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Re: GAMBLING

Postby Iron Mike Sharpe » 18 Nov 2016, 16:32

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Re: GAMBLING

Postby Frank the Tank » 18 Nov 2016, 18:31

Iron Mike Sharpe wrote:http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2016/12/losing-it-all/505814/


That was depressing as fuck.
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Re: GAMBLING

Postby mj3528 » 18 Nov 2016, 18:35

Frank the Tank wrote:
Iron Mike Sharpe wrote:http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2016/12/losing-it-all/505814/


That was depressing as fuck.


It is even more depressing if you have ever been to Steubenville. Although a salary of over $100k as that guy was earning, goes a long way in Steubenville.
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Re: GAMBLING

Postby Iron Mike Sharpe » 18 Nov 2016, 19:16

Only read part of it so far. The part about rigging slots to give people "near misses" was some bullshit.
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Re: GAMBLING

Postby BigJohnStudd » 18 Nov 2016, 19:36

Iron Mike Sharpe wrote:Only read part of it so far. The part about rigging slots to give people "near misses" was some bullshit.


I learned that a couple of years ago from an episode of "This American Life". My brain adjusted to knowing that's what was going on, and I kept right on gambling. Tough article, made me glad I had people who could bail me out of my dipshittery, when it got too bad. It also made me want to hit the casino.
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Re: GAMBLING

Postby ctz31 » 21 Nov 2016, 10:26

Iron Mike Sharpe wrote:http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2016/12/losing-it-all/505814/


I'm trying to get through this but it's long and frank will tell you, i'm a moron w no attention span, but this article is annoying me.

He next called J. Timothy Bender, a Cleveland tax attorney


I bet bender makes some great wings. lol.

“Your credit is all you have,” he told her.


What does that even mean?

“The manufacturers know these machines are addictive and do their best to make them addictive so they can make more money,” says Terry Noffsinger, the lead attorney on the Stevens suit. “This isn’t negligence. It’s intentional.”


You're kidding. The people that develop gambling machines try and make them so that the people that en joy using them, will continue to want to use them? Monsters!

Noffsinger, 72, has been here before. A soft-spoken personal-injury attorney based in Indiana, he has filed two previous lawsuits against casinos.


Fucking litigious faggots. I think i'll sue pinnacle vodka because i keep buying their bottles of sweet delicious nectar, because it isn't good for me. Save us trump.
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Re: GAMBLING

Postby Frank the Tank » 21 Nov 2016, 10:29

I only read to the point where the guy murked himself.
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Re: GAMBLING

Postby BigJohnStudd » 21 Nov 2016, 10:50

Frank the Tank wrote:I only read to the point where the guy murked himself.


So, to the very end?
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Re: GAMBLING

Postby Frank the Tank » 21 Nov 2016, 10:56

BigJohnStudd wrote:
Frank the Tank wrote:I only read to the point where the guy murked himself.


So, to the very end?


I only read to the point where he was sitting outside with the gun and his automurk was imminent.
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Re: GAMBLING

Postby Frank the Tank » 26 Nov 2016, 11:12

How to win on buggy video poker machines. (Warning: may lead to your arrest.)
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Re: GAMBLING

Postby rickm3 » 28 Nov 2016, 19:57

Frank the Tank wrote:How to win on buggy video poker machines. (Warning: may lead to your arrest.)


Thanks for posting, it was long but interesting. I am glad that in the end they didn't face charges. They just got an edge, like counters, and exploited it.
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Re: GAMBLING

Postby Gaylord2 » 29 Nov 2016, 10:52

rickm3 wrote:
Frank the Tank wrote:How to win on buggy video poker machines. (Warning: may lead to your arrest.)


Thanks for posting, it was long but interesting. I am glad that in the end they didn't face charges. They just got an edge, like counters, and exploited it.


I also enjoyed Franklin, I thought the guys deserved to be arrested, the stupidity with which they exploited the bug was practically a scream to casinos to arrest them. yes, let's hit 10 jackpots in 15 minutes, that won't look suspicious at all... but I guess that is classic gambling addict behavior.

They could have exploited that bug for the next however many years over multiple casinos, week intervals, a few losing sessions etc and made a few mill easy.
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Re: GAMBLING

Postby rickm3 » 29 Nov 2016, 17:47

Gaylord2 wrote:I also enjoyed Franklin, I thought the guys deserved to be arrested, the stupidity with which they exploited the bug was practically a scream to casinos to arrest them. yes, let's hit 10 jackpots in 15 minutes, that won't look suspicious at all... but I guess that is classic gambling addict behavior.

They could have exploited that bug for the next however many years over multiple casinos, week intervals, a few losing sessions etc and made a few mill easy.


That was my first thought as well. But, they had no way of knowing if someone else had or would discover the bug which could have killed the golden goose at any time. So it was either fly under the radar and slow play it for maybe a week or maybe 10 years. Or hit it hard and fast to maximize short term profits.
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Re: GAMBLING

Postby BigJohnStudd » 06 Dec 2016, 11:24

I've been having a string of luck on the video lottery machines lately. I mentioned my $444 keno win in the SB on Friday, but I've had a good bunch of 3-figure wins all weekend (including a $251 just this morning). Sunday and Monday were mostly a wash, but the $100 I took out on payday/Friday sits now at a comfortable $500 (down from a high Saturday of $800). It should be mentioned that $200 dollars of that difference was deposited in my checking account, for the payment of responsibilities.

So, psychologically, I'm in a weird place. There's still a strong compulsion that wants to take off to a casino right now and drop a bunch of money, chasing the bonus games and the big wins. I've got 40 in cash in my wallet, and I know that will be played at some point in time, probably before or after work tonight. But I've also got $500 in real cash in a box in my sock drawer. (It's a wooden treasure chest from Hobby Lobby. Don't say I ain't swaggin' on it.) That, coupled with enough to get by until next payday in my checking account, means that compulsion isn't backed by his needy lil brother, desperation. So I'm emotionally strong enough to push back, saying, You don't have to run off to the casinos, guy. Keep your money. Or else, but something with it. Get a record player or something.

It's a weird little mental battle. I always talk about how I'm "compulsive", with regard to spending, gambling, eating, eg cetera. But there's usually also something going on below the surface too, and when that gets handled, the other stuff gets so much easier to deal with. It's the Dave Ramsey, Emergency fund is step 1, syndrome.

(And if you guessed that the wipe doesn't know about the magic sock drawer box-full-o-money, or even any of the casino visits, you guessed correctly.)
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Re: GAMBLING

Postby mj3528 » 06 Dec 2016, 11:27

BigJohnStudd wrote:I've been having a string of luck on the video lottery machines lately. I mentioned my $444 keno win in the SB on Friday, but I've had a good bunch of 3-figure wins all weekend (including a $251 just this morning). Sunday and Monday were mostly a wash, but the $100 I took out on payday/Friday sits now at a comfortable $500 (down from a high Saturday of $800). It should be mentioned that $200 dollars of that difference was deposited in my checking account, for the payment of responsibilities.

So, psychologically, I'm in a weird place. There's still a strong compulsion that wants to take off to a casino right now and drop a bunch of money, chasing the bonus games and the big wins. I've got 40 in cash in my wallet, and I know that will be played at some point in time, probably before or after work tonight. But I've also got $500 in real cash in a box in my sock drawer. (It's a wooden treasure chest from Hobby Lobby. Don't say I ain't swaggin' on it.) That, coupled with enough to get by until next payday in my checking account, means that compulsion isn't backed by his needy lil brother, desperation. So I'm emotionally strong enough to push back, saying, You don't have to run off to the casinos, guy. Keep your money. Or else, but something with it. Get a record player or something.

It's a weird little mental battle. I always talk about how I'm "compulsive", with regard to spending, gambling, eating, eg cetera. But there's usually also something going on below the surface too, and when that gets handled, the other stuff gets so much easier to deal with. It's the Dave Ramsey, Emergency fund is step 1, syndrome.

(And if you guessed that the wipe doesn't know about the magic sock drawer box-full-o-money, or even any of the casino visits, you guessed correctly.)


That wasn't much of a guess considering you don't tell her about time you take off of work and actually hide your non-attendance.
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