they will boot your ass. You may even get a visit from Guido.

Micjones
10-28-2008, 06:10 PM
Stop while you're ahead.

Ding, ding, ding...
We have a winner.

jidar
10-28-2008, 06:26 PM
Alyhough counting cards does improve your chances to winit really isn't of much use. It is against the rules at every casino I know of. If they catch you doing it they will boot your ass. You may even get a visit from Guido.

If done correctly it's a surefire way to break the bank.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MIT_Blackjack_Team

The basic principle is that if you know what cards are left in the deck you can compute your odds of winning and sometimes those odds exceed 50% by a significant margin. Most of the time you play as normal with small bets but when your odds are higher that's when you make your big bets and the winnings from those bets should more than cover the losses from the normal odds bets.

This essentially means that mathematically you win over the long run.

tmax63
10-28-2008, 07:41 PM
And you don't think Guido is watching your betting patterns?? Play it to have fun a set limits so you don't lose more than you can afford. If you win then that's tits but if you don't, you had fun and you haven't lost your rent or mortgage payment.