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Read thread title, then saw $850, and finally said to self "That's hitting it big? I lose that much in an hour sometimes..."

Disclaimer: I might have a gambling problem.

Congrats on the win but don't go back in there thinking you'll repeat it. Worked with a guy once that won $20,000 and then went back the next day and lost $25,000. That was a full year's wages for him too.
 

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Read thread title, then saw $850, and finally said to self "That's hitting it big? I lose that much in an hour sometimes..."

Disclaimer: I might have a gambling problem.

Congrats on the win but don't go back in there thinking you'll repeat it. Worked with a guy once that won $20,000 and then went back the next day and lost $25,000. That was a full year's wages for him too.
lol. gotta remember man I'm a broke college student.
 

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You can't go to a casino if you're a broke college student.
 

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Sure you can. You just SHOULDN'T. Or you SHOULDN'T gamble.

But who ever does what they should or should not do? ^_^

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Mmm tastes like electrons
Yeah, and you'll be playing penny slots. The Hollywood (there you go BTown, another Indiana place) has a $100 minimum on poker. I can't remember what the blackjack tables are, but fuck that game anyway. Hollywood is probably the most common for college people, because it's newer and cheaper.
 

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Horseshoe downtown Eyler, UC students can walk there.


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I haven't been gambling for two years, all because of Hollywood. Story time...

I don't consider myself a big gambler. The occasional poker night, sure, but casinos aren't really my thing. But, I've got a couple friends who go a lot, and during the summer I'd always tag along.

Now, when it comes to Texas Hold 'Em, I'm pretty decent in a live game. During poker night in college I usually won, or got second place, which earned me my money back. Most of my friends played online poker and went to casinos fairly often. One night, they convinced me to play Hold 'Em, which I rarely did because I'd gotten pretty good at video poker (disclaimer: my uncle is a professional gambler, hits up Vegas 8-10 times a year, one time drove back to Ohio in a brand new 'Vette he'd bought with his winnings. He only plays video poker, and taught me which machines have the better payouts).

So, anyway, I buy in with $100 and get seated. Two hours in I'm up $750, with the agreement that if I lost more than $600 (Taking me down to $150 or less) I'd quit and go drink my sorrows away. I get dealt a Jack-10, suited, so I call. The flop is a King, Queen, 9, unsuited. Fuck yes. I flopped a straight! I bet big, hoping to push some guys out. Two people call, one is this old guy with a stack of chips rivaling the height of anything in Dubai. The other is this douchey guy hoodie with earphones in and sunglasses on.

Next card is an 8. Good for me. I bet big again and the older guy smiles and folds. The other kid calls. Final card is another 8, kid pushes me all-in, I call.

I show my cards first, the table laughs, and the old guy grins at me, "nice hand," he says. The kid then shows his cards, Queen-8. Fucking full house.

I was pissed, but gracious and left the table. I went back out to the floor, bought $10 in chips and won my $100 back on video poker.

The moral of the story: fuck that dude.
 

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I haven't been gambling for two years, all because of Hollywood. Story time...

I don't consider myself a big gambler. The occasional poker night, sure, but casinos aren't really my thing. But, I've got a couple friends who go a lot, and during the summer I'd always tag along.

Now, when it comes to Texas Hold 'Em, I'm pretty decent in a live game. During poker night in college I usually won, or got second place, which earned me my money back. Most of my friends played online poker and went to casinos fairly often. One night, they convinced me to play Hold 'Em, which I rarely did because I'd gotten pretty good at video poker (disclaimer: my uncle is a professional gambler, hits up Vegas 8-10 times a year, one time drove back to Ohio in a brand new 'Vette he'd bought with his winnings. He only plays video poker, and taught me which machines have the better payouts).

So, anyway, I buy in with $100 and get seated. Two hours in I'm up $750, with the agreement that if I lost more than $600 (Taking me down to $150 or less) I'd quit and go drink my sorrows away. I get dealt a Jack-10, suited, so I call. The flop is a King, Queen, 9, unsuited. Fuck yes. I flopped a straight! I bet big, hoping to push some guys out. Two people call, one is this old guy with a stack of chips rivaling the height of anything in Dubai. The other is this douchey guy hoodie with earphones in and sunglasses on.

Next card is an 8. Good for me. I bet big again and the older guy smiles and folds. The other kid calls. Final card is another 8, kid pushes me all-in, I call.

I show my cards first, the table laughs, and the old guy grins at me, "nice hand," he says. The kid then shows his cards, Queen-8. Fucking full house.

I was pissed, but gracious and left the table. I went back out to the floor, bought $10 in chips and won my $100 back on video poker.

The moral of the story: fuck that dude.
Haha. Here is a story that rivals the upper epsilon of stupidity. At the encore I was feeling like the man. It was my birthday, just ate a fucking delicious meal at Joel Robuchon, decided tonight was my night, and went to the roulette table, put 600 on red, and proceeded to lose 600 dollars in about 10 seconds.
 

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I never understood what is the pleasure of playing in a casino and other gambling? As for me, this is a waste of money and time.
 
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