Do you gamble?

@lynnchua (3416)
Singapore
February 11, 2008 9:47pm CST
What do you think about gambling? I do gamble but not playing of cards or whatever, I just buy lottery once in a while. What about you?
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@Adoniah (7515)
• United States
12 Feb 08
My Dad taught me to gamble when I was knee high to a grasshopper. He survived for a number of years as a proffessional gambler and he taught me everything he knew. It kept us out of the poor house a few times. I played cards. That is the only way to gamble where there are any kind of decent odds. Playing the slots or the tables is just throwing away your hard earned money. With Poker is at least there is a little skill involved. Shalom~Salaam~Peace
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@lynnchua (3416)
• Singapore
12 Feb 08
Wish you luck in that, anyway I don't think gambling can make a living. Its can make you a lot richer and can also make you alot poorer.
@Adoniah (7515)
• United States
12 Feb 08
I don't do it any more. I only did it when it was necessary. It is no longer necessary. Shalom
@lynnchua (3416)
• Singapore
12 Feb 08
Hope that you won't need it anymore. Cheers!
@luvstochat (6914)
• United States
12 Feb 08
I play the lottery like the power ball and sometimes scratch tickets but I don't go to casinos or play cards or beat on sports games just the lottery is all.
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@lynnchua (3416)
• Singapore
14 Feb 08
Hi luvstochat, for me I think lottery is Ok too but not playing cards in casinos or beat on sports game.
@FreakQD (867)
• India
12 Feb 08
No, I dont gamble. I personally avoid it because I think it would be too tempting to me to keep going until I win (which would probably be never ). It would be irresponsible for me to waste money that is needed to take care of my family on a card game that I am not guaranteed to win. If someone has enough money that they are able to set some aside and can control themself to only use the designated money, then I don't see any problem in gambling. In that case, it would seem like any other type of entertainment. You never get your money back when you go to the movies or a concert, so it wouldn't matter if you didn't get your money back from gambling. I think it is personal preference, but a dangerous one. Many people get addicted and ruin their lives and relationships because of gambling.
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@cupid74 (11394)
• Pakistan
12 Feb 08
Well i donr gamble never think of it and hope never do in future reason i dont have ample money and not that lucky too
@lynnchua (3416)
• Singapore
14 Feb 08
Hi cupid is good that you don't gamble. I'm not that lucky too that's why I buy lottery only once in a while.
@cupid74 (11394)
• Pakistan
14 Feb 08
lottery is not that big problem as cards and horse races are so avoid them Lottery is chance rather than gamloe Lol take care
@MrMalice (83)
• United States
12 Feb 08
I'm not so big on the lottery but I have been known to try my hand at casino games. Now not slot machines or video poker, thats just not interesting or entertaining to me at all. Really I love to play Texas hold'em poker, Blackjack, Craps (big player there) and I'll sit for some Roullette every now and then. Card games are such a test of skill and luck that its very appealing to me. Craps is just so much fun to me but I get that from my Dad and my Grandfather who both taught me how to play as I was growing up. When it comes to Roullette I just love the nervous build up and then the ultimate let down or surprise win. I would like it to be known that i don't have a gambling problem! Just to get that out there, lol.
@lynnchua (3416)
• Singapore
14 Feb 08
Hi Mrmalice, wish you luck in whatever you do.
@lynnchua (3416)
• Singapore
14 Feb 08
Hi Mrmalice, wish you luck in whatever you do.
@lkbooi (16101)
• Malaysia
12 Feb 08
Gambling for a few dollars once in a while could be considered as a form of an acceptable good amusement. Yesterday when we walked pass a lottery booth, my son and I each bought a lottery and scratched. My son got an instant reward of $2. He still made a profit of $1 in this deal. We still got the hope of getting the grand price on the drawing day later on.
@lynnchua (3416)
• Singapore
14 Feb 08
Hi lkbooi, you are right about it. A few dollars once in a while won't do you any harm.
@balasri (26553)
• India
12 Feb 08
I have been in the share market for a long time.I have seen many ups and downs.Nowadays share market seems to be a gamble at it's best by the look of the things and the unpredictable nature.
@lynnchua (3416)
• Singapore
14 Feb 08
Hi bala, the unpredictable nature makes one addicted to it. Wish you luck.
@sacmom (14315)
• United States
12 Feb 08
I gamble, though rarely. The most I've ever played is the lottery (Super Lotto and Mega Millions), and bingo. The only reason I went to bingo was for my mom because she was wanting me to go for years and once I was old enough I thought I might as well give it a try. LOL I went 3 or 4 times and won 2 of those times, but I found it boring and since having kids I haven't gone back. LOL Gambling is fine so long as one doesn't become addicted to it.
@lynnchua (3416)
• Singapore
14 Feb 08
Its good that you are not addicted to it.
@dvschic (1796)
• United States
12 Feb 08
i do gamble quite often, i enjoy the indian casinos in so cal and the card games around the house, but nothing too crazy.i only gamble what i can afford and what i wont miss, cuz i always plan on losing.. that way i'm not disappointed if i do, plus i'm extra happy when i win!
@lynnchua (3416)
• Singapore
12 Feb 08
Hi dvschic, you're quite sensible in gambling.
• United States
12 Feb 08
I do and it's going to have to stop. I buy $20.00 and less of the scratch cards. I do that once or twice a month. I bought $7.00 last night. Not one even had a dollar on it. :)
@lynnchua (3416)
• Singapore
12 Feb 08
hi giftsandbagscom, doing that once or twice in a month its quite all right. Buying scratch cards its just like buying a hope or surprise. Not be dissapointed in that you scratch something on day.
• United States
20 Mar 08
i dont gamble i might as well just flush the money down the toilet i dont think its worth it i have seen people spend hundreds of dollars hoping to get lucky and it never happens so i myself save my money cause my priority has to be my family
@ayou82 (3460)
• Philippines
18 Mar 08
Yes before i do gamble and i did not give me anything it is bad when i finally lost everything from my savings i got addicted to it and i promised myself not to do it again.
@kishusia (1069)
• India
18 Mar 08
No,I do not gamble. I have never gambled in my life. I consider gambling as curse on human society.
@dangnabit67 (2021)
• United States
15 Mar 08
I play free poker. And lottery. Cant win if you dont try. By the way I am the winner of Power Ball tonight ;)
@s2a2n2 (1732)
• India
15 Mar 08
no i dont think it suits me
@queenofarms (1665)
• United States
14 Mar 08
Its something you can get addicted to. I like to go to the boat or play the lottery but only if I can afford it.
@youless (94361)
• Guangzhou, China
22 Feb 08
I don't gamble at all. I think it's a very harmful and bad habit. Nobody can win from the gambling. Buying lottery is fine. You know, most of the lottery money will donate to the poors and people who need it.
@markdan (127)
• Philippines
22 Feb 08
Hello, Yes I gamble especially in the internet. Actuallly in my side gambling is a nice hobby for me. But too much gambling and addiction is bad. The more you loose the more you are tempted to gamble since you want to get your cash back and in the end lucky for you if you end up winning abd sad if you end up as a looser. I had a great time in gambling online you can check out www.gazamble.com its an all in one site perfect for gambling players like me and you.
• Philippines
13 Feb 08
i really don't do gambling a lot, i just do it for fun with friends and family members, we get more into playing cards when we have money at stake but its not really a large amount that we bet, we bet like .25 cents per person who joins in. though i never tried buying lotto yet, i feel as though i can't win in that, i never am lucky with those things.lol
@brimia (6584)
• United States
12 Feb 08
I never gamble. I don't buy lottery tickets, go to casinos, bet, or anything. I'm too afraid of losing my money. :)