are you a Gambler?

@barehugs (8992)
Canada
June 8, 2007 6:48pm CST
Do you frequent the Casinos? How much have you won? Or do you just buy Lottery Tickets? I've played the slots too, but have never won more than I Lost.... what about You?
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@nolipo (407)
• United States
9 Jun 07
I won 219 dollars one time playing the slots. I always go in with a certain amount, and treat it as entertainment. So if i lose it all it's oh well that was 4 hours of entertainment. But most of the time I go out with at least what i started with. I tend to cash out and stick my winnings in my other pocket. One time i went in with 40 bucks and after 6 hours we left and i counted my earnings pocket and had 41. Cheap entertainment for sure.
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@barehugs (8992)
• Canada
22 Jun 07
My wife went on a casino boat on the gulf of Mexico. she won $300 and quite Gambling. She brought the money home and bought clothes with it.(only a woman would do that! :-)
@nolipo (407)
• United States
23 Jun 07
Yea I've heard of people winning like that and that's all it took for a gambling addiction to get ahold of them. I recently went back last week, and won nothing. But it was a fun 4 hours so no loss. I only spent 45 bucks.
@firumon (501)
• India
9 Jun 07
Hi dear friend, here near to my place there is no casino. That is why i have not...... But i have it in video games and have a great fun on it. And i have a great desire to play on casino. But i have taken too much lottery. Here is it is available too much. Butan, sikkim etc are some of the states in india famous for lottery tickets. And there also our own state's lottery. I have taken too much. And one i time i got 5000 indian rupees. But thing noted that i have spend more than 5000 till that time. Then also i became very happy. And gave warm treat for my friends. You said the great truth that we gain more than we spend in this category. I think casino has more possibility to won. May be its my misunderstanding. I think so because i have not face it directly but only through the video games. Thats all my dear friend..... Thank you very much and wishing you a nice day...... See you
@barehugs (8992)
• Canada
9 Jun 07
yes, be very careful with your money at a Casino1 These people are there for only One thing.... to Take your money! And they are Very good at that. When My wife went to the gambling Casino, they gave her $20.00 to get started with. She promptly won $300.00. She stopped Gambling, brought the money home, and bought and some new clothes with it!
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@firumon (501)
• India
9 Jun 07
Ohh!! Its great. 300$ in India about 12000 rupees. Its a huge amount according to me. Anyway your wife is a lucky lady. Happy wishes to both of you. Say my regards to her also.
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@jillhill (37354)
• United States
9 Jun 07
Once in a while I might buy a lottery ticket, and once in a great while I might stop at a casino for an hour or so, but not on a regular basis. I work to hard for my money to just give it away. I win once in a while but for the most part casino's are big buisness with the intent of making a very large profit. And they do!
@barehugs (8992)
• Canada
9 Jun 07
yup! U got that right!.....I really don't believe in Lotteries or casinos. Theres too many people who get taken in by them. But you know the Olde saying? " A fool and his money are soon Parted!"
@jillhill (37354)
• United States
9 Jun 07
Yes. we just had a casino open 13 miles from here about a year ago. One of my friends had to refinance her house already. She was constantly begging me to go with her....wonder who the fool is now. Also do you ever notice that when someone wins they never tell you how much they had to spend to get it!
@arkaf61 (10891)
• Canada
9 Jun 07
NO I am not a gambler. I don't have the required patience for it :) IN our home, neither me or hubby have a gambling habit. I went to the casino a few times with some friends, but I loose my patience - and my money - soon and I end up either living earlier or just not spending a very good time.
@barehugs (8992)
• Canada
22 Jun 07
some times the casino puts on a special offer. They bus you there, give you lunch, and $10.00 to spend. Where else can you get a deal like this?
@acmepride (1547)
• United States
9 Jun 07
I feel that I'm not really a gambler, if I were to consider the true sense of such word. I do admit that I gamble at times, though, especially when I'm occasionally playing poker, lucky 9, and other card games that involve high stakes. I could say that I've won quite a substantial amount from my infrequent "gambling" escapades. Nevertheless, I feel that it's a good thing that I haven't been hooked to such temptingly addicting games of chance.
@barehugs (8992)
• Canada
22 Jun 07
well I can relate to not being a Gambler. I hate the thought of losing my hard earned cash.So of course I've never won anything. I never buy lottery tickets either.
@elisa812 (3033)
• United States
9 Jun 07
I have actually never been to a casino before. I'm not sure where the nearest one is to me. I just don't really have much interest in it though. I have a family member who has lost lots of money that way, so I don't want to get myself into the same trouble! lol
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@barehugs (8992)
• Canada
9 Jun 07
Yes I can understand your apprehension. It would be difficult to break the habit once you get addicted. Good for you!
@mrsbrian (1951)
• United States
9 Jun 07
If im not at home than I can be found at the closest casino and if im not at the casino than im on a casino site a lot. I might say I am problry about even. I love the slots but my favorite game is Keno and thats where I make my money.the most i have won at one time is $9 thoudand and I about fell over, it was a complete shock.
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@barehugs (8992)
• Canada
9 Jun 07
thats interesting! sounds like fun, but I wouldn't have enough nerve to put down that kind of money. Anyway thanks for sharing!
@tamskie (388)
• Philippines
9 Jun 07
Nope, I never entered and played inside the casino.
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@barehugs (8992)
• Canada
9 Jun 07
ok... well I'm not a gambler either!... (you have a better chance of getting struck with lightening that winning the lottery), but I think you should try it just once. Its quite different, and they give you some money to get started!