Do You Gamble?

@wolfie34 (26792)
United Kingdom
November 14, 2006 3:47pm CST
I gamble on slot machines and on the Lotto. Do you gamble and what do you gamble on?
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42 responses
@Jshean20 (14367)
• Canada
15 Dec 06
I've been of age to gamble for over 2 years now and I've only stepped foot into a casino one time. I went in with $20 and left with nothing. I try not to get into the gambling scene too much because I fear that I could be one of those people who become addicted...there would be real trouble then! Once in awhile I'll play a "BINGO" scratch ticket...the most I've won with that is probably like $10.
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@wolfie34 (26792)
• United Kingdom
16 Dec 06
I've never stepped foot in a casino, I would find it too daunting and scary! Thanks for sharing.
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• United States
2 Jan 07
I very rarely gamble. I live in a town that's known as a gambling mecca (Reno) and gambling is everywhere, even the grocery stores! I just never have gambled much, especially since i can't afford to throw my money away. The funny thing is, I have a weakness for poker. I love the game. I will watch the WPT on tv for hours on end just to learn strategy from the professional players.
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@wolfie34 (26792)
• United Kingdom
2 Jan 07
I've watched Pokerheaven on Sky and I am horrified at the money stakes they play with!!! They don't bat an eyelid when they lose mega amounts, amounts that would make you and I cry for sure!
• United States
3 Jan 07
No kidding! I was watching ESPN last night and they were literally betting a million dollars a hand or more. Just one of those bets would put my financial life to rights for years. Makes me sick, but I still love the game and I love to watch!
@ukchriss (2103)
31 Dec 06
Gambling is an activity historically associated with organised crime and has now become more socially acceptable, Legalised gambling is one of the fastest growing industries. Lotteries, scratchcards, greyhounds, fruit machines, casinos, horse-racing, bingo, football pools... The list goes on.... My cousin told me that The UK is the largest gambling nation in Europe and The US is by far the largest country in terms of total gambling yield — she works in a casino in London. Gambling is so diverse and fragmented that there are about ten UK trade associations representing various stakeholders of the industry. There's the Bookmakers, Lotteries Council, Amusements, British Casinos, Casino Operators, Gambling, Bingo, Horse racing, Greyhound and I think the other one comes under hospitality. I play the lottery every week and also like the occasional game of Bingo and sometimes will put the odd £1 in a slot machine. I would love to have a night in a Las vegas casino playing roulette and blackjack but as I could never afford to lose any money don't think I ever will.
@wolfie34 (26792)
• United Kingdom
1 Jan 07
Thank you for response, appreciated. Happy New Year!
@mldevv (28)
• Brazil
21 Dec 06
I gamble on the roulette and heads or tails.
@wolfie34 (26792)
• United Kingdom
21 Dec 06
Do they still have a device where there is a button which fixes roulette tables? I've often wondered this as you see it in films alot! Thanks for your response.
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• Philippines
16 Dec 06
ive tried lotto.i think three times only, and before i do slot machines. but not always. i might get addicted to it.just for fun.
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@wolfie34 (26792)
• United Kingdom
16 Dec 06
Mmm, the slots are very addictive and can be expensive too!
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@jay80son (2048)
• Italy
12 Dec 06
I like play roulette and blackjack
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@wolfie34 (26792)
• United Kingdom
12 Dec 06
Thank you for your response.
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@clever06 (191)
• United States
17 Nov 06
Yes. Lots. Poker mainly. When I make it to the casinos I like Roullette and Blackjack. Sometimes I'll drive the hour or so to get a lotto ticket. If you don't have dreams what have you got?
@wolfie34 (26792)
• United Kingdom
29 Nov 06
Very true! Everyone needs a dream, I hope you win the lotto someday, soon, thanks for sharing.
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• India
12 Dec 06
YA I DO ON WOMEN WRESTLING WITH EACH OTHER,WHO IS GONNA WIN AND ON HEN FIGHTS.
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@zgb_0001 (1383)
• Pakistan
29 Nov 06
I annot say NO,but very Occasionally.
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• United States
17 Nov 06
i do play the lottery .one day i will win and be a multi millionaire :) just got to find the right numbers on the right day i reckon LOL
@patootie (3593)
31 Dec 06
Errr .. yes I do gamble .. my penchant is for horse racing .. although I don't call it gambling as I only put a bet on a horse I expect to win ... :o) It's very nice when the bookmakers cheque arrives .. !
@wolfie34 (26792)
• United Kingdom
1 Jan 07
I've only betted on horses on the Grand National and that was probably twice in my lifetime other than that it's the only time I've ever put money on a nags head!
@patootie (3593)
1 Jan 07
And the Grand National (incuding all the support races) is the only horse race I would never put a bet on ...
@minxy67 (2709)
3 Jan 07
I used to gamble on slot machines a lot, I was a member of a working man's club and the fruit machine jackpot was £250.00, I lost an awful lot of money and it became a bad addiction, I DON'T play machines any more,and I don't go to the club any more, but I do occasionally buy scratch cards and play the lotto, I never win though.
@wolfie34 (26792)
• United Kingdom
3 Jan 07
Yeah I've just eased myself of the slots, I used to play them online, and it can get out of control if you are not careful and once you gone down that line then its difficult to stop. I refuse to buy scratchcards now, recently I got given 5 James Bond scratchcards at £2 each for FREE as part of a promotion I was so disgusted at not winning anything that I vowed then never ever to buy another scratchcard again. I hope you do better.
@ilunice (947)
• Netherlands
31 Dec 06
No. i don't like gambling. i once played cassino when i was in south Africa. I won but since then i never play it. Cassino is not here anyway but apart from that, i don't want to losse my fortune to gabmbling. so i don't do it.
@wolfie34 (26792)
• United Kingdom
31 Dec 06
Thank you for your response, appreciated.
@kareng (7980)
• United States
31 Dec 06
I only play slots when I go to the casino. Other than that I will pick up a lottery ticket when the jackpot is high. I rarely pick up a scratch-off.
@wolfie34 (26792)
• United Kingdom
31 Dec 06
I hate scratch cards, I had five free ones given to me as part of a promotion they would have cost £2 each and I didn't win a penny, it's put me off buying them for life now. What a waste!
@emmaoxley (525)
20 Nov 06
Yes, I play the lottery and also like the occasional game of Bingo.
@wolfie34 (26792)
• United Kingdom
29 Nov 06
Hope you win lots, never been interested in Bingo myself. Thank you for sharing.
@kawillow74 (1417)
• United States
17 Nov 06
Yes, and it is a very bad habit I was play texas holdem and blackjack online. I have pledge to do it know more. And I think you can figuer out why I do like going and playing slots.
@wolfie34 (26792)
• United Kingdom
12 Dec 06
Thank you for your response
@jay80son (2048)
• Italy
16 Nov 06
I like to play roulette and blackjack!!! They are good for litte wins!
@wolfie34 (26792)
• United Kingdom
16 Nov 06
Thank you for your answer. Good luck with roulette and blackjack, hope you win big
• United States
3 Jan 07
I play poker and blackjack at casinos and private card clubs. Won't gamble a dime over the net, too many cheaters. See my post on that subject.
@gigarange (1165)
• United States
1 Jan 07
i buy some lottery tickets sometimes
@rein_rgm (390)
• Philippines
21 Dec 06
nope...