Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Your Turn

Do you gamble? Most you have won or lost?

34 comments:

WickedBee said...

Not really. I used to play a fair amount of blackjack and won just over $500 a few times.

Florin said...

Went to Vegas once. Walked into the casino with $200 in my pocket. Won $100 on a slot machine. Walked out of the casino with $0 in my pocket. That's about the extent of my gambling career.

Former CNN Anchor Candy Crowley said...

Wolfie, Anderson and Don wanted to come over for a night of cards, but I couldn't deal with it.

sandybrook said...

Yes. A lot.

lucy said...

yes! finally something I know the answer to. I play blackjack. most I ever won was $1200 and I immediately went out and bought a pair of just below the knee black fxck me boots! (always wanted pair of those) left them at my sister's and she sold them on ebay (sad face)
most I ever lost? entire paycheck. I remember driving back from casino eating the remainder of the bag of peanuts I purchased on my way out. ..silently chuckling that I worked entire week for bag of peanuts

haven't been back to casino in years, they all deal from a shoe now

Count Jerkula said...

I switched from single game betting on football to a weekly pool and fantasy football. If I win on either of those, I use the money to stake my gambling on playoffs and Super Bowl box pools. I between betting on the game and a block pool, last time Giants beat the Patriots, I won about $1750.

Most profit I ever left a casino with was like $250.

Bryan Flynn said...

I watched a show on gambling on the Travel Channel once. Talked about the goal of video poker is to get a royal flush. I hadn't played it and did not know that. Went to Vegas a few months later, played video poker. Held an ace of hearts and a jack of hearts. Hit the royal flush and won $4,000. That being said, I'm still down.

Cinnamon Stick said...

I used to gamble a couple times a year but got tired of being depressed every time I left a casino. Went to local casinos twice over the summer and losing every penny I took with me broke me of the gambling bug. I still like Vegas even though I don't gamble anymore.

Lurky McLurkster said...

Pretty much just fantasy football and confidence pools

Kate said...

Tell us more! Gamble a lot? Win a lot?

Do Tell said...

Slots when I go to Atlantic City or Vegas. I'll go with a set amount of money and then not hit any ATM's while I'm there. The most I won was $1000 on a dollar slot in Vegas. I think I spent under 5 bucks, so it was pretty cool.

Sd Auntie said...

Nope....hate the cigarette smoke and germs in casinos.

AndrewBW said...

I don't mind some penny ante poker now and then, but even if I wanted to gamble more I've never had the money that I could afford to lose much. And I never go to casinos -- having a casino license is like having a license to steal from stupid people.

Seachica said...

I play cribbage competitively -- there's a national ranking system, local clubs that meet weekly, and 3-4 tournaments every weekend somewhere in the US. It's gambling in the same way poker is -- luck plays a role, but over time, the skilled player will win more money.

My biggest win was $7000, several years ago. I played a tournament this weekend and won $750. Overall, my hobby pays for itself (even after accounting for travel expenses). I won't make a living at it, but it lets me travel all over the US. How many hobbies pay for themselves?

A mini-plug for our website: www.cribbage.org

auntliddy said...

Almost never- mb 4x in my whole 50+ years, and never more than$20. I just dont get it/ to me its like throwing your money in the street N

Digital Snail said...

Only sometimes at the small time parlors near my hometown, never been a very big fan. It's the smoke that keeps me away, and when I go to larger casinos I just end up watching poker on the flat screens :B

hothotheat said...

I don't gamble but I do play the lottery every now and then. $75 is the most I've won with a scratch off.

WickedBee said...

That's amazing. I LOVE crib and didn't know there were leagues. Mind is blown.

just sayin' said...

nope. tho i do buy a lottery ticket once a year or so when it goes into the $100million+ range. life in the fast lane.

Seachica said...

Come on out and play! The best way to start is to join a grass roots club (listed on the site). Email me if you want more info

just sayin' said...

thanks for the invite, seachica!

David Howes said...

I live in Las Vegas.
And, I hardly ever gamble. (I find it boring.)

The most I ever won?
$150 on slot machines way back when in the 90's.

Since meeting my retired gaming executive friend/golf buddy, he's filled me in on lots of stories about want to be rich gamblers.
As a former casino owner, he said: The only way to make money gambling is to own the casino!

Vik said...

I don't gamble at all as I am a table games dealer at a local casino. I will tell you that half of the dealers are gambling addicts and the other half are like me - don't gamble. It's so funny when people ask me to share some stories about my full time job (flight attendant) I tell them my better stories are from my part time job - dealing!

Misty said...

Euromillions and lotto on occasion. Won £88

Scandi Sanskrit said...

No, but I tend to get addicted to playing video games (I'm just wired that way—even for things like Tetris and a similar fluorescent puzzle game they had on PSP). So I know better than to start a possibly-destructive habit. It's called an "addictive personality", read NatGeo magazine September 2017. You don't want to ever try gambling when you have that!

Scandi Sanskrit said...

That's so interesting.

Scandi Sanskrit said...

There are germs everywhere there's cash, tho!

Scandi Sanskrit said...

Oh so the Lemmon you deal with is Don. For some reason I keep thinking it's Jack Lemmon.

Scandi Sanskrit said...

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Farmgirl said...

Yes. Slots mostly.
Hit for $5400.00 on $1.50 bet on 4th of July.
The biggest win before that was about $2200.
Have hit over $1K several times.

Cee Kay said...

I buy lottery tickets every now and again, and about three times a year I'll go to a casino and play the slots for an hour. It's a good night if I don't lose my whole budget. :) I won less than $250 once; can't remember the exact amount, but that's the most. I also buy tickets for lotteries that support causes. I could win a million dollar house (and sell it)! But I never win anything on those. I try to tell myself that's not why I buy, but it totally is. *L*

GigEm said...

Been betting on college football since discovering one of my frat bros in college was a part time bookie.
Currently its typically no more than $200-$300 a wknd.
My current bookie has an app. How cool is that!

Stupid Monkey said...

Mysterious Himmmm is uncovered!
This is Dan Bilzerian!

mooshki said...

Keep your receipts. My dad won a $12,000 jackpot in slots, and then died before the end of that year. My mom had to pay taxes on it because he didn't keep track of his losses, which were at least $10,000 during the same year.

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