Discussion in 'Misc. Vegas Chat' started by blackjacknut, Mar 14, 2014.
How has your gambling play changed over the years in terms of total dollars spend on just gambling?
Grows every trip personally. As my pay increases in life, so does my play (and savings, geez)
My income has increased, my trip bankrolls have decreased / stayed the same.
I played Green and Black Chip (sometimes Purple) BJ in the 1990s (mostly in Chicago - though I also had a few Vegas trips during this period), I'm down to mostly Green Chip today (1-5 spread). Before I had a much bigger bet spread and was concerned solely on the count and winning, now I enjoy it more at lower stakes without the regret which follows after substantial losses.
Same low limit live poker play.
I also play VP now, whereas I haven't in the past - will play anything from single line quarter to five line $1 / three line $2. Enjoy the game the same regardless of stakes. My only concern is to find a game with the best odds (9/6 JOB, 10/7 DB or FPDW), or slightly less for short sessions (9/5 only at PHo in Vegas and sometimes FP Bonus Poker) and play mostly at LVH, Downtown or Stations, though I may try some MILFe 9/6 JOB machines on the Strip. I enjoy JOB the most, mainly because the 2 coin / two pair keeps you in the game far longer than the random premium quad bonuses you get in higher variance games.
Ultimately I always desired to regress. I initially increased my BR in order to see what it took to get comps. Once I started to get a few comps, I realized I didn't really like feeling obligated to play. Once I let go of obligations, I started to have more carefree fun and did not care about comps, thus lowering my BR.
My income has increased; however, with marriage the wife limits me to only 2 trips per year (one with the guys and one with her). SO, I'm now going to LV less but with heftier bankrolls
As pay has gone up, trips to Vegas, Reno, Tahoe, etc have increased. I still play table mins, just more days of the year than I use to. What use to be a total of 2 or 3 Nevada trips a year have turned to 4 or more now. I already have 2 trips to Vegas, 2 to Tahoe, one to Laughlin and will have one for Reno later this year all planned. That's 6 planned and the possibility of a 'pack a bag and lets go to Tahoe' trip is always there at least every other month.
I started with $400 a day. Now I am at $1000 a day. I don't think it will increase anytime soon. I'm at the point where I can do this (visit Vegas) about twice a year.
I try to press hard when im up but I usually go with the same 1k ish for gambling...try to run it up in poker then blow it on strippers or blackjack
When I was working my gambling bankroll always rose, but since retirement, and on a fixed income, it has declined somewhat.
Funny, on my first trip out in 1977, on a 3 day junket, I wondered if taking out $500 for gambling was too much?:evillaugh
We started out 20 yrs ago taking $1k for both of us for a week trip...I have no idea how we made that last other than all we played was $2 BJ and qtr VP. Now we take $6-7K for the same time frame, usually a Sat or Sun arrival and checking out the following Friday.
I did not gamble before and I do not gamble now. I'm fine with people gambling - but it's just never interested me.
I voted for "Dollars spent just on gambling has increased," but without trying to be too analytical (meaning "anal"), I'm a bit uncertain what that means. While I'm "risking" more on gambling, I'm not necessarily losing more. I guess it comes down to the definition of "spending." If it means losing, then I'm not spending more. If it means "risking," then I am spending more. In addition, I'm now playing a larger variety of games that inherently require bigger bets. All-in-all, I'd probably be better off doubling or tripling my average bets. My wins and losses usually cancel, but I'd certainly make out a lot better on comps.
You have nailed my thoughts to a tee.
Mine has pretty much stayed the same for most of my adulthood regardless of big income changes. I never really looked at it as being tied to earnings, but instead being tied to the games I want to play at the casinos I want to play them at. If Aria had a good $25 DD game I'd probably playing it instead of the $100 DD game. If they had full-pay VP at $1 I'd play it, but its $5 instead so that's what I play.
im like a lot of others, as my income increases so does my tolerance to gambling.
luckily I like my job, so i would rather gamble at a level that offeres more potential than a day of work.
somewhere in my brain i adjust for taxes. lol
The total amount I spend on gambling has increased over the years but modestly.
Play higher limits ($150 to $200) per bet but less tables and spend less time on them. Hopefully in one to three years I can up that to $300 to $500/bet. I will probably stop at $350 but we will have to see. That is if I don't get tired of this.
I got spoiled by recession era comps and now.that they suck I refuse to play big.
I never play for comps as I mainly play BJ at the $10-$50 level. However my trip bankroll is $1k per day, but I've never gone through my daily BR in a day. I just feel better with a safety net. Too many trips in my early years with a way too low of a daily BR seriously impeded my fun.
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