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: August 07, 2010, 11:11:14 PM

Curious as to how good some of you have did at the casinos. I seen some people hit over 60k. Figured this would be interesting.

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#1 : August 08, 2010, 12:46:47 AM

I dont get greedy.

When I go to the local casino its with 60-100 bucks and if I double it I walk.


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#2 : August 08, 2010, 12:50:37 AM

Gambling is a problem for me but I'll share my big win/loss story.

Online at BoDog a few years back, I won $50K (all profit) playing blackjack (top bet allowed was $500 a hand) and then gave it all back and a few thousand on top of it. Winnig big and then giving it back is a pattern for me.

Once (online again) I took $600 and turned it into $10K. The casino went out of business but they DID pay me half.

I now live in Vegas (Henderson) and I am trying to avoid the casinos. Sometimes I am good at doing that. Other times, I give in and play.

Last year, I stayed at the Golden Nugget for three months. I slowly built up a BJ war chest and wound up winning $4K during that three month period. On some nights, I won $20 and took that and went to sleep. During that run, I didn't have one night where I didn't win money.

The trick to BJ is to hit and run. Once you're up, get out and fight another day some other time. Easier said than done.

Back in 2002, I won $30K on one hand of Let It Ride, online. I was betting $200 a hand and was dealt four of a kind. Gave it all back and a little more.

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#3 : August 08, 2010, 01:27:06 AM

damn Joe

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 I thought Lovie said he wanted quickness & speed, even at the QB position?

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#4 : August 08, 2010, 01:33:29 AM

damn Joe

Not proud of those stories but I can talk/write about them now without shaking my head in disgust. Back when those things happened? Horrible.

Will always battle that demon.

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#5 : August 08, 2010, 01:34:38 AM

damn Joe

Not proud of those stories but I can talk/write about them now without shaking my head in disgust. Back when those things happened? Horrible.

Will always battle that demon.

Much respect for your honesty.

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#6 : August 08, 2010, 01:52:23 AM


Thanks.

The only reason I was even able to win those large amounts is because I was out of control in the first place.

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#7 : August 08, 2010, 02:55:13 AM


Thanks.

The only reason I was even able to win those large amounts is because I was out of control in the first place.




Just be glad you weren't owing money to this guy


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#8 : August 08, 2010, 04:25:15 AM


I had a friend whose brother lost money betting sports and owed his bookie some cash. "Big Sal" showed up at his house.

True story.


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#9 : August 08, 2010, 08:57:16 AM

Not many people win consistently gambling.  Many of the top poker pros you see on TV have been bankrupt in the past.


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#10 : August 08, 2010, 05:54:12 PM

Well I won over $2,000 this weekend at the Beau Rivage.  Not bad for 2 days work - considering they flied us up there, put us up in a deluxe room, and fed us all weekend.


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#11 : August 08, 2010, 06:07:05 PM

I just do online for sports and some poker. I've won 200 plus in one tournament in poker and i've lost almost 120 in buyins with only some small finishes.

most i've won on sports is 60 bucks for one game and lost 50. however now that i'm not in college and have full time work i'm going to be betting units that are bigger than 10 dollars per unit.

"The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public's money." Alexis de Tocqueville

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#12 : August 08, 2010, 06:25:51 PM

Like Joe I have won a fair bit:  $12k first prize online, $8k 2nd, and lots of smaller wins.  Over time you lose it or spend far too much time playing its hardly worth it.


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#13 : August 08, 2010, 06:45:21 PM

Last time I went I played blackjack with X amount of money. X amount of money got cut in half, went to video poker bet max hit a royal flush and got all the way back to X. Stopped there and enjoyed the playoff game that was on in the bar.

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#14 : August 08, 2010, 09:31:50 PM

One of my recent big losses was at the GN. So, the next time I "visited" Vegas, (they think I still live in LA) I was comped three days and two nights in a suite with $250 a day in food and drinks. That's great and made for a nice 8th anniversary celebrating with the wife last month. But if I had just bought the room in the first place, it would have been a hell of a lot cheaper than losing all that money. Then again, they don't base the comps on how much you win or lose. It's based on how much you're betting (Per hand, if its blackjack) and for how long you play.

That time I won $4K at the GN over a three month period, they comped me $200 for dinner. So, it was really nice to get the win AND have the comp.
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